We are pleased to announce a new role for Brian Flynn as Diocesan Director of Parish Youth Discipleship. This new position is parish focused and consolidates the efforts of the Office of Catechesis with High School/Middle School Ministry in order to support the parish ministry teams who accompany young Catholics in both parish religious education and youth ministry settings, incorporating collaborative and creative approaches.
This new office will work closely with the Offices of Catholic Schools and Marriage and Family to ensure that all of the young people in the Diocese of Lansing have opportunities to come to know and follow Jesus.
“I am excited for the potential that exists in this move, which is grounded in mission. If our structures are to support mission they must also communicate mission. This new structure communicates that whether you are a Pastor, a DRE or Youth Ministry Leader, you have an advocate in the Diocesan offices to partner with you in this mission. Being a former DRE and Youth Minister, I hope to help bridge the gaps between these vital roles in order to help those who serve in our parishes to succeed,” states Brian Flynn.
Brian has worked in ministry in the Diocese of Lansing since 2000, first at St. Peter’s in Eaton Rapids, then at St. Mary in Westphalia as both Director of Religious Education and Coordinator of Youth Ministry. He has served in the diocesan offices as Director of High School and Middle School Ministry since 2016.