» Author: Paul Jarzembowski

Paul Jarzembowski Since 2013, Paul Jarzembowski has served on staff at the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops as the Assistant Director for Youth and Young Adult Ministries and also coordinates the USCCB’s World Youth Day initiatives. He has spoken at and consulted with over 250 dioceses, parishes, conferences, and organizations in the United States, Canada, and the Caribbean, and gave a special presentation to the Pontifical Council for the Laity at the Vatican in 2014. Paul was the Executive Director of the National Catholic Young Adult Ministry Association (NCYAMA) from 2006 to 2013, and during that time was also the Director of Young Adult Ministry for the Diocese of Joliet in Illinois. Through his work with NCYAMA, Paul has been an executive partner and collaborator on several national church initiatives including the Lilly-funded Emerging Models of Pastoral Leadership and Eye on the Horizon Projects, the National Catholic Collegiate Conference, and the First National Encuentro de Pastoral Juvenil Hispana. Paul has been a contributing author to a number of resources and publications including "Young Adult Ministry in a Box" edited by NCYAMA and Busted Halo Ministries (2012), "Young and Catholic in America" edited by Kevin Meme and Jeffrey Guhin (2010), and "The Next Generation of Pastoral Leaders: What the Church Needs to Know" edited by Marti Jewell and Dean Hoge (2010). He has been a nationally syndicated columnist for "Faith Catholic" magazines, for which he received a Catholic Press Association award in 2011. He received his M.A. in Pastoral Studies from the Institute of Pastoral Studies at Loyola University Chicago, where he has also served on the adjunct faculty. Paul and his wife Sarah currently live in the Maryland suburbs of Washington, D.C.