The Bishops Working Group on Youth and Young Adults, created by the USCCB Committee on Laity, Marriage, Family Life and Youth in 2020, has three central tasks, to be carried out from 2020 to 2022:
- To discern and develop a national pastoral framework document on young people, inspired by Pope Francis' Christus Vivit and reflecting the pastoral situation in the United States.
- To assess the feasibility of a permanent standing body at the USCCB focused on the Church's ministries with youth and young adults.
- To provide continuing episcopal guidance to pastoral leaders working in youth ministry, young adult ministry, and pastoral juvenil hispana across the United States.
Members and Consultants
Bishop Edward J. Burns: Diocese of Dallas, Chairman
Archbishop Nelson J. Perez: Archdiocese of Philadelphia
Archbishop Gustavo García-Siller: Archbishop of San Antonio
Archbishop Emeritus J. Peter Sartain: Archdiocese of San Antonio
Bishop Alberto Rojas: Diocese of San Bernardino
Bishop Gerald Vinke: Diocese of Salina
Bishop Abdullah Elias Zaidan: Eparchy of Our Lady of Lebanon of Los Angeles
Bishop Frank J. Caggiano: Diocese of Bridgeport
Bishop William A. Wack: Diocese of Pensacola Tallahassee
Stacey M. Allen, Esq.: Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston; Young Adult Catholics of African Descent
Christina Lamas: National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry (NFCYM)
Charlotte McCorquodale: Ministry Training Source
Katie Prejean McGrady: Ave Maria Press/Ave Explores
Ashley Morris: Archdiocese of Atlanta Office of Intercultural Ministries
Julianne Stanz: Diocese of Green Bay
Nicholas Stein: National Institute on Ministry with Young Adults
Fr. Agustino Torres, CFR: Corazon Puro Ministries, Bronx, New York
Adriana Visoso: National Catholic Network de Pastoral Juvenil Hispana (LaRED)
Diana Hancharenko: USCCB National Advisory Team on Young Adult Ministry