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Applied Biblical Studies Conference

Increasing in Knowledge to Lead in Faith

July 22 - 24, 2015


Increasing in Knowledge to Lead in Faith

A key part of the New Evangelization is the call for all Catholics to deepen their love for Sacred Scripture.   At the Applied Biblical Studies Conference you will receive personal formation on the Catholic understanding of Scripture as well as the practical training to effectively communicate these truths.  You will be instructed, encouraged and inspired by a team of world-class Biblical teachers in an environment that feeds and welcomes your love for Sacred Scripture and the Holy Catholic Church.  Come and you will grow in your knowledge of God’s word and be equipped to lead others to deeper faith.

2015 Conference Theme:

The Joy of the Gospel: Paul's Letter to the Philippians

"Rejoice in the Lord Always... What you have learned and received and heard and seen in me, do!."  Phil 4:4,9

We may enjoy delving into Scripture, but God desires that the word of God dwells richly in us.  Come and gain a deeper understanding of prayer and Scripture.

Journey Through Scripture

Enhance your experience by coming a day early for a intense day-long training in one of three different studies. (listed below)  For more information about the Journey Through Scriptrue Program,  click here.


Conference Information


Held on the campus of Franciscan University in Steubenville, OH

Time: Sessions begin on Wednesday, July 22 at 7:00 p.m. and conclude on Friday, July 24 by 12:30 p.m. (includes closing Mass)

Registration Cost:
Early Bird: $120 per person (by April 17th)
Regular: $145 per person
Priests: free registration (housing and meal plan charges still apply) Religious, or those 18-30 years old: $70 per person
Meal Plan: $63 per person (includes 6 meals, beginning with dinner on 7/22)
Housing (7/22 & 7/23): $90 per person (for shared room with A/C); $70 per person (for shared room without A/C); $100 per person (for private room without A/C)

Journey Through Scripture
Registration Cost: $90 per person
Meal Plan: $32 per person (includes 3 meals – dinner 7/21 through lunch 7/22)
Housing (7/21 only): $45 per person (for shared room with A/C); $35 per person (for shared room without A/C); $35 per person (for private room without A/C, if also reserving private room for Applied Biblical Studies Conference)

Registration Information: Registration opens January 19, 2015

For more information, please call us 1-800-437-8368

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2015 Ministry Team

Dr. Scott Hahn

Dr. Scott Hahn is the author or editor of over forty books; his most recent titles are Evangelizing Catholics, Angels and Saints, and Consuming the Word. He holds the Fr. Michael Scanlan Chair of Biblical Theology and the New Evangelization at Franciscan University of Steubenville, where he's taught since 1990. He is also the founder and president of the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology. Dr. Hahn graduated from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary with his master’s in divinity and received his PhD in theology from Marquette University. Dr. Hahn has been married to Kimberly since 1979. They live in Steubenville Ohio and have six children and ten grandchildren.

Bishop Ronald W. Gainer, DD, JCL

Bishop Gainer was appointed Bishop of Harrisburg by his Holiness Pope Francis on January 24, 2014. He studied at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary in Philadelphia, graduated summa cum laude with a licentiate degree in Canon Law, and later was ordained a priest for the Diocese of Allentown on May 19, 1973. Bishop Gainer has served in parish, campus ministry, marriage and family, and tribunal positions. During his priesthood, he served as Secretary of Catholic Life and Evangelization for the Diocese of Allentown where he supervised 14 diocesan offices promoting the works of spiritual renewal and evangelization. Currently, he serves on the USCCB Committee on Catholic Education and Committee for Canonical Affairs and Church Governance.

Dr. Michael Barber

Dr. Michael Barber is professor of theology, Scripture, and Catholic thought at John Paul the Great Catholic University in San Diego, California. He earned his PhD in theology at Fuller Theological Seminary. He also holds an MA in theology from Franciscan University of Steubenville and a BA in theology and philosophy from Azusa Pacific University. Dr. Barber is the author of a number of books on Scripture, including Coming Soon: Unlocking the Book of Revelation and Applying Its Lessons Today. Additionally, he hosts a weekly radio show and podcast called The Sacred Page with Michael Barber, available on Apple’s iTunes Store. He resides in San Diego, California, with his wife, Kimberly, and their two children.

Dr. Lawrence Feingold

Lawrence Feingold converted to Catholicism in 1989 together with his wife and infant son while he was a realist marble sculptor in Italy. In 1999 he received a doctorate in Dogmatic Theology, with a dissertation entitled The Natural Desire to See God According to St. Thomas Aquinas and His Interpreters. He was Assistant Professor of Theology at the Institute for Pastoral Theology of Ave Maria University until 2012, and is now Associate Professor of Theology and Philosophy at Kenrick-Glennon Seminary in St. Louis. His other books are The Mystery of Israel and the Church in three volumes: Figure and Fulfillment; Things New and Old; and The Messianic Kingdom of Israel.

Father Pablo Gadenz

Father Pablo Gadenz is a priest of the Diocese of Trenton, New Jersey, and assistant professor of biblical studies at Immaculate Conception Seminary School of Theology at Seton Hall University, South Orange, New Jersey. He holds a licentiate in Scripture from the Pontifical Biblical Institute (2005) and a doctorate in biblical theology from the Pontifical Gregorian University. Prior to his ordination, he obtained his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in electrical engineering from Princeton and Columbia Universities, and worked in that field for three years. He prepared for the priesthood at Franciscan University of Steubenville and St. Charles Borromeo Seminary. He is author of many articles and a book titled Called From the Jews and From the Gentiles, which studies Paul’s ecclesiology in Romans 9-11.

