Meet our speakers!
Rhyan Ramirez is a passionate and inspiring speaker, who has a unique ability to inspire and empower young people to live a more purposeful life.
Working through and rising out of the challenges of poverty, discrimination and the tough streets of Vallejo, California. Rhyan brings insightful perspectives on issues of healthy relationships, living a purposeful and passionate life, and the power of caring. Drawing upon a compelling life journey, his talks are filled with intriguing stories, laugh-out-loud humor and a solutions-oriented approach for the challenges that life presents.
What is most important to Rhyan is his family. The healthy relationships he has with them that is the driving force to help people live a life of purpose.
Vince was a youth ministry kid--he still is! It all started on an 8th Grade Retreat in 1981. His professional career in youth ministry began in 1990. He remains a busy, reliable and trusted youth worker, campus minister and musician today in 2020!
Vince has self-produced four CDs and has been published and distributed by Oregon Catholic Press through SpiritandSong.com. He travels the United States and Canada doing parish concerts, youth rallies, regional and national conferences, young adult gatherings, faith formation events and Catholic school activities. His specialty is blending a variety of music styles that capture and celebrate the diverse Church we are; not to mention his uncanny and captivating ability to tell a story. Vince has been an official World Youth Day Musician in Toronto, Canada '02, and Cologne, Germany '05 and Sydney, Australia '08. He has been called "The Banana Guy" because of a song called I Like Bananas he made popular all over the United States. And since high school he was called the "The Roamin'Catholic" because of JESUS-stickers he had all over his car. Naturally, he continues to roam from place to place sharing faith and doing ministry!