January 2-4 at the Seagate Convention Center in Toledo, OH

The Encounter Conference is the flagship event for Encounter Ministries where 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, 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.

We are excited that our conference will be able to minister to the entire family. There will be an Encounter Kids Track for ages 6-12 and an Encounter Teens Track for ages 13-18. More information on those can be found below.


Confirmed Speakers

Fr. Mathias Thelen

President of Encounter Ministries

Dr. Randy Clark

Author & President of Global Awakening

Dr. Mary Healy

Author & Professor at Sacred Heart Major Seminary

Bishop Daniel Thomas

Bishop of Toledo

Neal Lozano

Author & Founder of Heart of the Father Ministries

Peter Herbeck

Author & Vice President of Renewal Ministries

Sarah Kaczmarek

Leader, Alpha USA & Encounter Ministries

Patrick Reis

Executive Director of Encounter Ministries

Jim Baker

Senior Leader, Zion Christian Fellowship

Dr. Bob Schuchts

Author & Founder of the JPII Healing Center

Ryan Mahle

School Director, Encounter School Cincinnati

Steve Dawson

President, St. Paul Evangelization Institute

Dan DeMatte

Executive Director, Damascus

Fr. Patrick Gonyeau

Healing Evangelist, Encounter Ministries

Aaron Richards

Executive Director of Damascus

Emily Reis

Leader, Encounter Ministries

Joe Philip

Associate Director, Encounter Ministries

Teresa Peterson

Encounter Worship


Ticket Options

$89 Early Bird
Regular Ticket /
  • Access to all Conference Sessions
  • (price increases to $99 Nov 1)
$139 Early Bird
Premium Ticket /
  • Access to all conference sessions
  • Access to all Thursday Pre-Conference Special Sessions (See conference schedule below for more info)
  • Conference Tote Bag & Special Conference Gift
  • Conference Lanyard
  • Price increases to $149 on Nov 1
$79 Early Bird
Priest Ticket /
  • All Premium Ticket Features
  • Invitation to hear confessions and concelebrate conference liturgies
  • Price increases to $89 on Nov 1

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Encounter Conference Schedule

1:00pm Pre-Conference Registration Open

***PREMIUM TICKETS ONLY***

2:00 - Pre-Conference Sessions Begin (***PREMIUM TICKET HOLDERS ONLY***)

Music led by Encounter Worship. Sessions with Fr. Mathias Thelen, Patrick Reis, and conference speakers. Session includes addresses from speakers and panel discussions on how leaders are implementing the power of the Holy Spirit into their Churches and ministries as well as time to share prophetic senses on what God is doing in the Church in this next season. This will close with a special time for prayer ministry and impartation.

5:00pm - General Registration Open

6:00 Opening Worship

Main Hall

7:00 General Session

Speaker TBD

8:00am - Doors Open

9:00am - General Session

Worship Team and Speaker TBD

11:30am - Lunch Break + Confessions Available

1:30pm - Breakout in Main Hall

Speaker TBD

1:30pm - Breakout in Hall C

Speaker TBD

1:30pm - Breakout in Hotel Ballroom

Speaker TBD

3:00pm - Breakout in Main Hall

Speaker TBD

3:00pm - Breakout in Hall C

Speaker TBD

3:00pm - Breakout in Hotel Ballroom

Speaker TBD

4:30pm - Mass in Main Hall

Celebrant & Homilist: TBD

5:30pm - Dinner Break

7:30pm - General Session Healing Service

Worship Team and Speaker TBD

8:00am - Doors Open

9:00am - General Session with Eucharistic Adoration

Worship Team and Speaker TBD

11:30am - Lunch Break + Confessions Available

1:30pm - Breakout in Main Hall

Speaker TBD

1:30pm - Breakout in Hall C

Speaker TBD

1:30pm - Breakout in Hotel Ballroom

Speaker TBD

3:00pm - Breakout in Main Hall

Speaker TBD

3:00pm - Breakout in Hall C

Speaker TBD

3:00pm - Breakout in Hotel Ballroom

Speaker TBD

4:30pm - Mass in Main Hall

Celebrant & Homilist: TBD

5:30pm - Dinner Break

7:30pm - General Session Impartation Service

Worship Team and Speaker TBD

Watch Encounter Conference 2019 Talks

FAQs

Can I still come if I can't attend all the sessions?

Yes, you are free to attend whatever parts of the conference you are able.  Your registration will get you access to the entire conference.

Are meals provided in the registration?

Meals are not provided in the registration fee.  There are 2 hours breaks between lunch and dinner for participants to run out and grab food at the many local establishments close by.

What ages are appropriate for this conference?

The adult track is suitable for all persons 18 years or older. 13 to 18 year olds still in high school should attend the Encounter Teen track and children ages 6-12 should attend the Encounter Kids track.  Please see those links above.

Is childcare available or dedicated space for small children?

Although no childcare services will be provided, parents are free to bring their small children.  The facility is very large and parents are free to be in the rear of the main hall or lobby area. This year we have reserved a dedicated room for parents with small children overlooking the main hall from which the talks will be broadcast.

What about my young children under 6?

Parents are more than welcome to bring their young children under 6 into the main sessions.  Many parents have been known to either let their young children color, entertain themselves in their seats or even sit toward the back and allow them to play in the lobby.

Can I become a conference vendor?

Yes, you can find that information here: https://encounterministries.us/conference-vendors/

Are there discounts for seminarians and religious brothers or sisters?

Yes, there are significant registration discounts if you are a seminarian or religious brother or sister living in community.  To obtain discount code, please email Karen Steplitus at karen@encounterministries.us and let him know the seminary you attend or the name of your religious community.

Hotels

The Park Inn by Raddison

This hotel is fully booked.

Renaissance Toledo Downtown Hotel

We have blocked rooms with the Renaissance Toledo Downtown Hotel at a special rate.  After the Radisson, it is the closest to the convention center.   To reserve rooms, or for more information, you can book through the secure link here: https://www.marriott.com/event-reservations/reservation-link.mi?id=1559842929108&key=GRP&app=resvlink

Marriott Towneplace Suites

We have blocked rooms through a local Marriott hotel, about 10 minutes from the conference center. To reserve a room, or for more information, please call the hotel at (419) 724-0044 and ask for the Encounter Conference block of rooms.

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