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 clayimoo<AT>shaw.ca to enquire about availability and/or topics.

Here are some of my speaking engagements and media appearances for 2015:

January 20:  Vancouver College Parent Talk (presenter)

January 20:  Drex Live on CKNW AM 980 (guest)

March 7:  Youth Ministers Appreciation Dinner in Jacksonville, Florida (keynote)

March 26:  St. Thomas Aquinas Regional Secondary School Career Fair (presenter)

April 2:  El Shaddai Youth Ministry Retreat at St. Jude’s Parish (presenter)

April 10:  Confirmation Retreat at St. Anthony of Padua elementary school (presenter)

April 16:  Grade 11 Retreat for Archbishop Carney High School (Port  Coquitlam) in Maple Ridge (presenter)

April 16:  Leadership Night at Star of the Sea Parish in Surrey (presenter)

April 21:  St. Luke Parish Youth Ministry night (presenter)

May 14:  CCO Cornerstone at St. Mary Parish in Vancouver (keynote)

May 30:  Wedding of Joseph San Jose and Marion Cheah at All Saints Parish in Coquitlam (emcee)

May 31:  Confirmation Retreat for St. Luke Parish at Loon Lake (presenter)

June 20:  Youth Expo at St. Matthew Parish in Surrey (keynote)

July 4:  Canadian Martyrs Prayer Community at Camp Capilano in North Vancouver (presenter)

July13-17:  YouthLeader in Atlanta, Georgia (trainer)

July 27-31:  YouthLeader in Vancouver, BC  (trainer)

August 7:  St. Paul Young Adult Community talk in Richmond (presenter)

August 15 & 16:  Diocese of Mackenzie-Fort Smith Youth Rally in Yellowknife (keynote)

September 2:  Staff retreat for Cloverdale Catholic School at Rosemary Heights in Surrey (presenter)

September 26 & 27:  National Campus Life Network Youth Symposium in Toronto (keynote)

October 3:  Wedding of Erwin Fung and Alexandria Lepore in London, Ontario (emcee)


Here are a few samples:

Here’s the engagement story of Mike and Jenn as told as their wedding reception at the Riverside Banquet Hall in Richmond in August 2014.


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.

  • http://www.talesofahousehusband.com/ Chris Tilley

    I just got back from the Catholic Family Camp in Kelowna where Clay was our speaker for the weekend. He is an amazing, energetic speaker and I quite enjoyed his Keynote and the talk that he gave.

    Thanks for coming up even with the rain it was a wonderful weekend.

Husband, Father, Youth Minister, Speaker: Lover of God, Family and the Canucks

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