Patrick & Christina Jacobeen travel and speak together as a couple. Their positive yet challenging presentation of the Gospel message resonates deeply with young people who are longing to know Jesus loves them and to realize their own worth. Patrick and Christina spent the first six years of their marriage working in full time youth ministry together in one of the largest parishes in the Diocese of Arlington, Virginia.
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 first choose Christ and fought for purity in high school and college AND are normal and fun! In a world where so many young people are frustrated by the dating scene, Patrick and Christina share openly about how they dated and how it made all the difference! In their Dating talk they share practically how they used txt, whether or not they watched movies, how late they would hang out, and why men are meant to be the ones who pursue and so much more! Patrick and Christina’s story of being brought together by God’s grace is a moving testimony of how God wants to come through for each one of us. This couple does not claim to be perfect or have the perfect life but rather is honest with their audience, when appropriate, about the struggles they faced: whether that be partying in college or an addiction to pornography. Currently, they are faced with the cross of infertility, but they remind others of the redemptive power of suffering and to trust God is working it all out for His Glory. They’re message is one of encouragement and hope that “With God All Things are Possible”.
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 appearance on EWTN featured on the At Home with Jim and Joy show.
-True Femininity (Teens - female audience)
-True Masculinity (Teens - male audience)
-Our Story and How We Dated (Teens – College – Young Adults)
-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)
“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