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Amazing Parish Conference (October 17-19, 2018)

Helping Catholic Leaders Build Amazing Parishes

Amazing Parish Conference

October 17-19, 2018

Wisconsin Convention Center
400 W. Wisconsin Ave. 
Milwaukee, WI 53203

Amazing Parish

Register for the
October 17-19, 2018
Amazing Parish Conference in Milwaukee

Pastors and parish directors can register their Parish Leadership Team for the Amazing Parish Conference through the Amazing Parish website. For all registration questions, please contact Amazing Parish directly at or 303-481-4320.


Video testimonial

The Amazing Parish conference is a practical and one-of-a-kind experience. Pastors, parish directors and their leadership teams will receive first-hand organizational training from New York Times best-selling author, Patrick Lencioni; hear from well-known dynamic and engaging Catholic presenters; and experience how a leadership team operates and how it can best serve its parishioners.

For additional information, contact Michelle Nemer, Associate Director of Synod Implementation, 414-769-3354,

Video of Pre-Conference Session – Selecting the Parish Leadership Team

The Archdiocese of Milwaukee hosted pre-conference sessions with Dominic Perri, Leadership Roundtable/Catholic Leadership 360, focused on how a pastor or parish director selects their parish leadership team.  Practical details for the October 2018 Conference were also discussed.

Webinar: A Pastor's Guide to Selecting Your Parish Leadership Team

One of the greatest challenges pastors and parish directors’ face is selecting the right team of people to support them and share in responsibility for running the parish. In this webinar, Patrick Lencioni, Co-founder of Amazing Parish and Bill Weingartner, Executive Director of Amazing Parish, address the important factors pastors and parish directors should consider in choosing their parish leadership team.

Amazing Parish (AP) Online

AP Online is designed to walk parish leaders and teams through videos and exercises, giving them the tools they need to build an amazing parish. 


Amazing Parish Brochure

Presents information about the October 17-19, 2018 Amazing Parish Conference in Milwaukee including why parishes should bring a leadership team, how to sign up, and what others are saying about Amazing Parish.

Archdiocese of Milwaukee & Amazing Parish    

An overview of how the Amazing Parish Conference fits into to the archdiocesan Synod implementation plans and the alignment of Archbishop Listecki’s pastoral priorities with the Building Blocks of an Amazing Parish.

Amazing Parish Prayer for the Archdiocese of Milwaukee

A prayer adapted from Amazing Prayer for the parishes of the archdiocese of Milwaukee.

Archdiocese of Milwaukee Leadership Initiatives Timeline

The Amazing Parish Conference builds upon the commitment and ongoing support to leadership initiatives made by the Archdiocese of Milwaukee.

Frequently Asked Questions

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  Who Should Attend Amazing Parish?

No pastor/parish director, not even the best one, can run a parish on their own. With fewer priests, more demands from parishioners in a complicated society and a faster pace of life, he/she can’t do it alone. Every pastor/parish director needs a parish leadership team, a special group of three to five people who, along with the pastor/parish director, are collectively committed to helping them make the parish amazing and bring more people to Christ and his Church. The Amazing Parish conference is designed for pastor/parish director and up to four other parish leadership team members.

  How do I select the right people for the Parish Leadership Team?

One of the greatest challenges pastors and parish directors face is selecting the right team of people to support them and share in responsibility for running the parish. Two helpful resources are:

  • Video  of a session held by the Archdiocese of Milwaukee with Dominic Perri, Catholic Leadership 360/Leadership Roundtable
  • Webinar with Patrick Lencioni, co-founder of Amazing Parish and Bill Weingartner, Executive Director of Amazing Parish
  What Is The Conference Schedule?

Wednesday, October 17
1:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Registration, Kick-Off Event with Keynote and Wine Reception

Thursday, October 18
7:30 AM – 10:00 PM
Mass, Speakers, Working Sessions, All Meals, Snack Breaks, Worship, Adoration and Confession

Friday, October 19
7:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Mass, All Meals, Snack Breaks, Speakers and Working Sessions

  Where Do I Stay?

Amazing Parish has negotiated discounted rates on hotel rooms attached to the Wisconsin Convention Center. There is limited number of rooms blocked off for conference attendees, so make sure to book your rooms when you register for the conference. In addition to the discounted room rate, we’ve negotiated a self-parking rate of $10 per day.


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