Kara Klein Maria Spears
Kara, a native of New Orleans, LA, has spent over 10 years traveling the globe, sharing her testimony and music. She has released 5 original albums, won 6 Unity Awards by the United Catholic Music and Video Association, and has appeared on four international television programs. Encountering countless women with the same struggle to find their true identity in Christ lit a fire in her heart to help found His Own, which she hopes will inspire many throughout the world to seek, know and discover the unconditional love of Jesus.
Maria was born in Kentucky and began singing, playing piano and writing music by the age of six. In college she led worship for venues such as Steubenville conferences and World Youth Days and traveled internationally playing a variety of genres including jazz, classical, country and classic rock. Maria has always been passionate about health and wellness, and when she discovered the teachings of Saint John Paul the Great’s Theology of the Body, she became ever more passionate about sharing the dignity, worth and beauty of the human person.
Liz Kelly is an award-winning speaker and the author of seven books, including Reasons I Love Being Catholic, which won the Catholic Press Association First Place award for Best Popular Presentation of the Faith in 2007, and Jesus Approaches, What Contemporary Women Can Learn about Healing, Freedom and Joy from the Women of the New Testament, which has won a number of awards, including Best Book in the Religion/Christianity category for 2017-2019. Her written works frequently appear in the Magnificat’s Lenten and Advent Companions and in other Catholic venues, such as the Catholic Spirit, Blessed is She, and Jesuitprayer.org. Kelly received her certification as a spiritual director from the Cenacle of our Lady of Divine Providence School of Spirituality in association with the Franciscan University of Steubenville in 2015. She focuses on the Ignatian exercises and leads retreats with a particular focus on helping women to flourish in their faith. Kelly has appeared on Relevant Radio, Radio Maria, Public Radio, Boston Catholic Television, EWTN and Salt and Light Television. She is presently the managing editor of Logos: A Journal of Catholic Thought and Culture at the University of St. Thomas (MN) and teaches in the Catholic Studies program. Visit her website at LizK.org.
Our 5th Anniversary. It seems so hard to believe and despite all that is happening in this country, and the world, we know one thing. God is STILL in charge and we are celebrating this anniversary with JOY! In John 15:11 Jesus tells us “I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and your joy may be full.” And what has He told us? That He is with us always and that He loves us Outrageously! No matter what happens in the world, we can celebrate His love with Joy!
We know the reality of the situation in our community might make it harder for some to attend. In celebration of our Anniversary, we have reduced our fee for this year. We have generous donors who make this possible and do not want anyone to stay away because of cost! Check out our registration page for more information.
We look forward to seeing you all there and making this the BEST Conference EVER!!!
"Joy is Contagious!!"
Speakers for 2020
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Music and Ministry for the Feminine Heart.
We are musicians with a focus on women’s ministry. Through music, speaking, blogs and videos we hope to inspire women to become all that God has created them to be.
Formed by three friends who wanted to combine their love for Jesus, passion for music and desire to proclaim the
joy of the feminine heart, In a world where women are exploited, misused, and misguided, we desire that our music
and ministry will inspire women to come before the Lord as they are, to encounter His unique love for them, and to
be reminded of the eternal measure of their feminine dignity and worth.