Hello, my name is Bob

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A common question to ask someone when you first meet them is, “What do you do?” I find it hard to answer that because I get to do a lot of different things. My day job is teaching catechetics (that’s a fancy Catholic word for “passing on the faith”) at Franciscan University of Steubenville, Ohio. But on the weekends I’ll travel around talking about Jesus to teenagers and adults, giving workshops to catechists, or performing concerts. So that makes me a professor, a speaker, and a musician.

During the summers I lead worship for over ten thousand people at the Steubenville Summer Conferences. So add “worship leader” to the mix.

But I also love to write. I published a novel that I’m very proud of, I regularly write articles, scripts, and frequently blog. So call me an author.

More importantly, I’m madly in love with my wife and seven adorable kids. So I’m also a husband and father.

But when I die (and die we all will) all of those titles will fade and I’ll be left with just one: a child of God.

Scripture tells us that God “loves all that He has made.” (Wisdom 11:24) That means He loves me. And that means He loves you. St. Augustine once wrote, “God loves each of us as if there were only one of us.”

So whether I’m being a faithful husband, loving father, worship leader, author, speaker, or professor, it’s all about one thing—to share the love of God using every talent I’ve been blessed with. My prayer is that something on this webpage blesses you and leads you closer to His love.

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Booking Bob

If you’d like me to come to your parish, diocese, or country to talk, sing, or teach… I’d love to! But you’ve got to get through my wife first! She handles all my booking arrangements. So send Jennie an email and she can tell you my availability, how much it costs, and any other information you might need.

What I do

Would you like to know more about what I do? I’ve included a flyer of the kinds of talks I give so you can have an idea of the kind of ministry I could do for your community.

Official Bio:

Bob Rice desires to share the love of God using every talent he’s been blessed with. He’s an internationally known speaker, acclaimed musician, inspirational teacher, and innovative writer. Bob teaches at Franciscan University of Steubenville, Ohio where he lives with his wife Jennifer and seven beautiful children. You can keep up with him at bob-rice.com.

Music Bio:

Bob Rice leads worship for over ten thousand people each year in venues all across the country. An award-winning songwriter, Bob has released numerous CDs and is the featured worship leader at the Franciscan University of Steubenville Summer Conferences. He is also an internationally known speaker, inspirational teacher, and innovative writer. Bob is a professor of Catechetics at Franciscan University of Steubenville, Ohio, where he lives with his wife and seven children. You can find out more about him at bob-rice.com.

Writing Bio:

Bob Rice is an internationally known speaker, acclaimed musician, inspirational teacher, and innovative writer. He’s the author of the novel, “Between the Savior and the Sea”, and the popular devotional, “40-Day Spiritual Workout for Catholics”. In addition to writing many articles about youth and young adult ministry, Bob has authored of numerous award-winning scripts that help people come to a deeper understanding of the Catholic Faith. He was the author (and host of) Outside Da Box’s popular “CateQUIZ’em” gameshow, wrote scripts for Paulist Press’s “Living the Eucharist” series, and currently is the head writer for the “Video Catechism” sponsored by the diocese of Wheeling-Charleston. Bob lives in Steubenville with his wife Jennifer and their seven adorable children. You can find out more about him at bob-rice.com.

Academic Bio:

Bob Rice is the director of the Master of Arts in Catechetics and Evangelization Online program at Franciscan University of Steubenville, Ohio. He received his MA in Theology with a specialization in Catechetics from Franciscan in 1997 and is currently a PhD candidate at Liverpool Hope University where he is pursuing a doctorate in Evangelization. Prof. Rice has published numerous articles about youth and young adult ministry in The Sower Journal and regularly gives keynotes and workshops about evangelization and catechesis at diocesan and national conferences. He lives in Steubenville, Ohio with his wife Jennifer and seven children. You can find out more about him at bob-rice.com.

Curriculum Vitae:

From time to time, someone needs a list of everything I’ve done. My CV is available HERE.

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