Our Company

At Equipping the Saints, our name is our mission. We exist to “equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ” (Ephesians 4:11-12). Through helpful resources, hands-on training, and inspiring events, we provide you with tools and knowledge for the evangelization of your teens and for walking with them into discipleship.

Our Mission

To equip Church leaders at all levels for ministry.

Our Values

At EQSaints, we believe in:

Rediscovering the Foundations of Our Faith
The Bible is our textbook, allowing us to go back to the early expressions of our Catholic faith to understand what made - and continues to make - it so powerful.
Empowering Parishes to Drive Renewal
The growth of the Church will be driven at the parish level, so it’s essential to equip parish leaders for success. Parishes are more powerful than personalities; personalities don’t drive the ministry, parishes do.
Building Bridges Between Ministries
EQSaints aims to serve as a pontifex - a bridge-builder - between ministries, partnering with others to advance our common goals: spreading the Gospel, growing our Church, and making a positive impact on people’s lives.

Our People

Equipping the Saints’ core team includes some of the most well-respected ministry leaders in the Catholic Church. They are experts on creating resources, training, and events that inspire Catholics to live the Church’s mission of evangelization and worship.


Declan Weir

President, Declan Weir Productions, Inc. and Equipping the Saints

Since its founding in 1991 as a theatrical scene shop, Declan Weir Productions, Inc. has grown to become a full-service event management provider and the premier production company for Catholic events in the United States. Events include The Convocation for Catholic Leaders (2017) and V Encuentro (2018) by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops; the National Catholic Youth Conference (since 1993), National Conference for Catholic Youth Ministers (since 1994), and Holy Fire (since 2016) by the National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry. With over 25 years of experience, DWP has earned a reputation for excellence, with both strong technical know-how and a staff that truly cares about bringing your event and your message to life. Declan is a member of St. Philip Catholic Church in Franklin, Tennessee.

Robert Feduccia

Vice President, Equipping the Saints

Robert Feduccia is a speaker, retreat leader, writer, and educator, motivated by belief in the power of the gospel of Jesus Christ to transform lives. After launching the Youth Liturgical Leadership Program with One Bread, One Cup in 2000, Robert went on to serve as a development editor for St. Mary’s Press, and then as the general manager for Spirit & Song, the contemporary music division of Oregon Catholic Press (OCP). A graduate of St. Meinrad Catholic Seminary and the Catholic University of America, Robert has taught theology to deacon candidates in dioceses around the country. He has been the keynote speaker at numerous diocesan conferences and is recognized as an expert in the New Evangelization, having written the evangelization document for the National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry. He has been a frequent contributor to OCP’s Today’s Liturgy and to the Center for Ministry Development’s Youth Ministry Access. He has spoken at Life Teen’s Catholic Youth Ministry Convention on several occasions and has served on the planning committees for the National Catholic Youth Conference and for the US bishops’ World Youth Day efforts. He lives in the Nashville area with Kathleen, his wife, and their two sons and two daughters.

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