Michele and I are so excited to to be working on our 2022 Columbus Catholic Women’s Conference – coming up this February 19th. Listen to our Inspired By Faith Podcast as we feature the speakers from the 2022 Columbus Catholic Women’s Conference. These three speakers will provide you not only a closer look at their own faith journey but insight to what they plan to speak about at the conference. Click on the buttons below to hear the podcast episode featuring each speaker. We hope you are inspired and join us in person or virtually for the 2022 Columbus Catholic Women’s Conference!

Fr. Dave Pivonka, TOR

Father Dave Pivonka, TOR, is the president of Franciscan University of Steubenville. He has served for more than thirty years as a spiritual director, retreat leader, and formation director, and also served as the director of Franciscan Pathways. He is a well-known author, conference speaker, and pilgrimage leader. Fr. Pivonka was also co-creator of the video series The Wild Goose, about living a life in the Holy Spirit as well as Mentanoia.

Janelle Foligno

Janelle Foligno wears many hats. A born and bred northerner from Sudbury, Ontario, Canada,  Janelle is a mom to three young children (Milana, Landon and Hudson), wife to Nick (former Captain of NHL team, Columbus Blue Jackets and now with the Boston Bruin), avid philanthropist, lifelong Catholic  and now author of the children’s book, Dear Heart

When Janelle and Nick’s first child, Milana, was born with a congenital heart defect that could lead to heart failure in 2013, their battle with heart disease began. 

After two open-heart surgeries, multiple minor surgeries and frequent visits to see doctors and specialists, Milana is a healthy and inspiring young girl. 

Through these experiences, Janelle alongside husband Nick have started The Heart’s Playbook Foundation to raise funds and awareness for heart health research, congenial heart defect awareness and hospital heart centers and families. 


An accomplished songwriter, Tori Harris remains committed to the core of her mission: Through story and song to create environments of receptivity to the Holy Spirit. Her interest in teaching others to operate in the gifts of the Holy Spirit, let her to found Arise Ministry and author her first book, Holy Spirit 101.