Therese RyanName: Therese Ryan
Position: Director of Youth Ministry
Parish: St Ambrose
Office Phone:
703-992-0062
Email:cym@stambroseva.org

History/Resume
In current position since: 6/21/2013
Active in Youth Ministry since: 9/27/2006
Youth Ministry program includes:  Kolbe's Kids  (5th-8th grades)  Meets: Monday afternoons from 3:30-4:45pm in the parish hall. We are a little Militia of the Immaculata and each week we pray the Rosary, do service projects and enjoy fellowship! Once a quarter, we go on Adventure Retreats that combine activities like kayaking, snow tubing, and hiking with visiting places that celebrate our faith! God Squad (High School Teens)   Meets: Sunday nights 5:45-8:00pm in the school gym. We have fun as we grow in love of God, knowledge of our Faith and in friendship as a Catholic community.  Our program includes Catechesis, Apologetics with Father, monthly Adoration, gym nights, retreats, Diocesan WorkCamp, Life is Very Good, March for Life, Franciscan youth conference...Each Sunday night we have dinner together, play , pray and learn! Weekend WorkCamp (7th -12th graders and Virtus Compliant adult volunteers) Meets: 2nd Saturday of each month 8:15am-12:30pm We Start with Mass together with the parish, then break for donuts and to form work crews that go out into the community to serve.  Sometimes we do small projects and yard work for parishioners or here at St. Ambrose and sometimes we do projects like sandwich making for Martha's Table or help with the St. Lucy Project. NVJCYO Basketball and track as well as a tennis program is offered through the school.

Favorites
Favorite Food(s): New York Pizza ,strawberries and Chick Fil-A :)

Favorite Band: Matt Maher, Josh Garrels, Rend Collective...

Favorite Pastime: flat water kayaking

Favorite Saint: Lots of favs-Our Lady! St. Julian, St. Joseph, St.Maximilian Kolbe, St.  Peter, St. Catherine...St. Francis, Pope St. John Paul, St. Pio, St. Leopold Mendic....

Favorite Scripture: Zechariah's Canticle...“In the tender compassion of our God, the dawn from on high shall break upon us, to shine on those who dwell in darkness and the shadow of death, and to guide our feet into the way of peace.” (Luke 1:78-79)

Favorite Book: the Bible :)

Why I work in Youth Ministry: Because there is a God who loves us without limit or measure and we are meant for HIM.  All of this crazy life prepares us for eternal life in the loving communion of the Blessed Trinity. Knowing that LOVE, is the greatest joy and sharing that TRUTH, is the hopeful compulsion of every Christian heart. I work in youth ministry because I love of Jesus and I love kids and am blessed to have been given the opportunity :)

Birthdate: June 13