Alex Gotay, “Dr. G,” is a dynamic, national teen and young adult speaker who uses his unique perspective and combines it with his passion, humor, creativity, and stories to communicate the good news in a way that connects with ALL teens, young adults, and adults! His passion for Christ, being raised in a multicultural home and his experiences in life allows him to address the culture’s many ailments from a unique perspective! He is a Husband of 19 years, father of three boys, convert to the Catholic faith, Retreat Leader, Evangelist, Missioner, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Blackbelt, and works full-time as a Director of Campus Ministry and Theology Teacher at a local Catholic High School.
Education & Certifications:
He holds a Doctorate in Ministry, a Master's degree in Theological Studies, another Master's Degree in Philosophy, graduate hours towards another Master's Degree in Counseling, graduate hours towards a Graduate Certificate in OT Biblical Theology, and a Bachelors in Criminal Justice and Child Psychology. He holds certifications in both Adult and Youth Ministry, an official Catechist for the Archdiocese, and 18+ years of experience with teens and young adults working in various Youth Ministries (both Protestant and Catholic).
All of these allow him to provide a fervent talk, retreat or event that your group will love!
Each talk is a use of humor, practical implications and challenging to grow in holiness!
Me, My Selfie and I- Gen 1:26-27 - Image is important in the American culture, especially with young people. This talk challenges our "image" and shows how our "Image"is to reflect the one who made us.
Mama Mary/ Dear Mama, Your Strength- Mary has more strength than what we see at first, this is opposite from most of the pictures we see of her. Explore the love and strength of Mary in a way that helps all young people gain new insight to the strength of her and how she "fights" for all of us, especially her children!
Pressure - Daniel 3-Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego were young men who knew the power of culture affecting their lives. Young people will both laugh and be challenged with the pressures of the culture, friends they hold and how in the "fire" is where God is with us!
Jesus friends of sinners/Ratchet to Righteous - John 8:1-11- We all want to be "great" here young people will be challenged by what "greatness" really means, how we each sometimes fall short but how Jesus bends down and "meets us where we are at"
Sainthood is a Mandate- Gen 2:7; 2 Timothy 1:6; Found out what it is to be made from the ground with God's breath and we each are a gift to the world, this is our call non-sacramental call to holiness.
Being Brave - David vs.Goliath 1 Samuel 16-17- The story of David and Goliath teaches young people, especially young men, in spite of what people say or look like, we are called to "battle" against our own "Goliath's" to go into the "promise land."
He Broke the Mold!- Genesis 1&2/ Ephesians 2 (Theology of the Body)- Creation is art and all Creation is done by God, even mankind. Young people each are unique and call to cultivate their own gifts in their lives, this is living according to God's plan beyond the Sacraments of Vocations. Each life is different, grounded in the Sacraments and God's love and mercy, and are called to make this world "heaven on earth" by being a saint!
Dr. Gotay has many more talks prepared and prepares talks appropriate to the audience he is speaking too! Do not hesitate to ask for something else not listed!