Leo Chavarria

Name: Leandro (Leo) Chavarria
Position: Director of Youth Ministry
Parish: St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception
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In current position since: 6/1/2009
Active in Youth Ministry since: 8/1/2000
Youth Ministry program includes: We serve Middle and High School students via the following:   - Confirmation Program (mostly middle school)  - Middle School Youth Group (once a month)  - YOUCAT: High School Wednesday night group  - Sunday Night HS Youth Group  - Annual High School Retreat  - Summer WorkCamps  - Steubenville Youth Conferences  - Summer Social activities (sports, hangout, movies)  - Monthly Service opportunities  - Trail Life  - And MUCH more!

Favorite Food(s): Meat, Chipotle, pizza

Favorite Band: Jars of Clay, Matt Maher, Matt Kearny, Mana

Favorite Pastime: martial arts, hiking, reading.

Favorite Saint: St. Maria Goretti, St.  Augustine, St. Paul of Tarsus

Favorite Scripture: 1 Corinthians 1:26-31

Favorite Book: The Bible, Harry Potter series, The Fulfillment of all Desires

Why I work in Youth Ministry: When I was in High School I got into big trouble. My dad took me to see our parish priest and Youth Minister and said, "Fix him." My Youth Minister took me in, loved me, showed me the way to be a disciple of Jesus and I have never been the same again. I'm a Youth Minister today because I want young people to see that they have incredible potential; that God has been using young people since the beginning of time to change the world.


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