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Promoting the Profession of Youth Ministry Leaders
Serving in Dioceses, Parishes, Schools, and Other Settings


NACYML, a service of the National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry, promotes the profession and practice of Catholic youth ministry.

Governance of NACYML

A Leadership Team—comprised of youth ministry leaders from diverse ministries and geographical regions—manages the Association. The Leadership Team, in collaboration with association membership, develops the goals and standard operating procedures for the organization from which programs and services are developed.


The NFCYM Board of Directors appointed an initial Leadership Team in January 2004. In succeeding years, according to NACYML SOPs, new members have been discerned as terms expire. The current Leadership Team is listed below.

**The NACYML Leadership Team, and NFCYM Board of Directors, recently approved a five year strategic plan for the organization. For more information, download the strategic goals and objectives. pdf icon(59 KB)

Leadership Team

Executive Committee




Term Expires

Chair Charlotte McCorquodale Ministry Training Source—New Orleans, Louisiana 2016
Vice Chair Katrina Coleman Our Lady of Grace Parish - Diocese of Greensbur, PA 2017
Operations Officer Patrick Sprankle St. Louis Catholic Church—Clarksville, Maryland 2017
Communications Officer Craig Gould Archdicoese of Baltimore 2017

Leadership Team Members

Kathy Bull Kathy Bull Diocese of Colorado Springs
Marcial Lopez Marcial Lopez Diocese of San Diego
Alison Pope Alison Pope St. Anne Parish
Kim McMillan Kim McMillan St. Celestine Parish, Elmwood Park, Illinois
Eric Groth Eric Groth Outside Da Box
Beth Starczewski Beth Starczewski Diocese of Lafayette Indiana

Commission Chairs

Commission on Certification Cathy Becker St. Katharine Drexel Parish, Springfield, Illinois
Commission on Membership Outreach Denise York Immaculate Conception Parish, East Aurora, New York 
Commission for Advancement of Professional Practice Tony Vasinda Perpetual Motion Ministry
Ex Officio

Chris Edmonds NFCYM Board of Directors' Liaison—Diocese of Wichita


Michael Theisen Michael Theisen NACYML Staff Lead—Washington, District of Columbia

Vision of NACYML

The National Association of Catholic Youth Ministry Leaders is a membership-driven, professional organization of Catholic youth ministry leaders serving in dioceses, parishes, schools and youth-serving agencies. In promoting Catholic youth ministry as an integral ecclesial ministry, we

  • Serve as a network to support those serving the young Catholic Church
  • Provide professional development, ministry formation and personal spiritual growth in light of the Competency-Based Standards for Lay Ecclesial Youth Ministry Leaders
  • Advocate for the vocation and profession of youth ministry leaders
  • Promote a comprehensive approach to youth ministry as articulated in Renewing the Vision
  • Collaborate with the U.S. Catholic bishops, the NFCYM and local ministry leaders for the promotion of youth ministry and the professional development of youth ministry leaders


In response to the Gospel and in pursuit of our mission and vision, we act in accord with these values:

  • The baptismal call to be disciples of Jesus Christ;
  • The wisdom of shared leadership;
  • The professional and pastoral competence of all ministers;
  • The spiritual growth of all ministers;
  • The giftedness of the ecclesial community;
  • The richness of diversity.

The NFCYM and NACYML strive to be consistent with Catholic Church teaching in all its content. On this website you will find links to outside resources, including some from non-church organizations. These links do not constitute an endorsement by NFCYM/NACYML of all content on these sites and none should be inferred. The NFCYM/NACYML is not responsible for the content of these outside organization’s websites.

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