Arthur Canales, D.Min.
Associate Professor of Theology

(317) 955-6785
acanales@marian.edu
Oldenburg Hall, room 122

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Biography 

Arthur D. Canales, D.Min. is Associate Professor of Pastoral Theology & Ministry at Marian University.  He is considered one of the foremost Catholic adolescent ministry scholars and educators in the United States.

Dr. Canales ministry career began as a parish youth minister in Miami, FL, Washington, DC, and Beltsville, MD; he was also a college campus minister and young adult at the University of Miami in Coral Gables, FL; he also served as the diocesan director of youth and young adult ministry in Austin, TX; he began his teaching career as an assistant professor of theology and ministry at Silver Lake College of the Holy Family in Manitowoc, WI, and has also taught undergraduate and graduate courses at Saint Edward’s University (Austin, TX), St Norbert College (DePere, WI) Gonzaga University (Spokane, WA), and Boston College (Chestnut Hill, MA).  Dr. Canales is also the creator of and an instructor for the Diocese of Austin’s Youth Ministry Certification Program. 

Dr. Canales is a contributing editor to joint USCCB and NFCYM document titled The Joy of Adolescent Catechesis: A Letter to Those Who Minister with Catholic Teenagers in the United States (2017).  He is also part of the National Synod on Youth & Young Adults that will produce a new ecclesial document for the Catholic Church on youth and young adult ministry (forthcoming).  Moreover, Dr. Canales is a Peer-Referee/Reviewer for the International Journal of Sports and Christianity, Journal of Religious Education, and for New Theology Review.

Dr. Canales has presented over 20 keynote speeches and over 100 workshops, seminars, and academic papers in over 35 dioceses around the country and abroad.  He is a sought after keynote speaker and popular workshop presenter on areas of Christian discipleship, pastoral theology, stewardship, and youth & young adult ministry.  Currently, Dr. Canales is working on a new book that focuses on ministering to, with, and for LGBTQ Catholic youth and young adults.  Dr. Canales also provides Ministry Mentoring with undergraduate and graduate ministry students and Pastoral Supervision with youth and young adult ministers throughout the Archdiocese of Indianapolis and remotely around the country. 

Education

  • Doctor of Ministry; The Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C., 1996
    • Major Concentration: Pastoral Theology & Liturgical and Sacramental Theology
    • Minor Areas of Concentration: Pastoral Care & Counseling
    • Dissertation:Toward a Theological, Liturgical, and Pastoral Understanding of Sunday Parish Worship with Deacon and/or Lay Presiders.
  • Master of Arts in Liturgical Studies; University of Notre Dame, South Bend, IN, 1995
  • Master of Divinity; The Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C., 1993
  • Master of Arts in International Studies; University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL, 1990
  • Bachelor of Arts in International Relations; Florida International University, Miami, FL, 1987
  • High School Diploma; Classical Studies; Riverside Military Academy, Gainesville, GA, 1981

Courses taught

  • THL 104: The Creed & Trinity
  • THL 105: Introduction to Theology
  • THL 114: The Person of Jesus the Christ
  • THL 116: Our Moral Issues in Christ
  • THL 126: Introduction to the Old Testament
  • THL 128: Introduction to the New Testament
  • THL 136: Liturgy & Sacraments
  • THL 170: Theology and Spirituality for Ministry
  • THL 216: Moral Issues
  • THL 280: Sexual Minorities & Christianity: Theological, Moral, and Pastoral Implications
  • THL 361: Catechetics
  • THL 371: Youth Ministry: Theological Foundations & Pastoral Perspectives
  • THL 474: Pastoral Administration: Policies & Procedures
  • THL 145-445: Ministry Mentoring
  • THL 176-476: Pastoral Internship Supervision
  • THL 570: Multicultural Ministry
  • TMPS 7190: Ministering within the LGBTQ Community (Boston College)

Affiliations

  • Member, National Association of Catholic Youth Ministry Leaders (1988-Present)
  • Member, American Academy of Religion (1996-present)
  • Member, Association of Youth Ministry Educators (2003-Present)
  • Member, National Catholic Initiative on Adolescent Catechesis (2009-Present)
  • Member, International Association for the Study of Youth Ministry (2010-Present)
  • Member, National Association of Lay Ministry (2012-Present)
  • Member, American Association of Pastoral Counselors (2014-Present)

