Christ Our Life Iowa -


September 28 & 29, 2024
Wells Fargo Arena
Des Moines

Don’t miss this every two-year opportunity to hear world class speakers, celebrate Mass with thousands, attend reconciliation, fill your spirit with music and visit Jesus in adoration.

Feel Your Soul rejoice!

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Ticket Information

Ticket Pricing
Adults - $30
College/HS & younger - FREE!! This is made possible by Joe Lane who is reaching out to generous donors to pay for the cost of our youth tickets…Praise God!

Let’s Believe, Live and Celebrate... Our Faith!


The 2024 Christ Our Life Conference will have a high school & college track. This additional track will not affect their participation during the main conference. What it does mean is that during the lunch hour, dinner hour and after the evening adoration there will be additional opportunities for them to hear our speakers that are known to be young adult speakers (NCYC & Seek Conference).  These speakers are very engaging and relatable. What a perfect opportunity for our teens and Confirmandi. ALL for FREE!!

Expanded High School/College Track

12:30 pm Jason Evert will be at his booth in concourse, HyVee Hall
1:15 pm Music with Steve Angrisano
1:30 pm Sr. Josephine Garrett
2:00 pm Jason Evert
3:30 pm Prayer
4:15 pm Msgr. Stephen Rossetti (return to Wells Fargo Arena)
5:40 pm Dinner (pizza and Q & A with Msgr. Stephen Rossetti
and Magnus MacFarlane-Barrow)
6:40 pm Mary’s Meals Social Media Challenge
6:50 pm Wells Fargo Arena


Bishop William Joensen
Brilliantly leading his flock in the Des Moines Diocese, this esteemed educator and spiritual director welcomes all

Father Robert Spitzer
Host of EWTN TV’s “Father Spitzer’s Universe,” Father explains the complementarity of science, faith and philosophy
--Serving as President of the Magis Center and the Spitzer Center, Father Spitzer served as President of Gonzaga University for 11 years, increasing the student population by 75%. Known to many through his EWTN weekly television program, “Father Spitzer’s Universe,” this brilliant scholar offers wisdom in areas of science, evidence of God, ethics, creation, historicity of Jesus and more.

Msgr. Stephen Rossetti (An exorcist Priest)
Msgr. shares knowledge gained as Chief Exorcist of the Archdiocese of Washington for 13 years, and as a licensed psychologist
--He will talk on exorcisms.

Father Craig Vasek
Appointed by the USCCB as Eucharistic preacher, Father Vasek energizes Catholics to increase their connection to the Eucharist.
--As one of 50 priests appointed by the United States Council of Catholic Bishops to reconnect Catholics with the Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist, Fr. Vasek has traveled the country to engage and inspire Catholics everywhere. He has served as a parish priest, Chaplain of Athletics and program Director at the University of Mary and worked with the Missionaries of Charity throughout the world.

Sister Josephine Garrett
Raised Baptist, this joyful former banker took her final vows in 2020 and is passionate about youth and the sacred importance of family
--Raised in the Baptist faith in Houston, Texas, Sister Josephine worked in the banking industry for 10 years, managing a staff of 200. She became Catholic in 2005 and professed her final vows as a religious sister in 2020. She serves as a licensed clinical mental health counselor and also in vocation ministry. Sister is passionate about the sacred value of family and educating the whole person in faith.

Jeff Cavins (The Bible Timeline)
Masterfully igniting our desire to share the Good News of Jesus, this Biblical scholar teaches and writes on a vast realm of subjects
--He will talk on Sharing the Good News.

Jason Evert (The Chastity Project)
Traveling to six continents and speaking to millions, Jason continues to share the message of purity, inspiring all to live as Jesus desires
--He will give two talks; one in the main arena and the other during break out with our high school and college students.

Magnus and Julie MacFarlane-Barrow
The CEO of Mary’s Meals is joined by his wife Julie to share the challenges and joys of feeding more than 2.4 million hungry children daily
--As founder of Mary’s Meals in 2002, Magnus has led this non-profit organization from its inception. Mary’s Meals began by feeding hundreds of desperately poor children at their place of education daily. Now, in 2023, Mary’s Meals proudly feeds over 2,400,000 kids daily. Magnus’ wife Julie accompanied Magnus on his early journeys, offering aid. She continues to support Magnus as the organization feeds children in 18 countries.

Steve Angrisano
Possessing a unique talent to understand his audience, Steve leads worship and praise music and story-weaves to inspire and enrich our faith.
--Christ Our Life’s beloved musician, singer and storyteller returns for a seventh time, gracing the Wells Fargo stage with his abundant talent. Steve’s innate ability to “read” the audience, knowing when to quietly stir hearts or joyfully enliven our spirits, making him a perennial favorite among COL conference attendees. Through the combination of music and storytelling, Steve inspires a deeper love of Jesus and His Blessed

September 28 & 29, 2024 Wells Fargo Arena Des Moines, Iowa
Weekend Pass: $30 Adult
Student/Youth: FREE!


All hotel blocks are now available for booking for our 2024 conference: