Biennial Convention August 14-15th “Growing in Our Faith”

Grand Island Diocesan Council of Catholic Women
Biennial Convention
Holiday Inn Express & Suites
300 Holiday Frontage Rd, North Platte NE
August 14 & 15, 2020
“Growing in our Faith”
Celebrating 89 years as a Diocesan Council

August 14th
– Registration & Social Hour. 6 p.m. CT
Banquet Dinner. . . . . . . . . . 7 p.m. CT
Keynote Address – Sheri Wohlfert

August 15th
– Registration . . . . . . . . . . . . 8:30 a.m.
Opening Session. . . . . . . . . . .9:00 a.m.
Guest Speaker – Sheri Wohlfert
Reports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10:45 a.m.
Noon Luncheon
Afternoon Guest Speakers:
NE Catholic Conference Speaker
Bishop Joseph Hanefeldt
MASS followed by installation of
Officers . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . 3 p.m.

Convention Cost for each day is $25. Includes a Chicken Cordon Bleu
Banquet Dinner and Roast Beef Luncheon. RESERVATIONS must be made by August 6, 2020 with Janet Naughtin at 308.942.3476 or email You may pay at Registration. A block of
rooms will be available until July 16th at $99. Use CODE: GID

Our Guest Speaker, Sheri Wohlfert is from Westphalia, Michigan Sheri is a Catholic wife, mom, speaker and teacher. She uses her great sense of humor and her deep faith to help others discover the joy of being a child of God. Her roots are in Kansas but her home is in Michigan.
The mission of her ministry is to encourage others to take a good look at the simple ways we can all find God doing joyful, blessed, amazing things smack dab in the middle of the laundry, ball games, farm chores and the hundred other things we manage to cram into a day.

Sheri, and her husband Dave, live on a small farm in Westphalia, MI and they are the parents of three adult children, members of St. Mary Parish and she teaches 6th graders at St. Mary Elementary School.
Sheri has a degree in Secondary Education from Emporia State University in Emporia, KS and a Masters degree in Elementary Education from Aquinas College, in Grand Rapids, MI. She is also a certified Religious Education Instructor for the Diocese of Lansing.
Her approach is down-to-earth, relatable, humorous and real. She will leave us laughing, praying, thinking and equipped with practical tools to go out and live the Gospel. Sheri also writes on the website

Please mark your calendars for an exciting and joy filled time on August 14-15

The most Reverend Bishop Joseph Hanefeldt had installed the Grand Island Diocesan Council of Catholic Women Officers for 2020-2022.

The officers L – R are: Grand Island Diocesan Council of Catholic Women Deb Kearns, Vice President; Lorraine Pozehl, President Elect; Kayleen Lukasiewicz, President; The most Reverend Bishop Hanefeldt; Kristin Linton, Secretary; and Judy Wagoner, Treasurer.

Judy Wagoner, Treasurer of Grand Island Diocesan Council of  Catholic Women & Deb Eschliman, Past President of Grand Island Diocesan Council of  Catholic Women had presented a check to the most Reverend Bishop Joseph Hanefeldt for the seminarian fund.