Happy Birthday, NFCYM

nfcym Thirty years ago today.

The birth of the National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry (NFCYM) occurred at 11:17 am in Malvern, Pennsylvania.

It was midwifed to life by a generation of youth leaders. New life came from the National CYO Federation previously housed at USCCB and the Girl Scout Committee of the Advisory Board of the National CYO Federation which provided early financial stability for the fledgling organization.

I was blessed to be counted among those in Malvern who unanimously voted on the new name and structure.   I have been blessed to have served on and with numerous task groups and management committees over the many decades. I have been blessed to have attended, assist in the coordination, present many workshops, and even covertly perform at the youth conferences and the youth ministers’ conferences. Certainly, I was blessed by the experience of serving on the NFCYM staff between 1999 and 2005. The truest blessings come from the friendships made, the support shared, and the visions dreamed.

Ad Multos Annos!

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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