This year, Christopher Kennebeck is serving as our Liturgy MC (Master of Ceremonies) for both of our conferences; his job includes not only planning our liturgies, but making sure that they run smoothly. He attended three of our conferences as a teen participant, and this is his second conference as a seminarian staff member.
This fall he will be a junior at Kenrick-Glennon Seminary, and, God willing, will be ordained a priest seven years from now. When he is not working as our Liturgy MC, you can find him hanging out with other seminarians, going to the movies with his brother, watching his sister perform in theater, playing disc golf, baseball, and dodgeball, as well as singing in the seminary choir.
His two favorite parts of the weekend are seeing the joy on everyone’s face as they come out of confession, and the men’s talk.
Chris has two suggestions for teens who want to keep their faith alive after a Steubenville youth conference: “One, start going to confession regularly, you WILL start to see a change in the way you act. Two; Spend time with Jesus at your parish, the same Jesus that walks around the arena on Saturday is waiting for you back home in your parish tabernacles.”
During last year’s conference as he was getting everyone hyped at the gates before the conference started, he found his doppleganger who is also named Christopher and his group went nuts when they found each other.
Fun facts about Christopher, from Christopher:
- I was homeschooled 1st-8th grade.
- My high school only had class 3 days a week.
- My mom was high school lab partners with Jenna Fisher (Pam from the Office) No big deal.
- My dad sang for St. John Paul II when he came to St. Louis.
- I’ve had two concussions, both from baseballs.
- My childhood pop-up book collection is still at my house.
- I once tore all the skin from my toes while riding my bike in flip flops.
- Ted Drews Frozen Custard is better than any ice cream, and I dare you to change my mind.
- I went on the 2016 March For Life and got snowed in on the highway for 24 hours.
- I made a movie last year about St. Thomas Becket, its on YouTube and you should watch it. Now…