The Keynotes

Kristin Koehl

Kristin Koehl is a high school theology teacher from Evansville, IN. In 2009, she graduated high school and soon after was received into full communion of the Roman Catholic Church. Since then, she has earned a Bachelor of Arts in Religious Education at Marian University. She has a passion for encouraging young people to live their faith and to seek the joy of the Lord. She enjoys making people laugh and sharing her poetry. Her greatest desire in life is to go to heaven and bring as many people as she can with her.

Noelle Garcia

Noelle Garcia is a Catholic recording artist and speaker, wife, and mom to five (number six due in September!) kids. She travels the country sharing the faith through witness, Scripture, catechesis, and music. For over ten years Noelle has shared her ministry at events such as Steubenville Youth Conferences, the National Catholic Youth Conference, LA Congress, and many others. Her main topics include sharing her witness of struggling with depression and self-harm, and having faith during suffering. She has three music albums - her latest “Wonderfully Made” — is a project she did with her husband, David McHugh. Noelle also has two Lighthouse Media talks: “13 Reasons Why You Matter” and “True Femininity.” Noelle has a Masters of Theological Studies from Newman University. She currently resides in Oklahoma City.

Arthur Wilson

Arthur Wilson joined the Senior Leadership Team in April 2016 as Dean of Spiritual Life. Wilson began his tenure with Huntington University in 2009 as Director of the Horizon Leadership Program. In addition to being the Dean of Spiritual Life, Wilson will also continue to serve as Campus Pastor.

Wilson formerly served as the City Life coordinator for Fort Wayne Area Youth for Christ. City Life is a division of the Primetime Community Center that oversees day-to-day operations of the center and partners with Huntington University to offer educational resources, recreational activities, group meetings, small groups and Bible studies to at-risk teenagers. Wilson has represented Fort Wayne Area Youth for Christ on a national level by serving as a camp speaker and member of the City Life National Team.

Wilson and his wife, Shanon, have four children and reside in Fort Wayne.

Fr. Agustino Torres, CFR

Fr. Agustino Torres is a Franciscan Friar of the Renewal (C.F.R.), a community established in the Bronx and dedicated to working with the poor and evangelization. He is the president and founder of Corazón Puro and Latinos por la Vida, apostolates dedicated to awakening and accompanying leaders in areas of great need. Fr. Agustino is a presenter on programs with EWTN “Clic con Corazón Puro” in Spanish and “ICONS” in English. He is also one of the founders of “Catholic Underground” and of Casa Guadalupe and the John Paul II House, houses of discernment for women and men respectively. He is internationally sought to speak about sexuality in the context of the doctrine of the Church, vocational discernment and missionary discipleship.

Krista Chinchilla

Krista Chinchilla serves as the Campus Minister for Catholic Social Concerns and Service at Marian University. She oversees service and immersion opportunities. These experiences include domestic and international Alternative Breaks and weekly service opportunities, all rooted in Catholic Social Teaching. Her favorite part of serving at Marian has been accompanying students in engaging issues of justice and learning about advocacy.

She earned an MA in Theology and Ministry from Boston College and a BA in Theology and Psychology from Loyola Marymount University. Her Jesuit education has greatly influenced her passion for justice and her love for theology.

Krista was born in Guatemala City, Guatemala and raised in Southern California, two places that have significantly shaped her understanding of community. She is grateful for her family, who were the first to teach her about the importance of welcoming all to a table where bread is to be broken in unity.

Mike Patin

Mike Patin, the “Engagin’ Cajun,” is from Louisiana. He’s worked with teens and ministry leaders for over 30 years. He’s been a high school teacher and coach, a youth minister, a summer camp counselor...and even an assistant coach for a college basketball team.

Now, he speaks across North America to teens and adults about how to live our Catholic faith in a busy modern world.

He enjoys music (lots of different kinds), sports (especially college basketball), Comedy Central, and that his “job” lets him meet great people from all over North America.