John N. Lamperis, DRE, YM, IT - President and founder, and father of eight awesome children. Founder of Camp Rock, author of He Is Always Near & Fax of Life, CO-Founder of Camp WOW, Camp Emmaus, and two men's spirituality groups. John has presented retreats, key notes, missions and talks on various subjects for children, adults, and families on a multitude of Catholic based topics.
Mike is a 24+ year Youth Ministry veteran. He enjoys putting together creative and deep spiritual presentations, retreats, and gatherings of youth and adults. Video clips are integrated into most presentations. Mike speaks on a variety of topics and is always willing to tailor messages and programs to your needs.
Mark has been working full time in youth ministry for over 23 years. He is currently the Director of Youth Ministry for Corpus Christi Church . He has experience in every phase of youth ministry including talks, retreats, camps, Confirmation preparation and youth leader training. He has worked with all age groups including adults, young adults, high school and middle school teens.
I was ordained a deacon in the Diocese of Joliet in 1997. I currently serve the diocese as the Director of the Office for the Diaconate. I am trained in Spiritual Direction and have had the opportunity to companion men, women and young persons on their spiritual journey for several years. My wife Liz and I are parishioners at St. Paul the Apostle Parish in Joliet , where I also serve as deacon. We have been married for 38 years and have two grown daughters and a grand-daughter.
Benjy graduated from Loras College with degrees in Theology/Religious Studies and History in 2017. While young, he still packs many years of youth ministry experience under his belt, having served as a Life Teen summer missionary, 2 summers at The Pines Catholic Camp, and as youth minister at three parishes. He loves speaking to teens and pre-teens about the love of Christ and the importance of our faith in the world today.
Gina has been a youth minister in the Diocese of Joliet for over 10 years now. She is currently the Director of Youth Ministry at both St. Daniel the Prophet in Wheaton and St James the Apostle in Glen Ellyn, having programs for both middle and high school. Her work with both middle and high school teens has led her to serve on the Core Team for Camp Rock, present on retreats, and give talks to middle and high school teens as well as parents. Gina and her husband have three young adult children.