Speakers

Bob Rice
Week 1 Host
bob-rice.com
Chris Padgett
Week 2 Host
chrispadgett.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, 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. John Burns
Week 1 Clergy
Father John Burns is a priest of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee. He studied business at Notre Dame but then realized a deeper call to give his whole life to God. Ordained a priest in 2010, he recently completed a doctorate in moral theology on the topic of healing through forgiveness. Father John works extensively with Mother Teresa’s sisters and the Sisters of Life and has preached retreats and conferences for them in Africa, Europe, and the U.S. He is also the author of the book Lift Up Your Heart: A 10-Day Personal Retreat with St. Francis de Sales.
Chika Anyanwu
Week 1 Speaker
Chika Anyanwu is an international Catholic evangelist and author currently based in Anaheim, California. Her missionary zeal is inspired by a love of Christ and the Church, the lives of the saints, and a desire to see people live in the knowledge of their worth while affirming the dignity of others. Her book, My Encounter: How I Met Jesus in Prayer is the perfect pocket-sized prayer companion for men and women of all ages. Chika is a part of a big and beautiful Nigerian family, loves coffee, and strives for sainthood every day, although bad drivers challenge her sanctity.
Jackie Francois Angel
Week 1 Speaker
Jackie Francois Angel is a speaker, vlogger, worship leader, and author from Orange County, California. In 2013, Jackie married Bobby Angel, who shares her passion for Jesus, coffee, and superhero movies. Together they host a weekly video blog on YouTube with Ascension Presents and recently released a book with Father Mike Schmitz titled, Pray, Decide, and Don’t Worry: 5 Steps to Discerning God’s Will. They reside in Anaheim with their 4 young children.
jackiefrancois.com
Paul J. Kim
Week 1 Speaker
Paul J. Kim is one of the most sought after Catholic speakers in America. His ministry has impacted people in 46 states and 7 countries over the last decade. He utilizes beatboxing, standup comedy, and inspirational speaking to give witness to God’s redeeming love. He is the founder of the Triumph Men’s Conference, he has released two music albums, and he presents to over 30,000 people a year. In his free time he enjoys long walks on the beach, surfing, taco Tuesdays, and speaking to strangers in random accents. He lives in California with his beautiful wife and three children.
pjkmusic.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 pastor of St. Clare of Assisi parish, spiritual director, and retreat master. He spends his free time with his golden retriever, Moses.
Katie Hartfiel
Week 2 Speaker
Katie Hartfiel received her theology degree from Franciscan University of Steubenville and spent the following seven years serving as a youth minister in Houston. She now feels blessed to spend her days with her husband, Mark, and their four children, while still getting to travel to speak about Jesus. For more on Katie, her books, and your first chapters free, visit womaninlove.org.
womaninlove.org
Matt Regitz
Week 2 Speaker
After graduating from Texas A&M and pursuing an oilfield sales career Matt took a leap of faith and became the youth minster at his parish in Houston, Texas. He received a master’s in theology from the University of St. Thomas and is still sharing the Gospel with teens across the country. Matt and bride, Stephanie, started Survive and Thrive Ministries to share their story of healing and hope with other families. The Regitz clan, which includes their four kids at home and a daughter in heaven, Mary Clare, love soccer games, barbeques, minivan road trip, and the communal life.
Emily Wilson
Week 2 Speaker
Emily Wilson is a musician and speaker from sunny Southern California. Emily began singing in church at the age of 7, and at the age of 18, Ike Ndolo asked Emily to lead worship with him at her first Steubenville Conference. Emily speaks and sings at events across America and the world and has written two books, I Choose the Sky and Go Bravely: Becoming the Woman You Were Created to Be. Emily loves Chipotle, the Pacific Ocean, and living in California with her Dutch husband Daniël.
emwilsonmusic.com