A passionate, internationally acclaimed Catholic speaker who uses today’s media and technology to bring to people, both young and old, what Pope St. John Paul II called the New Evangelization.
Available for parish missions, staff trainings, leading retreats, giving talks on a variety of important topics, specializing in talks to men on authentic masculinity, and many other important and timely topics, consulting and a host of other areas that will help your organization thrive.
Known for providing innovative approaches to presenting and instilling Catholic values in a world filled with so many distractions, Austin is the perfect fit to assist in parish rebranding, marketing, social media development, and many other areas to help your parish, school, diocese, or organization meet the ever-changing demands of the 21st Century.
“Austin is an enthusiastic pragmatist; a man who specializes in bringing people together and calling forth the best from them. On many occasions, in social or formal settings, I have seen Austin graciously and confidently encourage and challenge his friends to promote the best of Christian living. These are exactly the traits that a good speaker needs, that is, filled with passion, who will really shape the hearts of those he meets.
Austin is a man of the present. Aware of current trends and with one eye on the news cycle, he is constantly engaging the world. It seems to me that Austin’s mode of interaction with the world is precisely the kind of dynamic and faithful evangelization that our Church needs more of!”
“Austin uses his background experience, coupled with a tremendous knowledge and passion for the Faith and the Church, to successfully communicate that Faith to others and do so in way that truly inspires.
Another defining attribute that Austin possesses is his ability to synthesize current culture with our Faith. While using a variety of resources, particularly social media, he has been able to reach many people in all walks of life and share his passion. Whether on an airplane, in a coffee shop, on Instagram, or simply walking down the street, Austin has the gift to be able to evangelize and truly connect with nearly everyone he meets. Through those encounters, they can see that his faith informs how he lives his life and his excitement and willingness to share that treasured gift.”
“Austin is the full package that you want to speak at any event. He brings a colorful background from his experience of converting to Catholicism, life as a seminarian and serving our country in the Navy. Austin is anything but BASIC, but is relatable on every level possible. He holds your attention with every conversation, lecture, and Instragram Live video no matter if you are a youth or an adult. He is the definition of evangelism and puts his heart and knowledge of the Catholic faith into everything he does. He has a great balance of seriousness and comic relief. Austin is a true treasure that everyone needs to encounter.”