Conferences & Retreats

Steubenville of the Rockies

The Steubenville Youth Conferences, an outreach of Franciscan University of Steubenville, are a series of 25 conferences across North America that help teens encounter the love of Christ every summer. Our mission is to build the Church by evangelizing, equipping, and empowering God’s children to become radical and joyful disciples. For more information about the Steubenville Conferences, visit

High School Conference
June 21-23, 2019
Crowne Plaza – Denver Intl Airport, Colorado

On Line Registration for the conference will open on Monday, January 14, 2019. 


Greetings from the Rocky Mountain State!

We are very excited to be hosting the Steubenville of the Rockies Conference for the 21st year in a row!

With an exciting lineup of speakers, musicians, and presenters, this conference will challenge Catholic youth to not just learn about the Holy Spirit, but to get to know Him as the living presence of God in our lives. We will get to contemplate the amazing love of Jesus and how He willingly gave up His throne in heaven in order to become a man.

The Sacraments are the highlight of the weekend. Teens will join in two dynamic Eucharistic Liturgies during the weekend and will be given numerous opportunities to participate in the Sacrament of Reconciliation. There is also a powerful time of Eucharistic Exposition and Adoration. Many youth have come to a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ in the power of the Holy Spirit through this weekend.

If your teens are beginning their walk with Christ, needing strength to continue the journey, or just ready to rejoice in the many blessings He has given, then this is the conference for you!

We had an incredible time playing host to over 2500 youth last year and are anticipating another large crowd this summer. We are looking forward to hosting your group here in the beautiful state of Colorado! If you have questions regarding the registration materials, please feel free to contact us.

Finally, we ask that you keep the conference preparations, participants, and staff in your prayers.

Peace in Christ Jesus,

Office of Evangelization & Family Life Ministries
Archdiocese of Denver

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Who:                High school students

Cost:               $210 (includes $50 non-refundable, non-transferable deposit)

Includes:          Conference Materials, Lodging and 4 Meals

Location:          Crowne Plaza, DIA

When:              June 21-23, 2019
Schedule:       Check-in 1:00-4:00pm on Friday, June 21
Conference ends at noon on Sunday, June 23
Weekend Schedule

For more information please email Kim Perez: or call 303-715-3178


Group Planning Documents

Required Registration Forms – DUE MAY 10, 2019

Instructions for liabilities

Adult Liability Form

Youth Liability Form

Youth Protection Compliance Agreement & Waiver and Affidavit (groups from outside the Archdiocese of Denver ONLY)

2018 Final Payment Form

2018 Group Information Form

Optional Registration Forms (additional cost to registration fee) – DUE MAY 18, 2018

2018 Priest Form
(Note: Priests also need to complete Adult Liability Form)

Optional T-Shirt Order

Optional Bus Driver Housing Form
(for coach drivers who are not attending conference)

Optional Extra Hotel Night Form

Other Group Planning Information

group planning timeline

sample interest flyer

Code of Conduct

Area Information

How do I register my group?
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Speaker Bios

Host: Ennie Hickman

With a heart for the marginalized and the forgotten, missionary Ennie Hickman has traveled the United States and abroad for nearly two decades, sharing Jesus Christ with both the churched and the unchurched. As a host of the summer conferences and missionary with Adore Ministries, Ennie has helped transform thousands of lives. Currently, Ennie serves as Adore’s President and is working to expand the apostolate to under-served families and young adults throughout the United States. Ennie serves with his wife, Cana, and their seven children in Houston, TX.

Worship: Ben Walther
Ben Walther began writing songs while serving as a worship leader in college. His first album, Where I Want to Be, launched a season of traveling, giving band members a chance to share their story of hope in God’s abundant blessings. In 2008 he released a six-song EP in a collaborative effort with Robbie Seay of Sparrow Records and Matt Maher. Most recently, working with, a division of OCP, and producer Tom Booth, Ben recorded Make Your Home In Me, a collection of seven new worship songs. A worship leader for St. Thomas More Catholic Church and Adore Ministries, Ben says his most profound blessings are his lovely wife, Maria, their four daughters, and their baby boy.

Team Priest: Fr. Louis Merosne
Father Louis Merosne is madly in love with the Trinity, the Blessed Mother, and the Catholic Church. Born in Haiti, he moved to Boston in 1993. He studied French, philosophy, and theology at Franciscan University from 2002 to 2007. Ordained in 2011, he now serves in Haiti in the Diocese of Anse-à-Veau and Miragoâne under Bishop Pierre-André Dumas. He cannot adequately express in words the gift that is the priesthood. Preaching the good news of Jesus Christ is both a duty and passion for him. His perpetual prayer intention is to be a saintly priest.


Kelly Colangelo
Kelly Colangelo has been involved in youth ministry for nearly a decade spreading the Gospel message at retreats, rallies and conferences across the country. She maintains a balance between fun, creative programming and meaningful, in depth catechesis. Her hope is to challenge youth to be everything God intended them to be. Kelly has appeared on EWTN’s Life on the Rock, and has been a contributor to Life Teen blogs. Kelly currently serves as the Director of Youth Ministry at a parish in Florida. She received her Bachelor’s at Niagara University and has a Master’s degree in counseling from Syracuse University. You can find more information about Kelly at

Paul J. Kim
Paul J. Kim is an international youth speaker, vocalist, and beatboxer. He enjoys sharing his devotion to Christ Jesus and the new evangelization via music, motivational talks, and comedy. He has released two music albums, Run Fly Fall in 2009, and The World Sings in 2013, both available on iTunes. He has been featured in videos on YouTube that have over a million views. His background includes work as a marriage and family therapist, missionary, and youth minister. In his free time, Paul enjoys long walks on the beach, talking to strangers in random accents, and pointing out God’s sense of humor. He married his best friend, Maggie, in 2013, and welcomed their first baby Audrey in 2014.

Megan Mastroianni
Megan Mastroianni is the campus minister at Mount de Sales Academy in Baltimore, Maryland. She graduated from Franciscan University with a degree in psychology and then worked for Generation Life as a pro-life and chastity speaker. In her three years there, traveling the United States and Europe, she spoke to tens of thousands of high school and college students in their classrooms, as well as at retreats, conferences, assemblies, and rallies. Although her primary focus at Generation Life was to speak on chastity, theology of the body, and pro-life issues, she has given talks on modesty, femininity and masculinity, media, vocations, Mary, confession, and conversion. Megan’s hope is for people to have a deeper desire for intimacy with Christ.