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Saturday June 11

Morning Praise

 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Friday, June 10

Conference Opening

9:00 a.m.


Early Registration     5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

The 2016 Interregional African American Catholic Evangelization Conference

thursday, June 9, 2016  |      Galt House Hotel  |   140 N 4th St, Louisville, KY 40202  |   (502) 589-5200

                                         As the Interregional African American Catholic Evangelization Conference (IAACEC) Coordinator, it is my

                                         pleasure to invite you to join us in Columbus, OH for the 2016 IAACEC. his year’s evangelization

                                         conference is an essential occasion for Catholics nationally to unite, celebrate and empower one

                                         another through tis compelling ministry. The IAACEC draws attendance from ministries and presenters

                                         the are knowledgeable and ready to share their gifts of evangelization with you.


                                         “Living Our Faith, Sharing Our Story” is the theme this year as the workshops will focus on presentations

                                         relating to evangelization, catechists, spirituality, relationships, youth ministry and much more. the con

                                         ference will feature high profile keynote speakers and proven workshop presenters who will discuss the

                                         latest topics in African American Catholic Ministry.


                                         In addition, the National African American Catholic Youth Ministry Network (NAACYMN) will offer

                                         workshops geared specifically to African American youth ministries. The George Findley Institute for lay practitioners is offered to those who desire to enhance their skills in religious education, evangelization and youth ministry from an African-centric perspective. Even more there are exquisite exhibits and vendors to accommodate your purchasing desires.


We want you to begin the conference with ease and efficiency, so I encourage you to per-register and confirm hotel reservations. “Living Our Faith” is an opportunity to share our gifts, expressed from our cultural perspective. Come with our commitment and creativity so that you may live spirit-filled and ready to share good news of Christ.



M. Annette Mandley-Turner

B.S., B.A., M.S.L.,M.S.HR

Founder and Coordinator

Interregional African American

Catholic Evangelization Conference

African American Training Institute Renamed in Honor of George C. Findley, Jr.

The George C. Findley, Jr. Training Institute, named in honor of the late Director of the African American Catholic Ministries for the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, provides a Professional Tract that will enhance your skills in the areas of Youth Ministry, Religious Education, Young Adult Ministry and Evangelization from an Africentric perspective.  Its mission is to generate ideas and foster candid exchanges related to these areas.


If the spark has gone out of your Youth Ministry, Catechetical Ministry or more focus  is needed on Multicultural Ministry, the Training Institute is meant for you.  If you can’t seem to find the Africentric resources you need and must adapt everything.  YOU NEED THIS INSTITUTE!  We do not want you to miss out on the golden opportunity of training the trainers.  Our space is very limited.  So the sooner you register, the better your chances are to participate.


The date for the George C. Findley, Jr. Training Institute are June 9, 2016, at the Galt House Hotel, Louisville, KY.  There will be three training session offered simultaneously, with emphasis on; Youth and Young Adult ministry,


Evangelization, and Lifelong Learning and Formation.

An array of speakers and presenters have been invited to help us meet the challenge of “Developing Leaders for a Vibrant Church”.


The cost is $100.00 per person and $125.00 (on site).  CEU’s will be awarded.  Please check with your (Arch)diocese. Registration and a continental breakfast will be served from 7:15am – 8:30am.  The institute will begin at 9:00am and end at 5:00pm.  For more information or to register for the institute please call the Office of Multicultural  Ministry at (502) 636-0296.




Interregional African American Catholic Evangelization Conference


The IAACEC invites your participation in its tenth gathering. This conference offers you new ideas, relationships and fosters collaboration and networking. The overall goal of the conference is Evangelization which strives to achieve the National Black Catholic Congress’ Youth and Young Adult principles, while preparing all participants to fully engage in the life of their parish and promoting the National Black Catholic Congress. The center of the conference is Prayer and Worship, surrounded by daily General Sessions, featuring speakers of national prominence. Breakout sessions are scheduled to provide opportunities for participants to learn about effective programs and practices.


Conference Brochure


George C. Findley, Jr. 1929-2004


George C. Findley, Jr. was born in Cleveland, OH on June 28, 1928, to George and Louise Findley. George flourished in Cleveland’s public school system where he developed a love of spirited debate.  He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in education from Baldwin-Wallace College and a Master of Education degree from Kent State University.  Additional post graduate work was done at Cleveland State and Miami Universities.


He served as an educator, administrator and mentor for high school principals before his retirement from the school system.


He assumed the position of Director of the Office of Black Ministry for the Archdiocese of Cincinnati in 1990.  George retired on February 29, 2004.  His ministry included serving and assisting the archbishop in meeting the pastoral needs of the African American community.  He was also the lead agent for implementation of the pastoral plan for African American Catholics.  In addition, he trained participants in quality African American leadership and ministry, which served as a foundation for The Institute.  He also promoted African American participation in archdiocesan organizations and administered the Altar Scholarship program.


George began his affiliation with Region V at a National Black Catholic Congress meeting in Baton Rouge, LA.  He served in numerous positions with Region V, but the most notable was chairperson of The African American Training Institute.  As chairperson, he became an icon and known as a strong and courageous advocate for innovative training for African American Catholics involved in ministries.


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