Steve is a veteran musician, composer and youth leader. He’s been featured at major youth events nationally and internationally, including World Youth Days, National Catholic Youth Conferences and countless parish, school, and diocesan events in more than 200 dioceses. He has emcee’d the Youth Rally and Mass for Life in Washington, DC many times, bringing his unique blend of humor, song, story and interaction to each event.
Josh Blakesley Band
The Josh Blakesley Band has acknowledged a simple calling: To make music that moves people into prayer and action. Their latest album, Even in This, has done just that. After a very successful Kickstarter campaign, the band recorded the 10-song album with producer and songwriter, Michael Farren (Let it Rain). The album features songs co-written with Farren, Mia Fieldes (Hillsong), Dove Award winner Marc Byrd (God of Wonders) and Grammy Award nominated, Sarah Hart (Better than a Hallelujah). The band continues to tour domestically and internationally, partnering with the Franciscan University of Steubenville for their youth/young adult conferences, Life Teen International, Catholic Heart Work Camps, Adore Ministries, as well as many churches, camps and conferences of all sizes in an effort to live out their calling and to “make disciples of all nations.” (Matthew 28:18) Josh and the band currently live in Alexandria, Louisiana with their families.
Paul J. Kim
Paul J. Kim is an international speaker, beatboxer, and comedian. He presents and performs full-time, sharing his hope in Christ via music, comedy, and inspirational talks. He has released two music albums, his videos on YouTube have accumulated over a million views, and he presents to over 50,000 people each year at events throughout the world.
His background includes a BA in Philosophy (Franciscan University), an MA in Marriage and Family Therapy (Hope International University), and experience working as a counselor, missionary, and youth minister. In his free time, Paul enjoys long walks on the beach, surfing, talking to strangers in random accents, and pointing out God’s sense of humor. He lives in Southern California with his lovely wife, Maggie, and two beautiful children: Audrey & Aiden.
PJ Anderson and Band
PJ is a Christian singer-songwriter residing in Nashville, TN with his wife and children. PJ learned to play guitar from a nun, Sister Charita in 5th grade. He now travels the country playing concerts, leading worship at conferences and retreats and inspiring youth through his prayerful form of worship. His most recent album, Mercy, Mercy, debuted at #7 on iTunes. PJ has led music at the National Catholic Youth Conference (NCYC) as well as leading worship at Catholic Heart Work Camp for the past 8 summers. He braved the blizzard last year and played for the Youth Rally and Mass For Life at the Verizon Center in Washington, DC. PJ also played at World Youth Day in Krakow, Poland and was listed among the Top 25 Catholic Artists in the world.