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CHRIS ESTRELLA

,M.A.
MUSICIAN & SPEAKER - FAITH STORYTELLER - LITURGIST - RETREAT LEADER

Los Angeles YOUTH DAY 2024

Anaheim, CA

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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, NCYC, LA RECongress, NPM, LifeTeen, and more. Chris holds a Master's Degree in Theological Arts - Pastoral Ministry from Santa Clara University.

NOW BOOKING 2024-2025

Contact chris@chrisestrella.com
to schedule a special event / retreat / night of worship at your parish.

San Diego Youth Day

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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, throug
h 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 DayLA Religious Education Congress (RECongress), the National Catholic Youth Conference (NCYC), the National Association of Pastoral Musici
ans (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, a Master's Degree in Theological Arts - Pastoral Ministry from Santa Clara University, and a number of studies in liturgy, music, and faith [Advanced Ministry - San Bernardino Ministry Formation Institute, Pastoral Music - Loyola Marymount University), 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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LA Youth Day / RECONGRESS

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YOUNG
ADULT
EVENTS

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COLLEGE EVENTS

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CHORAL DIRECTOR

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2025 Young Adult Pilgrimage

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Chris is partnering as an ambassador for Jubilate, and will be leading a Young Adult pilgrimage to Italy in November 2025 with Bishop Alberto Rojas to see the VaticanSt. Peter's Square, and Assisi, where the group will experience a time of retreat & reflection at the tomb of Blessed Carlo Acutis.










Stay tuned for dates, pricing, and more info!

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 UPCOMING 


Now Booking!

online & in-person events for 2024-2025
[to inquire or schedule Chris for an event, see above or "Booking" page]

February 9             Worship Leader                     Night of Hope (Worship Event) ~ San Bernardino, CA
February 15           Workshop Speaker               RECongress LA YOUTH DAY 2024 ~ Anaheim, CA
February 16-18      Musician / Choir Director    LA Religious Education Congress 2024 ~ Anaheim, CA

March 9                  Music                                     Quinceneara ~ San Bernardino, CA
March 9                  Retreat Leader + Worship   
Youth Retreat ~ Rancho Cucamonga, CA
March 26               Cantor                                     Diocese of San Bernardino Chrism Mass 2024
April 13                  Worship                                 Youth Retreat ~ Maywood, CA
April 16                  Speaker + Worship               RE Program Gathering St. Frances XC ~ Yucaipa
April 19                  Music Director                      Teen Confirmation Mass ~ San Bernardino, CA
April 20                  Retreat Leader + Worship   Youth Retreat ~ Yucaipa, CA
April 25                  Speaker + Worship               Cantwell-Sacred Heart of Mary Prep ~ Montebello, CA
May 4                     Music                                      First Communion Masses ~ Riverside, CA
May 10                   Speaker + Worship               Young Adult Night of Worship ~ TBD (Stockton, CA)
May 11                   Retreat Leader + Worship   Youth Retreat ~ Hughson, CA
May 18                   Choir Director                       Aquinas HS Spring Showcase ~ San Bernardino, CA
May 30                   Choir Director                       Aquinas HS Baccalaureate Mass ~ Yucaipa, CA
June 8                     Retreat Leader + Worship   Youth Retreat ~ Turlock, CA
June 15                  Chris got an Master's!         Santa Clara University ~ Santa Clara, CA
June 19                  Worship Music                      Summer Worship Wednesday ~ Location TBD, CA
June 22                  Music                                      Diocese of SB Diaconate Retreat ~ Ontario, CA
June 25-29             Music/Presenter/Clinician   OneCall Institute ~ St. John's University, MN
July 8-11                TBD                                         NPM National Convention ~ Kansas City, MO
July 26                    Speaker + Worship               Young Adult Night of Worship ~ TBD (Fresno, CA)
August 3                Retreat Leader + Worship   Youth Retreat ~ Turlock, CA
TBD (AUG '24)       Music Director                      Permanent Diaconate Ordination ~ Location TBD
NOV 2025              Pilgrimage Leader                 Young Adult Eucharistic Jubilee Pilgrimage to Italy

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

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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!

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
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