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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Waiting with Hope!

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In a holiday appeal from a Soup Kitchen here in Seattle, a homeless man described his conversion in this way: "I used to be a hopeless drug addict, now I am a drugless hope addict." What would it mean to be a hope addict? It doesn't mean hoping when that is the popular thing to do or when all the signs point towards a successful outcome. Being a ho...
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Impacting Ministry: How CMD Helps Transform Ministries

Listen to Stories from Leaders about the Ways that CMD Impacts their Ministry We recently asked some diocesan leaders to share about how CMD has impacted this ministry.  Below is a playlist with seven brief testimonies.  Join Us in Sustaining This Vision and Expanding the Mission The Center for Ministry Development joins with diocese...
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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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