September 13 - 15, 2019 / Dallas, TX

"I am doing now what I will do for all eternity. I am blessing God, praising Him, adoring Him, and loving Him with all my heart.” - Brother Lawrence

Learn more about the 2018 conference experience HERE!

The YCP annual Member Conference gathers together young professionals from diverse industries and geographies for an inspirational weekend conference led by some of the nation's most exciting Catholic role models. In addition to numerous social events, attendees grow stronger in their conviction to Work in Witness for Christ through challenging speeches, inspiring meditations, and renewing faith formation, equipping them to leave the weekend with the confidence and courage needed to become the next generation of Catholic leaders.

YCP’s 2019 Member Conference, Practice the Presence, is based on the classic book by Brother Lawrence, The Practice of the Presence of God. Join YCP members from across the nation as we explore the timeless wisdom of this humble monk. We'll discuss topics like cultivating silence in a hectic life, crafting a lifestyle that is one continual, unending prayer, and practical ways to pray in a deeper way, regardless of our industry, job, or state in life.

You will be able to customize your conference experience by choosing breakout sessions that are most appealing to you. And in true YCP fashion, we’ll have an unforgettable formal gala on Saturday evening. This weekend will be more than “just a weekend” as it will revitalize your faith and expand your friend base. Join young Catholics from across the U.S. on an adventure of hope and promise!


  • Several hundred young professionals in their 20’s and 30’s from cities across the country, including Members from our current YCP chapters

  • Well-known Catholic speakers, executives and business leaders

  • Bishops, priests, nuns and consecrated persons from all over the U.S.
  • YCP’s annual Member Conference is for Catholics that strive to grow deeper in their faith and perform their professional vocation for the glory of God. Attendees find that they are supported by a national network of like-minded young Catholics who strive to ‘Work in Witness’ alongside them, strengthening their Catholic identity and empowering them to act as ambassadors for Christ in all aspects of their lives, including the workplace.


  • “I’ve been raving about it to anyone who would listen!”

  • “The conference challenged me to move forward in a practical way with steps I've been putting off to grow in my spiritual life.”

  • “Fantastic! Very informative and inspiring speakers. So many friendly and fun people to meet!”
  • Thank You to Our 2018 Sponsors!

    Conference Presenting Sponsor:


    As a leading cloud solutions provider, Onix elevates organizations to the next level of productivity, collaboration, efficiency and success since 1992. The company uses its ever-evolving expertise to solve clients’ technology pain points across numerous business sectors. Onix creates targeted solutions with infrastructure, collaboration, devices, enterprise search and geospatial technology, using products from such industry leaders as Google, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Dropbox and Coveo. Onix backs its strategic planning and deployment with incomparable ongoing service, training and support. Onix also offers its own suite of standalone products to solve specific business challenges. Based in Lakewood, Ohio, near Cleveland, Onix also has a Canadian office in Toronto.


    What do you do with $200, a garage, and a passionate desire to spread the message of Christ throughout the world? Start a Media Network!

    That’s just what Mother Angelica did in 1981 when she started the EWTN Global Catholic Network when she transformed the garage of her Poor Clare monastery in Alabama, into a TV network. Through God’s Providence, that humble beginning 37 years ago has become the largest religious media network in the world!

    EWTN’s 11 TV channels are now broadcast in multiple languages to over 275 million television households in more than 145 countries!

    EWTN platforms also include radio services transmitted through 500 radio affiliates worldwide including right here in Cleveland via AM 1260 The Rock!

    EWTN is proud to once again be a sponsor of the Young Catholic Professionals Member Conference here in Cleveland. The Network share’s YCP’s goal to inspire young people to grow deeper in your faith and to act as ambassadors for Christ in all areas of your lives, including the workplace.

    EWTN offers young adult Catholics a variety of programs such as Real Life Catholic with Chris Stefanick, You’re Amazing with Justin Fatica, Life on the Rock and EWTN Pro-Life Weekly. These programs and many other resources offered by EWTN will keep you engaged in the New Evangelization wherever you are!

    EWTN is a beacon of light in a world that is starved for the Truth. Though the medium may change, EWTN’s mission remains the same: putting the media at the service of the Gospel!


    Kurtz Bros., Inc. boasts 70 years of experience in organic and industrial waste/by-product management & recycling, and landscape supply manufacturing & distribution. Beneficial reuse practices have become one of our greatest accomplishments. Kurtz Bros., Inc. successfully manages a multitude of waste products throughout the state of Ohio including wastewater treatment plant biosolids, construction & demolition debris, yard wastes and organics, concrete, industrial byproducts, and now sediment. As a multi-faceted industry leader committed to excellence in customer satisfaction, Kurtz Bros., Inc. will continue to provide innovative products and solutions to the waste-to-resource and soil-related industries we serve. With Northeastern Ohio distribution centers in Avon, Garfield Heights, Valley View and Willowick, and three locations in Columbus, Kurtz Bros., Inc. offers quality landscape materials, waste-to-resource services, and more, to businesses and homeowners throughout Ohio.


