2020 Atlanta

Catechist Conference

August 20-22

Register today for this free catechetical conference. 


All dioceses are welcome to participate.

Register Here

We will email you instructions on how to join the conference on August 20.

Our Annual Training has gone Virtual!


The Atlanta Catechist Conference is an annual gathering of volunteer catechists, core teams, Parish Catechetical Leaders, Youth Ministers, RCIA teams and Catholic school teachers.  The event supports the ongoing formation and enrichment of these volunteers and lay ministry leaders who serve the Church’s mission of evangelization and catechesis. The day features national and local speakers leading workshops on theology, spirituality, methodology, and more. Participants can earn Catechist Certification Credit in the Archdiocese of Atlanta for all workshops attended.


Our presenter lineup includes nearly 50 local and national speakers covering topics from classroom management and RCIA to youth and young adult formation. We will post a full conference catalog when available.

  • Gerardo Salazar Keynote Espanol

  • Mark Hart

  • Kelly Simpson

  • Rita Thiron

  • Joel Stepanek

  • Dr.  Ximena  DeBroeck 

  • Maria Goretti Guzman

  • Jenny  Kiehl

  • Monica  Oppermann

  • Paul  Sanfrancesco

  • Marcos  Villalba

  • Brian Christopherson

  • Dr. Ricardo Luzondo

  • Dr. Joe  Paprocki Keynote English

  • Amy McEntee

  • Kathy Bearden

  • Rosanne Bowen 

  • Ricky Vasquez

  • Andres Garcia

  • Dr. Luis Guzman

  • Lucia Baez Luzondo

  • Bev Sauer

  • Patrice  Spirou

  • Joe  Von Kanel

  • Ginny Henry

  • Ashley Morris

  • Kelly Powers

  • Dr. Joseph White

  • Katie Bogner

  • Maureen Ingalls

  • Most Rev. Shelton J. Fabre

  • Sheila Murray

  • Pia  Septien

  • Loretta  Uhlmann

  • Marjie Schutz

  • Kat Doyle

  • Darleine Arce

  • Alessandro DiSanto

  • Ryan Foley



Watch a 20-30 minute recorded presentation on our conference platform. Talks are on-demand and available to watch anytime during the conference on our free conference site.

Live Q&A

Each pre-recorded presentation has a scheduled live Q&A. Join the live session at the scheduled time. We will provide a web page with all of the live-session links.


August 20-22

While the live portion of the virtual conference will be on Saturday August 22, the pre-recorded conference presentations will be available on-demand starting Thursday August 20 at 12:00 pm.

  • August 20 - 12:00 pm: Pre-Recorded On-demand Conference Opens

  • August 22 - 11:00 - 11:30 am Live Q&A Session I

  • August 22 - 1:10 - 1:40 pm Live Q&A Session II

  • August 22 - 2:30 - 3:00 pm Live Q&A Session III

  • August 22 - 5:00 pm On-demand Conference Closes






Frequently asked questions

Here are a few answers to our most common questions

What do I need to do to receive certification from the Archdiocese of Atlanta?

How do I participate in the conference?

Where do I get technical support?

How will my parish get record of my participation?

Can I join from my mobile device?

Can people outside of the Archdiocese of Atlanta attend?

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