Joe Melendrez has forged a unique path to becoming one of America’s most exciting Catholic performers. Joe is dedicated to sharing the Gospel in dynamic and relevant ways around the world. He does this through his development of a faith-based clothing line (God Swagg Apparel), his release of four major Catholic hip-hop albums, to sharing the winnings from a college Chipotle contest (a year of free burritos), as a means to evangelize to different people with each meal!
Joe’s BA degree in Religious studies from the University of Dayton has led him to become a Religion Teacher and Youth Minister for over 10 years. In addition to his work in Catholic education, Joe’s electric ministry of music and evangelization has taken him to Europe, Africa, Australia, South America and all across the USA. Joe uses his skills to animate huge crowds of teens, and he continues to share these gifts at major youth rallies, conferences, and national events. Today, Joe Melendrez is a husband and father, as well as a natural MC, a dynamic musical performer, an inspiring speaker, and an expert retreat leader.
Hannah Schaefer is a rising female role model and compelling contemporary christian artist in the Catholic Church. She is a passionate speaker & a multi international award-winning singer/songwriter.
“I’ve always had a close connection with the Lord” Schaefer says. “Even as a child I always BELIEVED. It wasn’t until I was a Freshman in high school when I struggled with bullies, depression and insecurity that I fully encountered the love of Jesus. It was after falling head over heels in love with my Savior that I knew I had to sing for Him and devote my life to sharing the Gospel with the world!