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.
President: Tim Wymore
Tim came to Tulsa from Wisconsin to teach theology at Bishop Kelley High School. He graduated from Notre Dame, worked at National Right to Life, and lived as novice with the Benedictine monks of St. Meinrad. Now he is a parishioner at Christ the King Parish, and enjoys cycling, limericks, and cheese.
Vice President/Nature’s Call Coordinator: Mark Lyons
Mark was born and raised on the west coast. He graduated from Thomas Aquinas College in California. He works as a Land Surveyor at Crafton Tull. He is attends the Church of St. Mary’s and enjoys running, playing frisbee, and reading.
Secretary: Kyle Radtke
Born in Columbus, Ohio, Kyle is still determining his parish home in the Tulsa area. He grew up in a suburb of Kansas City, Kansas, and he recently graduated with both accounting and business economics degrees from the University of Tulsa. He currently works as an accountant for Phillips 66 in Bartlesville. He enjoys traveling, talking about his Ohio sports teams, and cooking.
Lord’s Day Coordinator: Pamela Niles
Pamela Niles is a Broken Arrow native and has been involved in CYA since her college days at The University of Tulsa. She and her family are parishioners at St. Benedict in Broken Arrow. Pamela is married to a great guy, David, and they have a great daughter, Elizabeth, with another baby on the way. Currently a stay-at-home mother, Pamela was a speech-language-pathologist in an elementary school for a couple of years. She enjoys spending time with family and friends (basically what Lord’s Day is all about), baking, racquetball, and board games. Many great friendships have developed because of the Lord’s Day small groups and Pamela looks forward to watching God’s blessing of community continue to unfold in this ministry.
How You Can Get Involved
The CYA gets together to plan out activities every third Tuesday of the month at 7:00 at Christ the King in the cafeteria of Marquette school, so please come and share your ideas at a meeting and join us afterward at Kilkenny’s for a bite to eat!