About the Encounter Conference

2025 Dates Coming Soon   •  Glass City Center, Toledo, OH
We seek to gather leaders of revival in the Church to encounter God’s refreshment, encouragement and impartation of greater anointing for ministry. Conference participants can expect an atmosphere of Spirit-filled worship in the presence of God, Holy Mass, inspiring and transforming keynote speakers, breakout sessions, Eucharistic Adoration, a healing service, fellowship and many opportunities for prayer ministry and growth in the gifts of the Holy Spirit.

New this Year:

  • Sign language interpretation for all Main Hall sessions.
  • Optional Morning Prayer in Main Hall before Worship.
  • Pre-Conference Premium Ticket available to online attendees.
  • Youth Track tickets are now 50% off the price of a Regular Ticket.

2024 speaker lineup*

*Speakers subject to change


healing service

We believe that not only does Jesus still heal today, but that healing is one of the most powerful ministries of evangelization. Jesus never preached the Gospel of the kingdom of God without demonstrating the kingdom through signs, wonders, and miracles, with healing as the most frequent demonstration of God’s love.

The conference Healing Service will include a time of worship and praise, proclamation of the Gospel and preaching, corporate prayer for healing, and individual prayer teams for healing. Come prepared for breakthrough!

Prayer Ministry

There will be unique opportunities for receiving personal prayer and to offer prayer for others. Encounter prayer teams will be available for impartations for greater anointing, Baptism of the Holy Spirit, physical healing and more.


WED. June 26
  • 1:00 PM – Premium Main Session
  • 3:30 PM – Premium Breakout Sessions
  • 3:45 PM – Optional Traveler’s Mass
  • 6:00PM – Main Session 1: Baptism of the Holy Spirit
THU. June 27
  • 8:30 AM – Optional Morning Prayer
  • 9:00 AM – Main Session 2
  • 12:30 PM – Lunch Break
  • 2:00 PM – Breakout Sessions
  • 3:45 PM – Mass
  • 5:00 PM – Dinner Break (Confessions available)
  • 7:00 PM – Main Session 3: The Father’s Heart
  • 9:00 PM – Eucharistic Adoration
FRI. June 28
  • 8:30 AM – Optional Morning Prayer
  • 9:00 AM – Main Session 4: Healing Service
  • 12:30 PM – Lunch Break
  • 2:00 PM – Breakout Sessions
  • 3:45 PM – Mass
  • 5:00 PM – Dinner Break (Confessions available)
  • 7:00 PM – Main Session 5: Advancing the Kingdom through Impartation

youth tracks*

  • Elementary School (entering grades 1-5) featuring Kids on Fire
  • Middle School (entering grades 6-8) with Dominic Rivera and Lauren Gothard.
  • *High Schoolers (entering grades 9-12) are now a part of the Adult Track.

Participants will experience age-appropriate main sessions and be led through powerful activations, taught how to hear God’s voice, and empowered to use the supernatural gifts they were given at Baptism. We want the youth of the church to see God’s love made manifest through signs and wonders and come to know that they do not have a “mini-Holy Spirit.”


ticket options

Onsite  Online Discounts

Onsite Tickets

Online Tickets



Our Sponsor program has four tiers of sponsorship. Our Silver, Gold, and Platinum Sponsor tiers include a vendor table(s). To learn more and to register as a sponsor, please visit our sponsor registration page.


Didn’t find what you were looking for? Please submit a Encounter Conference Support Ticket and someone from our conference team will reach out to you soon.

General FAQs
Traveling to the conference

For those flying to the conference, we recommend flying into Detroit Metropolitan Airport. There are no airport transfers available from Detroit to Toledo, so you will need to take an Uber, rent a car, or hire a taxi or driver. For hotel accommodations in one of our hotel room blocks, please click here.


Meals are NOT provided in the registration fee, nor are we offering any meals for purchase. However, our schedule does provide 1.5 and 2 hour breaks for lunch and dinner, respectively, for participants to buy food at the concession stands within the venue, or at the many restaurants in downtown Toledo. Please click here for a map of local restaurants.

Families with Children

My child is too young for the Kids Track. Can I still bring them?
Yes! Families are welcome to attend. Just be aware that this is a large conference with thousands of people and lots of activity. Tickets are not required for kids too young to attend the Kids Track (entering grades 1-5)

Do you have a space available for nursing mothers?
We do! There will be a room on the second floor designated just for you and will have video and audio feeds of the Main Hall sessions. You’ll find the location on the map in the program when you check in.


At this time, volunteer opportunities are only available to Encounter School of Ministry students and alumni. If needed, we may open up opportunities beyond students and alumni at a later date. If you are a student or alum, you should have received a signup form from our Events Team. If not, please reach out to Erin!


How do I become a vendor?

Our Sponsor program has four tiers of sponsorship. Our Silver, Gold, and Platinum Sponsor tiers include a vendor table(s). To learn more and to register as a sponsor, please visit our sponsor registration page.

