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New Diocesan Director of Parish Youth Discipleship

The Diocese of Lansing announced that Brian Flynn has assumed a new role as the diocesan director of parish youth discipleship. This new position is parish-focused and consolidates the efforts of the Office of Catechesis and High School/Middle School Ministry to support parish ministry teams who accompany young Catholics in both parish religious education and youth ministry settings. This new office works closely with the Offices of Catholic Schools and Marriage and Family to ensure that all young people in the diocese have opportunities to come to know and follow Jesus.    

“I am excited for the potential that exists in this move, which is grounded in mission. If our structures are to support mission, they must also communicate mission. This new structure communicates that whether you are a pastor, a DRE or youth ministry leader, you have an advocate in the diocesan offices to partner with you in this mission. Being a former DRE and youth minister, I hope to help bridge the gaps between these vital roles in order to help those who serve in our parishes to succeed,” Brian said.