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What to Expect

Here’s what you can expect when working with us:

  • Professional, timely communication
  • A personal consultation prior to your event to establish how we can best serve you and your audience.
  • Promotion of your event on our blog and social media channels, assuming the event is open to the public and you’d appreciate some extra promotion
  • A well though-out, dynamic presentation custom-tailored to your audience and your goals for the session.
  • A custom resource page for your audience’s use after the event, including any presentation slides and/or handouts used as well as links to resources mentioned in the talk.
  • A follow up appointment with you to gauge how well we addressed your expectations and learn how we can improve.

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About Us

jprofilecrJonathan’s unique blend of humor and passion create a connection with his audience that wins them over instantly and inspires them long after the talk ends.

Jonathan helped launch FOCUS’ Digital Campus as well as PopeAlarm.com, and currently coordinates social media and online content for FOCUS. His Illustrated Guides to the faith have gained over 150,000 views and have been translated into multiple languages. His articles have been featured on the FOCUS blog, ChurchPOP, Shalom Tidings Magazine, uCatholic, and Aletia. He’s appeared on Spirit Catholic Radio, Shalom World Television, and The Catholic Channel on SirusXM Satellite Radio.

 

amandapicAmanda’s down-to-earth demeanor, no-nonsense style, and genuine honesty allow her to make a quick yet lasting impression on a crowd.

After four years as a campus missionary for FOCUS – The Fellowship of Catholic University Students – she served as the Founding Director of FOCUS Greek, the apostolate’s outreach to sorority and fraternity students.

Amanda’s articles have been featured on the FOCUS blog, Shalom Tidings Magazine, Catholic News Agency, and the Dave Ramsey blog. Her articles here at True, Good and Beautiful have built a devoted audience for her unique take on money, faith, and the every day real life experiences infertility and adoption.

 

Together, Jonathan and Amanda run the blog truegoodandbeautiful.com, helping readers to thrive in what matters most, which has 10,000 views per month.

Jonathan and Amanda have been married for almost 4 years, and live outside of Denver, Colorado with their daughter, Josie. In their free time they enjoy hiking, factory tours, and taking their dog, Wrigley, on walks.

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Most Requested Topics


moneyMoney God’s Way: 
There are hundreds of verses in the Bible about money, but the typical Christian’s relationship with money looks no different from the rest of society’s. Using money well isn’t an option; it’s an essential responsibility for every Christian. In this presentation, we share what God has said about money, practical tools and tips, and inspiration to say “yes” to God’s call to responsible financial stewardship.

marioThe Gospel According to Mario: In this powerful Gospel presentation, Jonathan shares the good news of Jesus Christ employing the story of the world’s best known Italian plumber. This presentation is perfect for outreach events where you’d like to introduce your audience to the person of Jesus Christ.

Top 10 Tips for Using Social Media in Your Apostolate: Jonathan walks you through his top 10 insights for unlocking the power of social media to enhance and augment the work on on-campus evangelists. From big picture vision to the nitty-gritty details of proven strategies,  you’ll be prepared and inspired to take to your keyboards to strengthen your work when you take to the streets.

Ultra-Practical Blogging Workshop: A few simple and easy-to-implement strategies helped the FOCUS blog double it’s views and break the 1 million views mark for the first time. In this talk, Jonathan not only shares those secrets with you, but leads your group through a blog writing workshop after which participants have their first draft of a great blog post.

Leaving a Legacy: Amanda shares her personal experiences using her time as an Alpha Phi at the University of Nebraska to build the Kingdom of God. She’ll teach you how you can make the most of the opportunities before you in your sorority, fraternity, or place of influence and share Christ with your brothers and sisters.

teamsNext Level Teams: Using Redirects and Reprimand: Amanda’s been trained in Ken Blanchard’s leadership development principles. In this talk, she tackles the difficult but vital topic of the redirect and reprimand responses to build team communication and channel efforts towards successful outcomes. She’ll provide steps on how to use each response appropriately in addition to providing time for role play so you can put these skills into practice.

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Endorsements

“Jonathan delivers a high-energy presentation and does a great job of providing new insights on relevant topics in a way that is not only faithful and meaningful, but also incredibly fun and creative.” -Travis Todd, FOCUS Team Director at UW-La Crosse

“Jonathan made me want to love Jesus more!” – College Student after Gospel According to Mario talk

“Amanda is an excellent speaker!  She engages the audience in such a way as to build instant trust and credibility.  She also is able to speak with grace and humor about difficult topics and keep the listeners engaged from start to finish!” – Mark Bartek, Great North Regional Director, FOCUS

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Upcoming Engagements

Campus Outreach Event – Colorado School of Mines – TBA

Diocese of Winona Women’s Lenten Conference – March 12, 2016

 

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Recent Engagements

Campus Outreach Events – University of North Texas – Denton, TX; University of Southern California – Los Angeles, CA; Troy University – Troy, AL; Auburn University – Auburn, AL;

Diocesan Student Leader Retreat – Boise, ID

Theology on Tap – Denver, CO

Go Forth Conference – Evergreen, CO

FOCUS New Staff Training – Ave Maria, Florida

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