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Thank you to our wonderful speakers and presenters who shared their gifts!

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Sean Allen

Director of Young Adult & Campus Ministry

Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend

Moving from Event-Focused Ministry to People-Focused Ministry

Jane Angha

Founder and Director

Ministry Blueprints

Aloha Hour: Hospitality 

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Jose J. Matos Auffant

Executive Director for Mission

St. Mary's University, San Antonio TX

Preparing college students for post-college life

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Jennifer Baugh

Founder & Executive Director

Young Catholic Professionals

Engaging Young Professionals in the Life of the Church

James Baxter

Co-Founder & Executive Director

Exodus 90

New Ways of Thinking In Ministry

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James Behan, Jr.

Associate Director for Young Adult Ministry and Marriage and Family Life

Archdiocese of New Orleans

House Keys & Wi-Fi Passwords: Creating A Parish Home for Young Adults

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Michael Brough


Leadership Roundtable

Setting Standards for Performance, Engagement, And Follow Through

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Pete Burak



The Non-negotiables of Building Young Adult Community

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Peter Blute

Vice President

Young Catholic Professionals

Engaging Young Professionals in the Life of the Church

Bishop Edward Burns

Diocese of Dallas

Daily Prayer Leader

Bishop Frank Caggiano

Diocese of Bridgeport

Inviting Young Adults into the Fabric of the Parish

Fr. Rafael Capó

VP for Mission and Ministry

St Thomas University

Developing Young Adult Leaders: Protagonists of the Mission

Armando Cervantes

Diocese of Orange in California

Bilingual Forum Translator

Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone

Archdiocese of San Francisco

​Daily Prayer Leader

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Nathan Crankfield

Founder & President

Seeking Excellence

Faithful & Fruitful: Having Productive and Reasonable Discourse on Racism

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Father Nathan Cromly


Saint John Institute

The Catholic Parish, Seedbed for the Saints: How Young Adults Can Give Their Best to the Catholic Parish

Camille Cruz

Forum Keynote Panel

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timone davis, DMin

Assistant Professor of Pastoral Theology

Institute of Pastoral Studies at Loyola University Chicago

Multigenerational Ministry

Cynthia De León

Forum Keynote Panel

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Rudy Dehaney

Coordinator of Youth and Young Adult Ministry

Northeast Catholic Community

Building an Anti-Racist Church- How to have the conversation in our ministry and parish

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Lauren DeSmit

Program Coordinator

Bon Secours Young Adults

Ministry Life: How to Minister as a

Peer or Friend

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Alessandro DiSanto



Catholic Meditation and Contemplative Prayer as the Foundation of All Catechesis

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Kara Dixon

Forum Keynote Panel

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Fr. Frank Donio, S.A.C


Catholic Apostolate Center

Accompaniment and Ministry with Young Adults Amid a Pandemic

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Fr. Dave Dwyer, CSP

Executive Director

Busted Halo

What Happens when I get a Question

I Don’t Know the Answer To?

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Courtney Easter

ReCiL Young Adult Ministry

Multigenerational Ministry

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Becky Eldredge

Spiritual Director, Retreat Facilitator, and Author

Finding and Receiving Rest

Archbishop Gustavo
Garcia-Siller, M.Sp.S

Archdiocese of San Antonio

Accompanying Young Adults in Response to Their Pastoral Needs, in the Spirit of Fratelli Tutti

Archbishop José Gomez

President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

Archdiocese of Los Angeles

Welcome Reflection

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John Grosso

Director of Digital Media

Diocese of Bridgeport

Infusing the Culture of the Gospel into the Culture of Social Media

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Diana Hancharenko


USCCB's National Advisory Team on Young Adult Ministry

The State of Ministry with Young Adults

Victoria Hathaway

Ministry Consultant for Youth and Young Adult Ministry
Diocese of Gary

Start with One: One Person, One Gathering, One Ministry

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Mike Hayes

Director of Young Adult Ministry

Diocese of Cleveland

Multigenerational Ministry

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Bishop Ronald A. Hicks

Diocese of Joliet

Daily Prayer Leader

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Michal Horace

Director of Young Adult Initiative

Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology

New to Ministry with Young Adults: Where to Start? Listen!

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Paul Jarzembowski

Assistant Director for Youth and Young Adult Ministries

USCCB Secretariat for Laity, Marriage, Family Life and Youth

Ashes and Innovation: Using Moments of Return to Accompany Young Adults

Sarah Jarzembowski

Coordinator for College Campus and Young Adult Ministries

Archdiocese of Baltimore

Ministry With Young Adults 101

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Anna Johnson

Team Leader - Maryknoll Young Adult Empowerment

Maryknoll Society

Courageous Missionaries: Accompanying the Young People our World Needs

Louis Damani Jones


2020 USCCB-CCHD Bernardin Award for New Leadership

Forum Keynote Panel

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Alex Jones

CEO & Co-Founder


Leading with Spirituality

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Jason Kidd

Director of Marriage, Family, Youth & Young Adults

Archdiocese of Portland

Marriage Prep as an Invitation to Encounter and Discipleship.

