Friday July 12, 2019 at 5:00 PM CDT
Sunday July 14, 2019 at 12:00 PM CDT

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St. John's University 
2850 Abbey Plaza
Collegeville, MN 56321

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Billy O'Regan 
TEC Conference 

Join us for 3 days in Collegeville, Minnesota, to celebrate the many ways that Christ sends us forth to serve others. The Central Minnesota TEC community is excited to welcome everyone to their home diocese of St. Cloud for fun, fellowship, prayer and spiritual formation. We can't waith to see you at beautiful St. John's University!



2:00-5:00 PM Registration

6:00 PM Dinner

7:00-8:30 PM Opening Session

8:45 PM Mass


8:00 AM Breakfast

9:00 AM Morning Session with Keynote John Vitek

10:45 AM Breakout Round One

12:00 PM Lunch

1:15 PM Breakout Round Two

2:15 PM Breakout Round Three

4:30 PM Vigil Mass with Bishop Donald J. Kettler of Saint Cloud

5:30 PM Agape Dinner (with awards, and live auction)

7:00 PM Community Activity

9:00 PM Silent Auction Closed & Night Prayer


8:30 AM Breakfast

9:30 AM Morning Session

11:30 AM Departure


TEC Encounter 2019:

Called by Christ,  Affirmed in Love,  Sent to Serve! 

St. John's University in Collegeville, Minnesota

July 12-14, 2019

The TEC family gathers for 3 days each year so that our call to encounter Christ may deepen. Come to strengthen your spiritual life, widen your circle of friends and to gather resources for your TEC community! At TEC Encounter, you will find:

  • A deeper sense of community
  • Networking opportunities with other members of the TEC family
  • A greater knowledge of TEC’s spiritual processes
  • An opportunity to gather and share resources
  • Personal spiritual renewal



John Vitek has served in church leadership for nearly 30 years, including as a parish youth minister and director of religious education, a diocesan director of youth and pastoral life, and Cancellor of the Diocese of Winona.  He is currently president and chief executive officer of Saint Mary’s Press. Recently he coauthored the study Going, Going, Gone: The Dynamics of Disaffiliation in Youth Catholics. He is a sought-after public speaker on this and countless other topics. Further, John has years of "TEC experience", having directed many TEC weekends over the years. 


Registration for TEC Encounter is online through the link below. If you or someone you know needs a paper registration or has questions, please email or call please Erica at the TEC Conference office at 504-227-3233 (ext 2). Our full contact info is in the left side panel.

We look forward to seeing you at TEC Encounter 2019!  

Please read all information below before registering.


Register by March 31, 2019, to access early bird prices!

PRIVATE/SINGLE ROOM: $250 (before March 31) / $260 (after April 1)

DOUBLE ROOM: $185 (by March 31) / $195 (after April 1)

YOUNG ADULTS: $75 (by March 31) / $85 (after April 1)

DAY RATE: $95 (by March 31) / $105 (after April 1)



Mutually requested roommates will be paired together if both roommates register before May 31, 2019, when we will begin to create the rooming list.  Any requested roommate who has not registered by May 31 may be assigned a different room.  For those who register for a room but do not have roommate requests, we will assign roommates according to age range and gender.



Spouses may register on the same registration form. Fill out the contact information for one person and choose "Double" as your room option. Then, select "Add Spouse" on the form and fill in your spouse's name. For your spouse, select "Double" as the second room option. This will be a total of $370 with early bird registration or $390 after March 31, 2019 (excluding any extra t-shirt purchases) and will guarantee that spouses will room together. Most bathrooms/showers are shared and may necessitate one spouse walking to a gender appropriate bathroom on another hallway.



All bedrooms have single beds and community bathroom/showers located on the far end of each floor. They are accessable by elevator and include several rooms which are handicap accessable. All rooms are outfitted with pillows, sheets, towels, and wifi access.  All rooms have a vanity area with hot and cold running water and a mirror. All bedrooms except the Young Adult rooms are climate controlled. Some spouses may need to walk to a gender appropriate bathroom on another hallway.



The day rate covers the cost of meals and programming for Encounter, not lodging.  Those selecting the day rate must make plans to stay off campus with a local friend or at a nearby hotel.


Full refunds are available until June 1, 2019. Partial refunds MAY be available until July 1, 2019.



For those flying to Encounter, the nearest large airport is Minneapolis-St. Paul (MSP). It is 1 hour and 30 minutes away from St. John's. Transportation is not being provided this year.

"Executive Express" is a shuttle service which delivers travelers to St. John's for a fee. Typial shuttle costs for 1 person are $70 round trip. The fee decreases if reserved with multiple travelers. Registrants who choose not to rent a car are responsible for making their own shuttle arrangements by visiting: https://executiveexpress.hudsonltd.net/res?USERIDENTRY=STBEN&LOGON=GO

Please share your air travel plans with us and we will do our best to connect you with travelers with similar flight times.



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