December 15 - 18, 2023
Centerburg, OH

A 4-day experience where young adults are empowered to live out the mission of Jesus

At some point all of us ask ourselves these questions:

  • Who am I?
  • Where am I going?
  • What is my purpose?
  • Do I have what it takes to carry it out?

Some people never find the answers. They spend their lives running from the questions.

But some people go looking. And like the first disciples, they meet a man who asks them, “What are you looking for?”

You don’t have to have the perfect answers. You just have to ask the right person. And to those who are looking, Jesus gives you this invitation: Come and see.


Connect with the community of the universal Church- share stories, process together, and take on some friendly competition.


Open your heart to God with daily Mass, Adoration, and times of praise and worship.

The Details

Dates and Duration

December 15-18, 2023
The conference begins with check in on Friday from 4-7pm. It will conclude after on Monday in the early afternoon.


Damascus Main Campus
7550 Ramey Rd. Centerburg, OH 43011

Damascus is located in the heart of Ohio on a scenic 471-acre property- the perfect opportunity to enter into the beauty of God’s creation. Lodging arrangements include Amish-built cabins and lakeside retreat centers. Click here to explore the campus.

If you are flying in, welcome! John Glenn International (CMH) in Columbus, OH is a 45 minute drive to Damascus. If you need transportation from the airport, please reach out to


Conference Pass (Commuter)
Conference Pass + On-Site Lodging

Conference Pass includes all sessions and meals Friday breakfast-Sunday breakfast (plus coffee breaks!)

Don’t let finances be an obstacle. Learn more about your options.
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Each reservation includes a $75 non-refundable deposit due at the time of reservation. Any additional payments are eligible for a refund up to 1 month before the conference (November 15), after which point our costs are committed and we are no longer able to provide refunds. Cancellations must be submitted in writing to


Are there group registrations available?

All of our registrations are individual, but we’d love for you to get a group from your campus, parish, or circle of friends to attend. You will be able to request to lodge with each other when you register.

What if I can't attend the whole conference?

Your registration cost gives you access to all of our sessions! You’re more than welcome to come and go as you choose; however, we are not able to offer discounted prices at this time.


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In the meantime...

Check out our highlight video from last year’s Empower Conference.

Want to get involved?

Learn about the Damascus Missionary Program