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NFCYM Board of Directors

NFCYM Board of Directors is elected to govern and oversee NFCYM’s operations. The board is responsible for setting the organization’s mission, strategy, and goals and ensuring that the NFCYM operates in compliance with legal and ethical standards. The board of directors is also responsible for ensuring the organization’s financial stability and sustainability.

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AIM Medical Trust
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Schmitz (2024)

Associate Director for Youth Ministry and Adolescent Catechesis
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Molm (2024)


Manager of Youth and Young Adult Ministry
Diocese of Helena, MT

Louise "Duce"
Dussault (2025)

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Morales (2024)

Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministry
Diocese of Venice, FL 

Sifuentes (2025)


Executive Director of Pastoral Ministries
Archdiocese of Indianapolis, IN

Kilmon (2025)

First Vice Chair

Compass Legal Group
Washington, DC 

Nelson Perez (2025)

Episcopal Advisor

Archbishop of Philadelphia
Archdiocese of Philadelphia, PA

Paul Jarzembowski

Ex Officio

U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops
Washington, DC

Christina Lamas

Ex Officio

Executive Director, NFCYM
Washington, DC

Board Nomination

Nominations will be accepted between August and October. All nominations will be reviewed and considered by the nominating committee of the board. The board will present a final slate of recommended candidates to the membership in November, with a formal vote to follow in late January.

If you have any questions or comments, please email [email protected].

Nomination Timeline

  • August to October – Submissions will be accepted 
  • October – The Nominating Committee will review submissions and prepare a slate 
  • November – Board will review and approve slate 
  • End of November – The board will present a final slate of recommended candidates to the membership
  • Week Prior to Exchange – Voting period 
  • February (At Exchange) – Voting results will be announced at the member meeting portion of Exchange 

Kevin Molm, a current director of the board, shares his thoughts on the process and extends the invitation to all members to participate. 

Nomination Form

The nomination period is now closed.

If you would like to submit a nomination, please click below. The nomination period will close on October 3.

Nomination FAQ

Available on August 1.

What does the National Federation Catholic Youth Ministry (NFCYM) Board of Directors do? And where does the work of NFCYM get done?

The NFCYM Board of Directors is primarily responsible for defining the organization's mission, strategy, and goals, and ensuring adherence to legal and ethical standards. They also bear the responsibility of securing the financial stability and sustainability of NFCYM. Furthermore, the board oversees the recruitment and management of the Executive Director, and ensures compliance with all applicable laws, regulations, and ethical principles to maintain the organization's integrity. 

The board meets virtually on a quarterly basis and attends one board retreat yearly. 

What is the nominating committee responsible for?

The main responsibilities of the nominating committee include receiving candidates from each episcopal region, identifying at-large candidates, and presenting a proposed slate of director nominees to the board for approval. 

What are the expectations and qualities a candidate needs to be considered for the board of directors? 

 To view the NFCYM Board of Directors expectations, Click Here > .

What is the difference between “regional” and “at-large” directors of a board? 

A regional candidate must be a current member of NFCYM (diocesan, associate, organizational, or constitutive) residing in one of our episcopal regions in the United States.  
An at-large candidate is someone who brings specific expertise or experience that the board determines is in the best interests of NFCYM. Membership in NFCYM is not required. 

How is the slate of candidates chosen? 

During the nomination process, all candidates are brought forth and thoroughly reviewed by the nominating committee. The committee uses the criteria outlined in the bylaws (articles 3, 4, and 5), and expectations affirmed by the board to create a slate of candidates that will be subject to membership voting.   

When and how can I submit a nomination?

Nominations can be submitted between August through October. 

The nomination form can be found on the Board of Directors webpage early August. To view the page, Click Here >.

When will the slate of candidates be announced?

The slate will be announced towards the end of November.

When do I vote?
  1. The voting period will take place electronically at the end of January, one week prior to the member meeting taking place at Exchange. An email will be sent to confirm all designated member representatives for voting.
  2. An email will be sent to each designated member representative with a link to the ballot. Reminder notices will be sent during the week of the voting period to those designated member representatives who have not yet voted. 
When will the results of the vote be announced?

The results are announced in the member meeting portion of Exchange. Exchange is a gathering where individuals can come together to inspire one another, share innovative ideas, network with others in the field of youth ministry, and join in prayer as a community. Exchange takes place every first week of February.

What do I do if I have questions or concerns?

You can email your questions or concerns to [email protected].

Interested in learning more about joining a project team?

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Yazmín Maní Malone

Pastoral Juvenil Hispana Coordinator,
Diocese of Austin

Diocesan Member

"NFCYM has accompanied me in reaching out to like minded professionals to better provide service (ministry) to adolescents. NFCYM has allowed me to network and grow professionally.

'Youth as Protagonists' has been essential to Pastoral Juvenil Hispana in the Diocese of Austin."

Eva P. Delgado

Youth Minister, St. Christopher Church

Associate Member

"The various resources have helped me keep our program exciting and vibrant. NFCYM has provided me with shared information via webinars, workshops, conferences, outreach, and opportunities that are very informative to help make my ministry successful.

NFCYM is an open forum for me to seek material, guidance and support in keeping the youth ministry program successful."