Youth Leader Orientation 2020

The Office of Youth Discipleship & Evangelization hosted an orientation for new/veteran youth leaders within our diocese on September 10-11, 2020. This new annual event was for anyone who is responsible for parish youth ministry or religious education efforts with youth in grades 7-12. The goal was to introduce the participants to the various resources available to them throughout the diocese (including diocesan events, policies and guidelines, etc.), meet other diocesan staff, and network with other youth leaders from around the diocese.

All the sessions were recorded and are linked below, so if you were not able to attend you now have the ability to attend virtually, or reference specific sessions.


Session 1


Which hats do you where?

Session 2

Bishop's Mission

Our Approach and Disposition

Session 3

Communication and Key Relationships in Parish Ministry


  • Discipleship and Evangelization Pamphlet 2019-2020

  • Regional Email List


Session 1

Dr. Chris Burgwald - Director of Adult Formation for the Diocese

Session 2

Dawn Wolf - Director of Information Systems

Session 3

Correct Avenues to go through for bringing outside speakers into the Diocese, PCL Portal, Resources

Session 4

Matt Althoff - Chancellor

Alison Conemac - Safe Environment Coordinator

Session 5

Renea Kranz and Bill Sealey - Communications Office


Session 6

Christy Vander Woude - Catholic Family Services

Session 7

Stay up to date and be on board with changes in the Diocese.


Events/Ideas on how to get families and youth involved: Camps, Mission Trips, Bible Studies, Small Groups, Retreats


Session 8

Recap, References, and Resources

Promo Material for Upcoming Events

2020 Heart Speaks to Heart_Flyer.pdf
NET Ministries Coming to Parish Flyer.pdf
2021 Spiritus_Flyer.pdf
NET Small Group Initiative Flyer.pdf
Encounter Events Flyer.pdf


Discipleship Leader Self-Evaluation.pdf
Discipleship Leader Delegation Depth Chart.pdf
Are You _Doing Discipleship__ - Take the Quiz.pdf
Stop Helping Youth and Start Helping Parents.pdf