As the Director, Ted is responsible for the overall vision and planning of the Family & Youth Ministry Office. With four daughters and over 15 years of Youth Ministry experience, this position is a natural fit for him.
Favourite Part of Ministry: Seeing the seeds that God has sown growing and yielding a hundred fold and…eating chocolate!
Fun Facts: I have a black belt in Taekwando, a love of jujubes, and a pet rabbit.
Family & Youth Ministry Officer
Sophia collaborates with Ted to carry out the brilliant plans that are hatched in the FYM Office. Before studying theology in Ottawa, she worked in youth and young adult ministry in Saskatchewan and Manitoba for the Ukrainian Catholic Church.
Favourite Part of Ministry: Encountering God's love in the unexpected, like when a teen makes a connection between vocation discernment and the Harry Potter Sorting Hat.
Fun Facts: I've scuba dived in the Great Barrier Reef, am developing a Pinterest addiction, and enjoy cleaning up after my toddler... frequently.
BLESSED SACRAMENT (OTTAWA)
Favourite Part of Ministry: The relationships with the teens and learning new things from them and about them.
Fun Facts: I love baseball, zebras and Gilmore Girls. I hate mushrooms more than anything else on earth. I am a vegetarian.
DIVINE INFANT (ORLEANS)
NET Youth Coordinator
Favourite Part of Ministry: Becoming friends with youth, leading them to discover more and more of Christ's mercy and immense love.
Fun Facts: I'm down with anything that invovles J.R.R. Tolkien or Lord of the Rings, I get energized by listening to History, I don't LARP (Live Action Role Play) but I could totally be persuaded too.
GOOD SHEPHERD (GLOUCESTER)
Favourite Part of Ministry: Watching teens flourish: they become disciples of Christ, and mentors to other teens and even adults in the parish. Snacks are a close second.
Fun Facts: I have two kids who are awesome. I play the saxophone. In my spare time when I'm not working at the church I'm a therapist, which I also really enjoy.
HOLY REDEEMER (KANATA)
Children & Youth Minsitry Coordinator
Favourite Part of Ministry:The messiness and fun of Friday Night youth group.
Fun Facts: I can tap dance. Surprisingly, I can brush my teeth with my toes. Once I got to fly a plane.
ST. MARY (OTTAWA)
Favourite Part of Ministry: Watching youth grow in their faith and knowing that I was part of that growth.
Fun Facts: I am an artist both in visual art and music. My nicknames are Turkey, Turk, or Old Auntie Chantal. I have a Yorkie named Gracie (cutest dog ever)!
ST. MONICA & ST. ANDREW (NEPEAN)
Volunteer Youth Group Leader
Favourite Part of Minsitry: Growing in my faith and sharing it with others, which I started doing thanks to CCO!
Fun Facts: I am a pianist at St. Monica's, I have a Labrador retriever named Jazz, and I love baking and trying out new recipes.
Victoria Bredfeldt and Andrew Jahn
HOLY NAME OF MARY (ALMONTE)
Volunteer Youth Coordinators
Andrew's Favourite Part of Ministry: Watching the kids grow and develop as potential leaders in the Church. And also pizza, lots of pizza.
Fun Facts: I have Level 10 piano and compose. I run a gardening business. I have stared in many drama productions.
Victoria's Favourite Part of Ministry: Teaching the kids about the beauty and mysteries of our Catholic faith. And learning lots myself while teaching them!
Fun Facts: I enjoy playing piano, guitar, and fiddle. I love baking and creating cool desserts. Chilling with good friends and family is always one of my favourite things to do.