kelly wahlquist

Catholic Evangelist & Speaker

Kelly Wahlquist is a dynamic and inspiring Catholic speaker whose gift of weaving personal stories and Scripture together with practical advice allows her audience to enter more fully into what Pope John Paul II and Pope Benedict have called us into - to be witnesses of our faith and part of the New Evangelization.


"Kelly Wahlquist stands out amongst a most extraordinary group of Catholic laypeople who have taken the Pope’s call for the new evangelization to heart.  She presents the Christian faith with an enthusiastic and vibrant voice, sure to inspire those who seek a life-changing encounter with Jesus Christ, in faithful communion with His Church."

~Msgr. Jeffrey Steenson, Ordinary of the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter

"Kelly Wahlquist applies life changing principles of the Kingdom of God to everyday living. Her presentations strike a chord in the hearts of women, showing them that they too can walk in the victory that God has provided. Her joy and enthusiasm are contagious and her knowledge of the Catholic faith is deep and faithful. Ladies will leave her presentations renewed!"

~Jeff Cavins, Catholic Author, Speaker and Creator of The Great Adventure Catholic Bible Study

"Both as a woman of God and an evangelist, Kelly Wahlquist embodies the Father's love, Christ's joy, andthe Holy Spirit's fire for audiences across the U.S. Her passion for God and love for his Word and his people is setting hearts on fire for the New Evangelization."  

~Thomas Smith, Catholic convert and missionary-evangelist, author/presenter for the Great Adventure Bible Timeline

"Kelly is vibrant, engaging, and passionate!  She truly has a heart for evangelization...and it radiates when she speaks!  With Kelly, you can expect powerful insights delivered in an effective manner that are sure to impact everyone in attendance."

~Sarah L. Houde, Events Coordinator, Office of Lifelong Faith Formation, Roman Catholic Diocese of Portland, ME

"Kelly Wahlquist recently came to our St. Michael’s Parish in St. Cloud, Minnesota, and gave a talk on the New Evangelization.  She was dynamic and inspiring weaving personal stories and scripture together with practical advice for us to enter more fully into what Pope John Paul II and Pope Benedict have called us into - to be witnesses of our faith and part of the New Evangelization. I recommend her as a dynamic speaker for any event for those seeking to inspire their flock."

~Fr. Mark Innocenti, Pastor, St. Michael’s Parish, St. Cloud, MN

Kelly is a "Joy Magnet" for the Lord! If you are looking for an enthusiastic speaker who can relate to people with real issues in our culture and our time, book Kelly Wahlquist! Kelly gives scenarios that people can relate to. Her humor and presentation style is most captivating.

~Sharon Doran, Founding Teaching Director, Seeking Truth Catholic Bible Study

Kelly Wahlquist is a dynamic speaker and is setting hearts on fire with her talks! She is funny, brilliant, engaging and powerful in her messages! 

~Chris Pillizzi, Women of Christ, Parish Coordinator, St. Anne's in Pleasant Prairie, WI

"On December 13, 2012, Kelly Wahlquist gave a talk on Our Supreme Role in the New Evangelization at Our Lady of the Holy Rosary of Pompeii Parish in Kenosha, Wisconsin, where I serve as an Associate Pastor. Kelly's talk was very well received by those who attended and we all appreciated her great sense of humor and deep spiritual insights. She was very relatable, has great stories to share, and had a timely message for this Year of Faith. We hope she will come back again to Kenosha. I would highly recommend her as a speaker."

~Fr. Angelo Casimiro, MIC, Associate Pastor, Our Lady of the Holy Rosary of Pompeii Parish, Kenosha, WI

“Kelly came and spoke to us on our role in the New Evangelization. She is so inspiring and truly set our hearts on fire on the importance of bringing Jesus to anyone who will listen.” 

~Madeline Miller, Transfiguration Catholic Church, Oakdale, MN