    The Catholic Community Foundation is dedicated to enriching the lives of others by encouraging faithful philanthropy. We uphold the Diocese of Cleveland by providing financial support to the spiritual, educational, and charitable needs of people throughout Northeast Ohio

    Who We Support:

  • Catholic Charities: As one of the largest comprehensive health and human service organization in the region, Catholic Charities, Diocese of Cleveland, carries out Christ’s healing mission for those who are hurting – people who are hungry, homeless, unemployed, facing addictions, elderly and alone, and people with mental and physical disabilities. Each year, Catholic Charities serves more than 400,000 individuals in need – no matter their background, race or creed. In 2017, the Catholic Community Foundation raised $14.1 Million for the Catholic Charities Annual Appeal.
  • Catholic Education: With the Gospel at its heart, Catholic schools provide a loving, nurturing environment where the entire community of parents, teachers, students, and supporters are committed to academic and personal success. The Catholic Diocese of Cleveland is the fifth-largest Catholic school system in the United States and the largest private or public school system in Ohio. More than 3,100 students receive needs-based tuition assistance annually, thanks to the generosity of donors who believe in the value of Catholic Education.
  • Catholic Worship and Formation: Borromeo Seminary and Saint Mary Seminary and Graduate School of Theology, located in Wickliffe, remain an important house of formation for the Church of Northeast Ohio. Men who live, pray, and study in preparation for the priesthood learn to speak the language of the Spirit that reaches into the hearts of their brothers and sisters in Christ. In addition to priestly formation, the seminaries provide formation for deacons as well as lay men and women.
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    Our Sunday Visitor is a not-for-profit Catholic company offering products and services designed to accompany Catholics of all ages on their journey toward missionary discipleship. The mission of Our Sunday Visitor and the Our Sunday Visitor Institute is: to serve the Church. Established in 1912, Our Sunday Visitor publishes Catholic magazines and newspapers, a wide range of books, Bibles, and Vatican documents, along with Spanish, Bilingual, and English religion curriculum and sacrament preparation materials, all designed to create lifelong opportunities for encounter with Christ. Our Sunday Visitor also serves the Church through a variety of parish products and services such as websites, online giving, and complete communication, stewardship, offertory programs, and consulting. The Institute demonstrates its commitment to the mission by applying it to the pastoral needs of the Church today through grants funded through proceeds earned in the sale of these products and services.


    CBIZ Investment Advisory Services
    Your Success.Our Mission

    With the objective of delivering consistently superior investment solutions for clients nationwide, the CBIZ IAS investment team:

  • Provides comprehensive investment advisory and asset management solutions to institutional and individual clients.
  • Designs customized investment portfolios that combine the expertise of a credentialed internal investment team with a network of top-rated external managers that have demonstrated the ability to add value in select asset classes.
  • Safeguards client assets through relationships with the industry’s largest custodial firms.
  • Assigns a relationship management team to ensure clients receive consummate service.
  • Builds trust through effective communication and high touch service model.
  • Takes pride in being part of CBIZ (NYSE: CBZ), a firm Forbes has named as its top consulting firm nationally.
  • Services:

    Wealth management services for individuals, estates, foundations and endowments.

    Asset management services for retirement plans including: defined benefit plans – assessing both assets and liability, small plan solutions, cash balance plans.


    Lakeside Supply Companywas founded in 1933 as a wholesale vendor of plumbing, heating and industrial supplies to the Northern Ohio marketplace. Over the years we have endeavored to provide services and products of the highest quality to the contractor, industrial and commercial marketplace. Our goal has always been to exceed customer requirements and expectations. Much has changed since our company’s inception, but our commitment to servicing the needs of our customers has remained the same. This is our purpose and the reason for our continued success.

    Lakeside Supply supplies over 10,000 products from the leading manufacturers. Our company also offers an array of services including inventory management, same day shipping, express will call delivery and tool rentals. We are an all-Union supply house, employing members of both the Plumbers Local 55 and Teamsters Local 436 Drivers. Certifications held by the company include Cuyahoga County Small Business Enterprise, City of Cleveland Small Business (CSB) & Local Producer Enterprise (LPE) and Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District SBE certified.

    Through preserving integrity and equality in business practices, utilizing modern-day operating systems and continually exploring new and innovating products, Lakeside continues to grow and diversify. As we look forward to our ninth decade of business we desire to express our appreciation to our present customers for the opportunities they have presented to us, and we look forward to providing the same legendary service to existing and forthcoming customers.

    Lakeside Supply Company * 3000 West 117th Street * Cleveland, OH 44111 * 216-941-6800