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FamilyFest 2018 > Speakers

 Thank you to our speakers and performers who joined us on June 2!

bishop-malesic.jpgMost Reverend Edward C. Malesic, JCL
Bishop of Greensburg
Presider and Homilist at Mass

Bishop Malesic was ordained and installed as the fifth bishop of Greensburg July 13, 2015. He has enjoyed meeting the people of the diocese in his many visits to Catholic schools and parishes. He is looking forward to the FamilyFest, meeting even more people during a fun, relaxing day in the park and celebrating Mass with them that afternoon.

jesse-manibusan.jpg Jesse Manibusan

Jesse Manibusan is a composer, singer/songwriter, storyteller, humorist, catechist, evangelizer and encourager. Working with any and every age group, Jesse has that knack to build instant rapport, connect to his audience, and create life-giving memories that help deepen faith and cultivate the joy that inspires service, sacrifice and the celebration of life.

Jesse earned an MA in Multicultural Ministries from the Franciscan School of Theology, Berkeley, CA, and gives concerts, workshops, parish missions, and retreats. Jesse’s music is published by Oregon Catholic Press and Spirit & Song (a division of OCP). In 2014, Jesse received the National Catholic Youth Award, for Presenter/Artist Category by the National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministries, INC.

Full Armor Band
“So many faces / But none the same” … As the opening lyric from their new album , the statement rings true for Full Armor Band as they pave their way in the inspirational music scene with their unique sound and mission that has helped set them apart as one of the most promising bands on the rise. This band of best friends features the ensemble style vocal harmonies of Tara Lakeman, Kyle Hancharick (acoustic guitar), and Douglas Q. Hutchings (keyboards), the tasteful electric guitar style of Francis Zelinka, the natural groove of Matt Juliano on drums, and the occasional violin harmony from Matthew Lee.

Full Armor BandNow, after seven years of making music and touring together, the band is stepping forward with a new sound on their latest release, None the Same. With musical influences ranging from modern folk to early blues, and inspiration from some of their most revered songwriting pros like Paul Simon, Ingrid Michaelson and David Wilcox, it is no surprise that Full Armor is feeling right at home with their new sound.

"We got our start playing church when we were still in high school,” explains Hutchings, who founded the band in 2005. “With the style of music that you are expected to play in that setting, it's easy to get pulled into making a sound that isn't always authentic. ‘Contemporary Christian Music’ is only genre out there that is defined by its lyrical content rather than its sound. Our goal for this record was to share the stories and insights from our spiritual journey with a fresh sound that showcases the band's unique personality and range of influences."

Check out their website at www.fullarmorband.com!

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