HERE ARE SOME CURRENT 2012 EVENTS:
Jan 6: MY SON TOBY LIAM NIMS WAS BORN!!!
JAN 19-20: Three Rivers, CA/Garces Memorial HS Senior Retreat
Jan 28: Lancaster, CA/Valley Youth Day
Feb 3-5: Felton, CA/St. Raymond's Simon Birch Retreat
Feb 18: Three Rivers, CA/Diocese of Fresno Confirmation Retreat
Mar 4: Joliet, IL/Diocese of Joliet JH Youth Day
Mar 25: Iowa City, IA/Diocese of Davenport Youth Day
April 1: Salinas, CA/Madonna del Sasso Confirmation Retreat
April 20-22: Pleasant Hill, CA/St. Joan of Arc Discipleship Retreat
April 27: El Cajon, CA/Holy Trinity All School Rally
April 28: San Diego, CA/Santa Sophia Confirmation Retreat
May 7: San Ramon, CA/St. Joan of Arc's Light Night
May 19, Atwater, CA/St. Mary's Confirmation Retreat
May 22: San Leandro, CA/St. Felicitas Catholic School 8th Grade Retreat
June 16: San Jose, CA/We Share a World Benefit Concert
@ St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church 511 San Felipe Rd, 7 PM
June 22-25: Gilbert, AZ/St. Anne's JH Summer Camp
July 19-22: TBD/Nor Cal Summer Retreat
Jan 6-7: Three Rivers, CA/Garces High School Senior Retreat
Jan 7-9: Felton, CA/St. Raymond's Confirmation Retreat
Jan 21-23: Aptos CA/CCOP Simon Birch Retreat
Feb 46: Diocese of Fresno, St. Anthony's Retreat Center/Day Retreats
Mar 26: Diocese of Santa Rosa/Middle School LIGHT Event
Mar 27: Danville, CA/St. Isidore's ConfirmWEation Day
Mar 28: San Ramon, CA/St. Joan of Arc Reconciliation Service
Mar 27: Danville, CA/St. Isidore's Middle School Youth Night
Apr 20: Petaluma, CA/St. Vincent's High School Stations of the Cross
Apr 27: San Ramon, CA/St. Joan of Arc Middles School Youth Night
May 4: Pleasant Hill, CA/St. Felicitas 8th Grade Retreat Concert
May 28: Atwater, CA/St. Anthony's Confirmation Retreat
July 13-17: Oakhurst, CA/Valley Camp 2011 Musician
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I am a Catholic musician and have produced three CDs, I am published and
distributed by Oregon Catholic Press through SpiritandSong.com. I travel the
United States and Canada doing parish concerts, youth rallies, regional and
national conferences, young adult gatherings, faith formation events and Catholic
school activities. My specialty is blending a variety of music styles that capture
and celebrate the diverse Church we are. I have also been an official World
Youth Day Musician in Toronto, Canada '02, and Cologne, Germany '05 and
Sydney, Australia '08. Oh, yes, I am called "The Banana Guy" because of a song I
do called I Like Bananas.
New songs include: I'm Alive, Come By Here, the Ketchup Song, Like An Eagle,
Sing Sing Sing, I Am Blessed, I Want You To Want Me, Live This Life, Don't Laugh
At Me and others. If you haven't heard them...Stay tuned!!!
I am often invited into dioceses, parishes or schools as a keynote speaker or
workshop facilitator. I do my best to deliver bold Christ-centered messages that
challenge people of all ages to move toward Christ and live life like they believe! I
am a story-teller, and I pay attention to the way God works in and through
the world and our day-to-day experiences, like standing in line at
McDonalds's, or teaching my daughter how to play softball.
I have always used media as a way to help people learn about faith. I
understand movies, magazines, prime-time TV, videos, music, i-Pods, and
the internet to be important tools with which we can deepen our faith. My
masters thesis was titled: Media as Sacred Font--Sources of Conversion,
Sources of God. It answers one simple question: Is media an authentic
means of finding God? Can you guess my answer? You'll just have to
read it to find out. I have developed a parish mission, several workshops,
and a variety of retreats rooted in media.
I have been fortunate to have worked in a variety of environments. I am
currently celebrating my 21st year of full-time ministry. I have been a
parish youth minister and confirmation director, a diocesan director of
Youth and Young Adult Ministry and a nationally recognized musician and
I have not gone to Catholic schools all my life, I went to public institutions
through High School. My first Catholic school was St. Mary's College of
California, a Christian Brothers school rooted in the LaSallian tradition. I
received my BacheIors Degree in Religious studies there. I was also
trained by the Center for Ministry Development in the National Certificate
Program. Most recently I received my Masters in Theological Studies from
the Franciscan School of Theology at the Graduate Theological Union in
In spite of the many things I do and have done, and the accomplishments in my life,
I have but one primary ministry: FAMILY. I am a proud parent of a beautiful twelve
year old daughter, and husband to my wife, Keri. My most important titles are:
"Daddy" and "husband".
Have you been waiting to hear what is
happening with Vince Nims!?! The time has
come. Life has been full and exciting for me in
so many ways!
The Lord has continued to provide me with
abundant blessings, and a new SON!
The photo above is Toby Liam Nims, born Jan
6, 2012. What a joy!
Keep reading to find out more exciting news.
VINCE NIMS MINISTRIES
|AKA: The Roamin' Catholic Banana Guy!
Contact Number: 925-784-0098