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Nick Alexander
Steve Angrisando
APeX Ministries
Sarah Bauer
Mary Lee Becker
Joshua Blakesley
Doug Brummel

Sean Buvala
Catholic Assoc.of Musicians

Tom East
Joe Farris
Jerry Goebel

David Haas
Geof Kledzik
DJ Bill Lage
Jesse Manibusan
Chris Padgett
Bob Perron
Sal Solo

Eric J. Sova
Stooge 4 Christ
Peter Uncles
Joan Weber

This page contains information on a number of individuals or groups that are willing to visit you, your church or organization and speak on varied youth ministry topics. For additional information on any speaker listed below, please contact them directly.

If you are a speaker and wish to be added to our speakers list,
please Email the Youth Ministry Network with all necessary information.

Peter Uncles

Phone (703) 758-1683
2374 Generation Drive, Reston, VA, USA 20191
Peter Uncles is a performing songwriter from the Washington D.C. metropolitan area.  Peter shares his musical gift with young people using Christian oriented lyrics in hopes of nurturing, celebrating, and challenging the faith of young people.  Christian lyrics set to contemporary folk, rock, and blues rhythm brings the gospel to youth in a language they can appreciate.  Peter's song "Peace in the Puzzle" was selected as the theme song for the 1991 National Catholic Youth Conference.  Peter has also composed two other NCYC theme songs, :Voices that Challenge" (1995) and most recently "Take it to Heart" (1997.)  Peter has been involved with youth ministry for nearly 15 years.  Since the inception of his music ministry, Peter has ministered to literally thousands of young people performing and speaking at youth conferences.  For more information contact l Peter Uncles at the above addresses.

Geof A. Kledzik

Youth Ministry Network, Executive Director & Managing Editor
Youth Minister / Trainer / Consultant / Ropes Course Instructor / Retreat Master
Phone (727) 587-7869

Geof has been involved in youth ministry for the past 15 years and is currently the Executive Director for the Youth Ministry Network and coordinator of youth ministry at St. Justin, Martyr in Largo, Florida, USA. His past presentations have been at National Catholic Youth Conferences, National Conference for Catholic Youth Ministry, as well as numerous parish and diocesan events. With a masters in Human Services and a certificate in Advanced Youth Ministry Studies (Center for Ministry Development) he is in demand for both youth events and adult leadership training. For booking information call or Email Geof Kledzik at the Youth Ministry Network at the above address.


The Emmaus Center for Music, Prayer, and MinistryDavid Haas

2048 Juliet Avenue
St. Paul, Minnesota 55105
Phone: (612) 698-2430 / Fax: (612) 698-6476


- Director: David Haas
- Associate Director: Lori True
- Consultants/Artists: Tom Franzak, Derek Campbell, Rob Glover, Kate Cuddy, Stephen Petrunak

The Emmaus Center for Music, Prayer and Ministry is a network of ministers and artists serving the church through programs, events, concerts and retreats in the areas of music ministry, scripture, youth ministry and other issues in ministry and spirituality. In addition to David's well known work in music ministry, he and his associates have been working in the area of mentoring youth in music ministry as cantors, composers, and in ministry development and advocacy of teens. The Emmaus Center has as one of its goals the mission to bridge the gap between music/liturgy and youth ministry/outreach.  David and his associates are available for workshops, concerts, retreats and other events for youth and youth ministers.
Center For Ministry Development
P.O.Box 699, Naugatuck, CT 06770
Phone 203-723-1622,  Fax 203-723-1624
  • Mary Lee Becker – Coordinator of Young Adolescent Services
  • Donna Belcinski -- Publications Administrator
  • Sean Lansing  – Coordinator of Justice Services
  • Tom East – Director 
  • Michael Moseley – Coordinator of Youth Ministry Services
  • John Roberto – Director
  • Joan Weber – Coordinator of Young Adult Ministry Services

Jerry Goebel

Summit Leadership Services
For over 20 years, Jerry Goebel has shared the Gospel with youth and young adults helping call out their vision and leadership ability. He has challenged them to see the "Good News" in themselves, but also to accept the responsibility of Servant Leadership as displayed by Christ. Jerry has a unique background that allows him to speak to the needs of Christians' today. As a speaker and author, he has worked in many countries, suburbs, our own inner cities and villages in Central America. As a musician he has won five popular music awards. As an entrepreneur and business leader, he has taught others to grow their business and is part owner of two vibrant health car businesses. His commitment to youth and young adults is evident in the untiring service he's given to their growth!
Booking Info: Contact Tracey Goebel 520 Liberty, Walla Walla, WA 99362. voice 509-526-0283

