Main Stage Ministry Team

 
 
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House Band: Dave moore Band

Dave Moore is a singer-songwriter who travels the states singing traditional and contemporary songs of praise. His mission is to create an atmosphere that inspires the heart to be vulnerable with God through prayer and music. Dave has written songs that have been featured on national and independent radio stations.  He also just released his new EP "Arise." 


EMCEE: Sister josephine garrett

Sister Josephine Garrett is a Sister of the Holy Family of Nazareth, who loves sharing in the mission of the Sisters to spread God's love throughout the world. She is grateful for her family who introduced her to God early in life in the Baptist church, grateful for her call to the Catholic Church and later the call to serve the family of God as a Catholic Sister. Her favorite thing is community life with her Sisters, because she firmly believes they are preparing her for heaven with their love and care. Before becoming a Sister, she worked as a Vice President for a bank, and now serves in vocation ministry and also as an intern therapist for children and teens in Tyler, TX. Sister also speaks at youth and young adult retreats locally and nationally, loves the youth of the Catholic Church, and is passionate about giving witness to God's love and fidelity in her own journey of faith.

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Keynote: David Calavitta

David Calavitta is a passionate Catholic speaker in love with Christ and his Church. He's also very much in love with his beautiful wife, Brittany and his son, Judah. David has been blessed to serve the Church through youth ministry in various ways since the year 2000. In addition to his speaking ministry, he currently serves as the head of Design & Marketing for Life Teen International.

 


Katie Prejean DCYC Speaker

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Katie Prejean McGrady is an international Catholic speaker and author of Room 24: Adventures of a New Evangelist, Follow: Your Lifelong Adventure with Jesus, and Lent: One Step at a Time for Catholic Teenspublished by Ave Maria Press. She co-hosts The Electric Waffle, a popular Catholic podcast exploring pop culture & Catholicism, with her husband Tommy. Katie was a theology teacher and parish youth minister for 6 years, before becoming a full-time speaker & writer. She now travels extensively across the U.S., Canada, and the U.K., speaking to audiences of all ages and sizes and writes for various publications and outlets, including America Magazine, The Grotto Network, Blessed is She, Life Teen, and EpicPew. In March of 2018, she was one of three delegates chosen by the USCCB to represent the U.S at the Pre-Synod gathering on Youth, the Faith, and Vocational Discernment at the Vatican. Katie has a degree in Theology from the University of Dallas and lives with her family in a small town in Louisiana.


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ENERGIZE session: danny ray

Danny Ray is a highly sought after illusionist and speaker for youth and family events. For over 16 years now, as his full-time occupation, Danny Ray has been traveling the world sharing God's transforming message... through captivating illusions. He does this with laughter and mind-blowing magic that cause people to be shocked, amazed and inspired all at the same time. He loves Jesus, his family, and chocolate chip cookies! Danny, his wife, and three children reside in sunny Southern California.