Jesse is bilingual, and equally at home in front of both English and Spanish speaking audiences. In addition, he has proven himself as a presenter with both youth and adults. A devoted husband and father of three children, he resides in the San Fernando Valley of Southern California.
Boxing, martial arts, contact sports. That was how Jesse Romero used to channel his competitive fire, his spirit. Then, in 1986, a fellow officer challenged Jesse to pick up a bible, and use faith instead of force as a way to find escape from the pressures of police life. That event began a transformation that continues to benefit us today. For in the Bible, Jesse rediscovered his Catholic roots. He also discovered how most Catholics really don’t understand the basics of their faith, choosing to live out their lives in a kind of spiritual coma. For them - and us – Jesse is a five-alarm wakeup call.
You see, during his years as a Deputy Sheriff, Jesse experienced the dark side of society everyday; yet also saw the evidence of God’s work in some of the most unexpected places. What made the difference? Faith in JESUS CHRIST.
Today, Jesse is committed to keeping the Faith alive by speaking at parishes and Catholic events throughout the United States. As a speaker, Jesse has the ability to make the sometimes-complex teachings of the Faith understandable with his straight talk Christ-centered approach. His messages may be simple but when delivered with energy and conviction that has become a Jesse Romero trademark, the audience is left with the indelible impression that our Catholic Faith is something to be worn visibly and proudly, not kept hidden away (Matt 5: 14-16). The phrase “use it or lose it” takes on a whole new meaning in his hands.
Jesse lives in southern California with his wife (Anita) of 23 years and his three children: Paul, Annmarie and Joshua.
“He (Jesse) brings to the marketplace and to his professional career, his deep love for God, his great love for his church, and his deep respect for all God’s people. Jesse is truly a modern day evangelist, proclaiming the Good News, that Jesus Christ is Lord of our lives. Jesse has my respect and my prayers for his ministry…”
- Most Rev. Thomas J. Flanagan, D.D.
Auxiliary Bishop of San Antonio, TX
"There are several reasons why Jesse is being recruited from so many different parts of the U.S He is knowledgeable about his faith. . . Jesse is clearly a dynamic speaker. . .His approach is always fresh because he is open to the Magisterium's constant commitment to new ardor and methods of evangelization. At the invitation of many Pastors and Priests in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, Jess has preached untiringly and with deep inspiration. This office strongly supports his ministry."
- Louis Velasquez, Director of Hispanic Ministry
Archdiocese of Los Angeles, CA