Bishop Boyea

Dear brothers and sisters in Christ,
Bishop Boyea invites all Diocese of Lansing clergy and parish ministry leadership staff to join him to discuss some of the most successful ways to engage people in the “Court of the Gentiles” 'The Four Levels of Happiness®'


“It is Jesus that you seek when you dream of happiness.
It is Jesus who stirs in you the desire to do something great with your lives.“
- St. John Paul II

Augustine – We all want to live happily; in the whole human race there is no one who does not assent to this proposition, even before it is fully articulated.
Aquinas – Man cannot live without joy.
Aristotle – Happiness is the meaning and purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence.


8:00 a.m. to 8:45 a.m.

Begin the day with Bishop Boyea for an"optional Mass"at St. Mary Cathedral.

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8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Free parking provided at Kellogg Center in attached parking structure.

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“It is Jesus that you seek when you dream of happiness; He is waiting for you when nothing else you find satisfies you; He is the beauty to which you are so attracted; it is He who provoked you with that thirst for fullness that will not let you settle for compromise; it is He who urges you to shed the masks of a false life; it is He who reads in your heart your most genuine choices, the choices that others try to stifle.

It is Jesus who stirs in you the desire to do something great with your lives, the will to follow an ideal, the refusal to allow yourselves to be ground down by mediocrity, the courage to commit yourselves humbly and patiently to improving yourselves and society, making the world more human and more fraternal.”

Bishop Boyea

Bishop Boyea

Bishop Earl Boyea was installed as Lansing's fifth bishop of Lansing on April 29, 2008. The oldest of ten children, he was raised in Waterford, Michigan and studied at Sacred Heart Seminary High School and College and subsequently at the Pontifical North American College and Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome. He was ordained to the priesthood on May 20, 1978.

Jim Berlucchi

Jim Berlucchi

James Berlucchi helped co-found the Spitzer Center which he oversees in Ann Arbor, Michigan. An educator, executive coach, speaker and author, he has partnered with Fr. Spitzer to produce the entire curricula. As the lead presenter of the Spitzer programs, he has worked with scores of leadership teams and staffs in dioceses, parishes, schools, hospitals and apostolates across the U.S.

Craig Pohl

Craig Pohl

Craig Pohl is the Director of the Office of New Evangelization for the Diocese of Lansing. He has been married to his wife, Allison, for eight years and they have five children. Their home parish is St. Mary, Westphalia. Craig has been involved in evangelization and Catholic ministry in various capacities for over 20 years and is known primarily for his passion for spreading the Good News of Jesus Christ. He is also one of the hosts of The Armchair Catholic podcast. A podcast for the everyday Catholic.

Father Robert Spitze

Father Robert Spitzer

Fr. Robert Spitzer, S.J., Ph.D., is the founder and president of the Spitzer Center. A scholar, teacher, author, and seasoned leader, Fr. Spitzer is a pre-eminently a theologian and philosopher. His other fields of expertise, however, include management science, finance, ethics, and physics. Born in Honolulu, Hawaii in 1952, Fr. Spitzer entered the Society of Jesus in 1974, was ordained a priest on June 11, 1983, and took final vows April 4, 1992.

Fr. Robert Spitzer will join us via video conference.


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8:00 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.

Begin the day with Bishop Boyea for an"optional Mass" at St. Mary Cathedral.

8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

Check-in at Kellogg Center  (free parking in attached structure)

9:30 a.m.

Workshop Begins


Lunch (provided)

4:30 p.m.

Workshop Concludes


Admission is FREE but space is limited.