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Redeemed conference banner. Date: April 6. Place: Scheels Arena, Fargo.


REDEEMED 2018 was a conference for Catholics of all ages. It was held on April 7, 2018, at the Scheels Arena, Fargo. Due to space restrictions, the Children’s Program was held at Shanley High School (5600 25th St. S., Fargo).

Featured Presenters

The line-up of presenters include:

  • Dr. Edward Sri – Two Presentations: “Called by Name” and “Who am I to Judge?”
  • Dr. Greg and Lisa Popcak – Talk “See How They Love One Another” and Speakers’ Panel
  • Nic Davidson – Youth Program and Speakers’ Panel
  • Cat.Chat – Children’s Program (at Shanley High School)
  • Jeffrey Salveson – Magic Show at Children’s Program (at Shanley High School)

Speaker Biographies

Dr. Edward Sri

Dr. Sri is a theologian, author and well-known Catholic speaker who regularly appears on EWTN and travels around the world to address clergy, parish leaders, catechists and laity. He has written several best-selling books and has appeared on several video series.

With Curtis Martin, Dr. Sri is a founding leader of the Fellowship of Catholic University Students and currently serves as a professor of theology at the Augustine Institute in Denver. He resides with his wife Elizabeth and their eight children in Littleton, Colorado.

Morning Presentation: “Called by Name”
Afternoon Keynote: “Who am I to Judge?”

Dr. Gregory and Lisa Popcak

Dr. Gregory Popcak is the Founder and Executive Director of the Pastoral Solutions Institute, an organization dedicated to helping Catholics find faith-filled solutions to tough marriage, family, and personal problems. Lisa, his wife, is the Vice-President of the Institute. They have authored many books, both individually and as a couple. They have hosted nationally-syndicated, call-in radio advice programs and television series on EWTN. Dr. Popcak also serves as an adjunct faculty at Franciscan University of Steubenville.

Morning Presentation: “See How They Love One Another”
Afternoon: Speakers’ Panel

Nic Davidson

Nic Davidson is an energetic and humorous speaker, on fire with the Catholic faith. He is an evengelist, writer and host of a radio program.

A convert from Assemblies of God and having had his life transformed by Theology of the Body, Nic offers the same grace to those around him. He lives in St. Cloud, MN. He and his wife Jacelyn are parents of three adopted children.

Morning Presentation to Youth: “Called by Name”
Afternoon: Speakers’ Panel


Cat Chat parents, children and Moses the CatOver the past 10 years, the Cat.Chat family and Moses the Cat have performed for hundreds of parishes, schools and Catholic events across the USA and Canada. Audiences have been “wowed” by the Cat.Chat family’s unique blend of faith and lively entertainment.

The Cat.Chat family makes their home in Saskatchewan, Canada.

Jeffrey Salveson

North Dakota’s only full time working professional Comedy Magician and Balloon Twister, Jeffrey has over 35 years of professional entertainment experience. He travels the upper Midwest, performing at hundreds of events each year. He makes his home in Fargo.

Front Fenders

The Front Fenders are a band from Fargo-Moorhead founded in 1996. They will deliver a high energy night of fun with a mix of music from the 50’s to the present, from Rock n’ Roll to Country.

Registration Information


Pre-Registration is available until Sunday, April 1, 2018.  Register online today!

Space is limited for the Children’s Program and onsite registration will not be available.

Early Registration – through March 18

  • Adults: $25 each
  • College Students: $15 each
  • Youth Program (ages 13–17): $15 each
  • Children’s Program (ages 5-12 at Shanley High School): $15 each
  • Family Maximum: $100
Late Registration – March 19–April 1
  • Adults: $35 each
  • College Students: $15 each
  • Youth Program (ages 13-17): $15 each
  • Children’s Program (ages 5-12 at Shanley High School): $15 each
  • Family Maximum: $125

Onsite Registration (not available for Children’s Program)

  • Adults: $40 each
  • College Students: $20 each
  • Youth Program (ages 13-17): $15 each
  • Children’s Program: Not available
  • Family Maximum: Not available

Pre-registration will be available until April 1, 2018. ALL REGISTRATION FEES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE. Online Registration managed by

Main Event

Tentative Schedule
Time Activity
8:00 a.m.  Doors open / Registration
9:30 a.m.  Welcome and Announcements
9:40 a.m.  Opening Prayer and Remarks: Bishop John Folda
First Morning Presentation: Dr. Edward Sri
Title: “Called by Name”
11:00 a.m.  Second Morning Presentation: Dr. Greg and Lisa Popcak
Title: “See How They Love One Another”
12:00 p.m.  Lunch Break
1:30 p.m.  Afternoon Presentation: Dr. Edward Sri
Title: “Who am I to Judge?”
2:50 p.m.  Speaker’s Panel: Dr. Sri, Dr. Greg and Lisa Popcak, and Nic Davidson
4:30 p.m.  Divine Mercy Devotions
5:00 p.m.  Celebration of Holy Mass with Bishop Folda
7:30–9:30 p.m.  Dance with the Front Fenders

The Youth Program

General Information

The Youth Program is open to students in Middle School and High School. In the morning, the young people will hear Nic Davidson speak. In the afternoon, they will join their parents or youth group to hear Dr. Sri’s presentation.