Research interests

  • Development of youth ministry issues within Christianity.
  • Liturgical and sacramental issues concerning youth ministry practice.
  • Questions and concerns regarding LGBTQ theology, spirituality, and sexuality of adolescent and young adults.
  • Christian discipleship

Publications

Books:

  • Arthur David Canales. 2018. Models & Methods for Youth & Young Adult Ministry: Ecumenical Examples and Approaches for the Christian Church. Eugene, OR: Cascade Publications.
  • Art Canales. 2014. Ceasel the Weasel (Children’s Book), Mustang, OK: Tate Publishing Company.
  • Arthur David Canales. 2011. A Noble Quest: Cultivating Spirituality in Catholic Adolescents, Waco, TX: Believer’s Press.
  • Arthur David Canales. 2008. Keeping the Cup Full: Financial Stewardship for Teen and Young Adults, Austin, TX: Cornerstone Financial Education.

Chapters in Books:

  • Arthur David Canales and Ronald Nydam. 2015.“Early Adolescence: Venturing Toward a Different World.”In Felicity B. Kelcourse edits, Human Development and Faith: Life-Cycle Stages of Body, Mind, and Soul. Saint Louis, MO: Chalice Press, pp. 211-230.

Peer-Reviewed Article (most recent listed first):

  • Arthur David Canales, “Ministry to Transgender Teenagers (Part Two): Providing Pastoral Care, Support, & Advocacy to Trans Youth. “ Journal of Pastoral Care & Counseling, Volume 72, No. 4 (December 2018) TBA.
  • Arthur David Canales, “Roman Catholic Pastoral Theology: An Adolescent Ministry Scholar’s Perspective.” Journal of Pastoral Theology, Volume 28, No. 2 (October 2018) 78-93.

  • Arthur David Canales, “Ministry to Transgender Teenagers (Part One): Pursuing Awareness and Understanding About Trans Youth.“ Journal of Pastoral Care & Counseling, Volume 72, No. 3 (September 2018) 195-201.
  • Arthur David Canales and Matthew Sherman, “Franciscan Campus Ministries and LGBTQ Emerging Adults: Providing Moral Guidance and a Pastoral Plan.”The AFCU Journal: A Franciscan Perspective on Higher Education, Volume 13, No. 1 (September 2016) 36-52.
  • Arthur David Canales, “Ministry to Catholic LGBTQ Youth: A Call for More Openness and Affirmation.”  New Theology Review, Volume 28, No. 2 (March 2016) 60-71.
  • Arthur David Canales, “Servant-Leadership: A Model for Youth Ministry.” Journal of Youth and Theology, Volume 13, No. 1 (Spring 2015) 42-62.
  • Arthur David Canales, “Models of Christian Leadership in Youth Ministry.” Religious Education, Volume 109, No. 1

(Winter 2014) 24-44.

