Sixth Annual Gala Dinner

Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, Atlanta, GA

Friday, October 25, 2019

Scott and Kimberly Hahn and the St. Paul Center Board of Trustees extend a warm invitation to you for our Sixth Annual Gala Dinner. We're excited to host this year's Gala in Atlanta, GA, at the beautiful Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, one of metropolitan Atlanta's most prestigious venues.

Please join us in commemorating a year of great blessings and in honoring two long-time supporters of the Church, Tim Busch and Betsy Orr. We're pleased to award Tim Busch the first annual St. Luke Award and to award Betsy Orr the Lydia Award in recognition of their outstanding service to the Church.

Scott and Kimberly Hahn founded the St. Paul Center seventeen years ago with the desire to help others read the Bible from the heart of the Church. The mission of the St. Paul Center is to promote biblical literacy for the laity and biblical fluency for the priesthood. In the seventeen years since Scott and Kimberly founded the Center, we've found new ways to accomplish this mission through our Journey Through Scripture Bible studies, Emmaus Road Publishing and Emmaus Academic, and our outreach to priests, especially in our two annual Priest Conferences. And more is on the horizon! We look forward to having you join us as we look back on past accomplishments and look forward to new initiatives at our Sixth Annual Gala Dinner.

Award Recipients

Betsy Orr

Betsy Orr is a native of Atlanta, a mother of two young adults, and a convert to Catholicism. A life-long Christian raised in the Episcopal church, she experienced a deep conversion and was received into the Catholic Church in May of 2008. A parishioner at the Cathedral of Christ the King in Atlanta, Betsy leads a weekly Bible study of over 100 women. Concurrently, she serves on the Board of Purification Church and Heritage Center, Georgia’s first Catholic church dating back to 1790. Betsy is an owner in Goodman Pictures, a movie company working to bring the stories of Flannery O’Connor and Walker Percy to feature film and TV in hopes of evangelizing the culture.

Tim Busch

Tim Busch is founder of The Busch Firm, which specializes in estate and tax planning and the representation of religious organizations. He is the CEO of Pacific Hospitality Group, a company that owns and operates eleven hotels throughout the United States. Tim and his wife, Steph, are involved in many Catholic organizations, including the Magis Institute and the Napa Institute, which they co-founded with Fr. Robert J. Spitzer. Long-time advocates of Catholic education, Tim and Steph co-founded St. Anne School in Laguna Niguel and JSerra Catholic High School in San Juan Capistrano. In 2016, the Catholic University of America named the Tim and Steph Busch School of Business and Economics, in recognition of

Tim and Steph’s generous support of the school.

Gala Details


October 25, 2019


6:00 p.m. — Cocktail Reception

7:00 p.m. — Dinner

7:30 p.m. — Program Begins


A premier venue for top events, Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre is the first major performing arts facility built in metro Atlanta in five decades.

Semi-formal attire.

Hotel Accommodations:

Accommodation arrangements have been made at the Embassy Suites across the street from the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre.  Please contact the hotel at the information below and let them know you are with the St. Paul Center Gala or click here to book online. (Please be sure to contact the hotel directly and not Hilton Central Reservation Service).  King rooms are $129 plus tax and Double rooms are $169 plus tax (per night).  The hotel does have a shuttle that will take you to the Cobb Energy Centre or it is a short 5 minute walk.
Embassy Suites by Hilton Atlanta Centre
2815 Akers Mill Rd SE, Atlanta, GA 30339
(770) 984-9300

If you're interested in sponsoring this event, please contact Ken Baldwin at 740-264-9535 ext. 16 or email at For more information on sponsorship opportunities, please visit our sponsorship page.For more information, contact us at 740-264-9535 or


Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, Atlanta, GA

October 25, 2019

6:00 p.m.

Individual Ticket: $250

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Table Seating Ten: $2,500

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