The Musicians

2018 Musicians

SW-BobBOB RICE, VOCALIST, ACOUSTIC GUITAR, and ACCORDION: Bob has been involved in the Steubenville Summer Conferences since 1994 and has led worship on campus since 2004. He teaches Catechetics and Youth Ministry at Franciscan University of Steubenville, and has released numerous albums. His wife is Jennifer and has seven wonderful kids. You can follow him on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter @therealbobrice. Find out more about him at bob-rice.com.


SW-DanDAN BOZEK, BASS and MUSIC DIRECTOR: Dan attended his first conference in 1982 and has played music at them since 1999. He is married to Clare and produces music at Aardvark Productions in Steubenville, OH.


SW-MollyMOLLY MORROW, LEAD VOCALIST: Molly is a 22 year old Catholic singer- songwriter from the Ohio Valley.  She is currently pursuing a masters in Mental Health Counseling at Franciscan University. Molly has sung at the Steubenville Youth and Adult conferences with Bob Rice and Alob. She has had the opportunity to travel around parts of the United States with Catholic artists as a vocalist at events like NCYC. Lastly, she has recently recorded her first Christian EP of original material called ‘Lead Me’. You can follow her music and speaking on Facebook and Instagram @MollyMarrowMusic, and see her YouTube channel HERE.


SW-ChristinaCHRISTINA EUSEBIO, LEAD VOCALIST: Christina is a senior Marketing major at Francsican University. This summer, she is singing for the Steubenville Conferences and working at the Christian Outreach Center.


SW-JohnPaulJOHN PAUL VON ARX, LEAD GUITAR and VOCALIST: Graduated Franciscan University with a major in Catechetics in 2017 and is currently pursuing a career in playing Country music. You can find out more about him HERE.


SW-AndreANDRE VILLENEUVE, SAX and FLUTE: Andre began playing with Bob since he began leading music on campus in 2004. He got his MA from Franciscan in 2005 and currently lives in the Denver area. He had a PhD in the Old Testament and is passionate about the Jewish roots of the Christian faith (see his webpage Catholics for Israel).


SW-TimTIM HEPBURN, DRUMS: Tim attended his first conference in 2005 (where he fell in awe of Bob Rice’s rock-n-roll super-stardom) and later studied at Franciscan University where he graduated with a Bachelor’s in Business Management in 2013. He has performed professionally for the past decade, has toured most major cities in the U.S. and some in Europe, and currently resides in Brooklyn, NY. You can find the latest at www.timhepburn.com and on all social media platforms @timhepburnmusic.


JOE MELLO, KEYBOARDS: Joe just graduated from Steubenville Catholic Central High School and will be attending John Paul the Great University in the fall.


JOHN RICE, PERCUSSION: John is currently double majoring in Philosophy and Theater at Franciscan University of Steubenville.

2016 Musicians

SW-KatyKATY BLYTHE PRAETZEL, LEAD VOCALIST: Katy graduated from Franciscan University of Steubenville in 2016 with a degree in Early Childhood Education and sang for the Steubenville Summer Conferences (2015-2016). She currently leads worship, speaks, and cantors at numerous parishes in the Diocese of Pittsburgh and Greensburg, PA. She and her husband are working on their own music projects and expecting their first child July 2018! Learn more at her website katypraetzelmusic.com. You can also hear her music on iTunes HERE.


SW-TaylorTAYLOR TRIPODI, LEAD VOCALIST: Taylor graduated from Franciscan University of Steubenville in 2016 and currently resides in the Cleveland area (go Cavs!) pursuing a career in speaking and music. You can find out more at her website http://www.taylortripodi.com


SW-JamesJAMES ROMAN, DRUMS: James Roman lives in Steubenville and works at the University. He loves eating tasty food and travelling the globe with his wife, Esther. James also occasionally plays music with other Catholic artists such as John Trabbic, ALOB, and Mirella Brun del Rey.


SW-NathanNATHAN ICE, KEYBOARDS: Nathan graduated Franciscan University in 2018 with a Bachelor’s in Finance, and is pursuing a career in the financial services industry. He is also pursuing his MBA with Franciscan and now resides in Pittsburgh, PA. Nathan played with Bob rice for two summers, and has also played with John Paul Von Arx, Taylor Tripodi, Katie Praetzel, and Molly Marrow.  Nathan continues to play keyboard on the side, and wants to continue to perform and record with various artists.