Why We’re Here:
The Catholic Young Adults (CYA) group moves towards making the Young Adults of the Diocese, ages 18-39, married or single, authentically Catholic by fostering a renewed sense of spirituality and faith, creating a spirit and environment of friendship, and building up the Body of Christ through service and celebration of the sacraments.
How We Serve:
CYA meets regularly throughout the year for activities that include Mass, volunteering, social gatherings, Theology on Tap, Holy Grounds, and sports activities just to name a few!
All events are planned by young adults for young adults. Our events benefit from a large group of young adults that one parish alone cannot produce. Enjoy the company of one hundred others our age at McNellie’s Pub as we listen to topics of faith delivered by dynamic speakers. Participate in small faith groups over a nice dinner hosted at a new friend’s house. Enjoy a happy hour with an enjoyable crowd of people. Each month, we invite everyone to help plan events and to ensure we follow our mission as an organization.
Our Current Group Leaders!
Jacob Hobbs – Co-President
Jacob is the youngest of four and has lived in Tulsa area for pretty much his whole life. He graduated from Bishop Kelley High School in 2010 and Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology in 2015 with an Associates in Applied Science with a specialisation in HVAC. He currently works at Aaon as a Lab Technician in the Research and Development Lab. He is looking forward to bringing more service work to CYA and working on getting more rural parishes involved in CYA.
Elisabeth Beam – Co-President
Elizabeth Beam grew up in Tulsa and graduated from Jenks High School and the University of Tulsa. She is a parishioner at St. Benedict’s and teaches K-8 music and 1st-3rd Spanish at Holy Family Cathedral School. She loves spending time with her family. As the youngest of 4 girls and currently has 2 brother-in-law, 3 nieces, 2 nephews, and awesome parents that have strengthened in their faith. She enjoys board games, dancing, singing, and get-togethers with family and friends. She is passionate about sharing the faith and desires to help others come to know the love of Christ!
Lucy Shopen – Communications Chair/Secretary
Lucy is the youngest of seven and relatively new to the Tulsa area, and has loved joining the Sts. Peter and Paul Latin Mass community. She homeschooled for many years and went on to receive her BFA in Dance from the University of Kansas. Since then she has worked in Kansas, travelled Europe and Great Britain, and been a small chicken farmer, au pair, dance teacher, and missionary. She has now happily landed in Oklahoma and is blessed to join the Catholic Young Adults team in serving this community. She wishes that the Great Lord and His Lady always be with you!