  • Arthur David Canales, “The Biblical-Hermeneutical Model for Youth Ministry: Four Scriptural and Pedagogical Approaches for Youth Workers.” The Bible Today, Volume 51, No. 4 (July/August 2013) 237-247.
  • Arthur David Canales, “Christian Discipleship: The Primordial Model for Comprehensive Catholic Youth Ministry.” Journal of Religious Education, Volume 60, No. 3 (Fall 2012) 35-45. 
  • Arthur David Canales, “Transforming Teenagers: Integrating Social Justice into Catholic Ministry and Catholic Education.” Verbum Incarnatum, Volume 4, No. 1 (Fall 2011) 69-91.
  • Arthur David Canales, “What’s All the Fuss About? The Over-Zealousness of Celebrating Eucharistic Adoration Apart from the Sunday Assembly.”  Chicago Studies, Volume 49, No. 3 (Winter 2011) 318-331.
  • Arthur David Canales, “Youth and Eucharistic Worship.” Journal of Pastoral Liturgy, Volume 41, Number 3 (July/August 2010) 4-8.
  • Arthur David Canales, “Our Sacred Dance with God: An Interpretive Pastoral and Spiritual Understanding of the Eucharistic Prayer.” Emmanuel, Eucharist Spirituality, Volume 116: Number 2 (March/April 2010) 146-158.
  • Arthur David Canales, “Addressing Catholic Adolescent Spirituality and Assessing Three Spiritual Practices for Young People in the Catholic Youth Ministry.”  The Journal of Youth Ministry, Volume 10: Number 1 (Spring 2010) 7-48.
  • Arthur David Canales, “A Noble Quest: Cultivating Christian Spirituality in Catholic Adolescents and the Usefulness of 12 Pastoral Practices.” International Journal of Children’s Spirituality, Volume 14: Number 1 (February/March 2009) 63-77.
  • Arthur David Canales, “Strengthening Eucharistic Spirituality in Adolescents.” Emmanuel, Eucharist Spirituality, Volume 115: Number 1 (January/February 2009) 9-23.
  • Arthur David Canales, “What Adolescents Need to Know About Finances.” Stewardship Reflections (Fall 2008) 4-6. 
  • Arthur David Canales, “Cultivating Athletic Spirituality: Part 2.”  National Center for Catholic Youth Sports, (April 2008) 1-3.
  • Arthur David Canales, “Cultivating Athletic Spirituality: Part 1.”  National Center for Catholic Youth Sports, (March 2008) 1-3.
  • Arthur David Canales, “The Ten-Year Anniversary of Renewing the Vision: Reflection on Its Impact for Catholic Youth Ministry.”  New Theology Review, Volume 20: Number 2 (May 2007) 58-69.
  • Arthur David Canales, “Models for Adolescent Ministry: Exploring Eight Ecumenical Examples.”  Religious Education, Volume 101: Number 2 (Spring 2006) 204-232.
  • Arthur David Canales, “Reaping What We Sow: Addressing Catholic Hispanic Youth Ministry in the United States of America (Part 2).”  Apuntes: Reflexíones Teológicas desde el Contexto Hispano-Latino (Notes: Theological Reflections from the Hispanic/Latino Context), Volume 25: Number 2 (Summer 2005) 44-74.
  •  Arthur David Canales, “A Reality Check: Addressing Catholic Hispanic Youth Ministry in the United States of America (Part 1).”  Apuntes: Reflexíones Teológicas desde el Contexto Hispano-Latino (Notes: Theological Reflections from the Hispanic/Latino Context), Volume 25: Number 1 (Spring 2005) 4-23.
  • Arthur David Canales, “The RCIA: A Liturgical-Initiation Model for Catholic Youth Ministry, Part 2.”  Catechumenate: A Journal of Christian Initiation, Volume 27: Number 3 (May, 2005) 15-34.  
  • Arthur David Canales, “The RCIA: A Liturgical-Initiation Model for Catholic Youth Ministry, Part 1.”  Catechumenate: A Journal of Christian Initiation, Volume 27: Number 2 (March, 2005) 19-33.
  • Arthur David Canales, “Christian Discipleship IS Franciscanism.” Journal of the Association of Franciscan Colleges and Universities, Volume 1: Number 1 (February, 2004) 34-53.
  • Arthur D. Canales, “A Rebirth of Being ‘Born-Again’: Theological, Sacramental, and Pastoral Reflections From A Roman Catholic Perspective.”  Journal of Pentecostal Theology, Volume 11: No. 1 (October 2002) 98-119. 
  • Arthur D. Canales, “The Spiritual Significance of the Nicodemus Narrative to Youth Ministry.”  The Living Light, Volume 38: No. 3 (Spring 2002) 23-32. 
  • Arthur D. Canales, “Overcoming Ministry Mediocrity: Three Steps to a Wholesome Ministry.” Ministry, Volume 73, No. 12 (December 2000) 14-17.
  • Arthur D. Canales, “Celebrate the Hours on Sunday, But Without Communion.”  Pastoral Musician, Volume 20: No. 3 (February-March, 1996) 42-46.

Catechetical Essays (most recent listed first):

