Edmonds elected to national Catholic youth ministry board

Christine Edmonds, program coordinator for the diocesan Office of Faith Formation, was recently elected as second vice chair of the National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry, which is based in Washington, D.C.
As part of the organization’s executive committee, she will oversee the governance of over 400 Catholic diocesan directors, organizations, and youth ministry leaders across the country.
“It is a huge organization that works very hard to serve the needs of Catholic youth across the country,” she said. “I am both humbled and honored to be selected to serve as a leader among leaders. I ask for everyone’s prayers to serve well.”
Edmonds said the position is a perfect fit for her personality. “I really love to meet and support all of our members. I don’t know a stranger! Also, I really enjoy preparing the various prayer services for our meetings. It is very important for me that we ground all that we do in prayer.”
Two of the biggest events the federation oversees are the National Catholic Youth Conference and the National Conference on Catholic Youth Ministry. The federation has also created numerous other projects, including True Love Waits, Youth on the Margins, Catholic Youth Sports Network, High School Campus Ministry Networks, The National Dialogue, and Holy Fire, which is for middle school youth.
As second vice chair, Edmonds is primarily responsible for “Member Engagement,” which includes planning the annual membership meeting, overseeing the selection of National Youth Ministry Award Winners, and for leading prayer at board meetings.