"John did a spectacular job presenting at our parish.  His joy of the Lord and enthusiasm in sharing Jesus with others is contagious! 

We are planning to have him return soon."

Gina Mesko

Discipleship Coordinator, Office of the New Evangelization

Archdiocese of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Speaking & Retreats

I speak with one aim: To move people closer to the heart of Jesus by inspiring them to cultivate a deeper relationship with Him, His Apostolic Church and fully engage in their faith.

From the Hills of Africa, Kenya
An inspiring personal witness story of Faith, Love, Hope and Trust in God

In this talk, I share my personal story and journey to the US, how my hope and trust in God were tested, and how that helped to grow closer to Christ. Inspiring the audience to learn to trust the Lord in everything. Proverbs 3: 5-6 "Trust in the LORD with all your heart, in your own intelligence, do not rely; In all your ways be mindful of him, and he will make straight your paths.

Forgiving the Un-Forgiven
Learning to Forgive yourself and others to experience God's merciful love.

I share my personal story of realizing the need to forgive myself, my Dad and the steps I took in order to forgive him. This talk will equip listeners with practical ways to recognize the people in our lives (including ourselves) that we need to forgive and how to take those steps in order to "Forgive those who trespass against us."

Awaken the Saint Within
Inspiring and engaging talk to live the universal call to holiness

The audience will learn how to cultivate a deeper personal relationship with Jesus, and move from knowing about Jesus to really knowing Him. How to deepen our prayer lives through conversational prayer, to intentionally grow as disciples. 

Gratitude Changes Everything
How being grateful moves us closer to the heart of Jesus

Inspiring talk on how gratitude changes us. By being grateful we can step back and allow Christ to go forward. 

Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 

Deepen your Relationship with Jesus
Move from knowing about Jesus to knowing Him​.

In this presentation, I share basic insights on how to cultivate a deeper relationship with Jesus, to learn to know him, serve him, follow him, and honor him every day. God loves you no matter what. He is always knocking, waiting to be invited into our hearts.

Growing in God's Love
Preparing parents to share their faith

In this talk, I help parents value their own faith in order to pass it on to their children and help them become the magnificent people God created them to be. Participants in this workshop will learn to:

  • Find true joy and happiness in their faith

  • Build and deepen their relationship with Jesus through prayer and the Sacrament

  • Deepen their appreciation for the beauty of the Catholic faith, the Mass, and the Sacraments

  • Understand Jesus’ love and mercy and His healing power in the Sacrament of Reconciliation

Faith Fully Alive
Set your heart on fire

Learn to live your faith daily with joy and gratitude. In this talk, I share inspiring stories and testimonies to help you live your faith fully. We’ll talk about three ways to embrace the Catholic faith, cultivate a friendship with Jesus Christ, and shine from within.

Finding your Purpose

Creating meaning in everyday life

“Why was I created?” “What is God’s purpose for me?”

The aim of this talk is to help participants identify their “why” and understand how purpose influences our daily choices and decisions. As a Catholic, purpose guides our life decisions, influences our behavior, shapes our goals, offer a sense of direction, and creates meaning in everyday life.

Praying from the Heart

Enjoying a conversation with God.

Memorized prayers are great, but conversations with God allow you to develop a deeper relationship with Him. Being open to talking to God through prayer gives us confidence, as 1 John 5:14 says, “This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us.”

Be Transformed

Experience the power of worship

Let me take you through my own journey of transformation that happens after I attend Confession, Adoration, and Mass. Experience the power that these three forms of worship can have in your life and be inspired to see these in a new light.

Intentional Living

The gap between knowing and doing

God has given us the free will to choose what we do with our lives. This talk is an opportunity to reflect on what really matters for God, others, and ourselves. Many of us have the best intentions to live our faith, but we lose momentum and commitment to make the changes we wish to see. In this session, I will help you understand the difference between good intentions and intentional living and how to bridge the gap between “knowing” and “doing.”

Share your Story
How has God made a difference in your life?

Many Catholics struggle with how to share Jesus with others. One of the easiest, most powerful ways to do this is to share a personal story of how Jesus has made a difference in your life. I will help you identify and reflect upon pivotal times in your faith life and show you how to share how to comfortably and easily share your story with others.

Need a presenter for your next Theology on Tap? I would be thrilled to join you and share one of my topics or a different one of your choice.

Have a different Topic or Theme in Mind?

Please contact me. I would be happy to talk with you about any other topics or interests you have for your event. 

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Honoraria/Fees

The suggested gift for a talk is $750. The suggested gift for parish missions is $2,500. PLEASE do not let money stand in the way of your evangelizing mission.

​“In a journey of 1,000 steps, God is willing to take 999;

you only need to take one step.”

“Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.” 

Psalms 51:10