Speakers for Teens

Talking Big Life Questions & Friendship with Sarah Swafford

This talk is for teens, adults, women and men!

  • Two questions that we as humans ask ourselves are 1. Am I enough? and 2. Am I ever going to be truly loved?
  • What makes up the best friendships? Availability. Vulnerability. Accountability.
  • If you want something to grow in your life – FEED IT!  If you want something to die in your life – STARVE IT.

These are just a few topics you’ll hear today. Take some time to listen to be inspired by what Sarah has to share.

About Sarah Swafford

The founder of Emotional Virtue Ministries. She speaks internationally to people of all ages on a variety of topics such as: Emotional Virtue, Dating and Relationships, Modesty of Intentions, and Interior Confidence. She is a graduate of Benedictine College and has been involved in ministry for over ten years. For three years, Sarah worked as a Residence Hall Director at Benedictine College, taking care of 142 freshmen women. That amazing experience gave her a front row seat into the hearts of women and men transitioning from high school to college, giving her a deeper look into the struggles facing teens and young adults today.  LEARN MORE  www.emotionalvirtue.com

Riley Sewell’s Story on Surviving a Tsunami (Faith Over Fear)

About Riley Sewell

Riley Sewell is an adventurer, writer and full-time student with a heart for impacting the lives of those that need it most.  Riley was born in England, raised in New Zealand and is embracing America as her spiritual home.   Riley has a degree in Commercial Law and Management from Auckland University (NZ) and is presently completing her Master’s in Global Leadership at Fuller Theological Seminary (Pasadena, California). The average age of the Global Leader enrolled in this program is fifty, thereby empowering Riley as the youngest student ever accepted.

Riley has spoken at 40 plus events in the last ten months, ranging from Women’s Conferences, Business Meetings, Youth Groups, High Schools, University Chapels and Churches.

Don’t forget to watch Riley’s other video on the topic of being single & whole!

LEARN MORE: www.rileysewell.com

INSTAGRAM: @rileysewell

Single & Whole with Riley Sewell and Rylie Silva

We are 25 and 29…and both single! Healthy singles can change a culture. Are you consuming culture or creating it?

Singleness is an incredible opportunity for you to be intentional with you. Find out how God has specifically created and wired you.

Make sure to check out Riley Sewell’s video on the time her and her family survived a tsunami, and putting faith over fear!

LEARN MORE: www.rileyandrylie.com

INSTAGRAM: @rileyandrylie 

Play ‘Scripture, Saint, or Kanye’ and test your knowledge!

Joining you will be contestants from the National Catholic Youth Conference (NCYC) – key phrases are provided and you have to guess the source!

About NCYC

The National Catholic Youth Conference, known as NCYC (NCYC.info), is the largest gathering of Catholic teenagers from across the United States, hosted by the National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry (NFCYM.org). Participants enjoy three days of workshops and prayer experiences led by national Catholic speakers and artists. They also can visit the interactive thematic village to join in artistic and recreational activities, connect with religious communities and Catholic colleges and universities, participate in service projects, and purchase Catholic swag from books and rosaries to stickers and socks!

Learn more about the next NCYC, scheduled for November 18-20, 2021, at NCYC.info.

Camp Christopher

Making summer last a lifetime! Camp Christopher provides a world of adventure in nature, community, and spirit. We offer a variety of programs and exciting activities for all ages including persons with disabilities. Catch the Christopher Spirit and take a ride on the zip line or conquer the ropes challenge courses or hike the many trails and cool off in Lake Marian. Test your skills at the archery range, go for a canoe ride, or cast out a fishing pole and see what you can catch! For more than 90 years, campers have been exploring a world of adventure surrounded by new friends and exciting activities.

Salvation Army – Echelon


Echelon seeks to mobilize the next generation for The Salvation Army by providing opportunities for young adults to engage with the organization through fellowship and networking, donations and fundraising, and service and volunteering.


Echelon is the emerging professionals arm of The Salvation Army. Our community is serious about having fun while addressing some of today’s most pressing issues within our local communities.


Echelon members participate in a variety of networking, volunteer, and fundraising activities. Fundraising and volunteer activities directly support Salvation Army services within a chapter’s local community.


TikTok Challenge Winner

Earlier this year we hosted a TikTok challenge to create a video with a song from one of our FEST 2020 bands.
Congratulations to the winner of the FEST TikTok Challenge, Hailey Corcoran – here’s her video!

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