Welcome to Rey Guevara HQ. Who is Rey Guevara? He is a Catholic for hire from San Antonio. When he isn't busy writing about himself in the third person, he is waiting for responses on Catholicmatch.com.
Hello, internet! My name is Rey Guevara. Since 2010 I've worked as a youth minister in the Archdiocese of San Antonio. During that time I also studied philosophy at the University of Texas at San Antonio. After years of learning I like to think that I'm pretty good at this catechetics stuff, and now I'm taking the lessons I've learned to as many parishes and youth programs as I can. My goal is not only to speak and teach on the Catholic faith, but to train others to do the same.
The thing that sets me apart from other Catholic speakers is that I want to teach you how to do everything I can do. When I come to your parish you keep all of my materials and content. I promise to do all that I can to equip your team with the tools needed to establish and sustain a strong, effective, orthodox program for the good of the Church. Check out my blog for tips and thoughts on Catholic youth ministry.
People have told me for a while now that I should get into the "speaking" game and for a while now I would roll my eyes at the thought, but I've been thinking and praying on this for a while and I think I can offer something different than what I see out there now.
I'm wading into these waters because I want to make sure the young Church is properly catechized. I will come give a retreat for your parish, but I want to train your team while I'm there so you can do it without me as well. You will keep and use everything I give to you and I will make myself available to you to make sure you learn how to do what I do and how to do it well. We are all in this together.
That's my story. That's what I want to do. Please don't hesitate to email me for more information or pricing. (The only reason I don't include my prices here is because I think it looks tacky. I mean, look at this website. There's nothing tacky about it.)
I can present talks on any topic regarding the Catholic faith and/or philosophy. Over the course of the past few years I've taught it all. My specialties include Catholic philosophy, introductory theology of the body, and pro life issues. This is the sort of thing you can use to fill up a session on a retreat or supplement a religious education class and/or youth group that meets regularly. My talks comprise about an hour including discussion and Q&A. We can tailor time and content to your needs. Feel free to send me an email and we can discuss what is best for your event.
I've done something like a thousand retreats including ACTS retreats, Life Teen retreats, and retreats I've developed on my own. If you have a retreat coming up and need a speaker for your sessions, I can do that. If you have a retreat coming up and have no clue what to do, I can do that as well. I can be as involved or removed from the planning and implementation process as you would like me to be. The band Default can also provide music for your retreats or events. To discuss your retreat needs, feel free to send me an email.
Maybe you're starting a new youth ministry program in your parish. Maybe you're taking on a task like a retreat for the first time and need some guidance. Maybe you have a particular issue or topic you would like your youth ministry team to learn about. In all of these cases, I'm your man. I am very excited about the opportunity to get in a room with your team and share what I've learned from my time working in a parish.
I am a musician (Just in case you couldn't tell by the hair and the cool hat). I do a little gigging around San Antonio as a singer/songwriter (read: angsty twenty-something) and I do a lot of gigging for church events both individually and with the band Default. Send me an email if you need musicians for your event.
Like most cool dudes, I am in a band. The band Default is also available for your retreats and other events. To see our upcoming shows (if we even have any), click here.
Booking is done through TheBandDefault@gmail.com