From Deep Into Deeper

March 28-29 2020

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2020 Event will be held in downtown Alexandria

Book a room by calling the Holiday Inn Downtown Alexandria. Use code "CMC"

About the conference

MAN Deep into Deeper is a Catholic Men’s conference for men ages 18-100 who are seeking a deeper encounter with our Lord! We will explore what it means to live and love as a Man of God, journey through the practical ways of living life under the mission that we are called to as Sons of God, and leave with a burning desire to rise up as men of God in your home, for your family, in your jobs and in your church.

Our world is suffering from a lack of true holy men who are willing to stand firm in the faith and be the men we are created to be. God is calling you! It’s time to answer the call. Join us as speaker Jake Khym talks Godly manhood, equipping us with the tools necessary to live life as a man of God to the fullest. Bishop Emeritus Sam Jacobs will challenge us to rise to our true calling and take our place as priests, prophets and kings.

Our host Paul George from the Diocese of Lafayette will guide us as we journey together building a community of MEN.  Grae McCullough will lead us in worship as we respond to God’s outpouring of Love through prayer and song.

The time is now!

Isaiah 43:19: “See, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.”

2020 MAN Conference Host


Paul has spent over twenty-three years helping people discover the “art of living” through searching themselves, discovering a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, and finding true happiness. Throughout these years, he has served in various capacities, including: president of a non-profit, speaker, mentor, consultant, coach, author, diocesan director, youth minister and college campus minister. It’s his role as a husband and father that he cherishes the most. His personal mission is to love God, his wife, his children and his neighbors as God loves. His book, Rethink Happiness, was released in May, 2018. Paul received an undergraduate degree in education, kinesiology and a master’s degree in Theological Studies from the University of Dallas.  He is a sought after speaker, life coach and consultant.

2020 Speakers

Bishop Emeritus Sam Jacobs


Bishop Sam Jacobs was ordained to the priesthood for the Diocese of Lafayette in 1964 where he served as pastor, chaplain, and associate pastor of several parishes there and also in the Diocese of Lake Charles. He has served as chairman of the National Service Committee for the Charismatic Renewal and diocesan director of Vocations and Seminarians for the Diocese of Lake Charles.

Bishop Jacobs was appointed the tenth bishop of Alexandria in 1989 and was installed as the third bishop of Houma-Thibodaux in 2003. He retired in October of 2013 and is now the bishop emeritus of Houma-Thibodaux. He celebrated 50 years of priesthood on June 6, 2014, and marked 25 years of episcopacy on August 24, 2014.

Jake Khym


Jake has a Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology and a Bachelor of Arts in Theology with a concentration in Catechetics. Jake has worked in various settings for over 20 years including adult faith formation, seminarian and priestly formation, diocesan evangelization, catechesis, RCIA, retreat ministry, and he ran his own private counseling practice for over 10 years.

Currently, Jake teaches at the Seminary of Christ the King offering human and pastoral formation to the seminarians in the Archdiocese of Vancouver, is a consultant to Dioceses and ministries, offers an annual Men's Retreat in British Columbia and accompanies male leaders on their journey of faith. Jake also offers inspiring workshops and retreats on a variety of topics. He lives in Abbotsford, BC with his wife Heather and their three children.


Leland G. "Grae" McCullough, IV

Leland G. "Grae" McCullough, IV, known to most by his nickname, "Grae," has been writing music since he was a young teenager. A southern boy through and through, he graduated from Louisiana State University in Alexandria, Louisiana, where he received a bachelor of liberal arts degree in English.
Armed with a passion for music and the Church, Grae seeks to combine those elements in his writing, composing songs that are both current and in accord with the Church's rich musical traditions. With heartfelt lyrics and easy-to-sing melodies, his music is meant to be sung in worship by God's people. Grae's recent release, Mass of Restoration, a verbatim Mass setting for contemporary liturgies was co-written with bandmate Josh Blakesley and beautifully demonstrates his approachable writing style.
For the past several years Grae has been working closely with Josh and his band, playing guitar, singing background vocals, making albums and traveling around the country sharing his gift of music with people everywhere. Released in 2015, the band's most recent full-length album, Even In This, is a ten-song collection about God's omniscient presence even in the darkest of times.
Currently, Grae lives in Pineville, Louisiana, and he serves as associate music director at Our Lady of Prompt Succor in the neighboring city of Alexandria.
-bio courtesy of Oregon Catholic Press-

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