The Archdiocesan Youth Ministry Board consists of high school youth and adult representatives from diocesan parishes. These members are individuals with a passion for youth ministry who apply to be a member of the board, are recommended by their parish pastor or parish youth ministry coordinator, and are selected and appointed by the Archdiocesan Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministry in consultation with pastors and parish youth ministry coordinators. Youth Ministry Board members represent the young church of the Archdiocese of Anchorage. The appointment to the board is for one year of service (June 1 – May 31) and can be reapplied for annually.
Members of the Archdiocesan Youth Ministry Board are expected to strive to uphold high standards of Catholic behavior and values. They are expected to serve as positive role models and examples of modern day discipleship. Members are passionate about their Catholic faith, demonstrate a desire for holiness, want to help others encounter Christ, want to make a difference in the lives of others, and change where we live for the betterment of all. They are accompanied in faith by their parish youth ministry coordinators, pastors, and the Archdiocesan Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministry.
Led by the Holy Spirit archdiocesan youth ministry seeks to awaken and foster Catholic identity in Alaska’s youth. Members of the board help to fulfill this vision.
The work of the Archdiocesan Youth Ministry Board will consist of providing prayerful input, insightful ideas, and practical help in planning and implementing archdiocesan youth ministry activities and events such as the Alaska Catholic Youth Conference (ACYC), retreats, youth rallies, travel to the biennial National Catholic Youth Conference (NCYC) and the biennial National Conference on Catholic Youth Ministry (NCCYM), and more.
Please consider passing along the invitation and paperwork to participate on this board to those from your parish that you think might have the charisma for such work.
For more information, contact Matthew Beck at firstname.lastname@example.org or 907-297-7734.