"Time to break it open, and bring it back to the Diocese!"
Last week, a group of 22 new diocesan directors gathered in Washington DC to engage in community and learn more about their role as ministry leaders.
At NDDI, participants had the opportunity to build relationships with diocesan directors from around the country, understand the historical context of youth ministry in the United States, and receive consultation and support in developing a strategic plan for diocesan ministry. Participants also engaged in the opportunity to advocate for the needs of young people with church leaders, learning tools to ensure longevity in diocesan ministry and much more.
What is NDDI?
The New Diocesan Directors Institute is an annual four-day institute sponsored by the National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry (NFCYM) and offered for new diocesan leaders who have responsibility for middle school, high school, or young adult ministry. Designed for professionals who’ve served in diocesan ministry for less than five years.
Congratulations to the NDDI class of 2023!
- Kimberly Abadir – Archdiocese of Seattle
- Ryan Altenbach – Diocese of Charleston
- Laura Baldassari – Archdiocese of Philadelphia
- Rena Black – Archdiocese of Baltimore
- Sky Creed – Diocese of Tulsa
- Sr. Nancy Doran, SSC – Archdiocese of New York
- Gabriella Escalante – Archdiocese of Miami
- Manu Franco-Gomez – Diocese of Tucson
- Stacey Golden – Archdiocese of Baltimore
- Minerva Gonzalez – Diocese of Saginaw
- Kathleen Higgins – Diocese of Baton Rouge
- Christine McCarty – Diocese of Grand Rapids
- Jordan Montenegro – Diocese of Nashville
- Laurie Nick – Diocese of Shreveport
- Jayce Palmer – Archdiocese of Oklahoma City
- Brilema Perez – Diocese of San Diego
- Ami Peterson – Diocese of Gaylord
- Amelia Rizor – Diocese of Jackson
- Guadalupe Rosales – Diocese of San Bernardino
- Sr. Solimar Ruiz – Diocese of San Bernardino
- Laura Schuberg – Diocese of Orange
- Antony Ta – Diocese of Sacramento
- Tyler Tangen – Archdiocese of Seattle