For the better part of two decades, Steve has been one of the most recognized faces in Catholic youth ministry. He has emcee’d three National Catholic Youth Conferences, dozens of Franciscan University of Steubenville youth conferences and numerous national pro life youth rallies at the March for Life in Washington, DC.
Steve has been featured at diocesan youth events, camps and retreats in every diocese of the Untied States and most in Canada and Australia, as well. His passion for evangelization and gift for meeting young people where they are and bringing them to an encounter with Christ continues to make him one of the most sought after Catholic youth speakers in the nation. As a well recognized and published musician and powerful keynote speaker, Steve is able to fill many roles at an event as a presenter, worship leader (with or without a band), emcee or retreat facilitator.
Steve works hard to incorporate the theme of your event into his presentations but listed below are several of his most common workshop/keynote topics:
Go Make a Difference!
God wants us to fall madly in love with HIM! When that happens, we discover a passion for living every day, a safety net in tough times, and the call to be Bold… And to live a genuinely Heroic Life. YOU, the young church are particularly called to be the face of Hope in a world that sometimes loses hope. You are called to be a genuine reflection of God’s presence….and THAT is truly living! We are challenged by a loving God to make a difference in the world and to be witnesses of the faith that we profess.
Take Up Our Cross
Suffering is a reality in every life, but it’s a hard thing to talk about. In the face of suffering, we’re left with the difficult question of why a loving God would let so many bad things happen. Even in these times, God the Father never stops loving us! Through Jesus, suffering has power and purpose. By his passion and death, Christ has transformed our most unpleasant moments into opportunities to be near Him.
Pope Francis challenges us to live courageously! To not simply be disciples but “Missionary Disciples”…so that our lives evangelize the world around us. What does it mean to evangelize? Is it something just for priests and nuns? No! We are ALL called to live our lives in a way that makes a compelling case for Jesus Christ! And usually… this does NOT mean walking up to total strangers and asking them if they know Jesus…little bit awkward. It’s in dozens of simple everyday ways. Ways that we will share in this workshop. Ways that allow us to be reflections of God in a world desperately looking for God!