Aires is available to serve at your event in a number of ways. He is able to customize every event to tailor fit your needs. Here is a sample of what he can do for you.



Aires hosts conferences, retreats, days of reflection, rallies, and fundraisers. He is an experienced emcee, engaging the audience and working with the flow and energy of the day to facilitate the event. He incorporates prayer, interactive games and activities, humor, and short talks to move the audience through the day.




Aires is an experienced Catholic speaker. Holding degrees in theology and pastoral studies and teaching for over a decade, Aires is able to speak on a wealth of subjects. He weaves pop culture with sound theology to create an engaging, inspiring, and challenging presentation. He speaks passionately about Catholic topics such as the New Evangelization, Sacraments, the Scriptures, and living for Christ today. He is a skilled presenter on parenting, moral theology, and justice topics. Aires is available to customize his presentation to meet your needs.


Some recent examples of topics he has spoken on:

  • Modern Day Catholic: Living Faith in Today's World
  • #KDMVP: Kerygma, Didache, and the Most Valuable Prayer
  • The Joy of the Family: A family reflection on Amoris Laetitia
  • The Sacrament of Confirmation
  • Walk it Out: Living a Faith on Fire in the New Evangelization



Warm up songs, reflection music, liturgical music, praise and worship.

Aires has over twenty years of music ministry experience. He is an experienced worship leader, singer, and guitar player. He can play solo to lead music, or join in with a pre-formed group to create the musical experience you need for your event. Want a full band, but not sure where to find one?

In conjunction with Renee Maranan (, Aires works with talented musicians in the Seattle area and around the country and can provide a full contemporary Christian band for your event needs.





Visuals, graphic design, dance, and skits.

Aires and his team in the Called to Rise Collective can create custom visuals to enhance your event, and add creative elements to introduce or communicate the message in ways other than words. 

In conjunction with One Secret Mission Creative Studio ( and choreographer Tina Leung and others, your event can be filled with visuals that bring home your message and leave a lasting impression.




Looking to add some life to your party? Aires is an experienced DJ, and has provided music for school dances, fundraisers, parties, and weddings. He meets with you to create a custom playlist of music to make your event memorable and fun. 

He and his team can provide all the equipment and lights to have an unforgettable event.



As director of retreats, Aires loves creating and facilitating retreats. He can provide custom made retreat for your organization, complete with music, interactive activites, and inspiring talks. Attendees have enjoyed their retreat experiences with Aires.

Possible retreats: 

  • Parents and children
  • Student leadership
  • Youth group
  • Confirmation



Aires and the Called to Rise Collective are experienced major event planners. Do you need help creating a conference, rally, or convention? Ask Aires and his team to help your vision come to reality. With dozens of conferences successfully executed, your organization will be pleased to work with Called to Rise.



Aires is a skilled listener and mediator. As a former hospital chaplain and current campus minister, he is able to journey with those interested in deepening their faith journey.