Steve began his ministry career as a college young adult when he first stepped foot at a youth social at St. Maria Goretti Parish in San Jose. Little did he know that his ‘yes’ to be on the youth ministry core team would be the first of many steps that led to over 20 years of youth and young adult ministries in the Diocese of San Jose. In 2005, Steve became a full-time youth ministry coordinator at Holy Spirit Parish. In 2010, he pursued diocesan work and became the Associate Director for this office and focused on evangelizing young adults. Three years later, Steve became the Director and continues to serve in this capacity. Steve is happily married with three amazing children.
Robbie comes with extensive leadership experience in youth and young adult ministry at St. John the Baptist Church and also as an adviser for the Northern California Catholic Youth Ministry region of Couples for Christ Youth USA. Robbie is also a gifted musician and currently serves as the Music Director for Youth and Young Adult at St. John the Baptist. In addition to his parish ministry background, Robbie was a Program Coordinator for Sacred Heart Community Services where he supervised the volunteer program by providing training and support to over 100 volunteers each day.
Robbie brings passion, energy, love of youth and young adult ministry, and deep sense of spirituality to the team.
Mary, a Bay Area native, has contributed many gifts and talents to her ministry here and abroad. She began her ministry at her home parish of St. Lawrence the Martyr in Santa Clara before attending the University of Notre Dame where she studied Sociology and Religious Studies while coordinating Liturgy and Spiritual events on campus. She would later finish her schooling at Villanova for Theology and would spend her time ministering to youth and young adults. Her contributions continued at the Diocese of Seattle and at her home parish.
Mary’s experience and passion for ministry has made its way here to San Jose to serve the Newman Center and Young Adult Ministries.
All my life, my grandfather had always encouraged me to nourish my faith and to stay involved within the Catholic Church. Don’t be afraid to give all that you have, especially when you’re working for God! he would always tell me.
Ministry began for me back in Torrance since I was 7 years old and I haven’t stop since then! The youth and young adult ministries have provided me with so many blessings, along with the blessings to work as a support staff for the Office of Liturgy and Youth & Young Adult Ministries. If I’m not at the Chancery office, you can find me around the Diocese at Youth and Young Adult events, at Holy Spirit Parish or St. Catherine of Alexandria Parish.