Patrick & Christina Jacobeen have spoken to thousands of teens across the country. Their positive yet challenging presentation of the Gospel message resonates deeply with young people who are longing for significance and to realize their own worth. For over five years they have been working in full time ministry together at St. Timothy’s, one of the largest parishes in the Diocese of Arlington, Virginia. When they are not on the road they are sitting down, breaking bread, and living life with teens at their own parish.
Christina began speaking when she was eighteen about why she was saving herself for her future husband. Now, she is travelling and speaking with him! Her message is one that points to Our Lady and encourages others to relinquish control as Mary did, and wait on the Lord.
Patrick is able to fill many roles at an event as a speaker, worship leader, and emcee. He is a talented musician who gets teens on their feet dancing and singing but also leads them to an encounter with Jesus through praise music especially during adoration. His message is that God calls us to break free of our burdens to enter into the incredible adventure of an authentic Christian life.
Everyone loves a good love story. Teens leave with hope when they hear how before knowing each other, these two fought for purity in high school and college AND are normal and fun! Patrick and Christina’s story of being brought together through God’s grace is a moving testimony of how God wants to come through for each one of us.
Christina & Patrick work hard to incorporate your theme into their presentations but listed below are some of their most common workshops/keynote topics. Check out their latest appearence on EWTN featured on the At Home With Jim And Joy.
True Femininity (Teens - female audience)
True Masculinity (Teens - male audience)
Dating & Relationships (Teens – College – Young Adults)
God Wants to Come Through For YOU! (Teens)
What I Wish You Knew (Parents)
Boundaries (Marriage Preparation)
Finance (Marriage Preparation)
Same Sex Attraction (For teens or adults - trained through the Arlington Diocese in partnership with Franciscan University of Steubenville)
Trainings for Youth Ministers & Volunteers
-Building a Volunteer Core Team (for ministry leaders)
-Leadership Training (for parish staff, school faculty, volunteers)
“It was great having Patrick and Christina with us here in Vermont. I have worked with many Catholic speakers and presenters over the years and have Patrick and Christina at the top of my list. They are easy-going, faith-filled, genuine and fun. I love the fact that they don’t just come to ‘give a talk’ but interact with the teens with a love and compassion. As Youth Ministers themselves, they understand relational ministry and how you have to earn the right to be heard. Patrick is also a very talented guitarist who can bring the music element to your program as well. I recommend Christina and Patrick for any of your events.” – Bill Gavin, Director of Youth Ministry Diocese of Burlington, VT
"I think Christina had a great way of approaching and disarming the guys when she said, 'I am not going to tell you how to be a guy, but how to understand a girl's heart.' This really opens a guy's ears." - Jason Evert, ChastityProject