MOMENTUM VII: Going Deeper into Gender and Faith- Practical Applications for Catholic Ministry


Increasingly, youth ministers are being invited into the lives of young people navigating gender identity questions and emerging gender identity labels. Too often, many feel ill-equipped to engage with young people, stay silent, or reactively respond. This session will offer foundational information to help you more effectively accompany youth who have questions about gender and the intersection of gender with their Catholic faith.  

Keynote: Dr. Julia Sadusky 

Dr. Julia Sadusky is a licensed clinical psychologist, the owner of Lux Counseling and Consulting, and an author, consultant, speaker, and adjunct professor. She earned a bachelor’s degree from Ave Maria University and received a master’s degree and a doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology from Regent University. Dr. Sadusky is an affiliate member of the American Psychological Association and has done extensive research and clinical work in sexuality and gender and how sexual and gender identity development intersect with a person’s faith. She currently lives in Colorado and works with many Catholic individuals and families who are wrestling with how to navigate faith and gender or sexuality questions.  

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."