I realized that I enjoyed speaking in front of large crowds in kindergarten when I tried to organize a party for my 6th birthday by announcing aloud which of my classmates were invited as we were lining up for recess (thankfully, my mom had the better idea of handing out invitations the next day). Needless to say, I was hooked.
Whether it’s to serve as a keynote presenter for a youth rally, present a workshop for adults, or emcee/host a wedding or special event, I would love to work with you to give you exactly what you need.
I can serve you as a(n):
- Keynote Speaker: I’ve served a keynote for youth rallies in Canada, the USA, and even South Africa.
- Presenter: I’ve presented dozens of workshops for teens and leaders at conferences and training events throughout the country.
- Facilitator: I enjoy facilitating both large group meetings and small group discussions.
- Emcee/Host: I’ve emceed over a dozen weddings and special events and I love the energy that comes from such special occasions.
- Retreat Leader: I’ve served at numerous retreats throughout the archdiocese and beyond.
Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org to enquire about availability and/or topics.
Here are some of my speaking engagements for 2014:
January 31, 2014: Confirmation Retreat at Sacred Heart Parish, Ladner (presenter)
March 21, 2014: Catholic Christian Outreach event at UBC (keynote)
April 7, 2014: Confirmation Retreat, St. Anthony of Padua School in Vancouver (presenter)
April 11, 2014: Grade 11 Retreat for Archbishop Carney Regional Secondary School at Loon Lake (presenter)
June 9-13, 2014: YouthLeader in Fort Worth, Texas (Trainer)
July 14-18, 2014: YouthLeader in Atlanta, Georgia (Trainer)
July 19, 2014: CFC-Youth and Singles for Christ True North Conference at UBC (presenter)
August 9, 2014: Wedding of Mike McBurney and Jennifer Mah in Richmond (Emcee)
August 11-15, 2014: YouthLeader in Vancouver, BC (Trainer)
January 18, 2013: Confirmation Retreat at Sacred Heart Parish, Ladner (keynote)
February 2, 2013: Youth Ministry Leader Retreat at St. Paul Parish, Richmond (presenter)
February 16, 2013: Archdiocesan ONE Conference at the Vancouver Convention Centre (emcee)
February 18, 2013: New Diocesan Directors’ Orientation in Mississauga, Ontario (presenter)
March 15-17, 2013: “My Generation” Youth Rally in Regina, SK (keynote)
April 2, 2013: Confirmation Retreat, St. Anthony of Padua School in Vancouver (presenter)
April 3, 2013: Staff of St. Paul School in Richmond (presenter)
April 5, 2013: Star of the Sea Leadership Night at Star of the Sea Parish in Surrey (keynote)
April 7, 2013: Youth Ministry Night at St. Paul Parish in Richmond (presenter)
April 10, 2013: Parents of St. Paul Parish Religious Education Program in Richmond (presenter)
April 12, 2013: Confirmation Retreat for Cloverdale Catholic Elementary School in Surrey (presenter)
April 13, 2013: St. Patrick’s High School Dinner, Dance and Auction in Vancouver (emcee)
April 19, 2013: Grade 11 Retreat for Archbishop Carney Regional Secondary School at Loon Lake (presenter)
May 15, 2013: Canada West Retreats at Rosemary Heights Retreat Centre in Surrey (presenter)
June 10-14, 2013: YouthLeader in Fort Worth, Texas (Trainer)
June 29, 2013: Wedding of Stephen Litam and Krissy Chua in Richmond (co-emcee)
July 15-19, 2013: YouthLeader in Vancouver, BC (Trainer)
August 3, 2013: Canadian Martyrs Prayer Community’s Youth & Young Adult Retreat in Ladner, BC (presenter)
August 23-25, 2013: BLD Singles Interdistrict Conference in Seattle (presenter)
September 6-8, 2013: Catholic Family Camp in Kelowna (keynote)
October 26, 2013: Open Seattle (presenter)
November 8, 2013: Wedding of Jivvy Corpuz and Genevieve Garcia in Renton, Washington (co-emcee)
November 10, 2013: Canadian Youth Workers Conference in Vancouver (presenter)
Here are a few samples:
This is the first 15 minutes of my keynote address for the Archdiocesan Youth Conference in Houston, Texas in July 2011.
Clarifying Expectations: the infamous story of Gail’s list for me – taken from my session at the Canadian Catholic Youth Ministry Network (CCYMN) Adult Leaders’ Conference in Charlottetown, PEI in January 2010.
Here’s the engagement story of Kevin and Dorothy as told as their wedding reception at the River Rock Casino & Resort in Richmond in August 2007.
I relay the importance of PUSH: Pray Until Something Happens in my talk at the Campusfire student training conference at Peace Portal Alliance Church in Surrey in October 2007.