Toni PappName: Toni Papp
Position: Director of Youth Ministry
Parish: Holy Family
Office Phone:
703-670-8161 x 311

In current position since: 8/11/1999
Active in Youth Ministry since: 8/1/1993
Youth Ministry program includes: “PULSE” - our high school dinner & discussion night, Middle School everything, WorkCamp, World Youth Day, Steubenville, every Diocesan event, Summer Friendship drop-in, basketball, soccer tournaments, youth choir, retreats for middle & high school, monthly social activities, driving the pastor & parochial vicars crazy. Everything we do is open to all teens & their friends, regardless of religious denomination. Parent formation is offered monthly

Favorite Food(s): pesto & tortellini, guacamole, dark chocolate w/ sea salt, cheese!

Favorite Band: Blue Man Group, strange Christmas music, Ben Folds, Cake

Favorite Pastime: SCUBA, eating, traveling

Favorite Saint: St. Michael the Archangel, St. Faustina, St. Agnes

Favorite Scripture: 2 Timothy 1:6-8 "Hence I remind you to rekindle the gift of God that is within you through the laying on of my hands; 7 for God did not give us a spirit of timidity but a spirit of power and love and self-control. 8 Do not be ashamed then of testifying to our Lord, nor of me his prisoner, but share in suffering for the gospel in the power of God"

Favorite Book: Between the Savior and the Sea, Two from Galilee, & a thousand others

Why I work in Youth Ministry: Because God said so. Really. He called, I ignored, He called, I ignored, He called, I said “ok”, He said, “I told you so” and here we are almost two decades later.

About Me:
Laughing is the best thing in the world and I do it often. I love my family (husband, son, brothers, sisters, mom, dad, various-in-laws, the 4 most fabulous nieces in the world, etc). I love an adventure; I know God wants me to enjoy His creation so I want to see as much of it as I can. I teach SCUBA so I can see more & share my passion with others. I was born in VA, met my husband in FL, lived as a military wife for a long time and ended up back in VA where I started, but with a million more memories. I feel jittery if I don't have a book to read, music touches my heart, and making people laugh is my most favorite thing to do ever. I do distance running because I like to eat. A lot. I have been blessed with a wonderful life growing up and now and I hope I can remember to be grateful to God every single day.

Birthdate: May 23