Chris Stefanick Chris is an internationally acclaimed author and speaker, who has devoted his life to inspiring people to live a bold, contagious faith. Through live seminars, videos, and radio spots, Chris reaches millions of people each year. He is the author of the Confirmation program, Chosen, which is used by a 100,000 teens each week and is helping to transform entire parishes. Chris is also the founder of Real Life Catholic, a Denver-based non-profit which operates as the headquarters for his various initiatives. Through Real Life Catholic is building a movement of Catholics who share the beauty, power, and truth of the Gospel with a world that has largely forgotten. With all of this, Chris is most proud to be Natalie's husband and father to their six children.

Chris Stefanick

Chris is an internationally acclaimed author and speaker, who has devoted his life to inspiring people to live a bold, contagious faith. Through live seminars, videos, and radio spots, Chris reaches millions of people each year. He is the author of the Confirmation program, Chosen, which is used by a 100,000 teens each week and is helping to transform entire parishes. Chris is also the founder of Real Life Catholic, a Denver-based non-profit which operates as the headquarters for his various initiatives. Through Real Life Catholic is building a movement of Catholics who share the beauty, power, and truth of the Gospel with a world that has largely forgotten. With all of this, Chris is most proud to be Natalie's husband and father to their six children.

Sr. Miriam Heidland Sr. Miriam James holds a bachelor's degree in communications from the University of Nevada-Reno, where she played volleyball on a scholarship. After graduation, she joined the Society of Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity, a missionary community serving global areas of deepest apostolic need. She has worked with elementary school students, in parish ministry, and as a high school volleyball coach and Catholic radio host. Sr. Miriam has a master's degree in theology from the Augustine Institute and has attended courses at the Theology of the Body Institute.  Sr. Miriam's speaking topics include authentic love, conversion, beauty, and the healing power of Jesus Christ. Her book, Loved As I Am, was published by Ave Maria Press.

Sr. Miriam Heidland

Sr. Miriam James holds a bachelor's degree in communications from the University of Nevada-Reno, where she played volleyball on a scholarship. After graduation, she joined the Society of Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity, a missionary community serving global areas of deepest apostolic need. She has worked with elementary school students, in parish ministry, and as a high school volleyball coach and Catholic radio host. Sr. Miriam has a master's degree in theology from the Augustine Institute and has attended courses at the Theology of the Body Institute.  Sr. Miriam's speaking topics include authentic love, conversion, beauty, and the healing power of Jesus Christ. Her book, Loved As I Am, was published by Ave Maria Press.

Roy Petitfils Roy holds a master's in counseling and studied ministry and spirituality for five years. He served in schools as a teacher, campus minister, counselor, and administrator. He is currently a therapist at a Catholic counseling center, specializing in working with teens, young adults, and couples. Roy has written three books: What Teens Want You to Know (but Don't Tell You), What I Wish Someone Had Told Me about the First Five Years of Marriage, and God Wears Running Shoes. Roy annually conducts retreats, workshops, and parish missions. He hosts the popular podcast Today's Teenager, where he helps adults understand, reach, and influence today's teens. Roy lives with his wife, Mindi, and two sons in Youngsville, Louisiana.

Roy Petitfils

Roy holds a master's in counseling and studied ministry and spirituality for five years. He served in schools as a teacher, campus minister, counselor, and administrator. He is currently a therapist at a Catholic counseling center, specializing in working with teens, young adults, and couples. Roy has written three books: What Teens Want You to Know (but Don't Tell You), What I Wish Someone Had Told Me about the First Five Years of Marriage, and God Wears Running Shoes. Roy annually conducts retreats, workshops, and parish missions. He hosts the popular podcast Today's Teenager, where he helps adults understand, reach, and influence today's teens. Roy lives with his wife, Mindi, and two sons in Youngsville, Louisiana.