Parish Youth Groups

Youth are encouraged to attend the conference with their families. However, if parents are not able to attend, parishes may organize a youth group to attend with chaperones. It is recommended that there be 1 adult chaperone for every 5 students. To register, follow these steps:

  1. On the website, register each chaperone as an adult and each student for the Youth Program.
  2. Download and complete the “Parental Consent and Medical Form” for each student.

The “Parental Consent and Medical Form” should be carried by the chaperones during the conference.

Meals are not provided. Groups are free to pack meals and eat outside, or visit a local restaurant. Chaperones must stay with the students during meals.

Tentative Schedule
Time Activity
9:00 a.m.  Doors Open / Registration
Introductions and Opening Prayer
10:00 a.m.  First Presentation: Nic Davidson
Title: “Called by Name”
11:15 a.m.  Second Presentation: Nic Davidson
Title: “Love in the Family”
11:50 a.m.  Lunch Break
Youth join their parents or youth group for lunch.
2:00 p.m.  Youth join the Main Event to hear Dr. Sri’s presentation “Who am I to Judge?”, the panel discussion and Mass with Bishop Folda.

The Children’s Program

General Information

The Children’s Program is open to children ages 5-12. Due to space limitations, it will be held at Shanley High School, 5600 25th St. S., Fargo. Because the children will be at Shanley High School all day, they will be served lunch.

Special Notes:

  • Parents are responsible for getting their children to Shanley High School, 5600 25th St. S., Fargo.
  • Parents should register with their entire family at Shanley High School.
  • Children will eat lunch at Shanley High School.
  • At the end of the day, the children will be bused to Scheels Arena, where they will meet their parents.
  • Space is limited.
Tentative Schedule
Time Activity
8:00 a.m.  Doors open / Registration at Shanley High School
9:00 a.m.  Chat.Cat Performances
12:00 p.m.  Lunch
1:00 p.m.  Magician Jeffrey Salveson and other activities
3:30 p.m.  Children’s Program ends.
  Children are bused to Scheels Arena and rejoin their familes for the Divine Mercy Devotions and Mass with Bishop Folda.

Block of Hotel Rooms

A block of rooms has been reserved for April 6th and 7th at the Element Hotel, 925 19th Avenue East, West Fargo (just north of I-94 and 9th Street). You may reserve a room by contacting them at 701‑478‑5333 and requesting a room under the “Redeemed 2018” block or using the booking code “RD06AB.” Or visit them online at

Frequently Asked Questions

Are meals included in the cost of registration?

In general, meals are not included with the registration cost.  However, because the children will not be at the same location as their parents during the lunch hour, we are providing lunch for those in the Children's Program.

Are there restaurants at the Scheels Arena?

No, but there are food vendors and concessions stands as well as a variety of restaurants in the surrounding area.

My child has food allergies; what will you be serving for lunch for the Children's Program?

We are serving corn dogs, chips, and fruit.  If your child has allergies to any of these, please contact us at 701-356-7900 to make alternate arrangements.

Why is the Children's Program being held offsite at Shanley High School instead of at the Scheels Arena?

The Children's Program was initially going to be at Scheels Arena but several months into the planning it was discovered that the intended site was not big enough to accommodate the staging for Cat.Chat.  The decision had to be made whether to cancel the Children's Program due to lack of space or to host it offsite.  Shanley graciously offered to host the program so that the children would also have an opportunity to participate in the day as well.  Buses have arranged to bring the children to their families at the Scheels Arena at 4:00 p.m. so that the whole family can join together for the Divine Mercy Chaplet, Holy Mass, and the family dance.

What is your procedure if my child needs me or has an emergency?

The coordinators of the Children's Program will have a form with parents' contact information.  The children will also be wearing wrist bands with their parents' names and cell phone numbers on them.  In the event of an emergency, we will contact you directly on the number you provide.

Can I pick my child up at the end of their program?  Do they have to take the bus?

Yes, you can pick your child up at any time.  However, if children are not picked up before the buses leave, they will be bused over to Scheels Arena.  All the volunteers will be accompanying the children on the buses over to Scheels Arena for Mass.

Can I just register my child for the conference and not attend the adult portion?

No, parents must also be signed up for the REDEEMED Conference at the Scheels Arena.

If I sign my child in at Shanley, do I also have to sign in once again at the Scheels Arena?

No, if you have a child ages 5-12, you will sign the whole family in at Shanley that morning.  You will not need to sign in once again at the Scheels Arena.

Can I bring my child to Shanley later in the morning?

Yes, but once the program begins, all the volunteers will be assisting the children.  Outside of the normally scheduled registration period, you will need to locate a volunteer to assist you and your child with check-in before your child will be able to join the program. 

Is there a half-day price for registration?

No, all registrations cover the entire conference.

Can I just come for Mass without registering?

Yes, Mass is always open to the public.