MUSICIAN & SPEAKER - FAITH STORYTELLER - LITURGIST - RETREAT LEADER
Chris Estrella is a Roman Catholic-Christian music artist, songwriter, and inspirational faith speaker. From his home of Southern California, Chris presents inspiring talks & workshops, moving retreats & worship experiences, all with
a splash of down-to-earth realism, funny voices, impromptu beatboxing, corny jokes, poor dance moves, and energetic vibe that has made Chris a popular speaker for parish missions, youth nights, teen & adult events, national & international conferences and more. Chris is also a professional musician & grand choir director for large
episcopal liturgies, and a contemporary worship leader for retreats, liturgies & Eucharistic Adoration, as well as large events including World Youth Day, NCYC, LA RECongress, NPM, LifeTeen, and more.
NOW BOOKING 2023-2024
to schedule a special event / retreat / night of worship at your parish.
San Diego Youth Day 2023
Diocese of San Diego, CA April 15, 2023
LA Youth Day
February 23, 2023 Anaheim, CA
online & in-person events for 2023-2024!
[to inquire or schedule Chris for an event, see above or "Booking" page]
May 31 Music St. Lucy High School Baccalaureate ~ Chino CA
June 2 Worship Leader "TRINITY JAM" Worship Night ~ Serra House Seminary
June 3 Music Diaconate Retreat ~ Diocese of San Bernardino
June 24 Music Teen Track, Eucharistic Congress ~ San Bernardino CA
June 24 Worship Leader Holy Hour - Eucharistic Congress ~ San Bernardino CA
June 26-July 1 Music & Workshops OneCall Institute ~ Collegeville MN
July 15 Worship Leader CALL-USA Family Day ~ Sierra Madre, CA
July 22 Worship Leader Young Adult Retreat ~ Cherry Valley, CA
July 28 Music OCS Principals' Retreat Mass ~ Lake Arrowhead, CA
July 30 Worship Leader "Deeper Dive" Young Adult Event ~ San Bernardino, CA
August 5 Guest Musician Mass - St. Elizabeth Ann Seton ~ Ontario, CA
August 12 Speaker Catechists' Day - St. Mary Church ~ Fontana, CA
August 18 Music SBDiocese Schools Opening Mass ~ Highland, CA
August 26 Music Director Ordination to the Permanent Diaconate ~ Hesperia
August 27 Worship Leader Young Adult Holy Hour ~ San Bernardino, CA
September 2 WHOO HOO! The Baptism of our Baby, Edryc Cassian!
September 16 Worship Leader / Speaker "JESUS JAM" Event ~ Rancho Cucamonga, CA
November 17-19 Various NCYC 2023 - Indianapolis, IN
January 12-13 Retreat Leader + Worship Young Adult Retreat ~ Turlock, CA
February 2-3 Retreat Leader + Worship Youth Retreat ~ Hughson, CA
February 15 Speaker Los Angeles YOUTH DAY 2024 ~ Anaheim, CA
February 16-18 Various LA Religious Education Congress 2024 ~ Anaheim, CA
March 15-16 Retreat Leader + Worship Youth Retreat ~ Turlock, CA
SPRING 2024 Pilgrimage Leader "Let us Rejoice and Sing!" Eucharistic Revival
Pilgrimage to Italy (Details TBD)
April 20-21 Retreat Leader St. Anne in the Mountains ~ Running Springs CA
November 10-12, 2022 Long Beach, CA
Bring Chris to your Parish / Event!
For Conference or Diocesan Booking, contact
Oregon Catholic Press
Starting back in March 2020, we began a livestream worship & prayer almost every week on Wednesday. Check out some of the livestreams!
Chris Estrella is a Roman Catholic-Christian music artist and inspirational faith speaker.
From his home of Southern California, Chris presents inspiring talks, moving retreats, worship experiences, and fun workshops, all with a splash of down-to-earth realism, a plethora of funny voices, impromptu beatboxing, corny jokes, poor dance moves, and energetic flair that has made Chris a popular speaker for parish missions, youth nights, teen & adult events, formation conferences, national & international events, a musician & choir director for large Episcopal Liturgies, Parish Special Events, and a worship leader for Worship Nights, Retreats, Young Catholic events, and Eucharistic Adorations.
As a composer, Chris writes beautiful, soaring songs of faith & psalm settings that highlight the beauty and power of God, through scripture, faithfulness, and love.
Chris is an artist for Oregon Catholic Press (www.ocp.org) Spirit&Song as a musician/speaker,
and is a popular speaker & workshop presenter for Los Angeles Youth Day, LA Religious Education Congress (RECongress), the National Catholic Youth Conference (NCYC), the National Association of Pastoral Musicians (NPM), World Youth Day, and more.
The "Chris Estrella Music Ministry" (CEMM) often travels with him in on-the-road ministry,
as well as his wife, Alex, who accompanies him in song & movement, and their young children, Evangeline "Eevee" Hope and Edryc Cassian! Alex is a professional coordinator of liturgical movement, who has exercised the ministry of dance & prayerful movement at LA RECongress, at the NPM National Conference, and in their home Diocese of San Bernardino.
Chris' first studio Album, "Re-Think", released in 2014,
and he is currently working on new liturgical music compositions for upcoming projects.
With over 18 years of Youth Ministry experience, 8+ years as a High School Catechist, and a number of studies in liturgy, music, and faith (Communications & Music - CSU San Bernardino, Coordinators of Ministry Program - Ministry Formation Institute, Pastoral Music, LMU - Los Angeles), and being on the road to completing a Master's Degree in Pastoral Ministry & Theology, Chris provides an insightful, family-friendly experience for those who know (and those who are learning) the Catholic-Christian faith,
and has been a young adult worship Leader for 9+ years.
With encouraging messages for all ages, often magnified with Scripture and the examples of the Saints, Chris encourages all to take up our crosses and walk the path towards deeper connection with Christ and community!
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