Welcome to Steubenville Florida - Orlando
 July 17 - 19, 2015

2015 Conference Theme

“I came that you might have life and have it abundantly.” John Ten:Ten

Registration: Group Leaders & Volunteers

Choose registration option below:


  • Group
  • Volunteer
  • Mercy Crew
  • Priest/Seminarian

GROUP REGISTRATION - Opens January 19, 2015

Early Bird Special - Every 15th participant is FREE with the deposit paid in full by March 6, 2015

That's a $179 Value or more!

Conference Costs:

$179 per Group Leader, Adult Chaperone and/or Teen (includes Friday dinner, Saturday lunch and dinner, as well as, all programming)

$20 Steubenville Conferences Exclusive T-Shirt (optional)

$8 per Large Cheese Pizza for late night 10pm snack Friday and/or Saturday Night (optional)


$139 per night plus tax, no resort fee, breakfast included at the JW Marriott Grande Lakes, Orlando ($9 per night additional for parking bus and/or car)

Method of Payment for Registration:

Pay by check of $79 deposit per participant within 14 days of your initial registration: Make check payable and mail to:

Steubenville Florida
4521 PGA Blvd. #173
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418

Group Registration

VOLUNTEER REGISTRATION - Opens January 19, 2015

Volunteer Requirements:

  1. All volunteers must be at least 21 years of age and complete the Verification Form. Code of Conduct Form, and Liability and Release Form. Volunteer Registration and all forms are due to the Steubenville Florida Office by July 3, 2015.
  2. All volunteers must complete a VIRTUS - Protecting God's Children Training (if not already completed) and Background Checked and Cleared in accordance with the polices of your home diocese under the "Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People". To schedule your VIRTUS Training and Background check please contact your home Diocesan Office.

Volunteer Opportunities

  1. Administrative (Registration/Information Desk) - You will assist the Steubenville Florida Office Staff in the Main Office during check in and other duties within the office.
  2. Marketplace - Assist in the marketplace with organizing and selling marketplace merchandise.
  3. Chapel - You will assist in the set-up and take down of the contents within the Conference Chapel/Adoration Chapel, as well as, monitoring the Chapel.
  4. First Aid - You will give aid to the conference participants and volunteers as needed, a medical professional will be in the room at all times.
  5. Prayer Ministry - This team offers prayer and sacrifice for participants, Team Leads, Ministry Team and the staff prior and during the Conference. This team will be available to assist with on-site prayer for the participants. All Prayer Ministers must attend the Prayer Ministry Meeting Friday, July 11th. Time: TBA (mid-afternoon)
  6. Reconciliation - Helps the priest and participants during Reconciliation times.
  7. Priest Hospitality - You will help care for the needs of the priests that have come to the Conference to celebrate the Liturgy and hear confessions.

Volunteer Service Options:

  1. Full Weekend Volunteers with no Meals Provided:
    Weekend Commitment with 6 - 8 Hour Shifts
    No Meals Provided
    Cost: $0
    Daily Parking: $9 (paid directly to the parking attendant)
    Plus Lodging Costs if needed
  2. Part Time Volunteers:
    Hourly Commitment 6 - 8 Hour Shifts (AM or PM)
    No Meals Provided
    Cost: $0
    Daily Parking: $9 (paid directly to the parking attendant)
    Plus Lodging Costs if needed


$139 per night plus tax, no resort fee, breakfast included at the JW Marriott Grande Lakes, Orlando

For further questions regarding Volunteer Scheduling and Questions please contact volunteers@steubenvilleflorida.com

Volunteer Registration

MERCY CREW REGISTRATION - Opens January 19, 2015

Mercy Crew Requirements

  1. Entering into your sophomore year of college and/or up to the age of 28.
  2. Complete the Verification Form, Code of Conduct Form, and Liability and Release Form. Mercy Crew Registration, all forms and payment are due to the Steubenville Florida Office by July 3, 2015.
  3. Be able to commit to the enter weekend of serving the youth.
  4. Provide hands on work throughout the weekend in various capacities to serve the needs of the youth and conference; including but not limited to, ushering; backstage, security, prayer, greeter, stage crew, and much more!
  5. All Mercy Crew must complete a VIRTUS - Protecting God's Children Training (if not already completed) and Background Checked and Cleared in accordance with the polices of your home diocese under the "Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People". To schedule your VIRTUS Training and Background check please contact your home Diocesan Office.

