Tom is the Director of the Center for Ministry Development and Project Coordinator for the Certificate in Youth Ministry Studies Program. Previously, Tom was the Director of Youth Ministry and the Associate Director for Religious Education for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. Tom has provided workshops on volunteer management in dioceses and...

Tom is the Director of the Center for Ministry Development and Project Coordinator for the Certificate in Youth Ministry Studies Program. Previously, Tom was the Director of Youth Ministry and the Associate Director for Religious Education for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. Tom has provided workshops on volunteer management in dioceses and parishes for over twenty-five years. He holds a Master of Arts degree in Religious Studies from Mount St. Mary's College in Los Angeles.

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Gathered for One Purpose

Gathered for One Purpose
"… (Young people) will be better integrated into (parish) communities that are open, living their faith, eager to radiate Christ, joyful, free, fraternal and committed. These communities can be settings where they feel that it is possible to cultivate precious relationships." # 220- Christ is Alive – Christus Vivit, April 2, 2019 This past summer I...
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Bishop Shawn McKnight Joins Board of Directors

The Center for Ministry Development is proud to announce that Bishop Shawn McKnight of the Diocese of Jefferson City, Missouri has joined our Board of Directors as Bishop Liaison. We rely on our board to embrace the opportunities for supporting ministry development for youth and families in parishes and schools throughout the United States. Our boa...
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Radiate Christ – Engage Youth and Young Adults

There is a passage in a novel I was reading where the author describes a person riding on a bus as "radiating despair." I resonated with that image. I have been with people who radiated sadness and despair. I have also been with people who radiate hope and joy. I have been praying with this image. What does it mean to radiate faith? I remember expe...
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