Monsignor Frank Bognanno, pastor at Christ the King Parish on Des Moines's south side, will provide the dinner "entertainment," no doubt encouraging and uplifting women who attend The Well.
Rachel Brown loves white boards, new ideas, and recipes. She and her husband, Curtis, are continually tweaking their strategy to raise four boys who love God and one another. Rachel also works on a consulting basis for local nonprofits. The Browns are parishioners at St. Pius X in Urbandale. Those who attend The Well will hear Rachel speak on the fruits of our labor and building "cathedrals."
Above all, Colleen Carey loves the beautiful journey of marriage and family. She is thankful to be married to her wonderful husband Rob for 33 years and her greatest joy has been raising her five children. She is grateful see her family growing with her grandchild while also looking forward to two more on the way soon! The Carey Clan are parishioners at the Basilica of St. John where she also sings in the choir. She enjoys spending time with friends and family sharing good food, good wine, and good conversation, dancing, and gardening. Colleen will be speaking on the special role women have in bringing beauty to the world.
Brooke Miller is blessed to live daily life with her husband, Dane and their two boys. Together they attend Saint Francis of Assisi. As a Baptist, she studied Scripture and traveled down a winding spiritual road where she landed, much to her surprise, in the beautiful Catholic Church! She still can’t get enough of all her treasures and continues her studies at the Augustine Institute, working toward an M.A. in theology. She has a passion for all people to know Jesus personally and within the liturgical community! Brooke will share about the Samaritan woman and the intimate encounter Jesus has with her in John 4.
Molly Myers is grateful to be married to her best friend Brad and blessed to be raising 2 little men. She wakes up everyday seeking saint status ... and stumbles all the time! Molly enjoys a glass of wine (or 2), fashion, and a good book. The Myers family are parishioners at St. Francis of Assisi in West Des Moines. At The Well, Molly will speak on finding God's grace during times of trials and suffering.
Katie Paulson seeks a new adventure in each individual she meets. She loves “traveling” through stories, cooking, dancing, and engaging with those the Lord places before her. She works as a dietitian most days of the week and also assists in creating delicious food at a local farm to table restaurant in Des Moines. As the middle child of five girls, she enjoys the challenges and growth that come from the gift of family and the Church.
Mary Tice is grateful to be married to her husband, Andrew, and is a mom to four super awesome kiddos who keep her hopping and growing in sanctification daily. The Tice crew are active parishioners of Christ the King Parish in Des Moines and are often on the move. Mary enjoys coffee, cake donuts, and reading books that help her grow in faith and knowledge. Conversation is one of her favorite past times, including the topics of politics and religion. GASP! The Jubilee Year of Mercy is something Mary is very excited about, however, first and foremost, Mary insists, mercy, must begin with yourself. And that's the very topic of Mary's talk at The Well.