Join us at Sacred Heart’s Sixth Annual SHSST Preaching Conference:

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January 2-4, 2024

Schedule of the Conference COMING SOON!

When: Tuesday Evening, January 2 through Wednesday Evening, January 3, 2024. However, if you are traveling, you are welcoming to join us for Mass and breakfast on Thursday before your departure.

Where: Sacred Heart Seminary and School of Theology, 7335 S Lovers Lane Rd, Franklin, WI 53132

Cost: $125 per person (includes all presentations , Tuesday evening dinner, all meals and reception on Wednesday, Thursday breakfast. Housing not included.)

Housing: Sacred Heart has a block of rooms reserved at the Hampton Inn and Suites Milwaukee/Franklin until December 6, 2023 for $99 per night.

Questions? Contact Deacon Steve Kramer, D. Min., Director of Homiletics:, 414-858-4767

Note to Clergy: Please ask your chancery office to email an electronic file (JPG or PDF) of your letter of suitability, with the letter addressed to the Most Rev. Jerome E. Listecki, Archdiocese of Milwaukee, 3501 South Lake Drive, PO Box 070912, Milwaukee, WI 53207-0912. It can be emailed to:

Speaker Biographies: MORE COMING SOON!

Dcn. Steve Kramer, D.Min., was ordained in 1994 for the Diocese of Rockville Centre, New York and is now incardinated for the Archdiocese of Milwaukee. He holds an M.A in Theology from Immaculate Conception Seminary in Huntington, New York and a Doctorate (D.Min.) in Preaching and Communication from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in Massachusetts. He is the Director of Homiletics and Associate Professor of Pastoral Studies at Sacred Heart Seminary and School of Theology in Hales Corners, Wisconsin.  In addition, Deacon Kramer teaches homiletics to the candidates for the Permanent Diaconate Formation program of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee. Deacon Steve is a nationally known retreat master and speaker on preaching/communication topics, as well as contributing articles and a quarterly column for The Deacon magazine. He and his wife Geri have been married for forty-four years. They have four grown children and one grandchild all who now live in Southeastern Wisconsin.