Ablaze Ministries has a team of talented speakers and worship leaders available to assist at your next event. We would love to partner with you to provide high quality ministry at your next youth night, retreat, conference, ministry training, etc. This team has the expertise and experience over their years in ministry to help bring your dream for the event to fruition.
 
As a bonus, our team is not only available to be booked individually, but we can build a team to run an event on your behalf. We look forward to hearing from you!

Speakers

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Taylor Schroll

Evangelization – Comedy – Retreats

Taylor Schroll is one of the best up-and-coming speakers in Catholic youth ministry today. His combination of comedy, story-telling and passionate sharing of the Joy of the Gospel grips the audiences he speaks with. His experience with speaking at conferences, parish events, youth nights and retreats makes him perfect for your next event.

Matt Rice

Ministry Training – Staff Development – Ministry Organization

Matt Rice has been in youth ministry for over 18 years and uses his knowledge and experience gained along the way to empower and equip ministry leaders to strive for excellence today. As the President and Founder of Ablaze, he uses his leadership and staff development skills every day and can help your next training be a huge success.

Alyssa Trutter

Prayer/Interior Life – Ministry Training – Women’s Ministry

Alyssa Trutter is not only a veteran in youth ministry, but one of the holiest people you will ever meet! Her style of speaking is that of a loving mother caring for her children. Every time she speaks, the listeners feel the deep love of Christ & are inspired to deepen their relationship with Him.

Chris Bartlett

Ministry Training – Staff Development – Evangelization

Chris Bartlett has been in youth ministry for over 18 years. In his time as a youth minister and diocesan director, he has learned what it takes to be a great ministry leader. He is great for training a ministry team, working through staff development and his gift as a story teller makes him one of the most intriguing speakers available.

Samantha Shepard

Teen leadership – Women’s Ministry – Saints

Sam has been doing ministry for over 12 years. She is interactive, tells funny stories and loves to give the audience  hands on activities with her talks. Be ready to move around and expect the unexpected weather that is sharing how spider-man her favorite here connects to God or how a “game” can connect to Jesus. 

Brian Baudoin

Magician/Entertainment – Evangelization – Men’s Ministry

Brian Baudoin grew up around the Church and has been involved in youth ministry for 9 years. He now serves as a Director of Youth Ministries for Ablaze, helping to form younger youth ministers and lead teens to Christ. Brian is Cajun boy, passionate LSU fan and impressive illusionist.

Gwen Bartlett

Eternal Perspective- Lasting Engagement: Making Ministry Fun and Meaningful – Navigating Tough Topics & Tragedy 


As an interactive and entertaining speaker, Gwen not only keeps her audiences engaged but leaves them with practical steps to put the teachings into action. Whether the audience is in middle school, high school, or adulthood, they’ll experience thought provoking questions, real life stories, and realistic ways to empower them to live their lives for Christ. Whether its team building & games or serious & challenging topics, Gwen journeys with the audience with an approachable and passionate love for God. 

Worship Leaders

Taylor Schroll

Taylor Schroll has been leading worship for over 12 years. He has had the privilege of doing so for countless youth nights, retreats and conferences. His booming voice, passionate worship and docility to the Holy Spirit help to lead those in the congregation into a deep Encounter with Christ.

Rebekah Landry

Rebekah Landry has been leading worship for over 9 years and has an angelic voice. She led worship for one of the leading Campus Ministries in the nation for 4 years, tours with the Dave Moore Band and has led young people into deeper prayer at numerous youth ministry events.

The Ablaze Band

This is the house band led by Taylor and Becka. They lead worship for monthly worship events throughout the school year for local youth programs. If you’re looking for the full band sound, this is the route to go.

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