We just can’t wait to gather with hundreds of our users this October for the highlight of our year—Nexus! The ParishSOFT users’ conference is pretty exceptional, and this year there are a lot of reasons why we’re especially excited to gather with you! If you’re still on the fence about attending, here are 7 things you really should know about Nexus 2017:

1. Conference #10 brings us home to Ann Arbor, Michigan!

For our 10th users’ conference anniversary, we’re coming home! We’re thrilled to welcome you to pure Michigan and the beautiful Ann Arbor area. We’ll be at the Ann Arbor Marriott at Eagle Crest in Ypsilanti on Sunday, October 22 – Wednesday, October 25. Ann Arbor in the fall—nothing better!

2. Bring your priest—Nexus is for everyone!

Whatever your role at your parish or diocese, we’ve got workshops for you at Nexus! Bookkeepers, business managers, religious education coordinators, pastoral associates, IT managers, stewardship coordinators, safe environment administrators (you get the idea)…. all welcome at conference! We have classes for just about everyone, and that includes parish priests. To make it easier for priests to come and learn alongside their staff, we’re continuing our tradition of making attending affordable.

For parishes, one priest may attend for free with one paid staff member. Or if a parish or diocese pays for three registrations from their organization, the fourth registration is free! Plus, registration is only $479 until July 15. Save $146 per person by registering early!

3. Nexus is worth traveling for—users gather from far and wide.

In 2016, users representing more than 60 dioceses came to learn together at Nexus! Some traveled from as far as Bermuda, Alaska, and California.

4. Prepare to be recharged and revitalized.

Year after year, our attendees tell us that the ParishSOFT conference is much more than a software conference. And that is our goal! We celebrate Mass together daily and keynotes are designed to inspire you in your ministry. Nexus is not only uniquely Catholic but also like a spiritual retreat. Just take a look at our testimonials!

5. Workshops go beyond software-know-how.

While many of our classes show you how to use ConnectNow, we also have staff and guest presenters teaching best practices in other areas of your work. Learn about encouraging stewardship, engaging parishioners, utilizing web resources, data security, and so much more!

6. Our favorite part is connecting with you!

Our conference is not about selling you a product. It’s about supporting you in ministry and having an open dialog with our users. Our focus is partnering with you in ministry wherever you are right now.

7. You’ll want to come back for more.

If you haven’t been to a ParishSOFT users’ conference, you need to join us! Many of our attendees come time and time again because there’s always more to learn.


If you are a ParishSOFT user and have not attended this event, you are missing out on the knowledge of the software, ParishSOFT staff, and other users.
— Pauline Starling, Parish Accountant | Diocese of Peoria