My name is Catherine Caldwell and I'm excited to join this parish and serve as your Coordinator of Youth and Young Adult Ministry. I'm a recent graduate of the University of Florida (Go Gators!), where I studied religion. Studying world religions convicted me of the truth of our Catholic faith and serving in various ministries, such as being the chaplain and president of my sorority and for helping others encounter this truth.
My passion for ministry is rooted in my own experiences -- I know that Youth and Young Adult Ministry is important because of the deep effect it has had on my own life. As a teen, I was an active member of my parish's youth group and my experiences there formed the foundation for my walk with Christ. In college, I joined a bible study at my church and a Christian sorority, both of which helped me develop a personal relationship with Christ. For the past three summers, I served as a Life Teen missionary at Camp Hidden Lake, which taught me the beauty of our Catholic faith, the importance of prayer, and how to live a joyful, fun-filled life.
When I'm not at church, I like to spend time with my family and friends by trying new recipes, going on road trips, and being outside. I grew up in Tampa and I'm so excited to move home and build community. My hope for ministry is to walk beside you while we both grow in relationship with Christ. By living a joyful life of discipleship, we can all thrive as a parish community and transform the world by becoming saints. I look forward to meeting you all and I am praying for you. God bless you!
Life Teen Covecrest Trip 2018
What is Life Teen?
Life Teen is a ministry open to ALL incoming freshman and High School youth. We have an amazing team of adults who are alive in their faith that help lead these teens closer to God. We have a thriving community of youth that are seeking Christ and engage in these gatherings.
Dates & Times
- Fun, Faith & Fellowship, Wednesday evening at the FLC - 7:00 - 8:30 pm.
- Thursday night Foundation Discipleship Group meets 5:00 - 6:15 pm & Foundation Coffee Co.
- Sunday Life nights are after the 5:30 pm Mass in the FLC - 7:00-8:30 pm
How can adults help with Life Teen? There are plenty of opportunities to become involved with this awesome ministry!
Core Team - Life Teen is constantly in need of passionate, Catholic adults who want to mentor teens whether you're 21 or 81. A Core member helps lead in group discussions, plan youth group nights, and guide teens in their prayer life. We need adults that can commit to either night weekly. We are most in need of women who can help lead these teens in their faith.
Core Support - If you have a talent that you think would help this ministry but can't commit every week then this is for you. Whether you are artistic, tech savvy, a great public speaker or any other gift please let us know and we can help you use that gift for Christ!
Meal Sign Up - Every Sunday after Mass we feed the teens dinner. We also need parent involvement for meal sign ups on Wednesday evenings. We sure could use your help! They are hungry High Schoolers and 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm is a long time. We ask families to sign up for a week to provide the meal. The current families that help with this are typically asked twice a year. If enough families sign up it could be only once a year. Please consider helping with this need. Thank you!
In order to receive Constant Contact emails regarding Life Teen please contact
Catherine Caldwell, Coordinator of Youth & Young Adult Ministry
Tara Ferry, Assistant Coordinator of Faith Formation, Tara@ststephencatholic.org