A peek into our past and upcoming gatherings at The Well.

Save the Date! The Well (pre) Lenten Gathering

You are invited to save the date for Saturday, March 2 and join us as we spiritually prepare to enter into the Lenten season. Based on the work of Fr. Jacques Philippe, we will begin a conversation on how to achieve and maintain peace of heart, especially when we find ourselves confronted with circumstances provoking anxiety and restlessness.

Advent at The Well – December 12, 2017

260 women gathered at the renovated historic Tea Room in downtown Des Moines, enjoyed some treats from our brilliantly designed cookie table, laughed along with emcee Rachel Brown, learned about the process of writing icons with Heidi Lepper Barrett and entered into song and praise while praying Night Prayer from Liturgy of The Hours. An uplifting, inspirational evening in a most lovely setting. Browse our photo album of the gathering here.

Summer at The Well – June 24, 2017

Talks by local superstars Geneveve Loraditch, Kara Storey, Katie Patrizio, Julie Nelson, and Ellen Kyhl captured our collective attention and inspired us to grow in holiness. Stacy Halbach and Emily Schmid returned as our emcee and praise and worship leader. Adoration. Mass. Great food. Uplifting conversation. The day was simply perfect. View more photos of the gathering here.

Advent at The Well – December 6, 2016

180 women gathered on a cold evening during Advent for a “BYOM” (bring your own mug) featuring a deeply moving presentation by Katie Patrizio and inspiring praise and worship music led by Emily Schmid. More here.

Summer at The Well – July 16, 2016

At our inaugural event, 350 women gathered in Downtown Des Moines to spend quality time with each other, to grow in our understanding as women of the Church, and were treated to great food, music, and conversation. It was an experience of faith, friendship, and sharing the joys (and challenges!) of everyday life. View more photos of the gathering here.

The 2016 Summer at The Well Team. From left to right, back to front: Molly Myers, Lori Marso, Emily Schmid, Sarah Schiltz, Colleen Carey, Lisa Schmidt, Stacy Halbach, Katie Paulson, Kara Storey, Rachel Brown, Mary Tice, and Brooke Miller