Mission Presenters & Musicians

Presenters

Vince Ambrosetti

On October 4, 1977, Vince founded International Liturgy Publications, the oldest free-standing non-profit publisher of sacred music for the Catholic Church. He was named Catholic Artist of the Year in December 2001, and has been honored with seven other Unity awards for his music. Vince sang his song "Sanctuary" during Communion at Mother Teresa’s funeral in Calcutta, India.
He has composed, recorded and, by invitation of the Vatican, performed for Pope John Paul II, the first English Mass Setting ever sung at St. Peter Basilica in Rome. His music has been placed in the Vatican archives alongside the works of Vivaldi, Puccini, Verdi and Corelli. Vince's music is published by ILP Music.

Rev. Ken Beale

Father Ken Beale began his formal formation to the priesthood when he entered the high school seminary in 1976. After completing the academic requirements and spiritual preparation, he was ordained a transitional deacon in September 1991 and to the holy priesthood in May 1992. While in graduate school, Father Ken was recruited by and commissioned into the Air Force Chaplain Corp. In 1988, he entered the Corp as a chaplain candidate. In 1992, after ordination, Father Ken was promoted into the ranks of the Reserve Chaplain Corp and, in 1994, began his career as an active duty Catholic chaplain. For over two decades, Father Ken has been serving those stationed on bases stateside and overseas. He has also been deployed, on numerous occasions, to places in support of active combat operations: namely, Saudi Arabia, Bosnia, Kyrgyzstan, United Arab Emirates, Iraq and Afghanistan. He retired from the United States Air Force Chaplain Corp in September 2014, but did not retire from the priesthood. Father Ken is the Executive Director of Faith on Fire Missions.

Rev. Pat Keyes, C.Ss.R. 



Fr. Patrick comes from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He professed his first vows in 1985 and was ordained to the priesthood in 1989. Since his ordination he has worked in Latino Parishes in Colorado, Illinois & Kansas. He was the director of the Redemptorists' College Seminarians for nine years. He was a part of the Redemptorist Hispanic Initiative to the Mississippi Delta before joining the evangelization team in Minneapolis. Father Patrick has a Master’s Degree in Moral Theology from Catholic Theological Union and Doctor of Ministry in Pastoral Counseling from Fordham University.

In memoriam

+ Bishop Joseph Estabrook
May 19, 1944 - February 4, 2012

Musicians

Louis Canter, OEF

Accompanist and vocalist



A native of Cincinnati, Ohio, Louis Canter is the Minister of Music for Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in Kissimmee, Florida.  While Louis is focused on Parish Ministry, he also gives workshops throughout the United States on topics related to Music and Worship, as well as Parish Missions and Concerts.  He is involved with interfaith dialogue and has participated in conferences and concerts related to peace efforts and praise and worship.  His bi-lingual ability gives him freedom to work within the Spanish-speaking community.  Mr. Canter's "Requiem for the Innocents" has been recently released by ILP Music and has been well received in the Catholic Community.  Since 2015, he is a professed member of the Order of Ecumenical Franciscans. 

Debra Lee Williamson

A hometown girl, Debra Lee Williamson grew up in Gallatin, TN and now lives with her husband, Jonathan, and stepson, Christian, in Ashland City, TN. She was born into a musical family and has been singing for most of her life. Debra Lee’s desire is to use her God-given talents to share the Gospel, to worship the Lord Jesus Christ, and to encourage other believers to deepen their faith. Debra Lee earned her Masters of Music from Austin Peay State University where she studied vocal performance with Allen Henderson and Sharon Mabry and choral conducting with George Mabry and Karen Kenaston-French. She has traveled extensively with the Glenn Draper Singers carrying the Good News of Jesus Christ in song both near and far; and, in 2007, she was able to take a life-changing trip to sing in the Holy Land and surrounding countries. She has served as either a music director, paid singer or volunteer at several churches in middle Tennessee including First Presbyterian Church and Trinity Episcopal Church in Clarksville, Christ Church Cathedral, West End United Methodist Church, and Bellevue Baptist Church. Debra Lee also sang with the Nashville Symphony Chorus as a paid singer for eleven years. Debra Lee currently serves as Creative Director at ILP Music/Lamb Publications, and is on staff as a paid singer at St. George Episcopal Church in Nashville. Give Me Jesus is the title track on Debra Lee’s debut album, which was released in September of 2014. The album features 13 of her favorite songs, spirituals and hymns.

Ruben Galabeas

Recording Artist, Leader of Song, Lay Minister
Since 1994, Ruben has worked as Director of Music at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, (Corpus Christi, TX), an exciting, multicultural parish of over 2700 families. He leads music at all weekend and daily liturgies. From time to time, he also provides music for other nearby parishes. While section leader and president of his school choir, Ruben was recognized as the number one ranked baritone voice in the state of Texas. Throughout the years, he has also sung for weddings, Quinceaneras, funerals and other liturgical, devotional and paraliturgical events. As a convert to Catholicism, Ruben is a fervent and committed member of the Body of Christ. From 2001 to present, Ruben has recorded with Freddie Martinez, Sr., and he has recently completed a Spanish collection of Vince Ambrosetti’s songs, “Come You Who Labor,” with the National Philharmonic Orchestra of London, released by International Liturgy Publicaitons. He is also a featured artist on the ILP release called “Classic Christmas.”

Matthew Daniels

Baritone and composer Matthew J. Daniels holds the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Vocal Performance and Pedagogy from Louisiana State University. He holds additional music degrees from Florida Atlantic University (MA, BMus), and Indian River State College (AA). Additionally, he attended Manhattan School of Music in 2001 and studied voice with the late Metropolitan Opera baritone, Theodor Uppman. Prior to attending LSU, Matt was adjunct instructor of voice at Florida Atlantic University and Indian River State College. He is currently the director of music for Bishop Foley Catholic High School in Madison Heights, MI and associate musician at Guardian Angels Catholic Community in Clawson. In October of 2012, Matt was awarded a recording grant from the Co-op Press Fund and its subsidiary label, Emeritus Recordings, to record a professional CD featuring the music of American composers Sy Brandon and David P. Rossow - a dear friend and topic of Daniels' dissertation research.