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, LA RECongress, NPM, LifeTeen, and more.
Bring Chris to your Parish / Event!
For Conference or Diocesan Booking, contact
Oregon Catholic Press
online & in-person events for 2022-2023!
[to inquire or schedule Chris for an event, see above or "Booking" page]
March 17 Workshops & Music LA RE Congress 2022 ~ Anaheim, CA
March 24, 2022 Worship Leader Adoration Night - St. Patrick, Moreno Valley, CA
March 26, 2022 Worship leader Parish Mission Retreat ~ Santa Barbara, CA
April 12, 2022 Music Coordinator Diocesan Chrism Mass ~ Yucaipa, CA
April 14-17 Holy Triduum Liturgies My Church! San Bernardino, CA
April 19, 2022 Music Director "Protecting God's Children" Mass, CA
April 23, 2022 Music Quinceneara ~ Rialto, CA
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!
October 8, 2022 Music St. Adelaide Parish Festival, CA
October 22 Music Wedding!
February 23-26, 2023 - Music & Workshops LA RECongress 2023 - Anaheim, CA
April 2023 Pilgrimage Leader "Let us Rejoice and Sing!"
A Musical Pilgrimage to Italy (Details TBD)
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, 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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