MA Theology Students

Now more than ever, lay ministers need to be equipped with the theological foundations that will make it possible to effectively engage youth as they develop a relationship with Jesus Christ within a meaningful, sustained faith. Join youth ministers, directors of religious education, Catholic school teachers, and pastoral ministers as part of the YTM adult mentor cohort. Adult mentors complete a Master's Degree in Pastoral Ministry in four years of part time graduate theological study that includes mentoring high school leadership youth. Special scholarships provided for those accepted into the program.


Scholarship Requirements

The YTM program is a unique form of graduate theological education that includes mentoring high school youth in discipleship and vocational discernment, helping them to become better leaders for Church and society. Mentoring includes the following responsibilities:

  1. Recruit 1-2 youth to attend the YTM Summer Institute each summer. 
  2. Occasionally connect with youth during the Summer Institute.
  3. Mentoring youth in strategic planning and leadership skills through their service-justice project during the school year.
  4. Attend a yearly retreat with youth (usually held the first weekend of January).


YTM Cohort Course Schedule  


Summer 2015

   PTHM 405: Intro to Pastoral Ministry

   THY 402: Christian Tradition I

   DOCT 406: Ecclesiology

   PTHM 459: Field Education

   Week 1: June 15-19 (AM)
   Week 2: June 22-26 (AM)
   Week 3: July 27-31 (AM and PM)


 Fall 2015

PTHM 401: Evangelization and Catechesis

Jeff Kaster
Weekends:  Friday  6:30-9:30 PM, Saturday, 8:00 AM-3:00 PM
September 4-5
October 2-3
October 30-21
December 11-12


Cohort members who have take Evangelization and Catechesis should register for Christology in either web or weekly format meeting.


DOCT 406: Christology

Bill Cahoy
Option 1:  ON-CAMPUS
Tuesdays  1:15-4:25 PM

Option 2:  WEB        NO CAMPUS MEETINGS



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YTM Contact Information

Jessie Johnson
Youth in Theology and Ministry Coordinator

Dr. Jeffrey Kaster
Director of Youth in Theology and Ministry 


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