2019 Speakers

Katie McGrady


 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 Band


 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 Perron


 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 Garcia



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 Joseph C. Bambera


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!

More to Come


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!