Catholic Recording Artist & Inspirational Speaker Julie Carrick has a powerful message for Pri Life Audiences. From dealing with serious struggles in marriage, losing 2 children through miscarriage, helping an adult daughter through a rape that resulted in pregnancy and most recently a Lung Cancer survivor, she knows what it means to ‘live’ her Catholic Faith. Julie Carrick is passionate about Eucharist, Reconciliation, Marriage, Life, and Living in God’s Grace. Her missions and other events where she has been asked to speak encourage people to step out of their comfort zone and truly live the teachings of The Church.
Carrick was born and raised in Northern Michigan, Julie Fran Edel, the fourth of seven children. Her desire to serve Christ began at an early age and stems back to her involvement in Liturgical Music, following in the footsteps of 3 generations of Catholic Musicians. She worked within the Diocese of Phoenix for 10 years as Director of Music prior to accepting the call to a national and international concert and speaking ministry. Carrick is not your typical recording artist. Her real life experiences are shared in her speaking & concert engagements, and formed into the lyric that are her songs.
The events she has developed have been beneficial to thousands of Catholics and other Christians in their spiritual development. Her witness shares the real heart of a woman who has experienced some of the toughest things in life and because of her Catholic faith, has stayed the course with Christ. From dealing with serious struggles in marriage, losing 2 children through miscarriage, helping an adult daughter through a rape that resulted in pregnancy and most recently a Lung Cancer survivor, she knows what it means to ‘live’ her Catholic Faith. Though not always ‘easy’ her life has been blessed with grace when she has needed it most. Carrick is married to Kurt Carrick, her husband of 29 years.
They have 3 adult children. They began their life together in Germany and after 5 years moved to Arizona. Carrick’s national concert ministry began in 1995. She has written and recorded 7 music CDs and a Rosary CD, in which she and Kurt pray together. Also 3 DVD projects; A Concert “Living The Mass”, “In The Waiting” and her concert “Living Our Catholic Creed”. Her speaking engagements cover topics that encourage Catholics to Know & Live boldly their faith.