The CDA 53rd Biennial State Convention Has Ended.


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The 53rd Biennial Iowa CDA State Convention has ended. Pictures and articles to follow soon!

Pictured are Hazel Wagner and Janet Laubenthal selling 50/50 tickets. Adding photos to the gallery page as they are received!

2019 convention speakers were:

Tom Roberts, an author/storyteller from Sioux Falls, SD, who will tell us about his work with the Children’s Home Society of South Dakota that also serves children in Iowa and about the five children’s Christmas books he has written.

Sister Marie Hesed SOLT will speak about her work with Blessed Mother Teresa and about the Domus Trinitatis (Latin for “Home of the Trinity”), a center for spirituality, retreats, and new evangelization located south of Carroll, IA where Sr. Marie resides.

Sister Shirley Fineran, OSF, LISW will talk about human trafficking. She grew up on a farm between Kiron and Boyer, IA and has been a member of the Dubuque Franciscan order since 1962. She presently teaches social work at Briar Cliff University and founded Siouxland Restoration Center, Lila Mae’s House, a place of healing for sex trafficking survivors.

Pat McGill is a speaker, trainer, author and adjunct Professor of Education. Pat holds a Master’s Degree in Education from St. Mary’s University of Minnesota. She has a passion for her faith, people, education and community. Her talk is entitled “You Are Like Some Other Women and Like No Other Woman Called to Serve”.