About Us

YMlogoThe Division of Youth Ministry in the Office for Parish Services serves the Diocese of San Jose by developing the leadership of youth ministry. We do this be advocating the need for parishes to respond to the needs of young people in their parish, 6th through 12th grade. We also help parishes develop sustainable structures that allow their youth ministry to thrive. A major component of what we do is to provide training and resources for youth ministry coordinators, pastors and clergy, and the many volunteer leaders that make a thriving and successful youth ministry possible. Our goal is also to provide the support a parish needs in the development of youth ministry.

 

Steve Do, Director (408.983.0122)
SteveDoSteve has been part of the chancery staff since July of 2010. Steve has served the communities of youth and young adults for the past thirteen years at various churches and schools including St. Martin of Tours, St. Clare, St. Joseph of Cupertino, St. John Vianney, St. Cyprian and most recently at Holy Spirit Church. Steve is passionate about growing in faith and leadership and inspiring others.

He received his B.A. in Religious Studies at Santa Clara University and is happily married with three children.

 

Robbie Ocampo, Associate Director (408.983.0207)
Robert OcampoRobbie comes with extensive leadership experience in youth and young adult ministry at St. John the Baptist Church and also as an advisor 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.

Annie Bui, Administrative Assistant (408.983.0126)
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“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. You can find me around the Diocese at Youth and Young Adult events, at the Newman Center at San Jose State or St. Catherine of Alexandria if I’m not in my office!”

Mary Gandeza, Associate Director

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.

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