Schedule a Presentation

These presentations are offered free of charge, though Gerry will gratefully accept donations to Pax et Bonum Communications. For events outside the Los Angeles area, schools and churches would need to cover Gerry’s transportation and housing expenses.

Please take a moment to review the following criteria for our presentations using this website’s TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS page found HERE.

To schedule a “Poverty and Prayer” presentation at your school or church, please contact Gerry Straub by email at with the requested DATE(S) and LOCATION(S) along with your name and telephone number. Please note in the Email Title (subject field) “PRESENTATION REQUEST” so we can expedite your request!

You may also make requests for Presentations by regular mail. Please send the requested DATE(S) and LOCATION(S) along with your name, complete mailing address and telephone number to:

Pax et Bonum Communications
827 N. Hollywood Way #555
Burbank, CA 91505

If you have any questions please e-mail us at

The following reviews and comments about the “Poverty and Prayer” presentation may be of interest to you:

“Pax et Bonum Communications made the Paschal Mystery come to life for me. I am grateful for Gerry Straub’s presentation to the Faith Formation Leaders and Catholic School Administrators that took place on October 14, 2013. Through his videos and very candid presentation, Gerry brought a very uncomfortable topic to our hearts. It was a difficult day. The images of poverty and illness from throughout the world haunt me still, as I’m sure they will haunt Gerry forever. Yet, he did not shy away from the reality of these issues. And, just as important, he did not use this issue to sell a product or raise money for his own benefit; instead, he used the issue to challenge his audience into a closer relationship with Jesus. Gerry Straub’s presentation on Christian prayer in the light of suffering called me to a deeper awareness of suffering in the world and in my own life. More importantly, it helped me to connect with the suffering of Jesus. The conversation was not candy-coated or superficial. It went straight to the hearts of us all. It was a refreshingly mature conversation about a topic that cannot immediately be solved. It was difficult, sickening, painful, and sorrowful, but it was genuine and the obvious truth. But, as the Paschal Mystery teaches us, suffering brings life. Gerry’s presentation was also a glimmer of hope, the hope of Jesus and the hope of Christians who will respond to His call to love ‘the least of these.’ His presentation broke my heart and filled it at the same time.”
Kevin Feyen
Director of Adolescent Faith Formation
Archdiocese of Dubuque
Dubuque, Iowa

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