  • Arthur David Canales, “The Trinity: The Ultimate Community of Love.” Living in Christ Series, (Winona, MN: St. Mary’s Press, 2010), 1-4.
  • Arthur David Canales, “Parables: The Words of Jesus.” Living in Christ Series, (Winona, MN: St. Mary’s Press, 2010), 1-4.
  • Arthur D. Canales, "Christian Morality."Herald Times Reporter, (Saturday, October 31) 2005, C 1.
  • Arthur D. Canales, "Some Ideas to Improve Catholic Preaching."Herald Times Reporter, (Saturday, July 16) 2005, C 1.
  • Arthur D. Canales, "Sermon Sparks Thoughts on Proper Preaching."Herald Times Reporter, (Saturday, July 9) 2005, C 1-C 2.
  • Arthur D. Canales, "A Look at Popes throughout the Ages."Herald Times Reporter, (Saturday, April 16) 2005, C 1-C 2.
  • Arthur D. Canales, "Fasting as Prayer."Herald Times Reporter, (Saturday, March 19) 2005, C 1.
  • Arthur D. Canales, "Prayer as Praise."Herald Times Reporter, (Saturday, March 12) 2005, C 1.
  • Arthur D. Canales, "Prayer May be a Simple Request."Herald Times Reporter, (Saturday, March 5) 2005, C 1.
  • Arthur D. Canales, "Ways of Praying During Lent."Herald Times Reporter, (Saturday, February 26) 2005, C 1.
  • Arthur D. Canales, "Cosmic Christ: More on God’s Celestial Plan."Herald Times Reporter, (Saturday, January 22) 2005, C 12.
  • Arthur D. Canales, "Cosmic Christ Rules Over Everyone.” Herald Times Reporter, (Saturday, January 15) 2005, C 1.
  • Arthur D. Canales, "Christ's Mission Sets Us Free." Herald Times Reporter, (Saturday, May 29) 2004, C 1.
  • Arthur D. Canales, "Holy Spirit Changes Lives of Apostles." Herald Times Reporter, (Saturday, May 22) 2004, C 1-C2.
  • Arthur D. Canales, "Spirituality: Ways to Express Belief." Herald Times Reporter, (Saturday, March 27) 2004, C 1.
  • Arthur D. Canales, "Spirituality: The Integration of the Christian Life." Herald Times Reporter, (Saturday, March 20) 2004, A8-A9.
  • Arthur D. Canales, "Faith is the Core of Christianity." Herald Times Reporter, (Saturday, January 10) 2004, C 1.
  • Arthur D. Canales, "Faith Remains Foundation of All Christian Religions." Herald Times Reporter, (Saturday, January 3) 2004, A 8.
  • Arthur D. Canales, "Call for Change: Modifying the Papal Succession Urged." Herald Times Reporter, (Saturday, October 25) 2003, C 1.
  • Arthur D. Canales, "Papal Paradigm: Fascination with Papacy Continues." Herald Times Reporter, (Saturday, October 18) 2003, C 1.
  • Arthur D. Canales, "A Matter of Leadership: Christian Guidance Remains Critical for Local Community." Herald Times Reporter, (Saturday, August 23) 2003, C1.
  • Arthur D. Canales, "Service to All Remains Focus of Leadership." Herald Times Reporter, (Saturday, August 16) 2003, C1-C2.
  • Arthur D. Canales, "Celebrating Jesus Taking the Right Side of God." (Part II) Herald Times Reporter, (Saturday, June 7) 2003, C2.
  • Arthur D. Canales, "Translating Christ's Ascension to Heaven." (Part I) Herald Times Reporter, (Saturday, May 31) 2003, C1-C2.
  • Arthur D. Canales, "Christian Discipleship: Discipleship Calls Christians to Better Life" (Part III). Herald Times Reporter, (Saturday, May 3) 2003, A9-A10.
  • Arthur D. Canales, "Christian Discipleship: Discipleship Requires 'Attachment' to Jesus" (Part II). Herald Times Reporter, (Saturday, April 26) 2003, D1-D2.
  • Arthur D. Canales, "Christian Discipleship: How Do Christians Accept Discipleship" (Part I)? Herald Times Reporter, (Saturday, April 19) 2003, A9 & A10.
  • Arthur D. Canales, "Satan: Myth or Reality (Part II)?"Herald Times Reporter, (Saturday, November 23) 2002, C1.
  • Arthur D. Canales, "Satan: Myth or Reality (Part I)?"Herald Times Reporter, (Saturday, November 16) 2002, C1.
  • Arthur D. Canales, "Jesus' Ministry Resuscitates Three from the Dead."Herald Times Reporter, (Saturday, September 7) 2002, C1.
  • Arthur D. Canales, "Miracles of Jesus: Magic or Mystery?"Herald Times Reporter, (Saturday, August 31) 2002, C1.
  • Arthur D. Canales, "Why Would God Send Us to Hell?"Herald Times Reporter, (Saturday, June 8) 2002, C1-C2.
  • Arthur D. Canales, "What Happens When We Die?"Herald Times Reporter, (Saturday, June 1) 2002, C1-C2.
  • Arthur D. Canales, "Exploring the Easter Experience." Herald Times Reporter, (Friday, March 29) 2002, C1-C2.
  • Arthur D. Canales, "Christians Prepare for Jesus' Resurrection During Lent."Herald Times Reporter, (Friday, February 15) 2002, A7-A8.
  • Arthur D. Canales, "Lent: Getting Right with God."Herald Times Reporter, (Friday, February 1) 2002, A10-A11.
  • Arthur D. Canales, "Search for 'Historical Jesus' Continues."Herald Times Reporter, (Friday, December 28) 2001, C1-C2.
  • Arthur D. Canales, "On a Quest for the Historical Jesus."Herald Times Reporter, (Friday, October, 26) 2001, A10-A11.
  • Arthur D. Canales, "Understanding Jesus."Herald Times Reporter, (Friday, August 17) 2001, A7-A8.

