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Featuring Artists

Amy Grant, Matt Maher, Sanctus Real, Ike Ndolo, and Jon Guerra will all be performing at Eastern Michigan Convocation Center on April, 19, 2015.

 “Let us then pursue what leads to peace and building up one another.”  – Romans 14:19


Ike Ndolo, Jon Guerra, and the Dominican Sisters of Mary

Ike Ndolo

Born in Missouri after his parents moved to the United States from Nigeria, Ike Ndolo developed a love of music at home, growing up to the ringing of hymns from his mother’s voice.

Ike continued his musical development at St. Timothy’s in Mesa, Arizona, where he was mentored by legends Tom Booth and Matt Maher. Currently Assistant Music Director at Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Tempe, Ike leads worship every Sunday and is constantly evolving as a musician and a man of God.

In addition to traveling the country to lead others to Christ, Ike has a great zeal for missionary work, stretching from Mexico to as far as China. As David says in Psalm 96: “Tell his glory among the nations, among all peoples, his wondrous deeds.” Ike has taken up the call, to be a servant to those around him—through his art, through his music, through his life.

Read more about Ike Ndolo and his new album, ‘Rivers’  on his official website.

Jon Guerra

Jon is a multi-instrumentalist singer/songwriter currently living with his wife in Chicago, IL, and is part of the Vertical Church Band. He was raised in Wheaton, IL, spending his developmental years learning to play guitar and obsessing over artists like Bob Dylan, Emily Dickinson, and Rich Mullins.

Jon has one of the most gripping voices you’ll ever hear, and he is one of the most intriguing artists you’ll ever meet. His debut EP on Provident Music Group titled, Glass, is now available on iTunes featuring 4 new songs and 1 acoustic version of “I Will Follow.”

Read more about Jon on his official website and listen to the acoustic version of “I Will Follow.”

Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist

The Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist chant the Divine Office throughout the day and their favorite hymns throughout the year, while also composing music of their own. They follow in the thirteenth-century footsteps of St. Dominic, while very much engaging the modern world.

The Sisters have recorded a beautiful new offering entitled: The Rosary: Mysteries, Meditations & Music. This album comes as a response to the outpouring of affection received from the beloved chart-topping Billboard 2013 recording “Mater Eucharistiae.”

Mater Eucharistiae was the first ever recording from The Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist.  The fifteen peaceful and serene songs of this release will included original compositions written by the Sisters that reflect their Dominican spirituality, along with a selection of modern and ancient hymns and chants in English and in Latin.

The Sisters may be recognized due to their multiple appearances on “The Oprah Winfrey Show,” and the extensive publicity they have received in the US and Canada through outlets such as The New York Times, The Detroit Free Press, The Washington Post, CNN, Fox News and beyond. The Dominican Sisters of Mary placed in the finals of the recent season of The American Bible Challenge, hosted by Jeff Foxworthy on The Game Show Network.

To read more about the Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist, please visit their website.

Meet our Emcees

Chris Stefanick has devoted his life to inspiring people to live a bold, contagious faith. A tremendously successful evangelist, Chris engages the disengaged like few others have been able. His charism for reaching people most consider unreachable has been tried, tested and proven. There is something unique in Chris’ approach to say what is authentically true in a way that reaches people where they’re at, and that becomes the germ of curiosity – the seed of faith – for his listeners. He forms his listeners.
Chris is an internationally acclaimed speaker and author, whose seminars, videos, radio spots, syndicated columns, and books reach over a million people every year. He is also the founder of Real Life Catholic, a Denver-based non-profit whose mission is what you read above.

Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, OFM Cap calls Chris, “one of the most engaging young defenders of the Christian faith on the scene today.”

Above all, Chris is proud to be the husband to his wife Natalie and father to their six children.

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Chelsea Gheesling is a motivational speaker inspiring kindness, strength and inner beauty in young women. Born and raised in Michigan, Chelsea speaks to youth about her love for international volunteer work and her passion for developing virtue which heals hearts and strengthens souls.

Trained in youth development at Mater Ecclesiae College, Chelsea’s has been speaking for more than 11 years to thousands of girls across the country. Most recently, she founded the nonprofit organization, Good Girl Comeback, which inspires teens to see the GOODness in themselves and others through ongoing workshops, seminars, mentoring and volunteer work.

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Sr. Miriam enjoys science, but when she isn’t in the science laboratory guiding her chemistry students through experiments, you know she’s probably up to something in campus ministry.  For the past four years she has been in San Francisco, where she has had the pleasure of directing Marin Catholic High School’s liturgy choir, guiding retreats at all class levels, preparing students for sacraments, and facilitating controlled explosions in her sophomore chemistry class.  Before entering the Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist, Sr. Miriam spent several years traveling and leading youth retreats with Face to Face Ministries, acting as backup vocalist and instrumentalist for the ministry’s worship band.  While doing retreat work, she earned a bachelor of science in pharmacy, but soon after discerned a vocation to the religious life, and entered the Ann Arbor based community of Dominican Sisters in 2006.