5th Annual Catholic Women's Conference
Heather Renshaw is the wife of one very tall husband and mother of five very exuberant children living in the missionary territory of suburban Portland, Oregon. An on-fire revert to the Catholic faith, Heather has a special devotion to Divine Mercy and the Blessed Mother, especially under the title of Our Lady of Perpetual Help. Heather is the author of the award-winning book Death By Minivan (Our Sunday Visitor), and the award-winning family life column, Mea Maxima Cuppa, for the Catholic Sentinel newspaper. Her work has appeared in CatholicMom.com, Aleteia For Her, Take Up And Read, Blessed is She, and more. Heather has also appeared on Catholic TV, Morning Glory, The Busted Halo Show, Girlfriends with Danielle Bean, The Jen Fulwiler Show, and she previously hosted The Visitation Project for Mater Dei Radio.
Father Jack Mattimore, S.J. moved back to Buffalo, NY in December where his mission is to serve at Canisius College in campus ministry as well as help with the college’s outreach efforts. Fr. Jack entered the Jesuits in 1976 and was ordained in 1988. A graduate of Canisius HS, he has degrees from Fordham U, Regis College in Toronto, U of T, and Columbia University Teachers College. He has taught at Xavier HS in NYC, served as an asst. principal at Fordham Prep in the Bronx, and as principal at Canisius HS. He has served as a chaplain at St. Luke's Mission of Mercy, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, and the Buffalo Federal Detention Facility. In Baltimore, he served as an English teacher and department chair at Cristo Rey Jesuit HS and was the director and English teacher at Yap Catholic HS in Micronesia. Before returning to Buffalo, he was chaplain at Rikers Island, NYC’s jail.