THIS IS NOT JUST ANOTHER TRAINING CONFERENCE.
This conference is built around one central belief: YOU MATTER. Regardless of the type of ministry you do, the number of hours you work, or the size of your community. This conference is about investing in you, so that you can invest in the lives of young people in your community.
PRESENTED BY
FEATURING
FEATURING

ROBERT FEDUCCIA

YOUR SPIRITUALITY MATERS
Robert is recognized as an expert in the New Evangelization having written the evangelization document for the National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry. He has been a frequent contributor to OCP's Today's Liturgy and to the Center for Ministry Development's Youth Ministry Access. He has spoken at Life Teen's Catholic Youth Ministry Convention on several occasions and has served on the planning committees for the National Catholic Youth Conference and for the US bishops' World Youth Day efforts. 

He lives in the Nashville area with Kathleen, his wife, and their two sons and two daughters.

GENE Monterastelli

YOUR GOALS MATTer
Gene Monterastelli is a graduate of the Catholic University of America and has been 52% of APeX Ministries which he help found in 1996. APeX has entertained and evangelized at the national, regional, diocesan, parish and school in all 50 states, 5 Canadian provenances, and was once St. Pope John Paul II's opening act.

April DIAZ

YOUR ROLE MATTerS
April pastored in the local church for nearly 20 years at two of the most influential churches in the country. Now she’s a speaker, author, and coach for leaders all over the country. Secretly, she’s a mix of a total girly girl and a tomboy, and is still crazy about her high school sweetheart, Brian. Together, they co-parent 3 fabulous kiddos.

ANNIE GRANDELL

Your Small Groups Matter
A graduate of St. Thomas University, Annie was a parish youth minister for a parish cluster in Minnesota for over a decade. She now works for Augustine Institute helping to facilitate the YDisciple youth ministry platform. Annie served as a missionary with NET Ministries from 2001-02 where she met her husband, Jason. They are now parents to three beautiful children. 

CHRISTINA LAMAS

YOUR EVENTS MATTER
Christina was drawn into youth ministry to empower young people to find ways to actively live out their faith and to continue to grow in their relationship with Christ in their daily living. Christina has 20+ years’ experience in catechesis and youth ministry – including multiple positions within the Office of Religious Education for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. Currently, she now serves as the executive director of the National Federation of Catholic Youth Ministry. Christina and her daughter, Isabella, reside in Maryland.
HOSTED LIVE BY THE PROJECTYM TEAM
MICHAEL MARCHAND
TONY VASINDA
The Thrive Conference is an online gathering of youth ministry voices from around the globe for a three-hour virtual conference experience like no other.
WHAT ATTENDEES SAID ABOUT
LAST YEAR'S CONFERENCE:
"Thank you for a great conference! That was a great way to spend 2.5 hours. Not only do I feel inspired and empowered, I have practical tools to implement some things that have been on my heart. Thank you for the reminder that it's not my ministry, but the ministry of the Church. This reminder lifted a huge weight when I'm caught up feeling that I have to do everything, and be everything, and give everything."
– JEREMY (BUFFALO, NY) –
"I was thoroughly impressed with the Thrive Conference today. Thank you very much for allowing me to log on and be in there with you all! I liked the diversity in topics which gave me the chance to explore different facets within youth ministry. Yet at the same time the areas of concern for this conference flowed together in the similar foundational direction making them seem like so many different pieces of the puzzle which is journeying along with young people.
– FRIAR CHARLEY –
This was amazing. I love the live chat along with the conference so we could share our thoughts and struggles. I am just starting in youth ministry and loved this blast of formation and resources!
– EMMANUELA (GRAND RAPIDS, MI) –
What to Expect at this Free Online Event:
Live Engagement
You will have the opportunity to not only interact live with the ProjectYM team, you'll also be able to chat with youth ministers from around the world!
Fresh Ideas
A lot of training events recycle the same ideas over and over again, but we ask our presenters to explore new ideas, or break open challenging concepts.
Open to Everyone
Our events are virtual, so travel is not an issue. On top of that, you can register for free – so you don't have to worry about your budget!
CAN'T MAKE IT LIVE?
The Thrive Conference is best experienced LIVE with youth ministers from around the world, but we understand how busy a youth minister's schedule is...
IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO JOIN US LIVE AT 12PM CENTRAL ON MAY 1ST, CLICK THE BUTTON BELOW, AND WE'LL SEND YOU INFORMATION ON HOW YOU CAN GET THE CONTENT FROM THE LIVE EVENT.
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MARCEL LEJEUNE
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ERIC GALLAGHER
JOHN BEAULIEU
CHRISTOPHER WESLEY
Jason Evert
mark oestreicher
Fr. Joseph Espaillat
Bishop Caggiano
ela milewska
BRANDON VOGT
KATIE PREJEAN MCGRADY
Doug tooke
Clayton Imoo
Fr. Mike Schmitz
Tom East
Brian Butler
Armando Cervantes
Edmund Mitchell
Fr. Josh Johnson
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