NCYAMA: What's the Point?

What's the point of having an organization like NCYAMA? What's our purpose? Why do we exist? As diocesan young adult ministry offices close and some parishes forget this outreach altogether, how does a national network like NCYAMA fit into the mix?

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National Office Contact Information

NCYAMA National Office
National Catholic Young Adult Ministry Association
415 Michigan Avenue, NE - Suite 40
Washington, DC 20017-4503

Tel: 202-636-3825,
Fax: 202-526-7544

Email: info@ncyama.org

Executive Director and Board

The primary contact person for the National Catholic Young Adult Ministry Association is the Interim Executive Director, Amy McEntee. You may contact her directly via phone or email at:


Phone: 513-421-3131, x5042
Email: amy@ncyama.org

Paul Jarzembowski, Executive Director

Amy McEntee, current chair of the executive board, assumed the position of Interim Executive Director on April 1, 2013. She has been a member of NCYAMA leadership for the past several years.

The Executive Director works with the Executive Board to oversee the vision and planning for the organization.  The Executive Director is the primary contact person and representative for the association at conferences, seminars, and national events, and is available for consultation work for dioceses, parishes, and organizations seeking to reach out to young adults.

The Executive Board for National Catholic Young Adult Ministry Association includes:

Amy McEntee, Chairperson
Office of Evangelization and Catechesis

Archdiocese of Cincinnati

Cincinnati, OH

Mark Moitoza, Vice-Chair (Administration)
Vice-Chancellor of Evangelization

Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA

Washington, DC

Brian Miller, Vice-Chair (Networking)
Director of Young Adult Ministry

Archdiocese of St. Louis

St. Louis, MO

Miguel Santos, Vice-Chair (Marketing)

Director of Campus & Young Adult Ministry

Diocese of Brownsville

Brownsville, TX

Jen Delvaux, Vice-Chair (Resources)
Youth, Singles, and Young Adult Ministry

St. Francis of Assisi Parish

Ann Arbor, MI

Paul Jarzembowski, USCCB Liaison
Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministry

U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops

Washington, DC

Bishop Joseph Binzer, Episcopal Advisor
Auxiliary Bishop

Archdiocese of Cincinnati

Cincinnati, OH


For more details about the Exec Council and the National Leadership Council, click here.



In 2009, NCYAMA entered into an intentional partnership with the National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry (NFCYM) to help with the day-to-day operations for the association. This includes financial and clerical assistance, as well as operational cooperation on NCYAMA’s website and conference planning. This partnership has also yielded fruitful cooperation in the Church's ongoing development of pathways between ministry experiences.