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 and media appearances for 2014:
January 31, 2014: Confirmation Retreat at Sacred Heart Parish, Ladner (presenter)
February 2, 2014: CBC News Now with Christine Birak (“SOAR” Super Bowl Video on YouTube)
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)
April 15, 2014: CTV Morning Live (“Trevor” Canucks Video on YouTube)
April 18, 2014: El Shaddai Youth Ministry Easter Retreat at St. Jude Parish (presenter)
April 19, 2014: Pinoy Juan Radio (96.1 FM) Radio Interview (guest)
April 24, 2014: Star of the Sea Leadership Night at Star of the Sea Parish in Surrey (keynote)
May 10, 2014: Confirmation Retreat, St. John the Apostle Parish l in Vancouver (presenter)
May 10, 2014: Guardian Gala at St. Joseph the Worker Parish in Richmond (emcee)
May 24, 2014: Confirmation Retreat, St. Luke’s Parish (Maple Ridge) at Loon Lake (presenter)
June 9-13, 2014: YouthLeader in Fort Worth, Texas (trainer)
July 5, 2014: Wedding of Christopher Vallejo and Stephanie Cadiz in Richmond (emcee)
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)
August 26, 2014: Teacher Retreat at St. Francis Xavier School in Vancouver (presenter)
September 27, 2014: Open Vancouver in Langley (presenter)
September 28, 2014: CKNW’s Sports Weekend (guest)
October 6, 2014: St. Joseph Elementary School in Vancouver (presenter)
October 9, 2014: St. Thomas Aquinas School Grade 11 Retreat at Camp Stillwood (presenter)
November 24, 2014: Vancouver College Parent Talk (presenter)
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.