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Youth Office Contact

Director of Youth Ministry
and Religious Education
John DeLaporte
573.635.9127, ext. 233

Youth Ministry Intern
Joe Powers
573-635-9127, ext. 251

Faith Formation Assistant
Amada Garcia
573.635.9127 ext. 226

Events Coordinator
Kris Hartman
573.635.9127, ext. 228

Fax 573.635.2286


Alphonse J. Schwartze Catholic Center
2207 West Main St
Jefferson City, MO 65109-0914

Youth Summit Digital Conference

Even though the in-person Summit is cancelled we can still give our teens a chance to be heard.  This video-based “virtual summit” allows you and your teens to gather via web-conference, learn about Bishop’s key priorities, and provide input for both your parish and the diocese’s pastoral plan.

How to Participate

  • Step 1: Reconnect with the teens who agreed to attend the Summit from your parish.  Set a day and time to meet with them through your preferred video-platform (ie: ZOOM, GoToMeeting, Google Hangout, etc).
  • Step 2: Download the video guide (one for each person)
  • Step 3: Download the Parish Insight Report (adult facilitators only).
  • Step 4: Watch the video segments below together during your virtual small group and complete the report. The deadline to complete the session and report is June 8th.  Check with your pastor to make sure he does not need it sooner.

Didn’t plan to attend in May but want your teens to participate in the virtual summit?  Please contact the Office of Youth Ministry and Religious Ed to learn how.