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Announcing The 2019 Speaker Lineup for the Cincinnati Men’s Conference

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The Cincinnati Men’s Conference will be held at St. Maximilian Kolbe Parish on June 15, 2019: A perfect half-day bonding experience for fathers and sons on Father’s Day weekend. This year’s theme is Being A Family Man. Early Bird ticket specials available now, which make the perfect Christmas gift for Dad this year.

This year’s speakers are:

Matt Birk, Super Bowl Champ

Matt lived out his faith during his football career. Matt was recognized for his community service work by winning the prestigious Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award in 2011.
Upon winning the Super Bowl in 2013, Matt declined an invitation to go the White House, citing then President Barack Obama’s support for Planned Parenthood as the reason. Matt strives to not only talk about the Faith, but live it as well. Matt has 8 children and will be sharing his stories on family, sports, work / life balance and the incident that caught national attention when he courageously stood up for the Pro-Life movement and publicly declined Obama’s invitation to the White House to take a stand against abortion and Planned Parenthood.

Coach Rich Donnelly, Major League Baseball Coach

Coach Rich Donnelly coached in the Major Leagues for over 25 years, most recently as the third base coach for the Seattle Mariners. Other teams have included the Los Angeles Dodgers (2006-2007), Milwaukee Brewers (2003-2005), 14 seasons (1986-1999) for (Pittsburgh, Florida, Colorado), earning a World Series ring with Florida in 1997, first base coach for the Texas Rangers (1983-1985) and manager in the Texas Rangers minor league system from 1972-1982 where he was honored as the Western Carolinas League Manager of the Year from 1972-74.
Coach Donnelly has 8 children and will be sharing his heart grasping, inspirational family stories about “the chicken runs at midnight” and his daughters’ first-hand experiences of surviving the Vegas shooting (a nightmare phone call no parent wants to recieve.)

Father Leo Patalinghug, Founder Of Plating Grace

No one says family time like Father Leo! What are you hungry for?! Fr. Leo is the host and founder of Plating Grace, an apostolate to strengthen families and communities around the dinner table. His unique background as a two-time black belt martial arts instructor and choreographer for an award-winning break-dancing group has caught the attention of many media and entertainment outlets, from ABC, PBS, NBC, FOX, the Cooking Channel, and also the Food Network where Fr. Leo defeated the world-famous chef in a competition called, “Throw Down with Bobby Flay!”
Father will refresh all of us on the importance of sharing meals together and eating as a family. He currently resides in Baltimore and is the host of a weekly international TV show, “Savoring Our Faith” on EWTN.

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