I’d love to come to your parish, Courage chapter, retreat, bookstore, pub, radio station, or wherever! Drop me a line at steve[dot]gershom[at]gmail[dot]com so we can discuss schedules, topics, and stipend.
Here are some nice things people have said about having me speak for them. From an engagement at Camp Veritas in New York:
It was a joy and a pleasure to have Joseph speak to the 500 teens at our Camp. His speaking style is subtle, refreshing, and engaging. It was very clear by his talk that Joseph is a faith-filled and reflective person. His meditation on the Transfiguration and the Seed and the Sower was genuine and beautifully intertwined with his own faith/life experience. Many of those who heard his talk were moved and couldn’t help but speak about it for the whole week after. His mixture of faith, personal experience, and dry self deprecating humor makes for an enjoyable listening experience for the listener.
— Fr. Dan Tuite, Archdiocese of New York
And from a coffee shop session in Florida:
Joseph Prever’s talk, “Bearing Your Cross,” was profound, yet captivating and accessible to all. He led a group of sixty young adults through a phenomenology of suffering, into the heart of our crucified Lord, and he didn’t lose a single one of them. In everything he says, even in his personal anecdotes, Joseph leads you away from ourselves and to Christ. I heard Joe’s talk almost a month ago, but it has come back to my heart every day since, and has helped me to more intimately join my sufferings to Christ’s. So, it’s no exaggeration to say Joe’s talks are life-changing. Gainesville’s young adults agree!
— Vincent Herzog, Coordinator of Young Adult Ministry at St. Augustine Parish in Gainesville, FL
Here are some of the things I’ve done before.
- Gay and Catholic, University of Dallas, 2015-10-19
- Welcoming and Accompanying Our Brothers and Sisters with Same-Sex Attraction, 2015-08-11
- Idaho Advent Mission, Part II, 2012-12-08.
- Idaho Advent Mission, Part I, 2012-12-07.
- The Warrior Catholic, 2012-10-16.
- Real Presence Radio, 2012-01-17 (search on page for “Steve Gershom”).
- Real Presence Radio, 2011-12-06 (search on page for “Steve Gershom”).
- Catholic Answers, 2011-11-01.
And here is a video clip of me at a Theology On Tap in Indianapolis — video footage starts at about 2:45.