"Restore to us, O God; let thy face shine, that we may be saved." | Psalm 80: 3
STEUBENVILLE SOUTH | 2021
The Steubenville South Conference is a group effort in every way!
We rely heavily on our staff, dedicated committee leaders, volunteers, and group leaders, as well as our amazing priests and religious.
Meet our team, speakers, and musicians below. And if you'd like to become part of the Steubenville South community,
please visit our Volunteer page for more information on how you can get involved. See you soon!
STEUBENVILLE SOUTH STAFF
BISHOP ROBERT MARSHALL, JR.
Bishop Robert W. Marshall, Jr., was ordained to the episcopacy and installed as the thirteenth Bishop of Alexandria by Archbishop Gregory Almond of New Orleans, on August 20, 2020 at St. Francis Xavier Cathedral.
STEUBENVILLE SOUTH CONFERENCE COORDINATOR
Cari Terracina is a wife and mama living in Alexandria, LA. more here...
2021 MINISTRY TEAM
FR. JOSH JOHNSON
Throughout his teenage years, Fr. Joshua Johnson was aware of a deep ache in his heart for something more. He sought to fill the ache in every way that the world offered him happiness. He wrestled deep within his heart and came to know Jesus Christ as the fulfillment of the restlessness in his heart. Today, Fr. Josh is a priest for the Diocese of Baton Rouge. Prior to his ordination to the priesthood, he attended Southern University and graduated from St. Joseph's Seminary College and Notre Dame Seminary in New Orleans. He has led many retreats and workshops throughout his diocese and has travelled the country sharing his witness on the healing power of Christ!
Kris Frank attended Franciscan University and graduated in 2008 with a degree in catechetics and theology with a youth ministry concentration. He has been a part of youth programs in Pennsylvania, Florida, and Texas. He now lives and serves as a missionary for Dirty Vagabond Ministries in Steubenville. Kris also has been privileged to travel around the country, sharing the gospel with teens and young adults at various retreats, camps, and conferences. Kris spends his free time with his wife, Grace, and their four children.
Josh Blakesley has acknowledged a simple calling: to make music that moves people into prayer and action. Josh and his bandmates have dedicated themselves to making quality music for the church and spreading the Gospel. He has led music for 20-plus years, and has been featured on Sirius XM, EWTN's Life on the Rock, Relevant Radio, KLOVE, and has performed with a variety of Christian artists. He also works directly with Franciscan University of Steubenville, Life Teen International, Catholic Heart Work Camp, Adore Ministries, as well as many other churches, camps and conferences of all sizes in an effort to live out his calling to "make disciples of all nations" (Matthew 28:18). In addition to touring, songwriting, and producing, Josh lives in Houston, TX with his wife Heather and their two children, Sophie and Sutton, and serves as Music Ministry Coordinator at St. Anthony of Padua Church in the Woodlands, TX.
Involved in ministry for more than 15 years, Mary has spoken to over 100,000 teens and young adults around the nation at high school and college retreats and conferences, including Steubenville Youth Conferences, Life Teen Inspiration, LA Congress, NCCC, and parish and diocesan rallies. Mary talks on a variety of topics including conversion, prayer, sacraments, social justice, chastity and theology of the body. Using funny stories and engaging analogies, Mary draws her audience to the beauty of our Catholic faith, a deeper love for Christ, the Eucharist, and the call to holiness.
Michael Gormley, aka "Gomer," is the co-host of Catching Foxes, a podcast for young adults that discusses the collision of faith and culture. Gomer has an M.A. in theology and Christian ministry from Franciscan University of Steubenville, where he met his wife, Shannon, the mother of his four kids. He works full-time at a parish in Texas, coordinating young adult and adult evangelization, and he runs a side hustle called LayEvangelist.com.
Rachel Leininger serves as the chastity educator for the REAP Team, a retreat ministry of the Archdiocese of St. Louis, Missouri, where it's her full-time job to speak to teens and adults about love, sex, and relationships. She studied creative writing and theology at Saint Louis University and loves Cardinals baseball, Netflix, blogging, and baked goods. She is also the author of The Next Step: A Catholic Teen's Guide to Surviving High School, and is married to David and mama to Georgie and Alice.
BOARD OF ADVISORS
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Diocese of Alexandria
Attn. Steubenville South Conference
P.O. Box 7417, Alexandria, LA 71306
4400 Coliseum Blvd., Alexandria, LA 71303