Petrus Leadership Conference

2019 Petrus Leadership Conference

The next Petrus Leadership Conference will be June 23-26, 2019 in Oklahoma City, OK.

Please make plans to join us there and check back here for more details and registration links.

2018 Petrus Leadership Conference

January 7-10, 2018: The Petrus Leadership Conference is a three-day conference designed to inspire, equip and connect you to the ideas, tools and people you need to succeed. The Petrus leadership team, together with notable guest speakers, focuses on issues of importance to Catholic priests, directors and development professionals working to strengthen ministry, as well as instruction and guidance on the “nuts and bolts” of development work. It is also great for networking with ministry peers. Attendees leave well-informed and recharged!


Our attendees experience relevant topics and dynamic speakers! Conference sessions offer the critical insight needed for your ministry. Return home with renewed enthusiasm for your mission. Below is the 2018 Petrus Leadership Conference schedule of speakers and their sessions.





Founded in 2001, CFRE International is an independent nonprofit organisation whose sole mission is dedicated to setting standards in philanthropy through a valid and reliable certification process for fundraising professionals.

The CFRE certification process consists of three parts: a written application, a written examination, and agreement to uphold a code of ethics and Accountability Standards. There is a requirement to recertify every three (3) years

You will need to report conferences, workshops, seminars and other types of training in which you have participated during the past 5 years. Examples include national, local or regional conferences of professional associations (AHP, CASE, CRD, NCPG, AFP, ASAE, etc.); conferences conducted by your organisation (Red Cross, YMCA, hospital/university systems); independent workshops or seminars; course offered through colleges or universities; technology training related to fundraising; etc. You earn one (1) point for each hour you attended these sessions. See our Continuing Education Credit Policy for more details.


The Petrus Leadership Conference regularly attracts ministries from across the nation. Attendees always list “Networking” as one of their favorite aspects of the Conference. Below are just some of the organizations registered for the PLC.

  • Antonian College Preparatory High School
  • Catholic Campus Ministry at William & Mary
  • Catholic Gators at the University of Florida
  • Catholic Missionary Disciples
  • Cowboy Catholics
  • CSUEB Campus Ministry
  • Didde Catholic Campus Center
  • Diocese of Brownsville
  • Diocese of Fort Worth
  • Diocese of Savannah
  • Florida Institute of Technology
  • Global Philanthropic
  • Holy Family School of Faith
  • Holy Trinity Catholic Newman Center
  • Lumen Christi Institute
  • Newman Catholic Center at EIU
  • Newman Catholic Community at Millikin
  • Newman Community at Virginia Tech
  • Pius XII Newman Center
  • Pontifical North American College
  • San Juan Diego Catholic High School
  • St. Albert the Great University Parish
  • St. Augustine Catholic Newman Center
  • St. John Catholic Student Center
  • St. Lawrence Catholic Church & Newman Center
  • St. Mary’s Catholic Center
  • St. Paul’s Newman Center – bisonCatholic
  • St. Thomas More Catholic Church – Newman Center
  • The Culture Project
  • the Evangelical Catholic
  • University Catholic Center – University of Texas
  • University of Kentucky Newman Center
  • USC Caruso Catholic Center
  • Warhawk Catholic
  • Western Dominican Province


Special thanks to Maria Hey Photography for offering PLC attendees complimentary headshots!                             What a great opportunity for professional photos!  Looking for yours?