Since 2007, Katie has been traveling around North America speaking to audiences of all ages on everything from the Eucharist, pursuing a relationship with Jesus, models and methods of evangelization, ice cream flavors, and the best shows to watch on Netflix. Audiences are often challenged and excited by her talks because her presentation style is filled with humor, substantive teachings, engaging stories, and a message of encouragement as people set out to meet and fall in love with Christ and the Church.
Full Armor formed over seven years ago when the band was asked to lead music for a new youth Mass in their hometown of Middletown, NY. Over time, the band slowly began to receive invites participate in other Christian/Catholic ministry events in their region.
Today, Full Armor continues to share their music and ministry at parish and diocesan concerts and conferences nationally. Their greatest joy is seeing God change the lives of the young people with whom they get to share in ministry.
Bob’s blend of humor and education has made him a highly sought-after speaker. Bob’s presentations leave his audiences laughing, smiling, deeply thinking, and perhaps even shedding a tear or two. His excitement, enthusiasm, and love have motivated and inspired thousands of young people and adults.
Bob has spoken at hundreds of diocesan youth conferences and parish missions in over 40 states along with several countries. He has recently been the MC at the National Mass and Rally for Life in Washington, DC, spoke at the Los Angeles Congress youth day and was a keynote presenter at NCYC 2014 in Indianapolis.
Noelle was born in Texas, but has lived in Colorado, Tennessee, Michigan, and now Dodge City, Kansas! She has been speaking to youth and adults for over ten years. Her primary mission is to teach through her own testimony, that we are all “wonderfully made” in God’s image. Noelle has been featured in CNN’s Latino in America and EWTN’s Life on the Rock as she shared her witness of God’s love through the midst of her struggle with depression and poor self-image and how that encounter with Christ radically changed her life.
Noelle uses music, story, witness, and prayer to spread the Gospel. Her ministry is lived through her vocation as wife and mother to three (and one on the way!) beautiful children. Her husband, David, often travels with her as fellow musician and speaker.
Bishop Bambera will once again be joining us to celebrate our closing Mass at 7pm the night of the event. The Bishop has been in attendance at almost every rally since becoming the Bishop of Scranton. We once again look forward to having him join us at this gathering of young people of the Diocese of Scranton!
Each year we offer a variety of workshops throughout the day. Each workshop is offered by some amazingly gifted speakers from around the region. More information will be posted once we confirm the speakers and topics!