Recent professional presentations

  • “Moralistic Therapeutic Deism and Christian Discipleship.” A workshop to the San Damino Scholars at San Damino Scholar Fall In-Service Marian University (Monday, August 13, 2018) Indianapolis, IN.
  • “Ministry to and Pastoral Care for Transgender Teenagers: Providing Awareness, Support, and Pastoral Care to Trans Youth.” A presentation for the Faith & Ideas Series of Marian University (Thursday, April 20, 2018).
  • “Models & Methods for Youth & Young Adult Ministry.” An Academic Paper presented at the Association of Youth Ministry Educators Conference (Sunday, October 29, 2017) Dallas, TX.
  • Invited Guest for “The National Dialogue Concerning Youth & Young Adults,” Part of National Symposium by National Federation of Catholic Youth Ministry and National Association of Catholic Youth Adult Ministry (September 16-18, 2017) Chicago, IL.
  • “Responding to Sexual Minorities with Empathy & Compassion.” A workshop to the Campus Ministers of Marian University (Friday, August 11, 2017) Indianapolis, IN. 
  • “Ministry to Catholic Sexual Minorities.” A Presentation at the National Association of Lay Ministry National Convention (Friday, June 2, 2017) Indianapolis, IN. 
  • “The Vocation of Lay Ministry.” A workshop to the San Damino Scholars at San Damino Scholar Fall In-Service Marian University (Wednesday, August 10, 2016) Indianapolis, IN.
  • “Ministering to the LGBTQ Catholic Youth.” A Webinar presentation for the National Association for Catholic Youth Leaders (Tuesday, August 9, 2016) Washington, DC.
  • Arthur D. Canales & Matthew Sherman on “Franciscan Campus Ministries and LGBTQ Emerging Adults: Providing Moral Guidance and a Pastoral Plan.”  At AFCU Bi-Annual Conference at Marian University (Wednesday, June 8, 2016).   
  • “Ministry to and Pastoral Care for LGBTQ Youth and Emerging Adults in the Catholic Church.” A Presentation to the Students, Faculty, and Staff as part of the Faith and Ideas Series at Marian University (Monday, April 25, 2016) Indianapolis, IN.
  • “A Liberation Model for Youth Ministry: Incorporation 3 Practices (Inculturation, Multiculturalism, and Interreligious Openness) and Implementing 4 Pedagogical Pastoral Strategies.”  An Academic Paper presented at the International Association for the Study of Youth Ministry (Friday, March 31, 2016) Amsterdam, Netherlands.
  • “Exploring New Models of Youth Ministry in Changing Times.”  Archdiocesan Youth Ministry Day of Reflection; Saints Francis & Clare Catholic Church (Tuesday, March 15, 2016) Greenwood, IN.
  •  “Examining our Current Models and Methodologies within Christian Youth Ministry.” A lecture at Christian Theological Seminary (Tuesday, February 17, 2016) Indianapolis, IN.
  • “Waves of Mercy.” Opening Keynote Address to the Archdiocese of Indianapolis Middle School Youth Ministry Rally; Roncalli Catholic High School (Saturday, February 6, 2016) Indianapolis, IN.
  •  “Early Adolescent Development: Moral and Spiritual Development.” A lecture at Christian Theological Seminary (Tuesday, November 4, 2015) Indianapolis, IN.
  • “Servant-Leadership: A Model for Christian Youth Ministry.” An Academic Paper presented at the Association of Youth Ministry Educators Conference (Sunday, October 25, 2015) San Diego, CA.
  • “Moralistic Therapeutic Deism.” A Presentation to the San Damino Scholars at San Damino Scholar Fall Retreat Marian University (Wednesday, August 19, 2015) Indianapolis, IN.
  • “The Calling of the Lay Person to Ministry.” A workshop to the San Damino Scholars at San Damino Scholar Fall In-Service Marian University (Wednesday, August 12, 2015) Indianapolis, IN.
  • “Hispanic Youth Ministry for the Twenty-First Century: Challenges and Aspirations.” A Lecture given at the Archdiocese of Indianapolis Priests Gathering (Wednesday, August 5, 2015) Indianapolis, IN.
  • “Early Adolescent Development: Brain, Moral, and Faith Development.” A lecture at Christian Theological Seminary (Tuesday, November 4, 2014) Indianapolis, IN.
  • “Assessing the Ministry to Catholic LGBTQ Youth: A Proposal for Catholic Youth Ministers to Provide Pedagogical Support and Pastoral Strategies.”  An Academic Paper presented at the Association of Youth Ministry Educators Conference (Monday, October 20, 2014) Washington, DC.
  • “Building Character the Old Fashion Way: Taking the Road Less Travelled.” Opening Address and Part of the Norman P. Blake Family Distinguished Speaker Series; Riverside Military Academy (Thursday, October 14, 2015) Gainesville, GA.
  • “Models of Christian Leadership for Youth Ministry: Four Emerging Models for Emerging Young Adults.” An Academic Paper presented at the Association of Youth Ministry Educators Conference (Sunday, October 20, 2013) Chicago, IL. 
  •  “The Catholic Vision of Multicultural Youth Ministry.” Opening Address to a weekend seminar on Multicultural Youth Ministry for the Offices of Youth Ministry and Multicultural Ministries; Archdiocese of Indianapolis (Saturday, August 3, 2013) Indianapolis, IN.
  • “Catholic Youth and the Phenomenon of Eucharistic Adoration.” Marian University; Theology Faculty and Students (Tuesday, March 20, 2012) Indianapolis, Indiana.

