About Us

We’re committed to advancing the field of pastoral ministry to young people.

Who We Are

Our Mission

The Mission of the National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry (NFCYM) is to support and strengthen those who accompany young people as they encounter and follow Jesus Christ.

Our Vision

The NFCYM looks to a future when young people see themselves as children of God who live as missionary disciples of Jesus Christ; when the gifts, struggles and diverse realities of young people are welcomed in Catholic faith communities; when ministry leaders have embraced the joy of the Gospel, and when families are living as the domestic Church.

The NFCYM commits to advancing the field of pastoral ministry to young people by: forming, equipping, and supporting ministry leaders in their service to young people and their families; modeling and fostering a ministry of acompañamiento among young people of all cultures, languages, socioeconomic and geographic realities; and, partnering with parents and equipping families of young people as they witness to Jesus Christ in their daily lives.


Our Impact


Have experienced Christ at Holy Fire conferences
Our Impact

600+ Adults

Connected through unique ministry networks across the nation
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650+ Diocesan Leaders

Trained through our NDDI (New Diocesan Directors’ Institute) program
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35,000+ Pastoral Leaders

Our pastoral leaders are supported through NCCYM (National Conference on Catholic Youth Ministry).
Our Impact

1000+ Members

Our members span all 50 states and collectively serve thousands of young people every day

Our Impact

Our Values

  • Guidance of the Holy Spirit discerned through prayer
  • Fidelity to the mission and teaching of the church
  • Ministry rooted in prayer and sacraments
  • Communion with the bishops of the United States
  • Dignity and giftedness of each person
  • Inherent goodness, unique gifts and charisms of all young people
  • Baptismal call of each person to discipleship, mission and holiness
  • Richness of diversity
  • Promotion of justice and peace
  • Responsible stewardship of our resources
  • Wisdom of shared leadership and collaboration

NFCYM helps young men and women to discover this horizon of grace together. They begin to see the light of Christ dawning in one another as they rise to the joyful voice of the Good Shepherd.

Bishop of Sacramento
Most Reverend Jaime Soto



The Board of Directors oversees the business and affairs of NFCYM, establishes policy, and implements long range planning. We are led by the nation’s most mission-driven individuals who are established leaders in their communities.

Our Staff

Our Staff

We’re dedicated to providing support where you need it. Our staff works closely with the Board of Directors and members to unify our efforts to lead our young Church to Christ.



We’re committed to advancing the field of pastoral ministry to young people that is built on a firm foundation rooted in Christ, driven by integrity, and focused on the future of the Church.

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Our members play a vital role in leading our young Church to Christ and we are committed to giving them the tools to succeed.

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