Speakers

Dan Harms
Week 1 Host
danielharms.com
Sr. Miriam Heidland, SOLT
Week 2 Host
solt.net

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, as well as his band mates, have dedicated themselves to making quality music for the church and spreading the Gospel. He has led music for 20+ years at various events, churches, festivals and conferences including the Steubenville Conferences. In addition to touring, songwriting & producing, Josh serves as the Assistant Music Director at his home church in Alexandria, Louisiana.
joshblakesleymusic.com
Fr. Mike Schmitz
Week 1 Clergy
Father Michael Schmitz, director of Youth and Young Adult Ministry for the Diocese of Duluth and chaplain for the Newman Center at the University of Minnesota-Duluth, inspires and educates through his priesthood and preaching. He also works with Ascension Presents online platform to share the Gospel. Ordained in 2003 at St. Paul Seminary, he has preached across the country about the love of God and the call of Jesus Christ for saints to be raised up in the Church. Father Mike’s hope is that these saints will redeem the entire world for Christ.
Katie Prejean McGrady
Week 1 Speaker
Katie Prejean McGrady is an international speaker & author of Room 24: Adventures of a New Evangelist and Follow: Your Lifelong Adventure with Jesus. She has been traveling across the country since 2007, engaging audiences of all ages and sizes with theological truths and a unique blend of humor. Katie has appeared on EWTN, Catholic TV, Radio Maria, Sirius XM’s Catholic Channel, writes for Ave Maria Press, LifeTeen, and EpicPew, and has spoken in parishes & dioceses from L.A. to New York. She has her B.A. in Theology from the University of Dallas and lives with her family in Louisiana.
katieprejean.com
David Calavitta
Week 1 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 Design & Marketing for Life Teen International.
holdfasthope.com
Noelle Garcia McHugh
Week 1 Speaker
Noelle Garcia is speaker and recording artist with World Library Publications and One Voice Media. She was featured on EWTN and CNN's "Latino in America" for her witness on overcoming insecurity. Noelle has been working in youth ministry for over ten years and combines witness and song to spread the Gospel. She is currently pursuing her Masters of Theological Studies and resides in Dodge City, Kansas with her handsome husband and fellow youth/music minister and their five beautiful children. Noelle loves avoiding Kansas tornados, eating tacos, and binge watching British drama and Office reruns.
noellegarciamusic.net
Kyle Huelsing
Week 2 Worship Leader
Kyle Huelsing is a Catholic worship leader and speaker in the Archdiocese of St. Louis, Missouri. Kyle leads worship and speaks to teens and young adults at conferences, faith rallies, Catholic camps, and retreats. He led music for the Generation Life trip in Washington D.C. in 2018 and opened for Audrey Assad concert in 2016. He currently directs music at St. Joseph in Cottleville, St. Clement of Rome, and Lindenwood University Catholic Newman Center. He has been happily married to his wife Kimberly for 15 years and has four children: Peter, Ava, Samuel, and Juliet.
Fr. Chris Martin
Week 2 Clergy
Father Christopher Martin is a priest in the Archdiocese of St. Louis. Ordained in 2006, Father Martin now serves as the vocations director for the archdiocese. He lives in and runs a house of discernment for men and frequently travels, giving talks and retreats for young people and helping them discover the vocation to which God is calling them.
Lisa Cotter
Week 2 Speaker
Lisa Cotter is a nationally sought-after speaker on the topics of relationships, femininity, and living life with excellence. Since 2007, she and her husband, Kevin, have served FOCUS (the Fellowship of Catholic University Students) as a family. Lisa and Kevin are the co-authors of “Dating Detox: 40 Days of Perfecting Love in an Imperfect World” and co-hosts of the How-to Catholic podcast. Lisa is the founder of Made to Magnify, a ministry with a mission to help people become saints — because it’s worth it.
madetomagnify.com
Nic Frank
Week 2 Speaker
Nic Frank has been reaching youth all around the country for nearly a decade. Nic has worked in large and small parish communities, seeking to bring hope to the hopeless. Currently, he is serving in Rockford, IL discipling youth and young adults. Nic is blessed to be able to spoil his incredible wife and two beautiful daughters. In his downtime, you can find Nic trying to figure out the correct pronunciation of the word "gif".
adoreministries.com
Brian Greenfield
Week 2 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 wonderful wife, Genevieve, and two amazing children, Mieko and Michael.