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i am samuel.

 

Born in Abilene, TX (think Friday Night Lights), I now call Dallas home.  A cradle Catholic, I'm the product of persistent and humble youth ministry and owe my beginnings in ministry to parish and diocesan retreats.  The first to graduate college in his family, I earned a BA in Psychology/Philosophy from Hardin-Simmons University, as well as a Masters in Theological Studies from the University of Dallas.  A lifelong Texan, I can appreciate some authentic Mexican food, authentic Texas brisket, and football.  A lifelong Catholic, I love a good coffee or good craft brew.  I'm also a fan of good hip hop, art, and the great outdoors, and will take any opportunity to take off to adventure beyond my sofa.  I'm passionate about Jesus and His Church and being a missionary people.  If you give me enough time, you'll discover I have plenty of soapboxes.  

 

 
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Points of Interest

Missionary Discipleship

Catholic Social Teaching including: Pro-Life / Homelessness / Refugees & Immigrants / Foreign & Domestic Mission

Dealing with Suffering & Loss

Desert & Monastic Spirituality

Dealing with Doubt/Agnosticism

Men's Spirituality

Ministry of Hospitality - Adults

Small Group Leadership - Adults

Strategic Planning for Ministry Leaders

Sam of all trades.

 
Sammy has collected a wealth of experiences in over a decade of professional ministry and 14 years of speaking and performing as Sammy Blaze.  The diversity of his experience includes years as a Coordinator of Youth Ministry, a University Campus Minister, and Ministry Development Strategist for the Office of Youth, Young Adult, and Campus Ministries for the Diocese of Dallas.  Sammy is currently the Director of Campus Ministry & Catholic Identity at John Paul II High School in Plano, TX.  His passion, experience, versatility, and commitment to the Church will make him a great addition for your next ministry event.     

 

 
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Honest Witness. 

Dynamic Performances.

 Creative Storytelling. 

 

Faithful Teaching. 

 

Sound Methodology.

 

 

Keynote | Workshops | Performances | Emcee

  Retreats | Volunteer Training

 

Middle School | High School | College | Young Adult

Family | Parents | Volunteer

event calendar

 

2019

3/27 -  Jericho | SMU Catholic campus ministry | Dallas, TX

6/5 -  Mission Possible | Prince of Peace Catholic Community | plano, TX

7/12 -  STAY Catholics Summer Camp | Sabine creek ranch | royse city, TX

8/24 - Chaos Retreat | Our Lady of Angels Catholic Church | Allen, TX

10/23 - XLT | St. Paul Catholic Church | Richardson, TX

10/26 - parish hall fundraiser event | sacred heart catholic church | Abilene, TX

2020

1/11 - Forward Middle school rally | Plano, tx

2/26 - men’s session | young men’s service league | plano, TX

Past events 2018

1/21 -  Vocations Panel | Our Lady of Angels Catholic Church | Allen, TX
1/30 -  The 635 | Granada Theater | Dallas, TX
2/7 -  Lenten Youth Night | St. Francis Catholic Church | Lancaster, TX
2/15 - St. Rita Catholic School 5th Grade Retreat | Dallas, TX
2/21 - St. Rita Catholic School 6th Grade Retreat | Dallas, TX
2/23-25 -  Dallas Catholic Youth Conference | Frisco, TX
3/17 -  Illuminate Retreat | Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church | Dallas, TX
4/8 - CREW Youth Night | St. Elizabeth Ann Seton | Plano, TX
4/14 - Texas A&M Commerce Spring Retreat | Commerce, TX
4/21 - St. Rita Catholic Church High School Retreat | Denton, TX
6/14-24 - Dallas Catholic Schools Mission | Costa Rica
7/11-13 - National Apostolate of Maronites (NAM) Convention | Houston, TX
10/21 - Vocation Youth Night | Our Lady of Angels Catholic Church | Allen, TX
12/5 -  Advent Youth Night | St. Francis Catholic Church | Lancaster, TX 

Notable past Performances and speaking engagements

2005-2017  National Catholic Youth Conference |  Atlanta / Columbus / Kansas City / Indianapolis 

2008-2014  Catholic Underground |  New York City / Los Angeles / Chicago / Dublin

2008 & 2014 National Conference for Catholic Youth Ministry |  Cleveland / San Antonio

2008 & 2015  The Shepherd's Cafe | Arlington / Farmers Branch, TX

2009  Creideamh City Outreach | Galway

2009  Bright Lights Festival | London

2013-2017  Dallas Catholic Youth Conference |  Frisco, TX

2014 & 2016  Region 10 Catholic Youth Conference  |  Oklahoma City / Beaumont, TX

2015  Dallas Ministry Conference

2015 & 2017  Ablaze Retreat | Dallas

2016  Diocese of Austin Middle School Rally  |  Austin

2016  Austin Diocese Catholic Youth Conference | Waco, TX

2017-2018  The 635 @ the Granada Theater | Dallas