LOOKING FOR SPEAKERS / MUSICIANS?
A PASSIONATE CATHOLIC COLLECTIVE ON A MISSION TO GLORIFY GOD THROUGH MUSIC AND MINISTRY.
CONFERENCES • RETREATS • YOUTH/YOUNG ADULT MEETINGS
VERONICA M. SALGADO
M.A., CATHOLIC THEOLOGY & MINISTRY
4 YEARS TEACHING HIGH SCHOOL THEOLOGY
9 YEARS WORKING IN YOUTH MINISTRY
Veronica fell in love with and began to practice her Catholic Faith at 15 years old. She started to serve in the Church Choir, youth groups, and later plan and lead retreats. After realizing her love for apologetics and catechesis, Vero went on to study Theology and pursue a career where she can constantly teach about and minister to others about the Catholic Faith.
She earned a B.A. in Theology & Communications from Ave Maria University and an M.A. in Theology & Ministry from Franciscan University. During college she worked with Fr. Michael Gaitley, MIC, and helped lead the first ever YA Nationwide Marian Consecration for more than 12,000 college students. She worked as a marketing assistant for Ave Maria University for several years and played a huge role in the Students for Life group where she fell in love with Prolife Ministry.
Veronica has been featured as a guest writer for Life Teen, and The Chastity Project. Her blogs have reached more than 8,000! She has sang, and spoken at several Catholic Youth Conferences and retreats, including the International Marian Symposium, the Diocese of Venice Youth Conference, the Southwest Youth Conference, and the Ave Maria Youth Conference.
She has spoken from crowds of 15 to 1,500. Veronica is going into her 5th year of teaching High School Theology and hopes to minister the Faith to teens inside and outside of the classroom. Her specialties are: Identity in Christ, Christology, the Holy Spirit, Salvation History, Morality, Apologetics, Theology of the Body, Mariology, Catholic Spirituality and Devotions (Divine Mercy and Sacred Heart Devotions), and Women's Ministry.
B.A., CATHOLIC THEOLOGY & PHILOSOPHY
12 YEARS YOUTH MINISTRY - 5 YEARS Y.A MINISTRY
Francesco has spent more than 12 years immersing himself in bilingual ministry by leading music ministries, youth groups, and retreats. He began his service through his gift of music, writing and composing songs for retreat, arranging music parts for each band member.
Faith, music, and family are the driving forces and biggest passions in Francesco's life. After receiving his degree in Architecture, The Lord and Our Lady took Him to Lourdes, France where he felt called to discern the Priesthood. After graduating from the Minor Seminary he received a B.A. in Theology & Philosophy, as well as a stronger understanding of the Vocation of Marriage he had been called to pursue.
Soon after he met his wife Veronica who shared his calling and a deep passion for Catholic music and ministry. He served as the Coordinator of Evangelization and Parish Life for the Archdiocese of Miami for a year before starting his M.A. in Theology and feeling called to start his fulltime Ministry in music and speaking.
Francesco is known for sharing the Faith through speaking and music in a captivating, relatable and relevant way while remaining True to the Catholic Church and Her Teachings. This experience ultimately brought him to the decision of starting an Apostolate and business Fall Afresh Catholic Media to share his experience and his love for the Lord to as many hearts as he can reach.
Francesco is currently the President of Fall Afresh Catholic Media and continues to write music and minister to his community. His specialties are: Identity in Christ, Ministry and Discipleship, Discernment, Vocation, Men's Ministry, and Music.
FALL AFRESH MUSIC
We can take a small bilingual music team or full band to your Catholic Event for meditation and praise!