Amanda Vernon

Speaking to authentic beauty through music, the language of the soul.

endorsements

"Amanda’s incredible voice and evident joy left an impression on our participants at the Catholic Youth Ministry Convention. Her heart for the Gospel was evident and inspired and we were excited to collaborate with her."

- Joel Stepanek, Director of Resource Development, Life Teen

"Not only is her voice powerful and captivating, but the same can be said of her lyrics and spoken message."

- Rev. Ron Hutchinson, Director of the Office of Priestly Vocations, Diocese of Grand Rapids

"I am so grateful for the gift of Amanda’s music. It brought such life and joy into our week-long event. Not only her music, but who she is as a woman of God and worship leader, really affected our students, and invited them to open up to the Lord and become their authentic selves. Thanks to Amanda it was a week unlike any others I’ve seen."

- Samantha Kelley, Educational Program Manager, Theology of the Body Institute

"Do you want a joyful way to introduce Christ to your community? Amanda radiates God's joy. She appeals to audiences young and old, secular and spiritual, in English and Spanish."

- Don Aspito, Parish Assessment & Renewal Coordinator, St. Stanislaus, Modesto, CA

"Watching her perform is so inspiring! You can see the joy in her eyes and you can't help but feel that joy too."

- Student, Catholic Central High School, Grand Rapids, MI

"Her love for the Lord is Contagious!"

- Bob Perron Director of Youth, Young Adult and Campus Ministry, Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston

Concert/Keynote

A mix of interactive songs, scripture stories, personal testimony, and a call to action. While Amanda especially loves singing for families, she tailors her Concert/Keynote to fit any age setting: from elementary schools, to youth rallies, to marriage encounters and retirement homes. Between 30 - 90 minutes, this presentation can stand alone, or add to a larger event.  

Liturgical Music

A practicing member of the Catholic Church, Amanda’s favorite form of worship is the Mass.  She has led liturgical music as an accompanist, cantor (song leader), and ensemble director for over a decade.  

Whether Amanda is in a Mexican mission chapel, a breathtaking European basilica, or at her home parish of St. Timothy (Mesa, Arizona), she understands how prayerful song enriches the Eucharistic celebration universally.

Amanda also sings and speaks fluently in Spanish.  Her personal faith in Christ and her years of experience allow her to lead sacred music for congregations of diverse cultural backgrounds.

Parish Mission

"Living the Beauty of the Liturgy"

Through these days of reflection, your parishioners will:

  • Better appreciate the talents within their own community.
  • Pray, sing, laugh, and cry together. 
  • See the presence of Christ in a more personal way. 
  • Learn to continue the prayer of the Mass in their daily lives.

Typical parish mission schedule:

Amanda will sing two liturgical songs at all weekend Masses, and give a personal invitation to attend the mission. 

Saturday night: Young women's music ministry mentorship session.
In this personalized music ministry session, the young, musically gifted women of your parish will learn from a seasoned recording artist, who is also a wife and mother of four children. Together, they will explore the art of praying through song, discuss ways to give their musical gifts generously within their parish, and have the chance to ask any questions of Amanda regarding her ministry, her Vocation of marriage, or her music career. 

Sunday night: Family concert, featuring young women's vocal ensemble. 
This is Amanda's typical concert/keynote, with some unique additions. Amanda will invite the attendees of the Saturday mentorship session to join her in concert. There will also be a time set aside to recognize and celebrate the parish staff members, who give so much of themselves to build up the Body of Christ! In closing, we will have a prayerful blessing ceremony for the entire congregation. 

Monday night: Concert/keynote and Adoration. 
Amanda will share her personal testimony of coming to know Christ through the Sacraments of Reconciliation and Holy Communion. The Mission will culminate with Eucharistic Adoration, using music and scripture to lead us into contemplative silence. To conclude, we will pray for the strengthening of our brotherly love, beginning in the home parish, and stretching out to the Universal Church. 

 

To bring Amanda’s music ministry to your church, school, diocese, or faith-based event, simply use the contact form.

 

© 2018, Joyful Noise, Inc. All rights reserved.