Paul Koleske started singing publicly at the age of 9 during an all-school Mass in 1969. At age 12 Paul started guitar lessons. Up until 1993 Paul sang, played guitar, wrote and recorded secular music patterned after the soft rock style prevalent in the 1970’s gaining local and regional acclaim as a Singer/Songwriter.
After graduating from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee with a degree in Marketing, Paul went to work for a Fortune 100 company in the Chicago suburbs. Within a few years he started his own consulting company marketing Success Motivation Institute personal development programs specializing in goal setting, time management and attitude development. This experience enabled Paul to develop workshops and personal development programs with a spiritual emphasis helping people capture the essence of true “success” – spiritual success.
On December 12, 1993 Paul had a deep spiritual experience that caused him to write his first Contemporary Christian CD ‘FREE ME’. For the detailed story of what occurred that day click on this link and read the article; “What really happened to Paul Koleske?”. Paul spoke and sang in many churches performing the songs from FREE ME album and even had his music beamed to 83 countries via satellite while doing a television show with Dana Scallon (We are One Body) on the Eternal Word Television Network.
In the winter of 2007 Paul began recording 13 songs he composed with producer Mark Hladish in Walworth, Wisconsin. His new CD, ‘THANK YOU LORD’, was released in the last week of June 2007. Paul toured the country for three years and also developed his first Parish Mission series ‘Igniting the Light of Christ within You’ as the Thank You Lord tour bookings generated much interest in his speaking ability.
Paul recorded another CD, ‘I BELIEVE’, which was released in October of 2011.
Paul then wrote a sequel Mission Series ‘Putting Your Faith Into Action’ due to the enthusiastic response from his ‘Igniting the Light of Christ within You’ mission series.
He is currently reserching a third Parish Mission Event with the theme still to be determined.
Paul has future plans to record his fourth CD ‘IN THE SILENCE’ as 90% of the music is already composed.
To date, Paul has shared his ministry in 43 states and 95 Dioceses!
It is Paul Koleske’s hope that you listen to his music and allow it to help you feel the Holy Spirit within you! Paul (who is a Catholic) is available for parish missions, church concerts, speaking engagements, retreats, days/evenings of reflection, youth ministry, and workshops at any Catholic church. Please review this website and listen to Paul’s music online and spread the word. You will find this music to be inspirational, instructive and healing.