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NCYC 22 House Band

Meet the NCYC 22 House Band

We are very excited to introduce the NCYC 2022 house band.

Ben Cortez, Dana Catherine, and Thomas Muglia join us from OCP, the leading Catholic music publishing company.

NCYC 22 Set List

Prepare for NCYC by listening to the NCYC 2022 Spotify Playlist filled with the songs that the house band will preform.

Ben Cortez

Benjamin Cortez is a multi-instrumental musician whose diverse musical sensibilities and soulful, high-energy performances reflect the eclectic cultural landscape of his hometown: Phoenix, Arizona. 

In his time living there, he has jumped at every opportunity to better his craft, having been recruited to do live and session work for high-profile acts such as Matt Maher, Ike Ndolo, Sarah Kroger, Ricky Vazquez, and Tom Booth. 

In 2018, he released his first album, “In Your Hands”, featuring eight original compositions that he performed, recorded, and mixed himself at his home studio. In addition to his professional music ventures, he recently completed a degree in Jazz Piano Performance at Arizona State University.

Dana Catherine

Dana Catherine is a nationally known Catholic singer-songwriter, speaker, and emcee hailing from Nashville, TN. Known for her soulful voice, captivating melodies, and authentic and joyful witness to the goodness of God, she travels through the US sharing her songs and stories in hopes of inspiring each soul she encounters to dive deeper into trust and surrender to the Lord. 

Her most popular singles, “Surrender Song” and “Maybe,” blend a catchy contemporary pop sound with meaningful and relatable lyrics.

You can find her songs wherever music is sold, and keep up with her speaking and show schedule by clicking here.

Thomas Muglia

Thomas Muglia is a singer/songwriter and worship leader from Tempe, Arizona, inspired by the story of humanity, God’s redemption, and the ability to create new things. 

Thomas grew up in a musical family and quickly learned how to feel, play and read music at a young age. Under his dad’s leadership in the Church, he began playing and singing for the congregation. Through his teen years, he would spend his spare time playing his renditions of his favorite pop songs in school talent shows or coffee shops. 

During his time in campus ministry in college, Thomas discovered a passion for worship, honest songwriting, and music that speaks to the heart. He gathered his friends in his dad’s recording studio and released his first independent album The Return in 2019, and not long after that, he was sought after by Oregon Catholic Press (OCP) to publish some of the songs out of his extensive catalog. That relationship skyrocketed him into being a flagship artist for OCP and he recently made his OCP album debut with I Have A Father, released in February of 2022. 
 
His most recent album showcases Thomas’ prayerful and heartfelt songwriting combined with powerful melodies and dynamic instrumental textures. His lyrics strive to reflect honestly on all aspects of a relationship with God and the Christian walk of faith. His heart is to make music that shares the love of Christ. 

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2023 Host

Mari Pablo

Mari Pablo is a proud Hispanic and cradle Catholic whose life was wrecked in the best possible way when she finally decided to stop fighting and surrender it all to Him. Mari has joyfully worked in youth ministry for over fifteen years, both as a youth minister and theology teacher, and as a presenter for Ascension Press. Mari has a deep love for food but an even greater love for Christ and is dedicated to helping others encounter Him.

2023 Host

Sr. Josephine Garrett, CSFN

Sister Josephine is a native Texan, raised baptist in Houston Texas. Jesus called her to religious life in 2011 and in 2020 Sister made her final vows as a Sister of the Holy Family of Nazareth. She ministers as a licensed mental health counselor, and also serves on the community vocations team and as a national speaker. 

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ABOUT NFCYM

The National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry (NFCYM) is a membership organization dedicated to advancing the field of pastoral ministry to young people.

Members enjoy:

  • Professional training, resourcing, and support
  • Full access to our resources and webinars,
  • Special rates to NFCYM events, and more.

ABOUT NFCYM

The National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry (NFCYM) is a membership organization dedicated to advancing the field of pastoral ministry to young people.

Members enjoy:

  • Professional training, resourcing, and support
  • Full access to our resources and webinars,
  • Special rates to NFCYM events, and more.

You will now be directed to NFCYM.ORG to complete registration.

2023 Host

Mari Pablo

Mari Pablo is a proud Hispanic and cradle Catholic whose life was wrecked in the best possible way when she finally decided to stop fighting and surrender it all to Him. Mari has joyfully worked in youth ministry for over fifteen years, both as a youth minister and theology teacher, and as a presenter for Ascension Press. Mari has a deep love for food but an even greater love for Christ and is dedicated to helping others encounter Him.

2023 Host

Sr. Josephine Garrett, CSFN

Sister Josephine is a native Texan, raised baptist in Houston Texas. Jesus called her to religious life in 2011 and in 2020 Sister made her final vows as a Sister of the Holy Family of Nazareth. She ministers as a licensed mental health counselor, and also serves on the community vocations team and as a national speaker.