Mercy Crew Cost:

  1. $75 - Friday Dinner, Saturday Lunch, Saturday Dinner and Mercy Crew T-Shirt are included.
  2. $9 - Per day for parking (paid directly to the parking attendant)


$139 per night plus tax, no resort fee, breakfast included at the JW Marriott Grande Lakes, Orlando

Mercy Crew Registration


Priest/Seminarian Costs:

There is no costs for priests and/or seminarians if you help serve the youth throughout the conference.

Priest Service Requirements:

Minimum of three confession times (In the past years youth have been turned away from the Sacrament of Reconciliation due to the lack of priest availability. We thank you for your priestly vocation.)

Seminarian Service Requirements:

Serve at a minimum of one mass
Help assist the Prayer Ministers when necessary
Serve during Adoration

Priest/Seminarian Registration



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Venue & Lodging

JW Marriott Orlando Grande Lakes

4040 Central Florida Parkway · Orlando, Florida 32837 USA

$139 per night plus tax, no resort fee, breakfast included

$9 per night additional for parking bus and/or car

All meals are served buffet style in the air conditioned ballroom with plenty of seating for everyone.

Reservations for the JW Marriott Grande Lakes can only be made through the Steubenville Florida Conference Office once the deposit has been paid. Please do not call the hotel directly to make your reservations.
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Franciscan Lead


Franciscan LEAD (LEAD for short) is a dynamic leadership opportunity for teens that are ready to step up to the next level in leadership and evangelization. It is a five day, Christ-centered, sacrament-soaked, prayer-fueled immersion in Catholic teachings on leadership, evangelization, discipleship inspired by the life and witness of St. Francis of Assisi.

When & WHERE

WHEN? Franciscan LEAD takes place on the Monday-Friday leading up to Steubenville Florida (July 13 - 17, 2015). Youth interested in being a part of LEAD must complete an application, which will be made available through the Franciscan University or Steubenville Website.

Please note that in order to participate in Franciscan LEAD, you must already be registered for Steubenville Florida as you will be called upon to be a positive witness to others during the conference and afterwards.

The registration cost for Franciscan LEAD for Steubenville Florida 2015 is $395 per youth.

WHERE? Our Lady of Florida Spiritual Center 1300 U.S. Highway, North Palm Beach, FL 33408

Who & Why

Leadership Evangelization and Leadership Training.

WHO? High School sophomores through graduating seniors who are ready to take their Catholic faith to the next level. We are looking for youth who:

… Love Jesus and His Church
… Are ready to take their Catholic faith to the next level
… Want to learn how to share their love of Christ with friends and classmates
… Want to go deeper in prayer
… Want to inspire others to answers Christ’s radical call to love and serve.

WHY? Franciscan LEAD offers a distinctively Catholic perspective on Leadership. The specific skills and competencies that are taught are:


  • Present Jesus as the model of servant-leadership
  • Train teens to bring integrity to all areas of their lives
  • Discuss the habits and practices of effective leadership
  • Discern and nurture unique gifts of leadership in individual participants


  • Nurture and encourage ongoing conversion through participation in the life of the Church
  • Crystallize the centrality of a personal relationship with the living Christ
  • Study and experience various forms of prayer and developing a consistent prayer life
  • Equip and empower teens to overcome sin and the lies of their culture through the Sacraments, daily examination of conscience, and personal devotion.


