Catholic Speaker, Powerful Edutainer
Bob’s blend of humor, storytelling, and education has made him a highly sought-after speaker. Bob’s presentations leave his audiences laughing, smiling, deeply thinking, and perhaps even shedding a tear or two. His excitement, enthusiasm, and love have motivated and inspired thousands of young people and adults.
Bob has been involved in ministry to young people and adults since 1984. He has served as a parish youth minister, parish director of religious education, camp director and diocesan youth director. Bob is now blessed to be the Executive Director of the JMJ Pregnancy Center in Orlando, Florida where he gets to help moms and save babies for a living.
Bob has spoken at hundreds of diocesan youth conferences and parish missions in over 40 states along with several countries. He has recently been the MC at the National Mass and Rally for Life in Washington, DC, spoke at the Los Angeles Congress youth day and was a keynote presenter at NCYC 2014 in Indianapolis.
What others are saying...
“Bob is one of the most engaging speakers I’ve heard this year. He is a very talented story teller.” - Bishop Robert Barron, LA Youth Day
“If funny were a felony, Bob Perron would be arrested. He is armed with a sharp sense of humor and he is not afraid to use it. Bob loves God and our Church, and he shares hilarious stories to help us appreciate the silly and the sacred moments in life.”
- Pat Finan, Diocese of Davenport, Iowa
"Bob has the unique ability to reach all ages of people with his wit, wisdom and sincere passion for the Gospel"
- Doug Brummel, Itinerant Minister
Invite Bob to your next...
Fill the pews with a Saturday & Sunday Mission
Most parishes do a three day mission. While they are effective with a particular segment of you parish community, it does not work for younger families and young adults.
Bob believes you can reach younger adults and families with a slight change of perspective. Between sports, school activities, scouts, and other family obligations, it is difficult to find three days that are not already planned and scheduled months in advance. Even without activities, by the time dinner is over and homework is completed, it is time to wind down for the the day.
Even though it may seem counterintuitive many families have more availability on Saturday and Sunday evenings. Combine those evenings with food and you have a winning combination.
What to expect
The first evening will focus on trusting God, which for most of us is easier said than done. We will dive deep into the fears and challenges in our life that prevent us from letting God lead us. We will go beyond the masks that we sometimes wear and look at ourselves through the lens of God’s adopted sons and daughters. We will also focus on prayer as the foundation to authentically trusting God’s love and mercy.
How did you catch your faith? The second evening will focus on the relationships we share. We cannot do this alone. To become the saints we were created to be requires us to lean on one another and to be Christ to everyone we meet. To do that takes courage and the willingness to forgive ourselves and others. Simply put, we are called to be missionary disciples.
Preparing for the Mission
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