REDEEMED Women’s Conference

Conference banner; theme: Trusted Sister

The next Women’s Conference is scheduled for March 27–28, 2020, at the Avalon Events Center, Fargo.

Conference theme: Trusted Sister

Coming soon: schedule, speaker biographies and online registration.

Conference Schedule

Friday, March 27
Time Activity
5:30 p.m. Registration / Check-In
6:00 p.m. Priests available for Reconciliation
6:45 p.m.
Welcome and Opening Prayer
7:00 p.m.
Witness Presentation by Vigil Project
7:30 p.m. Eucharistic Exposition and Adoration
8:30 p.m. Benediction
  Social with light refreshments
9:30 p.m. Close of Evening
Saturday, March 28
Time Activity
8:00 a.m. Registration / Check-In
8:30 a.m. Music by Vigil Project
9:00 a.m.
Welcome and Opening Prayer

Keynote by Helen Alvaré
10:30 a.m. Break
11:00 a.m. Mass with Bishop John Folda
12:00 p.m. Lunch (Confession, Vendors, etc.)
1:15 p.m. Keynote by Dr. James Link
2:30 p.m. Break
2:50 p.m. Keynote by Nell O’Leary
4:00 p.m. Follow-Up Initiatives
4:15 p.m. Closing Remarks and Final Blessing
4:30 p.m. Social with light refreshment
5:30 p.m. End of Social
* Confessions and Eucharistic Adoration will be available throughout the day.

Speakers and Performers

Dr. Helen Alvaré

(Biography will be published soon.)

Dr. James Link

Dr. Link received his education in theology and clinical psychology from the University of St. Thomas. He now operates his own private practice in Bismarck, ND. In addition to his general practice as a psychologist, he also specializes in the integration of religion and spirituality within the practice of psychology. He collaborates closely with the several dioceses in the Midwest in providing evaluations for religious and clergy, serving as an expert witness on diocesan Tribunals, and providing individual and marital therapy. Dr. Link and his wife Tonya have seven children and reside in Bismarck.

He will give one keynote presentation.

Nell O’Leary

(Biography will be published soon.)

Vigil Project

The Vigil Project is a community of artists that collaborates to make music and resources to help people pray.  Following the rhythm of the Liturgical calendar, we write and release new Catholic music to help you “keep watch and pray” through every season of life and liturgy.  Visit their website ( to hear a sample of their music.

Redeemed 2017

Thank you to all who joined and supported us for the conference March 11, 2017! It was a great success! Check out these links for speakers and presentations of the conference.

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Sr. Mary Elizabeth - Keynote
Bishop Folda - Homily
Eric Genuis - Panis Angelicus (during Mass)
Eric Genuis - Main Performance

Break-out sessions

Sr. Mary Elizabeth - "Living Under His Loving Gaze"
Dr. Link - "Loving your Husband"
Roxane Salonen - "Flannery O'Connor: Peackoks, Purpose and Perseverance"
Renae Duppong - "Longing for a Purpose"
Jennifer Anderson - "Catholic Guilt: A Woman's Guide to Healthy Boundaries"

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The “REDEEMED” Women’s Conference will be a time for women to discover more richly their identity as Beloved Daughters of the Father, independent of what they do or have done. Out of this identity arises the vocation to become gifts of love that bear the fruit of joy in the world.

Keynotes for this conference will include former presidential speech-writer, author, and current anchor for ETWN Nightly News Colleen Carroll Campbell and Sister Mary Elizabeth, SV (Vicar General of the Sisters of Life), as well as a world-class performance by acclaimed virtuoso pianist and composer, Eric Genuis.

Below you will find biographies for the speakers presenters and speakers, the complete schedule, as well as details on the venue, including the option of reserving rooms at Holiday Inn.