Author and Presenter
Mark Hart is a man on a mission: spreading the gospel. Affectionately known as the Bible Geek,” Mark serves as executive vice president for Life Teen International. A graduate of the University of Notre Dame and the author of seven books, Mark’s creative work on videos and in written sources is known internationally.
Chris Stefanick is a co-author and presenter for Chosen. He speaks to more than 50,000 teens, young adults, and parents every year. Chris has served at a parish in the East Los Angeles area and as director of youth and young- adult ministry for the Archdiocese of Denver. He is the founder and president of Real Life Catholic, a nonprofit organization dedicated to reengaging a generation. Chris is a syndicated columnist, has authored or co-authored several books, and is a regular on Catholic TV and radio. Chris and his wife, Natalie, live with their children in Denver, Colorado.
Jackie Francois Angel is a Catholic recording artist and speaker who travels both nationally and internationally, leading retreats and conferences for youth and young adults. Her debut album, Your Kingdom Is Glorious, was released through OCP/SpiritandSong.com. Jackie and her husband, Bobby Angel, live in California.
Fr. Michael Schmitz serves as both the director of youth and young-adult ministry for the Diocese of Duluth and as the chaplain for Newman Catholic Campus Ministry at the University of Minnesota-Duluth in Duluth, Minnesota. He also travels nationally and internationally giving talks and leading retreats and conferences.
Fr. Joshua Johnson is a newly-ordained priest in the Diocese of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He has spoken at conferences for teenagers and adults, sharing his conversion experience and proclaiming a message of hope and restoring the dignity of the human person.
Ike Ndolo was born in Missouri to Nigerian parents and grew up in a home that rang with hymns sung by his mother. Since then, his love of music and talent as a musician and worship leader has been encouraged by his mentors, Tom Booth and Matt Maher. Ike leads worship every Sunday at his church in Tempe, Arizona, and travels the country leading others to Christ. Ike’s sophomore album Rivers was released in 2012.
Emily Wilson began singing at the age of seven when she was encouraged by her third grade teacher to sing in front of her whole church. While attending Arizona State years later, Emily began working with Catholic musician Ike Ndolo, touring with his band across the country at various conferences and events. She has spoken at parishes, schools, and youth events around the country and internationally. Emily currently lives in Los Angeles and loves the Pacific Ocean, Chipotle, and Europe.