Meet the author: Kathryn Whitaker

September 13, 2019 @ 2:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Basilica of St. John the Evangelist
279 Atlantic St
CT 06901

STAMFORD—Join us in Stamford for a restful, fun Saturday morning with local Catholic friends, our own amazing Father Joseph Gill, coffee, brunch, book signing and talk by inspiring Catholic author Kathryn Whitaker, from Austin, TX, and led by an amazingly hilarious Emcee, Liv Harrison, from Houston, TX. Let the fun begin!

Join us in the parish hall downstairs below the church.

9:30 VIP Meet & Greet with Kathryn & Liv

10:00 General Admission Welcome and Greetings by Lisa Kotasek and

Introducing The Liv Harrison & Kathryn Whitaker

Talk by Father Joseph Gill on “Joy & The Lives of the Saints”

Confession opportunities with Father Gill

11:00 Keynote Talk by Catholic author Kathryn Whitaker from Austin, TX, “Live Big, Love Bigger: Faith in Suffering,”

11:30 Book signing with Kathryn Whitaker (Kathryn just launched her new book: Live Big, Love Bigger: Getting Real with BBQ, Sweet Tea & A Whole Lotta Jesus.)

12:10: Mass Opportunity (8:00 Mass Opportunity as well).

1:00 Closing Prayer

Join us for a fun morning together sharing faith, friends and fun.

Basilica of St John the Evangelist

Parish Hall

279 Atlantic St, Stamford, CT


Questions, please e-mail Lisa Kotasek at or 203-.253.3499.

We can’t wait to celebrate with you there.

Father Joseph Gill is a priest of the Diocese of Bridgeport, CT. He was ordained in 2013 and currently serves as parochial vicar of St. John’s Basilica in Stamford. He has also served as a high school chaplain and in other parishes throughout the diocese. He was the host of a television show on Shalom World TV, “Finding Life”, and has published one novel and three CDs of Christian rock music.

Kathryn Whitaker is a sassy Texan and an inspiring, get real speaker who just launched her new book. She is a wife and mother of 6 kids. You can follow her on instragram at kwhitaker96. For more info:

Liv Harrison from Houston, TX will be the Emcee for this event! Liv is an amazing public speaker who focuses on marriage and family, and will leave you laughing out loud and feeling perfectly loved and inspired. You can follow her on instagram at thelivharrison For More infor:

Lisa Kotasek is a wife and mother to five who now lives in Sarasota, Florida. She has organized catholic talks for her Homeplace Wisdom group where women met for vocational development and a fun night out. She is writing a book called, Standup Comedy Marriage: How we laughed and loved through 8 Pregnancies in a Decade. You can follow her on instagram at womensconnection2020. She recently launched Women’s Connection 2020, and will be hosting a conference in Stamford on Friday, Sept. 13 where Kathryn and Liv will also be speaking about “Pursuing Authentic Relationships” and Liv will be the awesome, hilarious Emcee. For tickets to that separate event, visit: