Young Catholic Professionals (YCP) is a national ministry founded in response to Pope Benedict’s challenge to foster “a new generation of Catholics.” Our mission is to encourage young adults working in various professions to Work in Witness for Christ. YCP Orange County Chapter consists of young adults in their 20s and 30s, single and married, who are highly motivated to achieve personal and professional success while seeking a greater understanding of their Catholic faith. We also welcome professionals who may not be Catholic, but are interested in learning more about the Catholic faith.

Catholics in their 20s and 30s today represent business leaders, philanthropists, young families and so much more. The future of our Church and its role in American society rests on whether or not this generation decides to embrace the gift of their faith, living it in all its fullness in their workplaces, homes, and social networks. Central to YCP’s mission of engaging young Catholic leaders is the importance of connecting them with seasoned Catholic professionals who have already made the choice to live out their faith in all aspects of their life. YCP offers its members an avenue to engage with prominent Catholic executives in a way that is unique among young adult ministries. YCP brings young adults together for a variety of events to foster Catholic identity, encourage community and inspire action. Our events include: Networking Happy Hour, Executive Speaker Series, St. Joseph the Worker Retreats, Service Projects and a National Members Conference.

As an organization, we have a Membership program. Member benefits are exclusive programs that help develop the spiritual, professional, and social lives of our ministry’s most committed supporters. Members gain valuable access to YCP’s network of Members nationwide in addition to the benefits provided within their city. Please go to http://www.youngcatholicprofessionals.org/membership to learn more and register.
 
  • Upcoming events

    St. Joseph the Worker Saturday Retreat
    Saturday, December 07, 2019 at 09:00 AM · 1 rsvp
    St. Michael's Abbey
    YCP OC Christmas Party
    Friday, December 20, 2019 at 06:00 PM · 5 rsvps
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Local Leadership Team

Christina Markl

President

Max Black

Director of Membership

Karlo Campana

Director of Technology

Gia Chacon

Director of Outreach

Brendan Linzmeier

Director of Finance

Bradley Michelle

VP & Director of Evangelization

Danielle Morin

Director of Operations

Ashley Temm

Special Events Coordinator

Local Board of Directors

Thomas Meister

OC Board of Directors, Chairman

Tim Psomas

OC Board of Directors

Kathleen Eaton Bravo

OC Board of Directors

David D. Linzmeier

OC Board of Director