Name: Michael Jacobeen
Position: Director of Youth Ministry
Parish: Cathedral of St. Thomas More
Office Phone:
703-528-7104
Email:ym@cathedralstm.org

History/Resume
In current position since: 8/23/2016
Active in Youth Ministry since: 6/1/2008
Youth Ministry program includes: The youth ministry program at St. Thomas More is based on multiple small groupings of youth in which they build friendships with each other and with Christ, and seek to share God's love through apostolic service. The director of youth ministry helps lead, encourage, or support many different offerings for youth including:  - Missionary Disciple teams for high school students (a group of teens committed to true friendship, guided by adult mentors, and growing in their faith together)  - Monthly fun activities for youth  - Groups such as Jr. Legion of Mary, CYO Sports, Youth Choir, Altar boys, Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts, Girl Scouts  - Retreat and pilgrimage opportunities for all youth

Favorites

Favorite Pastime: Golf and anything related to hockey

Favorite Saint: St. John Paul II

Favorite Scripture: John 15:12-17

Favorite Book: The Lord of the Rings

Why I work in Youth Ministry: As a teen I had the privilege of participating in World Youth Day with St. John Paul II, and was struck by his words, "Dear young people, if you are what you should be, you will set the whole world ablaze!"  Young people are not problems to be managed but a powerful force for good in the world.  When they encounter Jesus Christ as their friend, I believe that they will experience the fullness of life and do great good for everyone around them.

Birthdate: November 27