Sarah Kroger is a Nashville-based, Catholic worship leader and songwriter whose love for music started at a young age. With parents involved in music ministry, she grew up in a musical home and has been singing in church choirs since she was a child. Sarah has spent the last decade leading worship for events around the world, drawing together people from a variety cultures and church backgrounds under the banner of Jesus. Her passion is to create a safe and prayerful space through her music in which people can encounter the heart of God in a profound way.
She released two albums on her own, Your Time (2011) and Hallelujah Is Our Song (2013) that include songs “In The Silence,” “Run To The Cross,” “The King Of Love My Shepherd Is” and “Hallelujah Is Our Song.” Her third, highly-anticipated studio album, Bloom, released through Integrity Music in April 2019 featuring popular songs “Highest”, “When I See You”, and a cover of “Pieces”.
Sr. Josephine Garrett
Sister Josephine Garrett is a Sister of the Holy Family of Nazareth, who loves sharing in the mission of the Sisters to spread God’s love throughout the world. She is grateful for her family who introduced her to God early in life in the Baptist church, grateful for her call to the Catholic Church and later the call to serve the family of God as a Catholic Sister. Her favorite thing is community life with her Sisters, because she firmly believes they are preparing her for heaven with their love and care. Before becoming a Sister, she worked as a Vice President for a bank, and now serves as a school counselor for the cathedral grade school in Tyler, TX. Sister has spoken at many youth and young adult retreats locally in Texas and nationally. She loves the youth of the Catholic Church, and is passionate about giving witness to God’s love and fidelity in her own journey of faith. Please keep Sister in your prayers as she prepares this year for her perpetual profession of vows, which, God willing, will take place in the Fall of 2020.
Melissa is the survivor of a failed saline infusion abortion in 1977. Despite the initial concerns regarding Melissa’s future after surviving the attempt to end her life at approximately seven months gestation, she has not only survived but thrived. Melissa is a Master’s level prepared Social Worker and the author of You Carried Me: A Daughter’s Memoir. She is the Founder and Director of The Abortion Survivors Network. Melissa is a frequent contributor to pro-life news outlets and a regular guest on radio and television programs around the world.
Melissa and her husband, Ryan, live in Kansas City, Missouri, with their two daughters, Ava and Olivia. Fulfilling the purpose that she believes God set out for her when He saved her from the certain death of the abortion attempt, Melissa is truly a voice for the voiceless.
Sr. Maria Juan, RSM
Sr Maria Juan Anderson entered the Religious Sisters of Mercy of Alma, Michigan in 2012. She is currently assigned to their convent in Clinton, Maryland and will graduate in May 2019 with her Licentiate in Philosophy from The Catholic University of America. Sister Maria Juan was born in Boise, Idaho, is a graduate of Benedictine College in Kansas, and served for three years as a FOCUS Missionary prior to entering Religious Life. She loves the adventure of a life lived totally for Jesus Christ and sharing the joy of the Lord in the work of the New Evangelization.