Recent Church/Parish presentations

  • “Eschatology: A Vision of the End Times.” A presentation to the parish at Saint Malachy Catholic Church (Tuesday, May 15, 2018) Brownsburg, IN.
  • “Pro-Life Issues: Moving Beyond Abortion.” A presentation to the parish at Saint Malachy Catholic Church (Tuesday, May 8, 2018) Brownsburg, IN.
  • “Getting it the Facts Straight: Ministry to, with, and for LGBTQ Youth.” A presentation to the parents of youth at Saint Barnabas Catholic Church (Friday, April 21, 2018) Indianapolis, IN.
  • “Conversion & Spirituality: Theory, Process, and Practice.” A presentation to the parish at Saint Michael the Archangel Catholic Church (Thursday, March 22, 2018) Indianapolis, IN.
  • “The Pastoral Care in Amoris Laetitia (The Joy of Love).” A Presentation to the Students, Faculty, and Staff as part of the Faith and Ideas Series at Marian University (Friday, February 24, 2017) Indianapolis, IN.
  • “Ministry to and Pastoral Care for LGBTQ Catholics.” A Presentation for the Young Adult Ministry at Saint Michael Catholic Church (Tuesday, February 21, 2017).
  • “The Incarnation: Two Biblical Views.” A presentation to all Seventh Graders at Saint Malachy School (Tuesday, December 13, 2016) Brownsburg, IN.
  • “Basic Pastoral Care & Counseling.” A video-presentation for the Diocese of Bridgeport, CT (Friday, December 9, 2016).
  • “The Meaning of the Kingdom of God.” A presentation to all Sixth Graders at Saint Malachy School (Tuesday, October 9, 2016) Brownsburg, IN.
  • “God’s Mercy in Ministry: Examining our Pastoral Communication Skills.”Part of a Four-Week Lenten Series Presentation; Saint Michael Catholic Church (Thursday, March 3, 2016) Indianapolis, IN.
  • “Addressing and Ministering to LGBTQ Youth in Catholic Youth Ministry.”  Adult Track at Archdiocesan Middle School Youth Ministry Rally; Roncalli Catholic High School (Saturday, February 6, 2016) Indianapolis, IN.
  • “Coach as Catechist.”  Opening Address for the First Annual Archdiocese of Indianapolis CYO Coaches Symposium; Saint Michael’s Catholic Church (Saturday, December 12, 2015) Indianapolis, IN.
  • “The Second Coming of Christ.” Guest Homilist on Trinity Sunday at Saint Phillip Episcopal Church (Sunday, November 30, 2015) Circleville, Ohio. 
  • “Facilitating Small Groups for Parish Ministry.” A workshop presented at Saint Louis de Montfort Catholic Church (Sunday, September 13, 2015) Fishers, IN.
  • “The Dogma of the Trinity.” Guest Homilist on Trinity Sunday at Saint Phillip Episcopal Church (Sunday, May 31, 2015) Circleville, Ohio.
  • “The Importance of Renewing the Vision for Catholic Youth Ministry.” A workshop presented at Terre Haute Youth Ministry (Wednesday, March 25, 2015) Terre Haute, IN.
  • “Facilitating Small Groups with Hispanic Teenagers.” A workshop presented at Saint Lawrence Catholic Church (Saturday, January 24, 2015) Indianapolis, IN.
  • “The Meaning of the Kingdom of God.” A presentation to all Sixth Graders at Saint Malachy School (Tuesday, October 9, 2016) Brownsburg, IN.
