Week 2: Speaking Team

Week 2 of Steubenville Mid-America has an awesome team! We are pleased to introduce you to our host, worship leader, team priest, and speakers who are all excited to be with us. Keep reading to find out more about them!

Chris Stefanick – Host

Chris is an acclaimed speaker, author, TV host, and Catholic curriculum creator. He has been able to reach millions via his reality tv show, radio segments, and online videos. He hopes to inspire everyone to live a contagious and bold faith. He is also the founder and President of Real Life Catholic, a non-profit which does outreach events to Catholic parishes. Chris is a proud husband to his wife Natalie and father of six.

For more from Chris, check out Twitter and his website!

Kyle Huelsing – Worship Leader

Kyle is a worship leader in the Archdiocese of St. Louis. He has spent the last 15 years ministering to thousands via conferences, retreats, and other Catholic events. He is the Music Minister for the Lindenwood University Catholic Newman Center, St. Joseph Parish in Cottleville, and St. Clement of Rome Parish. Kyle and his wife, Kimberly, live in St. Louis, MO with their four children.

You can follow Kyle on Twitter and Instagram.

Fr. Chris Martin – Team Priest

Fr. Chris Martin was ordained a priest for the Archdiocese of St. Louis in 2006. He currently serves as the Vicar for Strategic Planning for the Archdiocese, and he works to lead others to Christ through spiritual direction and speaking on retreats.

Rachel Leininger

Rachel is a Catholic speaker, author, a full-time mama. She enjoys coffee, baked goods, Cardinals baseball, and the virtue of chastity. She and her husband, David, live in St. Louis with their three hilarious and adorable daughters.

You can keep up with Rachel on Twitter, Instagram, and her website.

David Calavitta

David Calavitta is a passionate speaker who loves Jesus and his Catholic faith. He has been working in youth ministry in different capacities for more than 20 years. He is also the director of Creative and Marketing for Life Teen International. He loves his wife, Brittany, and their son, Judah.

Here are links to David’s Instagram and Twitter accounts

Cooper Ray

Cooper has had 20 years of experience as a retreat facilitator, speaker, and musician. He utilizes humor, storytelling, and audience engagement to help bring people closer to Jesus. Cooper Ray is the Coordinator for Middle School Ministry at St. Ann in Coppell. He lives in Dallas, Texas with his wife, Laura, and their three sons.

Follow Cooper Ray on Twitter or his website.


Written by Amanda Jelavich