Taking what you experience on Sunday in Church and applying it throughout the week at work can be a challenge. This year’s Faith and Business Conference is for business owners, managers and those that seek to integrate their faith into the workplace.

This year’s conference features world-renowned speakers that will help you take faith principals and turn them into business practices. Learn how to take your Sunday into Monday on Thursday, August 8th at the Ramkota Hotel in Sioux Falls from 11 a.m – 4 p.m.

Schedule of Events

Thursday, August 8, 2019 | Ramkota Hotel – Sioux Falls, SD

11:00 AM


Mass

11:35 AM


Lunch

11:45 AM


Most Reverend Paul J. Swain – Opening Address

12:00 PM


Catherine Pakaluk – A Vision for Principled Business

1:00 PM


Tom Morgan – What I Really Needed to Know to Lead in Business I Learned in Prison

2:00 PM


Rev. James Mason – The Soul of Principled Business

3:00 PM


Panel Discussion

Featured Guests

Most Reverend Paul J. Swain

Most Reverend Paul J. Swain

Bishop, Catholic Diocese of Sioux Falls

Opening Address

Bishop Paul J. Swain was born on September 12, 1943, in Newark, New York. He earned his bachelor’s degree at Ohio Northern University and a Masters in Political Science from the University of Wisconsin. He served in the United States Air Force as an Intelligence Officer, including service in Vietnam where he earned a Bronze Star, then completed his law degree at the University of Wisconsin in 1975 and practiced in Madison. He served Wisconsin’s Governor Lee Sherman Dreyfus from 1979 to 1983 as legal counsel and director of policy before returning briefly to private practice.

Near the end of his service to Governor Dreyfus, the first thoughts of priesthood came to him, but since he wasn’t Catholic he took it as a prompting to take his faith more seriously. Private reading, studying and attendance at Mass led to more formal instruction and entrance into the Catholic faith in 1983. This proved not enough to dismiss the thought of priesthood and he began studying at Blessed John XXIII National Seminary, Weston, Massachusetts. He completed his Master of Divinity and was ordained as a priest of the Diocese of Madison on May 27, 1988.

After ordination, he served several parishes including as rector/pastor of St. Raphael Cathedral, St. Patrick Parish, and Holy Redeemer Parish in Madison. In addition, he served in a variety of diocesan leadership roles and was appointed Vicar General by Most Reverend William H. Bullock in 1996 and by the Most Reverend Robert C. Morlino upon his arrival as Bishop of Madison in 2003.

Pope Benedict XVI appointed him the eighth bishop of Sioux Falls on August 31, 2006, and he was consecrated as Bishop of Sioux Falls on October 26, 2006.

Catherine Pakaluk

Catherine Pakaluk

Assistant Professor of Social Research and Economic Thought, The Catholic University of America

A Vision For Principled Business

Catherine Ruth Pakaluk (Ph.D., 2010) is an Assistant Professor of Social Research and Economic Thought at the Tim and Steph Busch School of Business at The Catholic University of America. Formerly, she was Assistant Professor and Chair of the Economics Department at Ave Maria University. Her primary areas of research include economics of education and religion, family studies and demography, Catholic social thought, and political economy. Dr. Pakaluk is the 2015 recipient of the Acton Institute’s Novak Award, a prize given for “significant contributions to the study of the relationship between religion and economic liberty.”

Pakaluk did her doctoral work at Harvard University under Caroline Hoxby, David Cutler, and 2016 Nobel-laureate Oliver Hart. Her dissertation, “Essays in Applied Microeconomics”, examined the relationship between religious ‘fit’ and educational outcomes, the role of parental effort in observed peer effects and school quality, and theoretical aspects of the contraceptive revolution as regards twentieth-century demographic trends.

Beyond her formal training in economics, Dr. Pakaluk studied Catholic social thought under the mentorship of F. Russell Hittinger, and various aspects of Thomistic thought with Steven A. Long. She is a widely-admired writer and sought-after speaker on matters of culture, gender, social science, the vocation of women, and the work of Edith Stein. She lives in Maryland with her husband Michael Pakaluk and their eight children.

Rev. James Mason

Rev. James Mason

President-Rector, Kenrick-Glennon Seminary

The Soul of Principled Business

Father James Mason is the President-Rector of Kenrick-Glennon Seminary and a Priest of the Diocese of Sioux Falls, SD. After his ordination in 2001, Father Mason served as Pastor of St. Rose of Lima Parish in Garretson from 2001-2004 and as the Director of Vocations, Vice-Chancellor, and Medical Moral Advisor for the Catholic Diocese of Sioux Falls from 2001-2009. In addition, Father Mason served as the Director of Broom Tree Retreat Center from 2004-2014 and as Pastor of St. Lambert Parish in Sioux Falls from 2008-2014. He joined the Kenrick-Glennon Seminary community in 2014 as Director of Spiritual Formation and Dean of Students. In 2015, Archbishop Robert J. Carlson appointed him President-Rector.

Father Mason attended the North American College and received his STB from the Pontifical University of St. Thomas – Angelicum, Rome. He received his JD from the University of Minnesota Law School. Prior to entering the seminary, Father Mason was the Director of Catholic Charities, legal counsel, and lobbyist for the Diocese of Sioux Falls and worked as a prosecutor in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Father Mason has traveled the world, giving many retreats for priests and for the Missionaries of Charity. He directs a 30-day Silent Ignatian Retreat at Broom Tree Retreat Center and has also taught a course on the Spirituality of the Diocesan Priesthood at the Institute of Priestly Formation (IPF) Summer Program.

Tom Morgan

Tom Morgan

Vistage Chair

What I Really Needed To Know To Lead In Business I Learned In Prison

For nearly forty years Tom Morgan has been acquiring, starting, operating, combining, and selling businesses. Now he uses those lessons learned to coach and inspire fellow CEO’s to achieve even more than they might think possible. Trained as a scientist, Tom also holds Masters degrees in business and bioethics, which he melds with his experience to shape his teaching role.

Perhaps his most valuable lessons have been learned in the penitentiary. All of these life-lessons inform his personal mission statement: “I’m just a guy who is working as hard as I can to get into heaven.”

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