University of Dallas Ministry Conference Renamed Dallas Ministry Conference
Date published: March 10, 2016
The University of Dallas and the Catholic Diocese of Dallas, co-sponsors of the University
of Dallas Ministry Conference, announced that to better reflect their partnership,
the conference will henceforth be known as the Dallas Ministry Conference. The 10th
annual conference will be held Sept. 29-Oct. 1, 2016, at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center Dallas.
“The new name embodies the commitment of the conference and the goal to reach out
to the broader community by truly walking together in faith,” said Theodore Whapham,
dean of the University of Dallas School of Ministry.
“The new name reflects the combined effort and energy to provide excellent formation
for ministry professionals and Catholics who want to learn more about their faith,”
said Bishop Kevin J. Farrell. “The Dallas Ministry Conference welcomes all those seeking
the best in ongoing education and spiritual enrichment.”
The Most Rev. Blase J. Cupich, archbishop of Chicago, will deliver the keynote address.
Cupich serves as the ninth Archbishop of Chicago and is active on numerous committees.
He received his doctorates of sacred theology and sacramental theology from the Catholic
University of America; his dissertation was titled “Advent in the Roman Tradition:
An Examination and Comparison of the Lectionary Readings as Hermeneutical Units in
Three Periods.” The archbishop will give his address the morning of Friday, Sept. 30.
The Dallas Ministry Conference welcomes people from all over the world. In 2015, 32
states and five countries were represented, with participants from 12 Texas dioceses
and 39 dioceses in other parts of the United States. It is the Southwest’s largest
Catholic ministry conference.
Conference registration will open in early April. For more information, visit udallas.edu/dmc.