St. Paul Center

Priest Conference

April 17–20, 2023

Austin, Texas

Event Information

Ground your priesthood and your ministry in Scripture at the St. Paul Center April 2023 Priest Conference.


Monday – Thursday,
April 17 – 20, 2023


Single Room - $675
Double Room - $475


Lakeway Resort
101 Lakeway Dr.
Lakeway, TX 78734


Shuttle service available from Austin-Bergstrom Airport

Spiritual Refreshment

“I have been coming here for fve years and it has bolstered my priesthood immeasurably…I cannot think of a better way to nourish my vocation than through time with Dr. Hahn and Dr. Bergsma. God has given them the gift and the ability to nourish the clergy in ways I never thought possible.”

– Priest from the diocese of Charlotte, NC


Join Drs. Scott Hahn, John Bergsma, and more for four days of engaging talks, fellowship with your brother priests, and spiritual renewal.

Daily opportunities at our conferences include:


Stimulating talks from today’s leading theologians

Daily Mass

Daily Mass

Time for prayer and personal reflection

Time for prayer and personal reflection

Adoration and Confession

Adoration and Confession

Shared meals and recreation

Shared meals and recreation

Fellowship with other priests

Fellowship with other priests

Theological & Scriptural Formation

“The conference has given me new insights and pulled me deeper into what I learned long ago. It is like a new beginning in my journey, rekindled and strengthened. A discovery of new treasures!”

– Priest from the Diocese of Houma-Thibodaux, LA

Meet the Presenters

Dr. Scott Hahn

Dr. Scott Hahn

Scott Hahn is the Founder and President of the St. Paul Center. He is also the Fr. Michael Scanlan Professor of Biblical Theology and the New Evangelization at Franciscan University of Steubenville where he has taught since 1990.

Over the last three decades he has delivered thousands of talks and lectures, nationally and internationally, and he is the author and editor of over forty popular and academic books on topics related to scripture, theology, and the Catholic faith.

Dr. John Bergsma




Dr. John Bergsma

John Bergsma is the Vice President of Biblical Theology and Mission Effectiveness at the St. Paul Center. He is also a distinguished Professor of Theology at Franciscan University of Steubenville and a renowned expert in the Old Testament and the Dead Sea Scrolls.

A former Protestant pastor, Dr. Bergsma entered the Catholic Church in 2001 while getting his Ph.D. in Bible from the University of Notre Dame. A close collaborator of Dr. Scott Hahn, Bergsma speaks regularly on Catholic radio and at conferences and parishes nationally and internationally.

Dr. Edward Sri

Dr. Edward Sri is a theologian, author and well-known Catholic speaker who appears regularly on EWTN. Each year he speaks to tens of thousands of people from around the world, including clergy, parish leaders, catechists and laity.

He is a founding leader with Curtis Martin of FOCUS, where he currently serves as Sr. Vice President of Apostolic Outreach. He holds a doctorate from the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas in Rome and is an adjunct professor at the Augustine Institute. He resides with his wife Elizabeth and their eight children in Littleton, Colorado.

Dr. Ralph Martin

Dr. Martin received his BA from the University of Notre Dame in Philosophy and received his MA in theology from Sacred Heart Major Seminary. He holds a S.T.L. degree from the Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception at the Dominican House of Studies in Washington, D.C. and an S.T.D. in systematic theology from the Pontifical Faculty of St. Thomas Aquinas in Rome.

In December of 2011 Pope Benedict XVI appointed Dr. Martin as a Consultor to the Pontifical Council for the Promotion of the New Evangelization. In 2012 Dr. Martin was appointed by Pope Benedict XVI as an "expert" for the World Synod of Bishops on the New Evangelization.

Dr. Lawrence Feingold

Dr. Lawrence Feingold is Professor of Theology at Kenrick-Glennon Seminary in St. Louis. He converted to Catholicism in 1989 together with his wife while engaged in realist marble sculpture in Pietrasanta, Italy. He is the author of Touched by Christ: The Sacramental Economy (2021); The Eucharist: Mystery of Presence, Sacrifice, and Communion (2018); Faith Comes from What Is Heard: An Introduction to Fundamental Theology (2016); The Mystery of Israel and the Church (2010); and The Natural Desire to See God According to St. Thomas Aquinas and His Interpreters (2010).

Authentic Fellowship

“I was ordained 10 years ago and this is my first priest retreat, ever. To be with more than 200 of my brothers is a very uplifting experience, both spiritually and fraternally.”

– Priest from the Diocese of Buffalo, NY


Contact Us

Mailing Address
1380 University Blvd., Steubenville, OH 43952

Email Address

Phone Number
(740) 264-9535