Brian Greenfield Brian was born and raised in Washington, DC. After spending a year of discernment with the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal, he served as campus minister at Seton Hall University, where he received his master's in theology and began speaking with Hard as Nails Ministries. Brian is one of the few black Catholic evangelists in the United States. He speaks and writes about the message of Jesus Christ and various aspects of Christian living. He believes that God has given him gifts to bring the message of Jesus Christ to others and knows that there is a prevailing hopelessness in this world that can only be remedied through an encounter with Christ. Brian currently serves Jesuit Catholic High School in Tampa, where he resides with his wife, Genevieve, and their two children.

Brian Greenfield

Brian was born and raised in Washington, DC. After spending a year of discernment with the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal, he served as campus minister at Seton Hall University, where he received his master's in theology and began speaking with Hard as Nails Ministries. Brian is one of the few black Catholic evangelists in the United States. He speaks and writes about the message of Jesus Christ and various aspects of Christian living. He believes that God has given him gifts to bring the message of Jesus Christ to others and knows that there is a prevailing hopelessness in this world that can only be remedied through an encounter with Christ. Brian currently serves Jesuit Catholic High School in Tampa, where he resides with his wife, Genevieve, and their two children.

Fr. Joseph A. Espaillat II Fr. Joseph is a priest of the Archdiocese of New York. Growing up in Manhattan, he speaks three languages: English, Spanish, and Street! He holds a master's degree in church history from St. Joseph's Seminary in Yonkers, New York. Fr. Joe is the pastor of St. Anthony of Padua Church in the Bronx and director of the Hispanic Catholic Charismatic Center. He also serves as the spiritual director to Archdiocese's Office of Youth Ministry. He loves ministering the sacraments: celebrating the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, hearing Confessions, and proclaiming the Word of God. He loves working with youth and helping them encounter Christ. Fr. Joseph enjoys spending time with family and friends as well as playing softball, basketball, and kickball! He also enjoys watching movies, writing poetry and rapping. Father is also the founder of the ministry "Messengers of Christ."

Fr. Joseph A. Espaillat II

Fr. Joseph is a priest of the Archdiocese of New York. Growing up in Manhattan, he speaks three languages: English, Spanish, and Street! He holds a master's degree in church history from St. Joseph's Seminary in Yonkers, New York. Fr. Joe is the pastor of St. Anthony of Padua Church in the Bronx and director of the Hispanic Catholic Charismatic Center. He also serves as the spiritual director to Archdiocese's Office of Youth Ministry. He loves ministering the sacraments: celebrating the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, hearing Confessions, and proclaiming the Word of God. He loves working with youth and helping them encounter Christ. Fr. Joseph enjoys spending time with family and friends as well as playing softball, basketball, and kickball! He also enjoys watching movies, writing poetry and rapping. Father is also the founder of the ministry "Messengers of Christ."

Emily Wilson Emily is a speaker, author, and musician who travels the world sharing her faith through witness and worship. She has been singing since she was a child and leading music since she was a teen. While attending Arizona State University, Emily began leading worship at church with Ike Ndolo. She earned a degree in broadcast journalism, but felt called to use her education in speaking and presenting to spread the Gospel. She worked for two years as a full-time high school campus minister, before transitioning to full-time traveling ministry in 2013. Emily published her first book through Life Teen entitled I Choose the Sky. It is a scriptural devotion with reflections on seventeen women in the Bible. The heart of her ministry is helping every person recognize their identity and worth in Christ. Ever the California girl, Emily lives in Southern California with her Dutch husband, Daniël.

Emily Wilson

Emily is a speaker, author, and musician who travels the world sharing her faith through witness and worship. She has been singing since she was a child and leading music since she was a teen. While attending Arizona State University, Emily began leading worship at church with Ike Ndolo. She earned a degree in broadcast journalism, but felt called to use her education in speaking and presenting to spread the Gospel. She worked for two years as a full-time high school campus minister, before transitioning to full-time traveling ministry in 2013. Emily published her first book through Life Teen entitled I Choose the Sky. It is a scriptural devotion with reflections on seventeen women in the Bible. The heart of her ministry is helping every person recognize their identity and worth in Christ. Ever the California girl, Emily lives in Southern California with her Dutch husband, Daniël.