Keynotes

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Brian Greenfield was born and raised in Washington, D.C. He came to know Christ while studying at Seton Hall University. Following a year as a Franciscan Friar of the Renewal, he became a speaker with Hard as Nails Ministries and a campus minister. He now lives in Florida with his wife, Genevieve, and three children: Mieko, Michael, and Grace.  

 

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Using the Kerygma, this Keynote session will break open the words of St. John Paul II to describe how despite the clouds of darkness surrounding us, we are challenged by the Gospel to be the light of the world. 

 

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@mission116

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Ali Hoffman has a passion for Jesus, youth, and the Church. Upon graduating from the University of St. Thomas, she moved back to the GREAT state of Texas and began work as a full-time youth minister. She also has an online ministry called The Oodles Of Doodle on Instagram. 

 

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Through God's love and mercy, we are able to recognize the unique gifts and charisms that He has given us. It is only when we pursue God's plans for us using our charisms, that we are able to be exactly who God created us to be. Only then can we set the world on fire and be like Jesus who is the Light of the World.  

 

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@theoddlesofdoodles

Breakout Speakers

Scott Williams

@sockreligious

Ministry professional turned entrepreneur. After working nearly a decade in full-time youth ministry, Scott turned a side-hustle into a rapidly growing small business in a niche Catholic corner of the internet.

 

If you asked Scott 10 years ago if he would be selling socks and other merchandise, he would have said you're crazy. He says "yes" to the next step of the journey each day.

Plaid Skits and Basic Black

@psbbpodcast

The Black Catholic podcast you need in your life! Join Marcia and Shannon on their caffeinated shenanigans as they make their way through pop culture, Black culture, Catholic Culture, and the world as they see it!

Jeff Traylor

@jctraylor70

Jeff has been married to his wife for 15 years and have three daughters. He serves as the Director of Campus Ministry at Roncalli High School. He is in his 16th year in High School Ministry, having previously taught Theology as well.

 

Beyond Roncalli, Jeff serves as the co-moderator of the NFCYM Ministry Network for HS Campus ministers and is the co-host of one of the hottest emerging podcasts in the universe, All Set for Sunday.

Fr. Coady Owens

Too cool for IG!

Father Owens is a priest from the Diocese of Lafayette in the Muncie Pastorate and loves sharing the Good News of the Gospel. He loves singing 90s music in his car, watching the Cubs and playing bluegrass music. 

Hannah Schaefer

@hannahschaefera

Hannah Schaefer is a rising female role model and compelling Contemporary Christian Artist in the Catholic Church. From winning the Teen Singing Category at the ARTS international talent showcase in Orlando, FL at the age of 15, to her 2020 release of “Who I Am."

 

Hannah’s 8 years of music ministry has made her a passionate speaker & a multi international award-winning singer/songwriter. 

Pizza Side Hugs

@pizzasidehugs

Julia Eckrich, Paul Sifuentes, & Jake Teitgen are co-hosts of the popular Catholic youth ministry podcast, Pizza & Side Hugs. Paul is the Director of Youth Ministry for the Archdiocese of Indianapolis. Jake and Julia are youth and young adult ministers at Our Lady of Grace in Noblesville, Indiana.

 

Between the three of them, they have over 30 years of experience in youth ministry. We also all think we can beat each other in a game of tennis...

Francesca LaRosa

@francescaclarosa

Francesca is from Indianapolis and knew she would be a Catholic music missionary ever since playing piano at mass with her dad at age 9.

 

She has performed at many events, including singing the theme song for NCYC in 2011, retreats, conferences, and performances all over the world. She has released 3 albums so far and is currently working on her 4th. 

Annie Harton

@annie.harton

Annie is a licensed marriage and family therapist in Indy and the author of Single Truth: You are more than your relationship status.

 

She enjoys integrating life and faith as she helps people find meaning and purpose in their personal story. Her cat Magdalene has also witnessed Annie’s attempts to learn every lyric of Hamilton.

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