From Pope John Paul II
If Christ is presented to young people as he really is, they experience him as an answer that is convincing and they can accept his message, even when it is demanding and bears the mark of the Cross. For this reason, in response to their enthusiasm, I did not hesitate to ask them to make a radical choice of faith and life and present them with a stupendous task: to become “morning watchmen” (cf. Is 21:11-12) at the dawn of the new millennium.
Pope John Paul II
Apostolic Letter Novo Millennio Ineunte #9
Eric J. Westby, MA is the Director of the Institute of Catholic Theology as well as the Director of Parish/School Catechesis of St. Thomas the Apostle Parish, both located in Phoenix, Arizona. He holds a Masters of Arts degree in Theology and Christian Ministry from Franciscan University in Steubenville and is currently a PhD candidate at the Maryvale Institute of Birmingham, England. He holds a Certificate in Youth Ministry Studies from the Center for Ministry Development, and has been involved in parish catechesis since 1988. He is a regular presenter at the summer St. John Bosco Catechetical Conference at the Franciscan University of Steubenville. He is the founder of ymcentral.com. More importantly, he is husband to Nikki and father of five beautiful girls. Everyone agrees he married up.
Stefanie is in charge of product fulfillment and marketing. A graduate in Business Management from the University of Phoenix. Raised in Tucson, she is a huge fan of the Arizona Cardinals. Happily married since 1996 to Ruben, both relish their roles as godparents to various nephews. Her life goal is to live in Italy to administer YMCentral-Italiano (because she loves gelato and pasta, a fact which she does not hide)!
Jill is in charge of customer service – and a most excellent job she does at that. She and her husband Scott have extensive background in parish youth evangelization and music ministry. Scott runs John 10:10 Life Coaching. You can visit his site atwww.John1010Coaching.com. He is the youth minister at St. Patrick’s in Scottsdale, AZ, and, let’s just face it folks, the guy just rocks.
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