Miguel De AngelName: Miguel F. De Angel
Position: Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministries
Parish: Good Shepherd
Office Phone: 703-360-3439
Email: miguel@gs-cc.org
Website: www.gs-cc.org/youth-ministry-teens.html


In current position since: 8/20/2007
Active in Youth Ministry since: 1/19/2007
Youth Ministry program includes:  Weekly gatherings: HS Youth Group: Sundays, 4:30-6:30 pm MS Youth Group: Wednesdays, 6:15-7:15 pm whenever Confirmation classes are scheduled. Scouting: Girl Scouts: Mondays, 7:00-8:00 pm, Venturing Crew (ages 14-18), Thursdays 8:00-9:00 pm. La Búsqueda (Hispanic Young Adults), Fridays, 6:30-9:00 pm Monthly Service Opportunities: Parish Coffee & Donuts (1st Sunday), Sharing Sunday food collection for United Community Ministries (1st Sunday) and St. Lucy Project (3rd Sunday), Christ House Dinner (serving 1st Thursday, cooking Wednesday before the 1st Thursday) Special events: Diocesan WorkCamp (HS), Middle School WorkCamp, Overnight Lock-Ins, SouperBowl Party, Homeless for a Night Campout, Field Trips include movies, bowling, Stand Up Paddling, Kings Dominion, and a Ski Trip,  Pilgrimages, Diocesan HS Rally and Jr. High Bash, Summer Soccer (once a week), Christmas Decoration at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception and Live Stations of the Cross.


Favorite Food(s): Bacon. Scrambled eggs come a close second.

Favorite Band: Matt Maher, though I got a Hawk Nelson CD at Christmas a few years ago that I like a lot.

Favorite Pastime: Drawing, digital painting and wood working.

Favorite Saint: St. Michael, St. Joseph, St. Ignatius, St. John Bosco, St. Theresa (all of them)... Do I only get to pick one? If I only get to pick one, then my dad. Please pray that the Holy Spirit inspires his Bishop to put forth the cause to the Vatican.

Favorite Scripture: I love the passage of the burning bush, the part where Yahweh tells Moses to take off his sandals. How often do we walk hollow ground and are not aware of it? Isn't God present here and now?

Favorite Book: I am currently reading "Liturgical Catechesis in the 21st Century".

Why I work in Youth Ministry: I have a deep desire that my sons come to know and love Christ. My love for our youth is not much different. I want to share that love of Christ with them and help them understand our faith and learn the disciplines that will keep them connected to Christ throughout their lives.

About Me:
 I was illustrating children's books after studying drawing and painting, having worked recruiting and teaching at the college level, and later working in web, multimedia and cartoon animation, when God called me to ministry. I pray using drawing and it was a desire to share faith through art that brought me to ministry. If you draw, paint, like anime or manga or simply would like to talk about art, please introduce yourself. I'd love to meet you!

Birthdate: February 22