Youth Council & peer Ministers

About the Youth Council

The Youth Council is the second and third years of formation for teens. The council functions as an advisory board that collaborates with and advises the Regional Director of Youth Ministry and Adult Support & Youth Formation Board. The Youth Council is comprised of teens from across the parishes that participate in United Catholic Youth Ministries. 


Youth Council members also receive formation and serve as Peer Ministers and are available to talk with and mentor teens. 


Council leaders serve on the Archdiocesan Pastoral Youth Council (APYC). The APYC is the Cardinal's advisory board of youth. 


2019-20 Council Members:

Carmelita Armenta*

Vanessa Barajas

Rebeca Castro

Isabella De La Torre

David Giampietro

Edgar Guijosa

Emilio Leon

Madison McGuire*

Nico Medina

Edwin Navarrete*

Erandeni Navarrete

Oliver Pacheco*

Mateo Perez

Alize Ramirez

Mary Slowinski


*Youth Board Representative


2018-19 Graduated Seniors: Carlos Castro, Kimberly Castro, Jeffrey Garcia, Gershon Lorenzo, Kelly Martinez, Armando Navarrete

Program Leadership

APYC Representatives:

Madison McGuire

Edwin Navarrete

Oliver Pacheco: OLIVER@ucym.org


Council Mentors:

Ben Landau: BEN@ucym.org

James Holzhauer-Chuckas: JAMESHC@ucym.org