18:23 is a journey into a deeper relationship and faith with the Lord geared for young adults 18 to 23-ish. This Young Adult conference is held in a separate venue within All for God’s Steubenville San Diego youth conference at the beautiful University of San Diego campus. In Acts 18:23, we read that Paul traveled the world with the purpose of “bringing strength to all the disciples,” and that’s the purpose of 18:23: to bring strength to all young adults! So come and see, meet young adults from all over the US including California, Nevada, Arizona, and New Mexico. Grow, be strengthened in your faith in Jesus Christ.
Pope Francis is challenging us to walk in the light of the Lord, to build up the Church, and to profess Jesus Christ. We’ve got fabulous speakers, an amazing worship band, and a venue just for young adults ages 18 to 23-ish. Come by yourself, with a group of friends, or travel with your parish youth or young adult group. However you get to San Diego, we want you here! 18:23–All for God Young Adult Conference is about building and strengthening the community of young adults!
JULY 28-30, 2017
AT UNIVERSITY OF SAN DIEGO
5998 ALCALA PARK
SAN DIEGO, CA 92110
INDIVIDUAL REGISTRATION (COMMUTER)
Commuter Rate – $139
This awesome rate are for those who live in San Diego or those who arrange their own lodging (hotel, friend’s home, etc.). Includes 3 meals—dinners (Friday & Saturday) and lunch (Saturday).
INDIVIDUAL REGISTRATION (WITH DORM)
Individual Registration with Dorm Rate- $229
For convenience, dorm suites/apartments are available. Rooms are double or triple occupancy. Choose your roommate(s) or we can provide dorms which provide you with the opportunity to meet new friends. Housing is on two campuses. Includes 5 meals—Friday dinner through Sunday breakfast.
YOUNG ADULT GROUP
Register 4 or more young adults as a parish young adult or college group and receive the discounted rate of $210 per person a savings of $19 per person. Please note that dorm rooms are triple occupancy.
Register your parish young adults as a blended group with the Steuby San Diego teens and receive the same rate.
SPEAKERS AND MUSICIANS
Armando M. Cervantes holds a BA in social sciences with an emphasis in public and community service and an MA in pastoral theology. He is the director of youth and young adult ministries for the Diocese of Orange, advocating and empowering ministry in various language communities. He has been a youth minister, young adult Bible study leader, teacher, retreat leader, and has led countless missionary experiences. Armando was chosen to represent all of North America at World Youth Day 2008 in Sydney, Australia at a luncheon with Pope Benedict XVI.
Pasquale Talarico has served in Catholic youth ministry for over twenty years. He has served in parishes and schools in Orange County as a youth minister, Jr. high Coordinator, Confirmation Director and is the Director of Campus Ministry at Servite High School in Anaheim. Pasquale is also an accomplished national speaker and worship leader being featured at conferences and parishes events around the country. He is married to his amazing wife Maurissa and they have two beautiful girls, Gianna and Claire.
Dr. Allen Hunt is a nationally known speaker and best-selling author. His books include: Confessions of a Mega-Church Pastor: How I Discovered the Hidden Treasures of the Catholic Church; Everybody Needs to Forgive Somebody; and Nine Words: A Bible Study to Help You Become the Best-Version-of-Yourself. Dr. Hunt stepped aside July 1, 2007, as Senior Pastor at Mount Pisgah, a 15,000 person mega-church. On January 6 2008, on the Feast of the Epiphany, Dr. Hunt converted to Catholicism. This transition represented the culmination of a 15-year journey in which God began leading Allen home to the Church. Allen is a graduate of Mercer (B.B.A.) and Emory (M.Div.) Universities, before earning a Ph.D. in New Testament and Ancient Christian Origins from Yale University. Allen and his wife, Anita, live in Atlanta. They have two grown daughters.
Noelle Garcia is a Catholic recording artist and speaker with World Library Publications. She was featured on CNN’s “Latino in America” and EWTN’s “Life on the Rock” programs sharing her inspirational testimony and Gospel message of love and hope for teens and adults. Noelle travels throughout the country speaking and performing wherever God calls with her husband, David, and her band “All in Ministry.” Noelle and David live in Kansas with their three young children.