Name: Erica AbagnaleErica_Abagnale
Position: Director of Youth Ministry
Parish: St William of York
Office Phone: 540-659-5705

Youth Ministry program includes: Monthly Service Project, Dodgeball, Dessert and Discussion programs, outdoor and social events, Diocese of Arlington events, WorkCamp, Young Adult ministry


Active in Youth Ministry since:  2017
In current position since: 07/2020

Why I work in Youth Ministry: The teenage years are difficult.  I believe that it is extremely important to pursue teens in God's love and to be able to provide a safe and encouraging space for them at all levels of their Catholic journey.

About me: I was born and raised in Oklahoma. I have 3 kids, an amazingly patient husband, and an ancient English bulldog. I am a Catholic convert and have cantored at masses for 6 years. I volunteer, teach Drama, and play Roller Derby in my free time.

Birthdate:  May 12


Favorite Food(s): Tacos. Any style. All day, every day.

Favorite Band/Musician:  Music fills my heart. I embrace and enjoy all, except super twangy county. I blame childhood overexposure.  

Favorite Pastime: Arts and Crafts

Favorite Saint: St. Cecelia and St. Genesius 

Favorite Scripture: “Be vigilant, stay firm in the faith, be brave and strong. Let everything you do be done in love.”  1 Corinthians 16:13-14

Favorite Book: I enjoy books from really good storytellers. Ones that transport you to another place and fill you with emotions.