  • “The Meaning of Advent.” A presentation to all Fourth Graders at Saint Malachy School (Tuesday, December 16, 2014) Brownsburg, IN.
  • “The Meaning of Advent.” A presentation to all Fifth Graders at Saint Malachy School (Tuesday, December 9, 2014) Brownsburg, IN.
  • “Facilitating Small Groups with College Students.” A workshop at Saint John’s Catholic Student Center at Indiana State University (Thursday, December 4, 2014) Terre Haute, IN.
  • “Becoming a Multicultural Youth Ministry.” A workshop for the Offices of Youth Ministry and Multicultural Ministries; Archdiocese of Indianapolis (Sunday, August 4, 2013) Indianapolis, IN.
  • “The Youth Minister and the Multicultural Self.” A workshop for the Offices of Youth Ministry and Multicultural Ministries; Archdiocese of Indianapolis (Sunday, August 4, 2013) Indianapolis, IN.
  • “Functions & Responsibilities of the Coordinator of Youth Ministry.” A workshop for the Offices of Youth Ministry and Multicultural Ministries; Archdiocese of Indianapolis (Saturday, August 3, 2013) Indianapolis, IN.
  • “Principles & Foundations of Youth Ministry.” A workshop for the Offices of Youth Ministry and Multicultural Ministries; Archdiocese of Indianapolis (Saturday, August 3, 2013) Indianapolis, IN.
  • “The Catholic Vision of Youth Ministry.” A workshop for the Offices of Youth Ministry and Multicultural Ministries; Archdiocese of Indianapolis (Saturday, August 3, 2013) Indianapolis, IN.
  • “Introduction to Spiritual Direction.” A workshop for the Office of Hispanic & Multicultural Ministries; Archdiocese of Indianapolis (Tuesday, April 16, 2013) Indianapolis, IN.
  • “Introduction to Pastoral Counseling.” A workshop for the Office of Hispanic & Multicultural Ministries; Archdiocese of Indianapolis (Tuesday, March 19, 2013) Indianapolis, IN.
  • “Introduction to Pastoral Care.” A workshop for the Office of Hispanic & Multicultural Ministries; Archdiocese of Indianapolis (Tuesday, February 19, 2013) Indianapolis, IN.
  • “Christian Discipleship: The Journey of Personal Conversion through Advent.” The Archdiocese of Indianapolis, Office of Youth Ministry Training Day (Tuesday, December 10, 2012), Lawrence, IN.
  • “Adolescent Catechesis: It’s All About Discipleship.”Diocesan of Columbus, Catholic Catechetical Leaders and Ministry Day (Saturday, May 12, 2012) Columbus, Ohio.
  • “Fostering Christian Discipleship in Catholics.”Saint Brendan’s Catholic Church; Parish Retreat (Saturday, April 21, 2012) Columbus, Ohio.
  • “Realizing Your Life is Not About You.”Saint Brendan’s Catholic Church; Parish Retreat (Friday, April 20, 2012) Columbus, Ohio.
  • “Pastoral Care and Counseling with Adolescents.” Diocese of Columbus, Diocesan Catholic Youth Conference (Saturday, March 10, 2012) Columbus, Ohio.
  • “Cultivating Spirituality in Catholic Adolescents.” Diocese of Columbus, Diocesan Catholic Youth Conference (Saturday, March 10, 2012) Columbus, Ohio.
  • “Catholic Lay Ministry in the Twenty-First Century.”Saint Brendan’s Catholic Church; Lay Ecclesial Minister’ Day (Saturday, November 19, 2011) Columbus, Ohio.

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