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 joined the NFCYM family in 2018. Ministering to parishes on the Mexican border since 2005 is where I found my vocation to service God’s people by accompanying and connecting them. Through its mission, NFCYM has allowed me the privilege to be able to connect and accompany His people from across the nation.

Q4. WHAT ARE YOUR STRENGTHS?

My top five Clifton Strengths are: Developer, Positivity, Belief, Empathy, and Adaptability


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.”

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 about our dynamic organization, or are interested in becoming a member, I’d be happy to help. 

I am based in Tucson, AZ and can be reached at [email protected] or 202-301-5161.