Young Adult Engagement

The Young Adult Engagement Team (YAET) is the Archdiocese of Chicago’s outreach to young adults who are not currently engaged with the Church or the practice of the Faith, which studies say is a majority of the current generation. The Young Adult Engagement Team’s role is to find creative ways to reach out to young adults where they are and build the bridges necessary for a renewed or new relationship with Jesus and His Church. The team’s goal is to create attractive Christian communities that invite disengaged young adults in Chicago to experience Jesus Christ and His unconditional love for them. It embodies Cardinal Cupich’s vision of Renew My Church to make disciples, build communities, and inspire witness in the next generations so the Church may thrive and perdure for generations to come.

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New Program: Alpha

Alpha is an opportunity for young adults (ages 18 – 39) to explore life and the Christian faith in a friendly, open, and informal environment. No pressure. No follow up. No charge. It is a place where people can share their honest opinions in a judgement free environment. For more information, please contact Pablo Padilla.

OFFICE CONTACTS

Fr. Jamie Mueller
Director
312.534.5354
[email protected]

Maria T. (Aranda) Palafox
Coordinator
312.534.8029
[email protected]

Juan Pablo Padilla
Coordinator
312.534.8601
[email protected]

Courtney (Christensen) Bishop
Communications Strategist
312.534.8014
[email protected]

Sister Jaime Mitchell
Religious Collaborator
[email protected]