2019 East Coast Priest Conference

July 15-18, 2019

About the Event

July 15–18, 2019

Oglebay Resort and Conference Center

Wheeling, WV

Join Drs. Scott Hahn, John Bergsma, and Ralph Martin for a refreshing four days of spiritual renewal.

Spiritual, Intellectual, and Physical Refreshment

2018 East Coast Priest Conference

We design our Priest Conferences to cater to the particular needs of priests: spiritual refreshment, intellectual formation, and personal well-being.

Just because priests are our spiritual fathers doesn’t mean they don’t need to be ministered to spiritually as well. Prayer and the sacraments are the primary focus of our conferences, because all other graces proceed from this. In addition to daily Mass, you will have ample time for personal prayer and reflection, including the opportunity for adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. The sacrament of Confession is offered daily, as well.

Our conferences also provide ongoing faith formation to aid priests in their ministry. Attendees will have the benefit of hearing today’s leading theologians give stimulating talks on their latest scholarship.

A third invaluable facet, one that is often overlooked in the lives of our priests, is our focus on personal well-being. Our conferences offer time for growing in priestly brotherhood through shared meals and recreation. Priests who attend our conferences often cite this brotherly fellowship as one of the most blessed parts of the retreat. Grow in solidarity and friendship and form relationships that last years.

Oglebay Resort and Conference Center also has plenty of amenities to enjoy. The campus includes three golf courses, beautiful walking paths, and a spa.

Don’t miss out—join us for this year’s East Coast Priest Conference!

Click here to see the complete Priest Conference Schedule


Scott Hahn

Dr. Scott Hahn is the founder and president of the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology and has written numerous books on biblical theology. He holds the Father Michael Scanlan, T.O.R., Chair of Biblical Theology and the New Evangelization at Franciscan University of Steubenville, where he has taught since 1990. He and his wife, Kimberly, have six children and seventeen grandchildren.

John Bergsma

Dr. John Bergsma is a Senior Fellow at the St. Paul Center and professor of Theology at Franciscan University of Steubenville. Before entering the Catholic Church, he served as a Protestant pastor for four years. Dr. Bergsma is a prolific author and popular speaker. He specializes in the Old Testament and the Dead Sea Scrolls.

Ralph Martin

President of Renewal Ministries, an organization devoted to Catholic renewal and evangelization, Director of Graduate Theology Programs in Evangelization and a professor of theology at Sacred Heart Major Seminary in the Archdiocese of Detroit, and author of The Fulfillment of All Desire: A Guidebook for the Journey of God Based on the Wisdom of the Saints.

Fr. David Vincent Meconi, S.J. (Homilist)

Fr. David Vincent Meconi, S.J., is an Associate Professor of Theological Studies and Director of the Catholic Studies Centre at St. Louis University. He has published widely in early Church theology and broader Catholic issues, and is editor of Homiletic and Pastoral Review and the Living Faith Series.

About Oglebay Resort and Conference Center

Situated on a hilltop in the heart of Oglebay Park is the Wilson Lodge, which is a 4-star full-service conference center. Facilities at the lodge include the West Spa, business center, wireless Internet, an indoor pool, jacuzzi, sauna and game room. The resort grounds feature walking and hiking trails, outdoor gardens, 3 golf courses, pedal boats, tennis courts, and much more. Each attendee will have a private room which includes a patio or balcony.

More Information

For additional information or to request a scholarship application, contact Jonathan McGovern at jonathanmcgovern@stpaulcenter.com or call 740-264-9535.


Date: July 15–18, 2019

Place: Oglebay Resort and Conference Center, Wheeling, WV

Cost: All registration includes room and board


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