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.


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NFCYM (and Episcopal) Regions of the US and Board of Director Representatives


The Board of Directors oversees the business and affairs of the NFCYM, establishes policy, and implements long range planning. Term expiration dates are in parentheses.


Regional Representatives

Region 1

Connecticut, New Hampshire, Maine, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Vermont

Ms. Claire McManus (2021) – Liaison for Ministry Networks and Alliances
Diocese of Fall River


Region 2

New York

Thomas Semeraro (2022)
Diocese of Odensburg


Region 3

Pennsylvania, New Jersey

Ms. Christie Smith (2021) – First Vice Chair
Diocese of Greensburg


Region 4

Delaware, Maryland, Military Services, Virginia, Washington, D.C., West Virginia, Virgin Islands

Mr. Tex Phelps (2020)
Archdiocese of Washington


Region 5

Alabama, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee

Mr. Bill Staley (2022)
Diocese of Nashville


Region 6

Michigan, Ohio

Mr. Mark Mann (2023)
Diocese of Grand Rapids


Region 7

Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin

Mr. Paul Sifuentes (2023)
Archdiocese of Indianapolis

Region 8

Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota

Mr. Bob Noel (2022)
Diocese of Crookston


Region 9

Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska

Mr. Kevin Feyen (2023) – Secretary
Archdiocese of Dubuque


Region 10

Arkansas, Oklahoma, Texas

Ms. Anne E. Keough (2020)
Diocese of Dallas


Region 11

American Samoa, California, Guam, Hawaii, Nevada

Ms. Katie Zeigler (2021)
Archdiocese of Los Angeles


Region 12

Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington

Mr. Matthew Beck (2020) – Chair
Archdiocese of Anchorage


Region 13

Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, Wyoming

Ms. Maria Ward (2021)
Diocese of Cheyenne


Region 14

Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Puerto Rico

Deacon Jerry White (2020) – Treasurer
Diocese of Charleston



Cultural Diversity

Ms. Katherine Angulo (2020)
University of Notre Dame

Ms. Martha Maria Morales (2023)


Organizational Need

Mr. Rich Curran (2021)
Parish Success Group

Mr. Randy Raus (2021)
Life Teen International


Associate Member Representative

Ms. Jamie Kohler (2022) – Second Vice Chair
Holy Redeemer Catholic Parish, Vancouver, Washington


Constitutive Member Representative

Ms. Diane Flanagan (2022)
Girl Scouts of Eastern South Carolina


Organizational Member Representative

Mr. Tom East (2023)
Center for Ministry Development (CMD)


Episcopal Advisor (ex officio)

Archbishop Nelson Perez (2023)
Archdiocese of Philadelphia


USCCB Liaison (ex officio)

Mr. Paul Jarzembowski (2021)
Secretariat for Laity, Marriage, Family Life, and Youth


Executive Director (ex officio)

Ms. Christina Lamas

Diocesan Contacts

Region 4

Diocese of Wilmington | Office


District of Columbia
Archdiocese for the Military Services USA | Office
Archdiocese of Washington | Office


Archdiocese of Baltimore | Office


Virgin Islands
Diocese of St. Thomas


Diocese of Arlington | Office


West Virginia
Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston | Office

Region 8

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