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.
Co-President: Kristin Boutross
So a little bit about me… I grew up as part of a large homeschooling family (4th of 9!) in the rolling hills of Northeast Oklahoma (about an hour outside of Tulsa). I currently work full-time as the office manager for a publishing company, the Institute for Excellence in Writing, as well as part-time as the program coordinator for Go Life Mobile Medical. In my spare time, I like to sing, play guitar, teach youth about God and writing, travel anywhere and everywhere, and pray that it snows. I look forward to meeting you in person and getting to know a bit about you!
Co-President: Andrea Hassink
Dear Friends and Fellow Children of God,
Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Andrea. I grew up in Tulsa, graduated from St. Mary and BK, and went to Memphis and Philadelphia for school. I worked as a Physical Therapist in Dallas then joined the Little Sisters of the Poor for 1 year. Now I am back in Tulsa, and really loving it. I love the good Oklahoma people, the positive culture, and the fervent Catholic community. I am passionate about spreading the Kingdom of God, about Health and Wellness and about Nature. I look forward to sharing my passion and inviting you to join me in this journey of making the Kingdom of Heaven present in Our Community.
Secretary: Lucy Shopen
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 the 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!