Philip joined CYM in August of 2017 as the Director of Catholic Youth Ministries. He is responsible for overseeing all operations and has a passion and vision for forming missionary disciples in the deanery.
Working specifically with young adults, Philip has a desire to encourage and empower the domestic church with an authentic Catholic community and head/heart formation. He studied at the Franciscan University of Steubenville where he obtained his Bachelor’s in Theology and Catechetics: Youth Ministry and later his Master’s in Theology and Christian Ministry. He is a husband of 7 years to his wife Jami and a blessed father to their 5 children: Simon, Micah, Issac, Neri and Zelie. His house is always clean and they get plenty of sleep. They currently live in New Albany and are loving Southern Indiana!
Justin makes his way to CYM after stays in San Diego and Cincinnati. Justin received his Bachelors in Sport Management and Masters in Sport Administration from Xavier University. While there, he helped with youth ministry at a Dominican led parish in the area and volunteered at many local high schools with their athletics programs. Justin is engaged to his lovely fiancée Laura, who is excited to join him in Southern Indiana after they are married next June. He is an avid disc golfer who loves to try to get people to like disc golf as much as he does and is excited to try new courses in the Southern Indiana and Louisville metro area. Justin is also a sucker for a good pun or dad joke. In fact, he once entered ten puns into a contest to see if any would win, but no pun in ten did. He is excited to share his passion for athletics and the Catholic faith with everyone in the Southern Indiana area.
Chris is the newest team member of Catholic Youth Ministries. He joined at the beginning of July 2018 as the Associate Director of Youth Evangelization. Chris coordinates all events and ministries at the middle school and high school level. He wants to prepare the young and fearless hearts of the deanery for the challenges they will face in their walk with Christ.
Chris is a graduate of the Franciscan University of Steubenville where he studied Philosophy, History, and English Lit. He is currently pursuing his Master’s in Philosophy from Holy Apostles College in Cromwell, CT. He’s been married for almost 7 years to his best friend Jennifer. Together they have 3 kids Brendan, Lucy and Charlotte. He enjoys music, rugby, reading classic literature AND comic books (especially BATMAN). He loves learning about his faith and is excited to share that passion with everyone he meets!
Sandy joined CYM in August of 2012 where she manages a multitude of office details ranging from retreat and program registrations, correspondence, to billing and finances. She is a member of St. Mary of the Annunciation Parish in New Albany where she serves as a lector and an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion. Catholic Youth Ministries has been a passion of Sandy’s since she was in high school and served as a CYO officer. She and her husband Bob, live in Lanesville and have two children – Katie and Noah. You never know where you will run into Sandy and yes, she will always want to greet you and have a chat.
Mary joined CYM in June 2016 overseeing our online and print media. She is responsible for regular communication to the parishes in the Deanery, managing our social and online media platforms and profiles as well as design processes and production. Mary has 30+ years experience serving the Catholic Church across the United States at the parish level. She is a loving wife of 40 years to her husband David, the mother of 4 adult children, and 6 grandchildren from California to Massachusetts, Texas to Louisville. If you can’t find her here or there, she is probably at a concert, the newest vegan eatery in town, or cooking something delicious in her kitchen.