Sean Buvala  Fool, Storyteller, Speaker, Imaginator
Center for Creative Ministry

PO Box 23147 Phoenix, Arizona 85035.  1-888-698-1198 Toll Free

    Entertaining and Challenging: Sean uses a variety of communication forms to help drive home the theme you have selected. Your event might take advantage of his master StoryTelling skills. Maybe you'll witness a moving Mask Theater presentation. Perhaps your group will need a "whole body" prayer presentation. Maybe he'll bring to life both men and women of Scripture in realistic and powerful monologues.
    On tap could be a workshop using hands-on learning. Challenging your group with a keynote that combines solid theology with the reality of day-to-living could also be the order of the day.
    Sean has been presenting "on the road" for over 10 years. He brings not only a perspective of the local church, but also a special view of the national church. Sean's background includes 10+ years of local "on staff" pastoral ministry at churches in Phoenix, with responsibilities from middle school to adult ministries. Sean's secular experience also involves training and design for the telecommunication industry. He's done customer service instruction/team development for companies like AT&T, LCI and other major long distance companies.
    Available for youth and adults. Also available is the Friday's Faces troupe.

Sean Buvala

As an eleven-year veteran of Catholic Youth Ministry, Eric J. Sova brings a wide variety of talent to his audience.  As a full time parish youth minister, Eric knows where students are at with their faith lives because he is "in the trenches" working with them every day.  He is also an accomplished artist / songwriter with appearances at the festivals of World Youth Day '97 and more recently the coffee house of NCCYM.  He has release a Contemporary Christian Music CD with the second due to be released in November 1999.  Utilizing his music and ability to interact with young people, Eric has been able to communicate the Gospel message of Jesus Christ to a broad group of audiences at various different types of events.  He always customizes his presentations to fit the needs and desires of the community that he is visiting.

Eric also has the unique ability to spend time with those involved in leadership.  His conviction to leadership training stems from a need to develop a greater awareness and understanding on how to reach today's teens. He is the founder and coordinator of the Revive Leadership Conference hosted by St. Thomas More Catholic Church in Manhattan, KS that caters to Youth Ministers from across the Midwest.  For booking information call or Email Eric or cal (785) 341-8831

Eric J. Sova
APeX Ministries

APeX Youth Ministries, Inc.
PO Box 50395
Washington, DC 20091
APeX (or as their mom like to call them "Gene and Brad") provides a unique presentation of the Gospel and to its relevance in today’s world using a style they define as Christian Vaudeville™. This includes death defying juggling, humor, characterizations (skits), story telling, audience participation, and personal testimony.  APeX primarily offers youth conference/ youth rally keynote speaking and workshops, prayer services, and evenings of laughter and faith sharing with youth groups and entire parishes.    Over the last three years APeX has worked with youth and adults alike in over 25 states at the national, diocesan, and parish levels. They have shared their ministry with audiences as large as 30,000 and as small as 3. Some of the places APeX has shared it's ministry include the Papal Visit in January 1999 (in which APeX shared there ministry for a crowd of 30,000), the National Catholic Youth Conference in Kansas City, MO (with over 17,000 youth in attendance), and the Youth Specialties National Youth Workers Conference in Philadelphia in 1997. As they have crisscrossed the country they have slept on floors, sofa beds, and their car in efforts to make their ministry as available as possible.

Joe Farris and Chris Padgett team up as the
Dynamic Duo
With years of experience as youth ministers, both Joe and Chris will delight, involve, and change the lives of your youth. If God can use these men, he can use anyone. The Duo combines powerful worship music, wild talks, and a mix of two totally unique personalities for an unforgettable experience designed specifically for youth.

To book the Dynamic Duo, contact Joe at

Scott M. Anthony,
Director of Youth & Young adult Ministries, St. Joseph, York, PA
Professional Youth Minister for 12 years

Expertise: Confirmation (Workshops on Gifts of the Spirit, Parents, Retreats, etc.) + created the Fan the Fire Youth Rally, an Eucharistic teen event that draws upwards of 800 people annually from 4-5 states. Personal testimony.
Has spoken or led retreats for: numerous parishes, Catholic High Schools, RE classes, Confirmation classes, RE parent sessions, RCIA sessions, Diocese of Harrisburg, PA Catechetical Conference and Education Conference and at the National Convention of the National Catholic Educational Association (March 2005).
Contact Info:, 717-757-5424,, or
Recommended by: Frank Mercadante (, Steve Angrisano and Martin Doman
References: Mr. Jim Gontis, MA, Director of Religious Education for Diocese of Harrisburg, PA (717-657-4804) and Mr. Rob Williams, Director of Youth & Young Adult Ministries for Diocese of Harrisburg, PA (717-657-4804).
Brochures available upon request.





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