July 6th – 8th, 2018
JULY 6 – 8, 2018
Fullerton, California 92831
Cal State Fullerton & Hope International University
SPEAKERS AND MUSICIANS
Steve Angrisano has shared his music and message with thousands of people with his unique blend of laughter, song, story, and often hilarious audience interaction. He has been featured at major conferences and events around the world, including the National Catholic Youth Conference, the Los Angeles Religious Education Congress, and World Youth Day. Steve has been a musician, music director, and youth minister for more than a decade. His latest album, A New Day, was released in October of 2013. Steve isn’t just a performer, though. What he shares, both in story and song, is a witness to the love and life of Jesus. Steve lives in Texas with his wife, Jenni, and their three children. .
Father Leo Patalinghug is a priest member of a community of consecrated life called Voluntas Dei. He founded “Grace Before Meals”, an apostolate to strengthen families around the dinner table. He is an internationally renowned speaker, author, TV host of “Savoring Our Faith” on EWTN, radio co-host of “Entertaining Truth” on Sirius XM, and contributor to various publications on theological and cultural connections. His experience as a martial artist and break dancer helps him connect with people of all ages, appearing on PBS, ABC, CBS and The Food Network, where he defeated a famous chef on “Throw Down! with Bobby Flay.” Father Leo uses food, faith, and fun in hopes of bringing people closer together, one meal at a time!
WAL is a contemporary Catholic-Christian band from Los Angeles, California comprised of music artists, songwriters and worship leaders who serve their local parishes as coordinators of youth ministry. For over 15 years, WAL has been serving the Church through God’s gift of song throughout the USA and internationally. WAL carries with them an energetic sound that rejoices in the goodness of our Lord. WAL strives to have their music draw each of your hearts to a knowledge and deep acceptance that we are infinitely, passionately and unconditionally loved by God. #We Are Loved
Joel Stepanek has been actively and passionately involved in youth ministry for over 10 years. What began as a simple internship in a parish youth ministry office evolved into an incredible adventure that led him on numerous middle school lock ins, high school retreats, and ultimately to meet his wife, Colleen, who is a campus minister. Joel is the Director of Resource Development for Life Teen International where he creates engaging youth ministry resources for middle and high school students. He received his Master’s degree in religious education with an emphasis in youth and young adult ministry from Fordham University. Joel is an avid Packer fan, loves cooking, running, and spending time with his wife and son, Elijah Daniel.
Mary Bielski graduated from Marquette University with a double major in theology and psychology. As a volunteer youth minister for 10 years and the founder of ALL4HIM Ministries, Mary has spoken to over 40,000 teens around the nation at high school and young adult retreats and conferences, including Steubenville Youth Conferences, Life Teen-Inspiration, and parish and diocesan rallies. Mary talks on a variety of topics including conversion, prayer, the Holy Spirit, sacraments, chastity and the theology of the body. Using funny stories and engaging analogies, Mary draws her audience to the beauty of our Catholic faith, a deeper love for Christ, the Eucharist, and the call to holiness.
Noelle was born in Texas, but has lived in Colorado, Tennessee, Michigan, and now Dodge City, Kansas! She has been speaking to youth and adults for over ten years. Her primary mission is to teach through her own testimony, that we are all “wonderfully made” in God’s image. Noelle has been featured in CNN’s Latino in America and EWTN’s Life on the Rock as she shared her witness of God’s love through the midst of her struggle with depression and poor self-image and how that encounter with Christ radically changed her life. Noelle uses music, story, witness, and prayer to spread the Gospel. Her ministry is lived through her vocation as wife and mother to three (and one on the way!) beautiful children. Her husband, David, often travels with her as fellow musician and speaker.