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ManUp 2014:  All Men Are Worthy of God's Love!

Chris Stefanick

Archbishop Charles J. Chaput has 

called Chris Stefanick “one of

the most engaging young defenders

of the Christian faith on the scene

today.” Chris speaks to over 50,000

teens, young adults, and parents

every year.

Venues he has spoken at include

hundreds of high school chastity

assemblies and parish events, colleges (including Annapolis, Penn State and the US Air Force Academy) and both national and international events including the Steubenville Youth Conferences, National Catholic Youth Convention, FOCUS (Fellowship of Catholic University Students) National Conference, the Knock, Ireland Youth Festival, and to 15,000 people at Manila’s Real Love Revolution. Chris was also invited to keynote at World Youth Day 2011 in Madrid, Spain.

Chris has become a regular in Catholic media, appearing frequently on Relevant Radio, and with videos featured on EWTN and Salt & Light (Catholic TV).  Chris has authored or co-authored, “Do I Have to Go?” (about the Mass),“Raising Pure Teens,” and “Absolute Relativism.” His written word also reaches tens of thousands monthly through his popular, nationally syndicated column.

This 14-year Youth Ministry veteran served at a parish in the East LA area, as Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministry for the Diocese of Lacrosse, and as Director of Youth, Young Adult and Campus Ministry for the Archdiocese of Denver. He is currently founder and President of Real Life Catholic—a nonprofit organization dedicated to reengaging a generation.

Bart Schuchts

While sitting in the locker room of an
NFL Football team, on the brink of his

childhood dream, Bart Schuchts cried

out to God, asking Him if He was real. 

The encounter that followed forever

changed Bart’s life. As a result of this

encounter, Bart has a deep passion

and love for the Father, and he longs

to see the heart of God's people ignited with the Father’s love. 

Bart is an instrumental member of the John Paul II Healing Center located in Tallahassee, Florida, offering conferences, retreats and integrative training seminars designed to help people increase their capacity to love and live out their God-given vocation bringing about transformation in the heart of the Church. Their men’s conference, Crossing The Jordan, is designed to help men find and fulfill the Promise of God.

Bart enjoys equipping people to walk in all that God has for their lives and he is passionate for the unity of Christ’s Body.  Bart regularly speaks and ministers in conferences and retreats.  Bart and Brooke have been married for 18 years and have four children, Hannah (16), Gabrielle (14), Kailey (10) and Joshua (8).  Bart is also a former member of Florida State University football teams from the late 80’s, beginning the historic fourteen year run in the top five in the nation. 


Matt Leonard

Matthew Leonard is an internationally

known speaker, author, and Executive

Director of the St. Paul Center for

Biblical Theology.


Using Scripture and the teachings of

the spiritual greats of the Church,

Matthew focuses on deep prayer and

the interior life to inspire  Catholics to

sainthood...and nothing less. He

travels far and wide giving dynamic talks at conferences, parish missions, and retreats, as well as leading Journey Through Scripture, the St. Paul Center’s parish-based Bible study program.


A convert and former missionary to Latin America, Matthew is a frequent guest on radio stations around the world and has appeared on the Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN). He is also featured by Lighthouse Catholic Media. His first book, "Louder Than Words: The Art of Living as a Catholic" is published through Our Sunday Visitor.