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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Mayra Carpena

Membership and Event Specialist

5 Questions to Learn More About Mayra:


Q1. What is your Job Title?

Membership and Event Specialist

Q2. What are your responsibilities?

As Membership and Event Specialist, I serve as the staff contact for prospective and current members. Facilitating new member applications, the upkeep of our member database, Member Clicks, and most important making sure our ministry leaders are connected and accompanied. This is done by helping manage the logistics for meetings and events relative to the National Conference on Catholic Youth Ministry (NCCYM), National Catholic Youth Conference (NCYC), Annual Membership Meeting (AMM), the New Diocesan Director’s Institute (NDDI), Board of Directors’ meetings, Holy Fire, and other occasional meetings and events.   

Q3. Why do you work for NFCYM?

I lead with relationship building, not a surprise as I come from a huge Mexican family were my grandmother’s motto is “there is always room for one more.”  

Q4. What are your strengths?

Developer, Positivity, Belief, Empathy, and Adaptability are my top five (5) strengths

Q5. Contact me if you have questions about…

NFCYM has made room for me, and I would love for YOU to also take a seat at the table with us. So, if you are interested in knowing more of our dynamic, or of becoming a member you can reach me anytime at [email protected].