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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Five Ways to Share that Christ is Alive through Our Confirmation Ministries

Five Ways to Share that Christ is Alive through Our Confirmation Ministries
Christus Vivit – Christ is Alive!Young people preparing for Confirmation need to know this now more than ever.Christ is alive and seeks to walk with youth in this moment. Confirmation should be a strengthening and the start of renewed zeal for discipleship. Too often, the sacrament is the end instead of the beginning. The end of catechesis; the end...
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Transforming Ministries

Transforming Ministries
Attention: Ministry Leaders Dear Friends,Parishes, schools, dioceses, and ministry centers across the country are finding ways to act with love and respond to youth and families during this time of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Center for Ministry Development joins you in serving, responding, and persisting. We are striving to do everything possible t...
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A Message Regarding COVID-19 from Director Tom East (April 22, 2020)

A Message Regarding COVID-19 from Director Tom East (April 22, 2020)
Dear Partners in Mission, Thank you for your participation in Young Neighbors in Action and Just5Days Programs. Like you, our team has been dreaming, working, and planning diligently for nearly a year for these experiences of faith, mission, and service. Like you, we are now facing the reality of COVID-19 and the ways that this pandemic is altering...
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