Katie Patrizio

Katie Patrizio
Katie Patrizio Catholic Speaker
Katie Patrizio Catholic Speaker

Travels from Des Moines, Iowa

Katie Patrizio is a popular speaker, teacher, and radio guest with a gift for making the most elusive topics accessible and meaningful.  Best known for her talks on Scripture, she's also passionate about inspiring people to holiness.

Katie holds a Bachelor's degree in philosophy and theology from Franciscan University of Steubenville and a Master's degree in Biblical theology from John Paul the Great Catholic University in San Diego.

In addition to speaking, Katie serves as the Director of Faith Formation at St. Cecilia Parish in Ames, IA, as an instructor for the Catechetical Institute of the Diocese of Des Moines, and as an adjunct professor of leadership at Mercy College of Health Sciences.


 "There are speakers and there are disciples who's passion for the gospel can't help but motivate those who listen to a deep love of God. Katie Patrizio is the latter." - Jon Leonetti, Catholic speaker and best selling author

"Every time I hear Katie speak, I learn something about Scripture that I didn’t know before. Katie blends a deep love of God’s Word with a dynamic teaching style, and I’ve personally witnessed a number of lives changed through her talks." - Dr. Bud Marr, Director of the National Institute for Newman Studies

 Some of the survey feedback from Katie's previous events:


A wealth of knowledge!"

"So awesome to see Katie's charisms in action!"


"She was wonderful!"

"Very knowledgeable and entertaining, a rare quality!

"More please!

"Bring her back!"

Talk Topics:

Bible 101: A Crash Course in Scripture: If you've ever found the Bible confusing... or disjointed... or just plain weird, this is the talk for you.  Katie breaks the Bible down into six bite-sized chunks that are understandable and easy to remember.  Truly a crash course and consistently one of Katie's most popular talks, audiences walk away wowed by an inner logic in Scripture they had no idea existed.

The Heroic Moment: A life of holiness is a daunting desire that often lends more to paralysis than to action.  Holiness though is merely the culmination of many single moments.  If we conquer certain moments, we can conquer ourselves.  What are those moments and what are the simple, ordinary, everyday choices that mold extraordinary saints?

Finding Meaning in Ministry: Working in the vineyard of the Lord can be incredibly rewarding but also stressful, confusing, and sometimes downright depressing.  Many Church workers don't last more than two or three years on the job.  A topic close to her heart, Katie provides both strategic and spiritual advice to battle burnout and produce a greater yield for the harvest.  Come away with more clarity in your work than you've ever had before and the spiritual tools necessary for fulfillment in ministry.

To The Heights: A Catholic Parish Mission: To the Heights! is a Parish Mission designed to help your community do just that, reach the heights of sanctity.  Expect three evenings of engaging talks meant to challenge, inspire, and rejuvenate.

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