Dr. Tracey Lamont

Assistant Professor of Religious Education

Loyola University, New Orleans

Forum Keynote Panel Moderator

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Yazmín Maní, MA

Coordinator, Pastoral Juvenil Hispana

Pastoral Juvenil Hispana, Diocese of Austin

Pastoral Juvenil Hispana a Parish Ministry for Jóvenes Adultos

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Matthew Manion

Villanova University

Young Adult Leadership: An Entrepreneurial Response for a Mission Driven Church

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Benito Medrano

Coordinator, Office of Formation and Evangelization

Diocese of Fresno

What is Ministry with Young Adults at the base level? How to invite a young person to know Jesus Christ and have a relationship with Him.

Fr. Alexandre Awi Mello

Secretary for the Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life

The Vatican

Forum Keynote Speaker

Bishop Robert J. McClory

Diocese of Gary

Daily Prayer Leader

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Dr. Charlotte McCorqodale


Ministry Training Source

Know Your Audience (Getting to Know the Key Elements of Life for Millennials and Gen Z)

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Colleen Mitchell

Volunteer "Steward of the Movement"


Reaching Young Adult Catholics Thru UPRISE, a Global Nextgen Generosity Commitment Movement

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LaSheka Beaman Morris

Faith Based Nutrition Advisor and Certified Health Coach​

LB Morris Consults

"We are His workmanship" Ephesians 2:10- A Stewardship of Wellness

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Mr. Ashley Morris, Th.M.

Associate Director, Office of Intercultural Ministries

Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta

Living the Faith: Engaging Young Adults in Social Justice (James 2:14-26)

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Sr. Bernadette Mota

Director of Mission Advancement

Salesian Sisters of St. John Bosco

What Works in Young Adult Faith Formation

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Brenda Noriega

Mission Educator Promoter

Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers

Understanding "Popular Ministry" in Christus Vivit ABC's of Young Adult Ministry

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Dr. Joshn Packard

Executive Director

Springtide Research Institute

Establishing Relational Authority

Archbishop Nelson Pérez

Archdiocese of Philadelphia

Challenging the Status Quo

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Nicole M. Perone

ESTEEM National Coordinator
Leadership Roundtable

For Such A Time As This: Forming Young Adults

Fr. Kevin Peters


St. Angela Merici Parish
Youngstown, Ohio

Parish Life and Young Adult Ministry

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Mary Kate Polanin

Digital Content Editor

Busted Halo

Digital Evangelization

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Luke Politsky

Fund Development Specialist

Diocese of Youngstown

Expressions of Stewardship: How Young Adults Share Their Time, Talent, and Treasure

Joey Pontarelli

CEO & Founder
Restored: Helping Children of Divorce

Aloha Hour: Marketing

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Brian Rhude

Project Coordinator

The Catholic Apostolate Center

Building Ministries of Accompaniment

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Patrick C. Rivera

Director Office for Young Adult Ministry

Diocese of San Diego

Developing Strong Diocesan Outreach

Kerry Robinson


Leadership Roundtable

Forum Keynote Panel 

Marilyn Santos

Associate Director

USCCB Secretariat of Evangelization & Catechesis

Helping Young Adults Evangelize: Teaching Young Adults How to Go Make Disciples

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Andréa M Senegal

ReCiL Young Adult Ministry

Multigenerational Ministry

Fr. Kyle Shinseki, SJ

Campus Minister, Faith Formation & Intercultural Ministry

Santa Clara University

“What are you looking for?” (Jn 1:38): Ministering to College Students

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Dr. Kim Smolik


Leadership Roundtable

Young Adult Women in the Church

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Julianne Stanz

Director of Parish Life and Evangelization

Diocese of Green Bay

To Bless the Mess! Caring for Your Family

Doug Tooke

Vice President of Ministry Advancement

ODB Films

Forum Keynote Panel

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Nicholas Stein

Program Manager

Bon Secours Young Adults

Innovation in Ministry: It's about Being Rooted in the Spirit

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Rachel Harkins Ullmann

Executive Director

The GIVEN Institute

Forming Mentors for Young Adults

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Jenny Uebbing


Off the Charts NFP

Not Your Mama's Rhythm Method

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Darius Villalobos

Director of Diversity and Inclusion

National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry

Being and Intercultural Church: Helping Young Adults Celebrate Diversity

Bishop Gerald Vincke

Diocese of Salina

Daily Prayer Leader

Bishop William Wack

Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee

Daily Prayer Leader

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Dr. Jimmy Walters

Director of Catholic Scholars and Residence Ministry

St. John’s University

What Prayerful Discernment in Life

Looks Like

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Terra Starr Young


ReCiL Young Adult Ministry

The Ministry of Mental Wellness

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Bishop A. Elias Zaidan

Eparchy of Our Lady of Lebanon

Daily Prayer Leader

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