Youth Ministry

Steubenville of the Rockies 2017

High School Conference
June 23-25, 2017
Crowne Plaza – Denver Intl Airport, Colorado

Conference is sold out.
Please call our office to put your group on the waiting list. (303-715-3252)
Any additions to registered groups will be put on the waiting list.


Greetings from the Rocky Mountain State!

We are very excited to be hosting the Steubenville of the Rockies Conference for the 20th 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

Speaker Bios


Dan Harms is a speaker and musician; for over ten years he has been one half of the acoustic-humor ministry Popple. Growing up in a military family, Dan moved all over the U.S. and twice lived in Japan. He went to high school in San Diego, CA and attended Purdue University in Indiana for college. Dan currently resides in Richmond, VA with his wife and young son. In addition to music and speaking ministries, Dan directs Youth Ministry for a parish in Richmond and enjoys photography, traveling and bike rides with his family.

Ben-Walther-2015Ben 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.

Fr-John-Parks-2015Father John Parks is a priest for the Diocese of Phoenix, Arizona. Before seminary, Father Parks received a degree in theatre from Arizona State University and was a youth speaker specializing in pro-life and chastity topics. Father Parks was ordained a priest in 2010 and will begin teaching high school theology at Notre Dame Preparatory High School in Scottsdale, Arizona, next year. Father Parks has a great passion for the Gospel and loves being a priest.

Katie-Prejean-2015Katie Prejean is a teacher, youth minister, author, and speaker. Since 2007, Katie has been traveling across the country using her “theological comedy” with audiences. Her original blend of humor and story-telling along with her teaching of hard-hitting theological truth is dynamic, engaging, and challenging. Katie has her B.A. in Theology from the University of Dallas and is currently working on her Masters in Theology from the Augustine Institute. Her first book, Room 24: Adventures of a New Evangelist was just released by Ave Maria Press. She lives and works in Lake Charles, Louisiana as a 9th grade theology teacher & parish youth director. She is engaged and will marry Tommy McGrady in June of 2016.


Sean Forrest is an international speaker, performing artist, author, radio host, and retreat leader who speaks to over 30,000 youth and families annually. He is the recipient of the “Of God and Youth Award,” and the United Catholic Music and Video Association’s award for Best New Artist. He has appeared on EWTN’s Life on the Rock and in a music special with singer Dana. Sean is currently studying theology at Holy Apostles College and Seminary where he is also an instructor. Sean is the founder, president, and executive director of Movin’ With The Spirit, Inc., a not-for-profit Catholic ministry dedicated to renewing the Church and society. Sean, his wife, Julie, and their three children, live in Connecticut.


For over ten years, Kyle Heimann has traveled the country with the Catholic-Acoustic-Humor-Folk-Beard-Rock duo, “Popple.” He plays guitar, ukulele, kazoo, harmonica, and the nose flute. He enjoys sharing his faith through humorous stories, analogies, and multimedia. Kyle is married and has three young boys. He spends time chopping wood, building fires, and other manly things like eating food.


Who:                High school students

Cost:                $195 per person (t-shirts are additional)
                           Includes $50 non-refundable deposit

Includes:          Conference Materials, Lodging and 4 Meals

Location:          Crowne Plaza, DIA

When:              June 23-25, 2017

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


Group Registration Forms

Forms with * are required to complete group registration. All forms and final payment are due no later than May 19, 2017.

*Liability for Youth

Instructions for Parents – How to Complete Liability for Youth

*Liability for Adult (all adults attending with your group: chaperones, priests and religious)

*Youth Protection Compliance Agreement & Waiver and Affidavit (for groups outside the Archdiocese of Denver ONLY – must be notarized)

*Group Information Form

*Final Payment Form

T-Shirt Order Form

Extra Hotel Night(s) Form

Bus Driver Hotel Form

Priest Forms – outside Archdiocese of Denver

Share the Glory

Christ in the City is a Catholic non-profit dedicated to forming missionaries, volunteers and communities in knowing, loving and serving the poor. College aged missionaries take a year of their life to come to Denver where they are formed Spritually, Humanly, Intellectually, and Apostolically to go to the streets of Denver and reach out to the poorest of the poor.
Learn more about Christ in the City

List of items they are collecting:
SOCKS (thick socks, regular socks)
hand warmers
warm gloves
waterproof gloves
gift cards (McDonald’s, Subway, Noodles & Company, Caribou Coffee, Panera, Einstein Bros Bagels)
prayer cards