Speakers

Bob Rice
Week 1 Host
bob-rice.com
Chris Stefanick
Week 2 Host
reallifecatholic.com

Meet The Team

Josh Blakesley
Week 1 Worship Leader
Josh Blakesley has acknowledged a simple calling: to make music that moves people into prayer and action. Josh and his bandmates have dedicated themselves to making music for liturgy in today’s era by answering the question, How do I create a song that will honor traditions, yet speak to people in the modern Church and lead them to worship? He has led music for 20-plus years at various events, churches, festivals, and conferences including Steubenville Conferences. In addition to touring, songwriting, and producing, Josh serves as the music ministry coordinator at St. Anthony of Padua in The Woodlands, Texas.
joshblakesleymusic.com
Fr. Joe Freedy
Week 1 Clergy
Father Joe Freedy is the youngest of five children. He grew up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and attended Bethel Park High School. Earning a scholarship to the University at Buffalo to play football, Father Freedy started at quarterback for three years. After college he entered the seminary in Pittsburgh and was assigned to study in Rome first at the Gregorian University and then at the John Paul II Institute. He was ordained a priest in June of 2008 and is currently serving as a pastor for three parishes in Pittsburgh. Father Freedy is also the president of Dry Bones Ministries.
Brian Greenfield
Week 1 Speaker
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.
amazingnation.org
Megan Mohan
Week 1 Speaker
Megan Mohan has spoken to people all over the country and beyond about the mercy and love of God. She is very passionate about her relationship with Christ and has a sincere desire to inspire people to deeper intimacy with him. Megan currently lives in Philadelphia with her husband and baby girl and is currently doing the full-time mommy thing.
Michael Gormley
Week 1 Speaker
Michael Gormley, or “Gomer” as his friends call him, struggled with faith, belief, and the existence of God for years. He eventually found his way to God through studying whether the resurrection of Jesus Christ was real. He has degrees in philosophy and theology, a family, works at a parish with adults, and runs three side businesses: the Catching Foxes Show, Every Knee Shall Bow, and LayEvangelist.com.
layevangelist.com
Kyle Huelsing
Week 2 Worship Leader
Kyle Huelsing is a Catholic worship leader and evangelist in the Archdiocese of St. Louis, Missouri. He has ministered to thousands of people across the country for the past 15 years, leading conferences, faith rallies, Catholic camps, and retreats. Kyle has a heart on fire for the Gospel of Jesus Christ and works full time as a music minister at St. Joseph in Cottleville, St. Clement of Rome, and the Lindenwood University Catholic Newman Center. He currently resides in St. Louis, Missouri, with his wife, Kimberly, and their four children.
Fr. Chris Martin
Week 2 Clergy
Father Chris Martin is a priest of the Archdiocese of St. Louis. He is the Vicar for Strategic Planning, a spiritual director, and retreat master.
Rachel Leininger
Week 2 Speaker
Rachel Leininger serves as a full-time mama, speaker, and author. Some of her favorite things include Cardinals baseball, coffee, the virtue of chastity, and baked goods. She and her professional nerd husband, David, live in St. Louis, Missouri, with their three hilarious and adorable baby girls. You can connect with her on Twitter and Instagram at @raleininger.
raleininger.com
David Calavitta
Week 2 Speaker
David Calavitta is a passionate Catholic in love with Christ and his Church. He’s also very much in love with his beautiful wife, Brittany, and their son, Judah. David has been blessed to serve the Church through youth ministry in various ways since 2000. In addition to his speaking ministry, he currently serves as the director of Creative and Marketing for Life Teen International.
Cooper Ray
Week 2 Speaker
Cooper Ray is a dynamic speaker and musician who shares his faith with honesty and passion. Drawing from 20 years of experience as a speaker, retreat facilitator, and musician, he is committed to bringing people to Christ through story, humor, and audience participation. Cooper lives in Dallas, Texas, with his wife, Laura and three sons, Eli, Keller, and Maximus. He serves as the Coordinator for Middle School Ministry at St. Ann in Coppell.
cooperray.com