Atlanta Catholic Business Conference


The Atlanta Catholic Business Conference was founded in late 2008 by Mr. Randy Hain, Dr. Phil Thompson and Deacon Mike Bickerstaff, with the blessing and encouragement of His Excellency, Wilton Gregory, Archbishop of Atlanta.

The Inaugural Conference for the Archdiocese of Atlanta was held on February 28, 2009. More than 160 attendees heard inspiring and practical talks by Dr. Michael Naughton, Dr. Paul Voss and Dr. Phil Thompson.

Over 225 men and women participated in the 2nd Annual Atlantat Catholic Business Conference on February 20, 2010. Our speakers included Mr. Chris Lowney, Mr. Jim Nolan, Ms. Terry Trout, Fr. Ricardo Bailey and Mr. Randy Hain.

Conference Mission

The Conference is directed to all Christians, especially the Catholic business and professional community, who wish to more deeply understand the role of faith in the workplace. The mission is to invest deeply in attendees’ knowledge and understanding of how to integrate their lives and let their Christian faith guide their actions in the secular business world.

Please visit the ACBC website to learn more and for conference recaps by clicking on the above logo.

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Deacon Mike Bickerstaff Editor-In-Chief, ICL

Deacon Michael Bickerstaff is the Editor in chief and co-founder of the The Integrated Catholic Life.™ A Catholic Deacon of the Roman Rite for the Archdiocese of Atlanta, Deacon Bickerstaff is assigned to St. Peter Chanel Catholic Church where he is the Director of Adult Education and Evangelization.

He is also the Founder and President of Virtue@Work, where he provides Executive and Personal Coaching, Mentoring and Organizational Consulting. Deacon Mike has 30+ years management consulting experience in senior executive leadership positions providing organizational planning and implementation services with a focus on human resource strategy and tax qualified retirement plan design, administration and compliance.

He is a co-founder of the successful annual Atlanta Catholic Business Conference; the Chaplain of the Atlanta Chapter of the Woodstock Theological Center’s Business Conference; and Chaplain of the St. Peter Chanel Faith at Work Business Association and co-founder and Chaplain of the Marriages Are Covenants Ministry, both of which serve as models for similar parish-based ministries.

He and his wife have two married children and three grandchildren.

NB: The views I express on this site are my own. I am not an official spokesman for either my parish or diocese.

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