Dear Colleagues and Friends,
We are excited to announce that Mike Buckler has officially began working as our Regional Associate Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministry for the Northern Counties!
Mike comes to us with 13 years of experience in full-time parish youth ministry and a Master of Divinity from the University of Notre Dame. Mike has experience in both start-up and larger youth ministry settings, as well as running a county-wide young adult ministry. He has presented at parishes, diocesan ministry trainings, and national conferences, including NCCYM 2018 in Tampa. Mike has served as Director of Youth Ministry at Our Lady of the Rosary in Land O’ Lakes for the past five years. He and his wife Megan serve as Catholic Relief Services Fair Trade Ambassadors and live in Wesley Chapel with their four crazy but beautiful kids.
Mike will be working closely alongside the parishes in Citrus, Hernando, and Pasco counties to help establish and enhance youth and young adult ministry.
Thank you for praying through the first phase of this Courageously Living the Gospel initiative. Our hope is to post the second Regional Associate Director position, for Hillsborough, in Sept/October, with a start date as early as January 1st. The third and final position, in Pinellas, will be posted in January, with a start date as early as April 1st. So please keep praying!
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