Jamie Cleaton is a dynamic and passionate speaker. Christ has led Jamie on numerous adventures spanning the globe and now uses those experiences to invite people into the greatest adventure, that of following Christ into fullness of life.
He has been active in ministry for 10 years and has been speaking professionally since 2008. Jamie has been blessed to speak to thousands of people at numerous events such as high school and college retreats, Festivals of Praise at Franciscan University of Steubenville, Theology on taps, Diocesan Youth Conferences, and High School assemblies. Jamie currently lives in San Diego as a full time youth minister and is married to his lovely wife Grace (of five years) and is the father of 3 beautiful children.
“Jamie is living proof that a relationship with Christ is exciting and joyful. People are drawn to him and the youth listen to him because he has an energy given by the Lord that is captivating and inspiring. Jamie has channeled his passion and rich knowledge of the faith toward bringing people to Christ. He is an authentic example that the Church is alive!” - Megan Mastroianni, Campus Minister in Maryland and National Conference Speaker
"Jamie's authentic witness of joy and freedom makes him an incredible proclaimer of the Gospel for 21st century teens. He has a unique ability to articulate the truths of the Catholic faith with humor and spiritual depth, while also leaving teens with a practical and tangible example of how to live a life with Christ at the center.” - Peter Burds, Head of College Campus Ministry for the Diocese of Milwaukee, WI and National Conference Speaker
"For the past four years, Jamie has been the keynote speaker at the Mater Dei Catholic High School sophomore boy's retreat. Many of the boys have said that his talk is the highlight of their retreat experience. His humor and energy brings our retreat to a new level and his faith helps the boys see that being a Catholic is an awesome way of life. I highly recommend Jamie as a youth speaker." - Chris Schnitzius, Campus Minister at Mater Dei High School in San Diego, CA
“Jamie is one of the finest young Catholic evangelists our Church has today. His passion and message inspires teens and brings hope into lives in a genuine, dynamic, and entertaining way. You’re teens will love him, your volunteers will be encouraged by him, and you will be inspired by his words.” - Bob Schrimpf, Youth Minister in San Diego, California and National Conference Speaker
“Jamie is a very gifted presenter. He is always finding new ways to engage his audience and he has been very successful in presenting to large groups with great diversity in culture, faith formation, and attentiveness. Jamie’s presentations are engaging and though-provoking. He has a great ability to present theological depth in a manner that is approachable and fun for the audience. Jamie is a dedicated lay ecclesial minister to our Young Catholic Church. His passion for sharing the love he has for our Catholic Church and Jesus Christ is clearly evident in every presentation he does. As an experienced Youth Minister in San Diego, Jamie has fist hand knowledge of what is presently ailing our young communities. He is always trying to find new ways to connect young people in a meaningful way to the love of God expressed through Jesus Christ.” - Gerardo Rojas, Director of Youth Ministry for the Diocese of San Diego, CA
“I have asked Jamie to come and speak multiple times to our students during their class retreats at Saints. He excels at building rapport quickly with his audience and engages our students in lively presentations, he is an incredibly gifted speaker. He is animated, personable, and visibly passionate about speaking to teens. His love for his work emanates from his love for God, and we have been lucky to host him here at Saints.” - Kate Crachy, Campus Minister for St. Augustine High School in San Diego, CA
“I like to say, it is a sin to bore a kid with the Gospel. So when I bring kids to an event, I want them to be exposed to the very best. Jamie Cleaton has never disappointed a single time I've invited him to speak to my teens. He is a great storyteller, super dynamic in presentation, and best of all, he knows how to speak to kids since he is a locally based youth minister himself.” - Zach Eckert, Campus Minister for Junipero Serra High School in San Juan Capistrano, CA