Kimberly Hahn

Kimberly has been married to Scott since 1979 and became a Catholic during the Easter Vigil of 1990. She has completed a book with Scott on their journey to the Catholic Church, titled Rome Sweet Home: Our Journey to Catholicism. In addition to Rome Sweet Home, Kimberly’s other books include a four-part series on the Proverbs 31 woman and Life Giving Love: Embracing God’s Beautiful Design for Marriage with Servant Publications. She holds an MA in theology from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. Kimberly and Scott have six children and ten grandchildren. 

Matthew Leonard

Matthew Leonard is an internationally known speaker, author, and executive director of the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology. A convert to Catholicism and former missionary to Latin America, Matthew is a frequent guest on radio programs and appears on EWTN, in Shalom Media productions, and the Magnificat. He is the host of the Journey Through Scripture video series and is a featured speaker by Lighthouse Catholic Media. He obtained an MA in theology from Franciscan University of Steubenville. In addition to numerous articles, he is the author of two books, Louder Than Words: The Art of Living as a Catholic and Prayer Works! Getting A Grip On Catholic Spirituality, both published through Our Sunday Visitor. Matthew lives in Ohio with his wife Veronica and their five children.

Dr. Taylor Marshall

Taylor Marshall PhD is a former Episcopalian priest and the President of the New Saint Thomas Institute, an initiative offering theology classes to over 1,100 students in 24 nations. He is the author of The Crucified Rabbi, The Catholic Perspective on Paul, The Eternal City, Thomas Aquinas in 50 Pages, and Saint Augustine in 50 Pages. He appears regularly on Catholic Answers, EWTN, and Relevant Radio. He has a highly rated podcast “The Taylor Marshall Catholic Show” and is a blogger with nearly 100,000 followers. He and his wife Joy have seven children (four boys and three girls) and make their home in Dallas, Texas.

Curtis Mitch

Curtis Mitch is a research writer for Ignatius Press and is currently producing annotations for the Ignatius Catholic Study Bible. He is also a trustee for the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology and has co-authored a commentary on the Gospel of Matthew (Baker Academic) as well as several book chapters in the Catholic for a Reason apologetics series (Emmaus Road). He earned a BA in religious studies at Indiana University of Pennsylvania and an MA in theology at Franciscan University of Steubenville. Curtis resides with his wife, Stacy, and their nine children in Toronto, Ohio.

Dr. Jeffrey Morrow

Dr. Jeff Morrow was raised nominally Jewish. In 1997, he became an evangelical Protestant and then entered the Catholic Church at the Easter Vigil of 1999. Morrow is an assistant professor at Immaculate Conception Seminary School of Theology at Seton Hall University. He earned his PhD in theology from the University of Dayton. He is a member of the Catholic Biblical Association of America, and he serves as a senior fellow of the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology. Morrow has published more than 30 articles in popular and scholarly venues including This Rock, The Catholic Answer, Letter & Spirit, New Blackfriars, and Pro Ecclesia. He resides in northern New Jersey with his wife, Maria, and their three young children.

Dr. Brant Pitre

Dr. Brant Pitre is a professor of sacred Scripture at Notre Dame Seminary in New Orleans, Louisiana. He earned his PhD in theology from the University of Notre Dame, where he specialized in the study of the New Testament and ancient Judaism. An enthusiastic and engaging speaker who lectures regularly across the United States, Dr. Pitre is the author of several books including Jesus, the Tribulation, and the End of the Exile and Jesus the Bridegroom. He has produced dozens of Bible studies on CD, DVD, and MP3 in which he explores the biblical foundations of Catholic faith and theology. He currently lives in Gray, Louisiana, with his wife Elizabeth, and their five children. To read his blog visit, www.thesacredpage.com.

Dr. Ted Sri

Dr. Edward Sri is a founding leader with Curtis Martin of FOCUS (Fellowship of Catholic University Students), and he currently serves as the provost and professor of theology and Scripture at the Augustine Institute in Denver, Colorado. Dr. Sri holds a doctorate from the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas. A nationally known Catholic speaker, he appears regularly on EWTN. Sri is the author of numerous books, including A Biblical Walk Through the Mass: Understanding What We Say and Do in the Liturgy, The Gospel of Matthew, and Men, Women, and the Mystery of Love: Practical Insights on John Paul II’s Love and Responsibility. He resides with his wife, Elizabeth, and their six children in Colorado.

Bob Rice- Worship Leader

Bob Rice is an associate professor of catechetics at Franciscan University, and he ministers to over 10,000 people each year through hosting conferences, giving talks, teaching workshops, leading worship, and performing original music. Bob’s creative use of humor, personal stories, and extensive knowledge of the faith have made him an internationally sought-after speaker for people of all ages. He lives in Steubenville with his wife, Jennifer, and seven children.

   Dr. Scott Hahn
   Jul 25, 2014
   Father Charles Samson
   Jul 25, 2014
   Father Nathan Malavolti
   Jul 25, 2014
   Kimberly Hahn
   Jul 25, 2014
   Dr. Michael Barber
   Jul 25, 2014
   Jeff Cavins
   Jul 25, 2014
   Dr. Michael Barber
   Jul 25, 2014
   Dr. Brant Pitre
   Jul 25, 2014
   Dr. John Bergsma
   Jul 25, 2014
   Archbishop Prendergast
   Jul 25, 2014