Information on the 2015 Top Talent!


ValLimar Jansen


Highly regarded singer, cantor and recording artist , college professor, a leader of worship and prayer, and a workshop presenter at conferences across the United States. She has sung and toured professionally throughout the United States, Switzerland, France, Germany, Belgium and Japan. Known especially for her work with gospel, contemporary Christian and gospel-jazz styles. She's got both experience and credentials!

Joia Farmer


Catholic singer/songwriter and presenter who wrote the 2009 NCYC Theme Song "Christ Reigns." She has shared the stage with Jesse Manibusan, Steve Angrisano, Matt Maher and other guys with guitars. She is Program Director for a crisis pregnancy center, and a strong advocate for pro-life and pro-woman causes. She has released three albums, but is most proud to be mother to four children and married to Brad of APeX ministries.

Sal Solo


With Brit band Classix Nouveaux, he toured the world, achieving #1 hits, earning gold and silver discs. He also sang with Rockets in Italy, who sold 1.5 million albums. He relocated to the USA In 1999, doing large
youth events around the country, including NCYC. He has produced various other artists, written one book, performed in 37 countries, and released a total of 20 albums, both with his bands, and under his own name.


Joe Melendrez


Exciting and dynamic MC, inspirational speaker, Catholic Hip-Hop artist and dancer, Joe was on MTV at the age of 15. He has a "like ability" factor not to be underestimated! He gives retreats, talks and concerts around the USA and the world. He has performed at major events such as World Youth Days, Los Angeles Religious Education Congress, and NCYC. Some people say he is the most exciting performer in Catholic music!