ESM Students & alumni

I’m an Encounter School of Ministry student. Do I get a discount?

A 50% discount is available only to class of 2024 and class of 2025 Encounter School of Ministry students enrolled in the school during the 2023-24 school year.

I’m an Encounter School of Ministry alumni. Do I get a discount?

At this time, discounted rates are not available to alumni. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Erin. Those who volunteer for at least 6 hrs receive coupon code that covers the cost of registration.

How do I sign up to be considered for serving on the Conference Prayer Team?

On our registration page, all ESM Alumni and current Year 2 students will find an option to request to be considered for serving on the Conference Prayer Team.

This does NOT automatically place you on a prayer team. The number of prayer teams depends upon the number of conference participants. All who express interest will find out in early June if they are on a prayer team.
A prayer team meeting will take place prior to the start of the conference. Detailed information will be shared via email after prayer team members have been selected.

Financial Assistance

Do you offer scholarships?

At this time, we do not offer financial assistance or scholarships. We offer discounted tickets for current Encounter School of Ministry students, Priests, Deacons, Seminarians, and Religious. Please scroll up for further details on ticket discounts.

Cancelation & Refunds

If I can no longer attend, can I get a refund or transfer my ticket to someone else?

If you have registered for our event but can no longer attend, we are not able to issue a monetary refund, nor are we able to transfer your ticket to someone else. BUT, by emailing Erin, we can issue you a coupon code to credit your full registration cost toward any future Encounter event within the next 12 months. If you wish for someone else to use this coupon code in your place (whether for this conference or another one), simply provide the code to that party, and they will enter it when they register.


Gold and Platinum members of our Partner Program should have received an email with their coupon code. If you need assistance, please email our Events Assistant, Erin Madden.

Glass city center facility

Parking Locations
Glass City Center is surrounded by a number of parking options. All provide accessible routes to the Center. As with all covered garages, there are height restrictions.

Please click here for details and maps of public parking locations.

  • Glass City Center Garage (entrance on Monroe Street) Also connects to Huntington Center via enclosed skywalk has a height limit of 8’2″.
  • Port Lawrence Garage (entrance located on St. Clair, connects to Glass City Center via enclosed skywalk) has a height limit of 7’0″.
  • There are many more parking options with accessible paths of travel to Glass City Center’s ground level entrances including outside surface lots located at Washington and Summit.

Hotel Valet Parking
$15/day Valet Parking is available to those staying at the Hilton or Homewood Suites.

Important Notice
Please keep in mind that the Toledo Mud Hens (minor league baseball) stadium is across the street from Glass City. They have home games every day of the conference. If you leave your parking spot during lunch or dinner breaks you may have difficulty finding parking



Glass City Center has a couple entrances that are accessible. We have accessible entrances at the primary entrance located on Jefferson and St. Clair St. The other accessible entrance is on Monroe Street, between Summit and St. Clair.



There are several accessible public elevators located throughout Glass City Center.

Concession Stands

There are three concession stands, all accessible. If assistance is needed at any of our concession stands please notify the nearest staff member.


All public restrooms are designed to be accessible to our guests with disabilities.

Drinking Fountains

There are accessible drinking fountains throughout Glass City Center for those with disabilities. There are also bottle refill stations around the center.

facility feedback

Feedback/Questions for Glass City

Access for our guests with disabilities at Glass City Center is an ongoing commitment. We request that you contact us with your comments, questions and/or suggestions at:

Glass City Center
401 Jefferson Avenue
Toledo, Ohio 43604

Handicap Accessibility

Is Glass City Center handicap accessible?

For guests who are wheelchair bound or in need of sign language translation services, please select the appropriate option on our registration page and we will provide you with special seating.

For guests in need of an assisted hearing device, please select the appropriate option on our registration page and we will provide you with a hearing device when you check-in.


past conference media


streaming playback
transformation nights, conferences, & more

By becoming a monthly donor through the Encounter Ministries partner program, your generous support will help us to empower disciples to demonstrate the power and love of God.  An Encounter Partner is passionate about seeing the Church empowered to do the works of Jesus and even greater works. Our partners are committed to supporting the financial needs of Encounter Ministries with a gift of at least $10 a month to make everything we do possible. We invite you to join them. 

In addition to exclusive media access, our Encounter Partners may qualify for discounted conference tickets and more!

healing testimonies

Sharing testimony is to prophesy what God is going to do again. We hope you will receive inspiration and healing from what God has done in the lives of others. 


We offer countless videos of testimonies, inspirational talks, and more to equip and inspire you to live out the power of the Holy Spirit in your life.


Request Encounter Ministry Speakers for your upcoming event. Availability is limited:
Fr. Mathias Thelen | Patrick Reis 
 Sarah Kaczmarek | Fr. Patrick Gonyeau