Susan is the Project Coordinator for Just5Days and YouthLeader programs. She also writes for Youth Ministry Access, works in marketing for the Center, and has given presentations at diocesan and national conferences, including NCCYM, NCYC, and the LA Religious Education Congress. She holds a Master of Pastoral Studies degree from Loyola University New Orleans and a Certificate in Youth Ministry from the Center for Ministry Development.

Ministry and Autism Spectrum Disorder

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A few days ago, the Center for Ministry Development received an inquiry for resources to help an autistic child prepare to receive the sacrament of Eucharist. The person wanted to know how he could teach someone with autism to understand the real presence of Christ in the Eucharist. Honestly, there is not a lot of information and res...
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Want to Reach the Youth of Your Parish? Consider the Implications of Earth Day

Want to Reach the Youth of Your Parish? Consider the Implications of Earth Day
2020 will mark 50 years since 20 million Americans first took to the streets demonstrating on behalf of protecting our planet earth. Yet today, Earth Day goes barely unnoticed except for an environmentally themed "Google" search page or a few sunset Facebook or Instagram posts. While April 22 will mark Earth Day once again, one could surely ask if ...
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Advice to My Former "Youth Minister" Self

Advice to My Former "Youth Minister" Self
I consider myself fortunate to have found a career in youth ministry. While I currently do not work in a diocesan or parish youth ministry office, the Center for Ministry Development keeps me involved through teaching the National Certificate in Youth Ministry Studies, by speaking to various parishes and dioceses on ministry, and by program directi...
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