Our Team

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

Who We Are

The national team provides support for members and handles daily operations. The team works closely with the Board of Directors and the project teams. To phone a team member directly, call the main office line (202-636-3825) and use the appropriate extension number.

Christina Lamas

Executive Director
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Maureen Gross

Director of Meetings and Events
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Darius Villalobos

Director of Strategic Partnerships and Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion
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Christopher Leach

Director of Strategy and Formation
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Natalie Ibarra

Communications Manager
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Mayra F. Carpena

Program Coordinator
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Alma Leon

Engagement Manager
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Ryan Bao

Event Marketing Specialist
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Lesly Gonzalez-Barragan

Partnership Specialist
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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."