  • How to effectively share the core of the Gospel message through relationship ministry
  • Develop, write, and share a personal testimony
  • How to memorize and pray with Scripture
  • Answering difficult faith questions






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Our Speakers

Ministry Team
Steve Agrisano

Steve Angrisano has shared his music and message with thousands of people with his unique blend of laughter, song, story, and often hilarious audience interaction. He has been featured at major conferences and events around the world, including the National Catholic Youth Conference, the Los Angeles Religious Education Congress, and World Youth Day. Steve has been a musician, music director, and youth minister for more than a decade. His latest album, A New Day, was released in October of 2013. Steve isn’t just a performer, though. What he shares, both in story and song, is a witness to the love and life of Jesus. Steve lives in Texas with his wife, Jenni, and their three children. See more

Ike Ndolo

Ike Ndolo was born in Missouri to Nigerian parents and grew up in a home that rang with hymns sung by his mother. Since then, his love of music and talent as a musician and worship leader has been encouraged by his mentors, Tom Booth and Matt Maher. Ike leads worship every Sunday at his church in Tempe, Arizona, and travels the country leading others to Christ. He also has a great zeal for missionary work, and so far his travels have taken him from Mexico all the way to China. Ike feels called to be a servant to those around him through his art, through his music and through his life. Ike’s sophomore album Rivers was released in 2012. See more

Fr. Richard O'Donnell
Team Priest

Father Richard O’Donnell, a native of the Boston area, studied at Boston College, St. John Seminary, and Mount St. Mary University. After his studies were completed, he was ordained to the priesthood in June of 2005 for the Diocese of Burlington. Since then, he has served in numerous parishes and is currently the pastor of Christ the King in Burlington, Vermont. Father Rich has served as director of Youth Ministry for the diocese and presently serves as a dean for the diocese. He has worked at Life Teen summer camps and speaks at parishes all over the country. Father Rich loves celebrating the sacraments as a priest, and enjoys golf, spending time with friends, roller coasters, and the ocean. See more

Michael Gormley

Michael Gormley, better known to friends as “Gomer,” has a degree in philosophy and theology from Franciscan University. He has been a youth minister for eight years and runs his own ministry online, LayEvangelist. Gomer enjoys politics and economics, as well as Web design and development. He believes he is the luckiest husband in the world, married to Shannon and proud dad to Kateri Marie, Cecilia Maria, and brand new baby boy, Noah Joseph. Although he was not born there, he considers himself a true Texan. See more

Sean Forrest

Sean Forrest is an international speaker, performing artist, author, radio host, and retreat leader who speaks to over 30,000 youth and families annually. He is the recipient of the “Of God and Youth Award,” and the United Catholic Music and Video Association’s award for Best New Artist. He has appeared on EWTN’s Life on the Rock and in a music special with singer Dana. Sean is currently studying theology at Holy Apostles College and Seminary where he is also an instructor. Sean is the founder, president, and executive director of Movin’ With The Spirit, Inc., a not-for-profit Catholic ministry dedicated to renewing the Church and society. Sean, his wife, Julie, and their three children, live in Connecticut. See more

Emily Wilson

Emily Wilson is a young, energetic, Catholic musician and speaker who travels the world sharing her faith through witness and worship. Emily began singing at the age of seven when she was encouraged by her third grade teacher to sing in front of her whole church. While attending Arizona State years later, Emily began leading worship with Ike Ndolo. After hearing her voice and seeing her passion to lead others, Ike invited her to tour with his band across the country at various conferences and events. Emily has spoken at parishes, schools, Life Teen leadership events, and, most recently, the European Life Teen conference. Emily currently lives in Los Angeles and loves the Pacific Ocean, Chipotle, and Europe. See more

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See what people are saying about the Steubenville Florida experience!

Group Leader Testimonial

"They bonded as a group and have taken on the responsibility of welcoming new teens and trying to draw in teens that tend to remain in the background. They have stepped up and come up with ideas to incorporate in our youth ministry."

Group Leader Testimonial

"They were just shining love and so focused on the other kids. Both were able to lead small group discussions and spent some one on one time with some of our group members."

Teen Testimonial

"Before the LEAD week it was always weird trying to tell someone about the faith and how God works. But through the experience with giving my testimony I realized one of the most powerful things I can do is merely tell people of how He's worked in my own life!"

Teen Testimonial

"I wasn't unwilling to be a witness, it was that there was always this fear of rejection that would hold me back. But one of the most beautiful things about LEAD is that it dispels the fear and empowers you to be that witness to others."

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Steubenville Florida Orlando
High School Youth Conference
Steubenville Florida Orlando

Venue Address:
4040 Central Parkway, Orlando Florida 32837

Office Address:
4521 PGA Boulevard #173, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418

E-mail and telephone

Fax: 855-446-5261

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