2023 Conference Speakers

Sr. Mary Augustine McMenamy is from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. She attended Purdue University and graduated with an undergraduate degree in Marketing and Communications. Afterwards she obtained a Master’s degree Liberal Arts at St. Edward’s University in Austin, TX.  She worked in banking and non-profit work with the Texas school for the Deaf Foundation until entering religious life. Sr. Mary Augustine is a member of the Sisters of Reparation to the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus in Stuebenville, Ohio, and has given mission talks across the United States, in Ireland and India.

Fr. Ronan Murphy hails from Dublin, Ireland and is a priest of the Camden Diocese. Ordained on the feast of Our Lady of Fatima, May 13th in the Jubilee Year 2000, Father has served as Parochial Vicar in St. Mary’s Parish, Gloucester City, St. Peter’s in Merchantville and St. Teresa’s Church in Runnemede. He also served at All Saints, Perth City in Australia for three years and has given missions and conferences in many countries.  Returning to the United States, he became chaplain to a Carmelite Monastery in New York and has given retreats worldwide for the Marian Movement of Priests. He also recently served as chaplain to the Blue Army Marian Shrine. He is presently back in his Diocese of Camden, NJ.

Dr. Casey L. Delcoco received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Notre Dame and her medical degree from Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans, LA.  In addition, she completed a medical fellowship in the Creighton Model of FertilityCare and NaProTECHNOLOGY from the Pope Paul VI Institute in 2011. During medical school, Casey served as a founding member of the Tulane Students Chapter of the Catholic Medical Association. During her residency training, she co-wrote a grant to receive funding for underserved patients to have access to natural family planning services. Since completing residency training, she has started a faith-based family medicine practice, Magnificat Family Medicine, to honor Our Blessed Mother and to provide holistic care upholding the dignity of men, women, and children. She is the co-founder and past-president of the St. Raphael Catholic Medical Guild of Indianapolis and helps take care of patients in crisis pregnancy alongside the Gabriel Project and Women’s Care Center in Indianapolis. Casey also speaks on a variety of topics, including pro-life issues, natural family planning, infertility, faith in medicine, and Theology of the Body. She and her husband are active at their parish, St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church.

Jennifer Waldyke is a graduate of The College of Veterinary Medicine at Oklahoma State University. She practiced small animal medicine as a veterinary emergency and critical care doctor for many years before “retiring” to homeschool her children. She and her daughter Kate host the YouTube Channel, “Catholic Mom and Daughter; Real Life, Living the Faith.” She has been a catechist at her parish in SC and a local co-op instructor for the past ten years. Along with her husband Jeff, she shares her home with two teenagers, Jason and Kate.

Francesca LaRosa, a Catholic composer and singer-songwriter, from Indianapolis, has been playing music at weekly Masses since she was nine years old.  A graduate from Ball State University with a music education degree, is the past music director for four years at St. Barnabas parish in Indianapolis. There she started writing the Psalms and Mass setting to be used at her parish. She felt God calling her to pursue writing music more directly. Currently Francesca is writing and self-publishing Psalms, Mass Setting, and other pieces she composed.

Msgr. Joseph Schaedel, MS, MDiv will be the main celebrant and Homilist at Mass at St. John the Evangelist. Ordained on May 22, 1982, Msgr. Schaedel is currently pastor of St. Luke the Evangelist in Indianapolis. He is the past Vicar General and Moderator of the Curia for the Archdiocese of Indianapolis, as well as the Vicar for Religious and Director of the archdiocesan Mission Office and Society for the Propagation of the Faith. Past assignments have been at Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary, St. Malachy, St. Monica, St. Michael the Archangel and Cardinal Ritter High School. He is also widely known to be an avid fan of Notre Dame football.

Sister Diane Carollo, S.G.L. – Master of Ceremonies Sister Diane Carollo originally served in Brooklyn, New York & the Archdiocese of Newark in positions of Master Teacher for  Catechists and Pastoral Assistant. She arrived in Indianapolis in 2000 to serve as Director of Pro-Life Ministry in the Archdiocese of  Indianapolis as well as director of Birthline Ministry. Since 2012 she has been the Director of Religious Education for the parish of St. Luke, in Indianapolis. She has become an accomplished author and mystery writer of several books.