National Institute for Ministry with Young Adults

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The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops' Committee on Laity, Marriage, Family Life and Youth (LMFLY) collaborates with the National Institute for Ministry with Young Adults (NIMYA), a nationwide resource center and network aimed at assisting the Catholic Church in the United States better equip leaders for active engagement and accompaniment of young adults in their 20s and 30s.

The Institute was formed by a USCCB ad-hoc task group, the National Advisory Team on Young Adult Ministry (NATYAM). From 2016 to 2022, this team served as a consultative body to the U.S. bishops on young adults and the Church's pastoral ministry with them, as well as a coalition of leaders and a provider of pastoral support to parish and diocesan leaders in the field of ministry with young adults. 

For more about the National Institute for Ministry with Young Adults:

Nicholas Stein, National Institute Board of Directors Chair 


Pope Francis walks with World Youth Day pilgrims as he arrives for a July 30 prayer vigil at the Field of Mercy in Krakow, Poland. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)


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