Born and raise in Colombia, Javier Iván Díaz is a musician, speaker and teacher who has been composing music since the age of 17. He studied at Pontificia Universidad Javeriana in Bogotá, Colombia and finished his degree at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Fla. In addition to his role as music minister at the St. Francis de Sales Church in Miami Beach, Díaz is the NCYC chorus director, NCCYM music director and high school choral director. His latest song, “Nuestra Alegria/Our Joy,” was chosen as the official youth and young adult song for the V Encuentro. He has also appeared on EWTN and the Jesus Network.