CYM News 05-14-12

seanNews from All Around:

CINCINNATI, OH -  La Salle High School recently honored four of its graduates with the Pillar Awards which honor alumni and members selected because they exhibit Lasallian values of Leadership, Scholarship, Faith, Community and Service in the focus and direction of their lives.

Among the four recipients was Sean Reynolds, Ph.D. ’72, director of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministry, where he has served for more than 20 years. Dr. Reynolds is a national leader in exploring how research into the faith of young people is challenging communities to respond, develop and grow.

Sean is a national leader in exploring how research into the faith of young people is challenging our communities to respond, develop and grow.
Sean’s degrees in theology, organizational development and ministry serve him as an adjunct professor. He is author of Multiply the Ministry – A Practical Guide for Grassroots Ministry Empowerment. He also is a 2004 recipient of the NFCYM National Youth Ministry award, a national recognition for outstanding diocesan youth ministry leaders.
He has served on the boards of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Commission on Certification and Accreditation, the National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry, and the Jesuit Renewal Center in Milford.

News from ‘Round Here:

Monday was just a good desk day, but Tuesday was one-on-one staff supervision.  All went well, worked uo drafts of newsletters, and then headed out to Msgr. O’Dwyer Youth Retreat House for a mass and board dinner/ meeting.

Wednesday, I went into the office briefly to finalize the parent newsletter and ship it out.  I had two meetings on the road with two newbie parish youth ministers, did some homework /reading in between, and attended a recognition meal at the far-western end of the diocese… such a good and full day of ministry, this week’s Amazing Weekly Experience (A.W.E.) event. Thursday, we wrapped up and shipped out the office e-newsletter with some peppy looking flyers attached.  Margaret and I took out a first draft for September’s Youth Contact meetings< I sat with IT to get briefed on the dynamics of  GoToMeeting, and started the process of booking a musician for our local World Youth Day ‘13 that, if we get, will certainly add a Wow to it.  I was home by 5 and crashed.

Friday, as you might imagine, was a scheduled shorter day.  One meeting. some deskwork, and I was outta there.  I helped my daughter with some house/yard-work and then had a delightful afternoon and evening with a friend.

Saturday, I popped-in (if you can do that after a 90 minute commute) to the AYAC Hershey Park trip, stopped in the office for some file shredding, and then went off to a Hispanic young adult celebration. Sunday was a complete lounging around sort of day and that was good… It was needed.

D. Scott Miller

D. Scott Miller is the dean of Catholic Youth Ministry bloggers which is a polite way of either saying that he is just plain old or has been blogging for a long time (since 2004.)

Scott recently married the lovely Anne and together they have five adult young people and also grandparent three delightful kids (so, maybe he is just plain old!) Scott presently serves at Saint John the Evangelist in Columbia, MD as the director of youth and young adult ministry.

He has previously served on the parish, regional, diocesan, and national levels as well as having taught within a catholic high school. He is one of the founders of RebuildMyChurch and has returned to posting regularly (keeping regular is important to old guys) at ProjectYM.


D. Scott Miller


D. Scott Miller is the dean of Catholic Youth Ministry bloggers which is a polite way of either saying that he is just plain old or has been blogging for a long time (since 2004.)

Scott recently married the lovely Anne and together they have five adult young people and also grandparent three delightful kids (so, maybe he is just plain old!) Scott presently serves at Saint John the Evangelist in Columbia, MD as the director of youth and young adult ministry.

He has previously served on the parish, regional, diocesan, and national levels as well as having taught within a catholic high school. He is one of the founders of RebuildMyChurch and has returned to posting regularly (keeping regular is important to old guys) at ProjectYM.



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