Ministry Team

Steve Angrisano

Host

Steve Angrisano is one of the most effective and versatile ministry leaders in the Church today. People of all ages embrace the passionate message of faith woven throughout his music and storytelling. A veteran musician, composer and youth minister, he’s performed at six World Youth Days, the National Catholic Youth Conference (NCYC), and many other national and international events. Always rooted in a spirit of humility and faithfulness, Steve’s ministry has grown out of who he is: a committed witness to the life and love of Jesus Christ. A long-time resident of the Denver, Colorado area, Steve and his family now call Coppell, Texas home.

Ben Walther

Worship Leader

Ben Walther began writing songs while serving as a worship leader in college. His first album, Where I Want to Be, launched a season of traveling, giving band members a chance to share their story of hope in God’s abundant blessings. In 2008 he released a six-song EP in a collaborative effort with Robbie Seay of Sparrow Records and Matt Maher. Most recently, working with SpiritandSong.com, a division of OCP, and producer Tom Booth, Ben recorded Make Your Home In Me, a collection of seven new worship songs. A worship leader for St. Thomas More Catholic Church and Adore Ministries, Ben says his most profound blessings are his lovely wife, Maria, their four daughters, and their baby boy.


Fr. Leo Patalinghug

Team Priest

What do you get when you combine a former award-winning choreographer for break-dancing groups, 3rd degree Black Belt Martial Arts Instructor, acclaimed chef, TV and radio personality, and priest? None other than Fr. Leo Patalinghug! Raised and currently based in the Baltimore, MD area, but born in the Philippines, Fr. Leo is a priest member of a community of consecrated life, Voluntas Dei. He is the Founder, Host, and Director of Plating Grace, an international apostolate to help strengthen families and relationship through God’s gift of a family meal. Fr. Leo is a best-selling author, and the host of Savoring Our Faith on EWTN, which was developed following his dynamic win on the cooking competition, “Throw Down! with Bobby Flay.” Fr. Leo travels frequently for speaking engagements and pilgrimages to promote the importance of not what appears on the table, but who gathers around it.

Kelly Colangelo

Speaker

Kelly Colangelo has been involved in youth ministry for nearly a decade spreading the Gospel message at retreats, rallies and conferences across the country. She maintains a balance between fun, creative programming and meaningful, in depth catechesis. Her hope is to challenge youth to be everything God intended them to be. Kelly has appeared on EWTN's Life on the Rock, and has been a contributor to Life Teen blogs. Kelly currently serves as the Director of Youth & College Ministry at a parish in Northwest Florida. She graduated with honors from Niagara University with her B.A. in psychology, communications & theology and from Syracuse University with her M.S. in counseling.


Paul J. Kim

Speaker

Paul J. Kim is one of the most sought-after Catholic youth speakers in America. The way he presents is a rare gift to witness and has impacted people of all ages in 46 states and in 5 countries over the past decade. Moving his audiences from laughter in one moment, to deep reflection and prayer in another; Paul utilizes his many talents (i.e. music – beatboxing, comedy, inspirational talks) to communicate the Gospel message of Christ to people in a way that is engaging, entertaining, and altogether life-changing. He has released two music albums, his videos on YouTube have accumulated over 1.2 million views, and he presents to an average of 40,000 people a year at events throughout the world. His background includes a BA in Philosophy (Franciscan University of Steubenville), an MA in Marriage and Family Therapy (Hope International University), religious formation with the Community of the Franciscans Friars of the Renewal (NYC), and life experiences working as a therapist, missionary, and youth minister. He currently resides in Southern California with his beautiful wife and three children.

Oscar Rivera

Speaker

Oscar Rivera, aka Two Ten, was raised in the inner city of Waterbury, Connecticut, and was taught at an early age how to be a survivor. His method of avoiding the streets and its promises, became the art of Hip Hop. Oscar's energy and passion for the faith makes his approach: inspirational and real-to-life. Oscar is a Franciscan University Alumni (10'), and earned his Masters of Arts in Theology with Saint Leo University (15'). He takes his knowledge of the faith and inspires the youth, and young adults of today's culture through his music, talks, retreats, and personal testimony. He brings a message of hope in times of despair, love during times of hate, and faithfully follow God, no matter the obstacles. His life has been devoted to the New Evangelization of the Gospel and his upbeat contemporary approach to the good news has made the message easy to understand, follow, and relate to. Christianity is not boring, and Oscar does not intend to be either.

Steubenville Toronto

Now in its 6th year, Steubenville Toronto is Canada's largest Catholic Youth Conference. The conference will take place July 12-14, 2019 on campus at UOIT in Oshawa, ON.

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