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CHRIS ESTRELLA

MUSICIAN & SPEAKER - FAITH STORYTELLER - LITURGIST - RETREAT LEADER
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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, LA RECongress, NPM, LifeTeen, and more.

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Bring Chris to your Parish / Event!

For Conference or Diocesan Booking, contact
  Oregon Catholic Press

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ocp.org       503-281-1191
Booking - Amie Kelley: AmieK@ocp.org


 UPCOMING 


Now Booking!

online & in-person events for 2022-2023!
[to inquire or schedule Chris for an event, see above or "Booking" page]

April 25, 2022      Worship Leader                     Young Adult Worship Night ~ Victorville, CA
April 27, 2022      Music Director                      Confirmation Liturgy ~ San Jacinto, CA
May 7, 2022         Music                                      Wedding!
May 11, 2022       Music                                      CSUSB Palm Desert Baccalaureate Mass 2022
May 13, 2022       Music                                      OL Assumption Youth Confirmation ~ My Parish!
May 14, 2022       Music                                      Wedding!
May 19, 2022       Music Leader                          Adult Confirmation Liturgy ~ San Bernardino, CA
May 20, 2022       Music Director                       Diocesan Awards Liturgy ~ San Bernardino, CA
May 21, 2022       Music Leader                          Adult Confirmation Liturgy ~ Riverside, CA
May 22, 2022       Music Director                       15th Anniversary to the Priesthood Celebration
May 24, 2022       Music Leader                          Adult Confirmation Liturgy ~ Riverside, CA
May 28, 2022       Music Director                       Priesthood Ordination Mass, CA
June 1, 2022         Workshop Presenter             Liturgical Musician Spring Training Program (#1)
June 3-5, 2022      Various                                   NAMM Convention ~ Anaheim, CA
June 4, 2022         Music Leader                         Annual Deacons' Retreat ~ Ontario, CA
June 8, 2022         Workshop Presenter             Liturgical Musician Spring Training Program (#2)
June 9, 2022         Music                                      CSUSB Newman Center Baccalaureate Mass 2022
June 9, 2022         #MoviesWithChris                Watching "Jurassic World: Dominion"!
June 11, 2022       Music                                      Quince!
June 18, 2022       Music                                      Quince!
June 25                  Whoo Hoo!                             Our Wedding Anniversary!
July 7, 2022          #MoviesWithChris                 Watching "Thor: Love and Thunder"!
July 8-9, 2022       Speaker & Facilitator            Multicultural Music Retreat ~ Oceanside, CA
July 15, 2022        Worship Leader                     "EMBRACE" Ministers' Convocation, CSUSB
July 30, 2022        Music                                       Wedding!
August 5-7, 2022 Keynote Speaker                    City of Saints Teen Conference ~ Los Angeles, CA
August 27, 2022  Music                                       Wedding!
August 31, 2022  BABY!!!!                                   Edryc Cassian Estrella was born!!!!
Sep. 10, 2022       Music                                       National Day of Remembrance:
                                                                                     Pro-Life Graveside Service ~ Bloomington, CA
Sep. 18, 2022       Speaker / Worship                 Young Adult Night of Worship ~ Upland, CA
October 8, 2022  Music                                       Quince!
October 8, 2022  Music                                       St. Adelaide Parish Festival, CA
October 22           Music                                       Wedding!
November 10        #MoviesWithChris                Watching "Black Panther: Wakanda Forever"!
November 11-12  Music & Workshops               NCYC Convention ~ Long Beach, CA
November 30        #LakersWithChris                  Whoo Hoo!
December 9-11    Worship Leader                      Teen Retreat
January 14, 2023 Retreat Speaker                      Teen Retreat - Sacred Heart ~ Turlock, CA
Feb. 4, 2023         Retreat Speaker                      Teen Retreat - St. Anthony ~ Hughson, CA
Feb. 23, 2023       Music & Workshops               LA YOUTH DAY 2023 ~ Anaheim, CA
Feb. 24-26, 2023  Music & Workshops               LA RECongress 2023 ~ Anaheim, CA
March 7, 2023      #LakersWithChris                  Pau's Jersey Retirement! XD

April 2023             Pilgrimage Leader                 "Let us Rejoice and Sing!"
                                                                                    A Musical Pilgrimage to Italy (Details TBD)

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Worship Wednesdays

Starting back in March 2020, we began a livestream worship & prayer almost every week on Wednesday. Check out some of the livestreams!

RESILIENT 2021

So-Cal Young Adult Event

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We Remember Those (Estrella)Chris Estrella
00:00 / 04:00
I Come to Do Your Will (Estrella)Chris Estrella
00:00 / 03:58
My Soul is Thirsting (Psalm 63)Chris Estrella
00:00 / 02:21
The Lord Provides (Estrella)Chris Estrella
00:00 / 04:58

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, and as a musician & choir director for large episcopal liturgies, and worship leader for worship nights, retreats, young Catholic liturgies and Eucharistic Adoration.

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 Division,
as a musician/speaker, and is a common speaker & workshop presenter for LA Religious Education Congress (RECongress), the National Association of Pastoral Musicians (NPM), World Youth Day, and beyond.

 

The "Chris Estrella Music Ministry" often travels with him in on-the-road ministry, as well as his wife, Alex, who accompanies him in song and movement, and their young daughter, Evangeline Hope!

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 16 years of Youth Ministry experience, 8+ years as a High School Catechist, and a number of studies in liturgy, music, and faith (Communications, Music, & Kinesiology - CSU San Bernardino, Coordinators of Ministry Program - Ministry Formation Institute, Pastoral Music, LMU - Los Angeles, Lay Ecclesial Ministry - USCCB), Chris provides an insightful, family-friendly experience for those who know the Catholic-Christian faith, as well as those who are learning about the faith, and has been a young adult worship Leader for 8+ 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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