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History of NCYC

NCYC began in 1983 as a regional conference, with one session for the east coast and one session for the west coast. The regional conferences had a few thousand youth in attendance. NCYC then merged into a national conference in 1991 and interest in the conference began to grow. The conference now attracts over 20,000 youth and adults for three days of worship, music, and fun.

YearAttendanceHost CityTheme
2025 N/AIndianapolis, Indiana TBD
2024 N/ALong Beach, CaliforniaEl Camino | The Way
2023 12,071Indianapolis, IndianaFully Alive
2022 2,700Long Beach, CaliforniaWalking on Water
202111,000Indianapolis, IndianaAblaze
201925,000Indianapolis, IndianaBlessed Broken Given
201723,000Indianapolis, IndianaCalled / Llamados
201525,000Indianapolis, IndianaHere I Am Lord / Aquí Estoy Señor
201323,000Indianapolis, IndianaSigned. Sealed. Delivered.
201123,000Indianapolis, IndianaCalled to Glory
200923,000Kansas City, MissouriChrist Reigns
200720,000Columbus, OhioDiscover the Way
200522,000Atlanta, GeorgiaWinds of Change
200322,000Houston, TexasRiver of Life
200125,000Indianapolis, IndianaHope at the Crossroads
199922,400St. Louis, Missouri[email protected]
199717,500Kansas City, MissouriTake it to Heart
199511,000Minneapolis, MinnesotaVoices that Challenge
19939,000Philadelphia, PennsylvaniaLet the Spirit Ring
19917,200Indianapolis, Indiana 
19895,800Louisville, Kentucky/Denver, ColoradoCome and See
19875,000Portland, Oregon/Pittsburgh, PennsylvaniaLove is Our Shelter, Together We Build
19853,850Phoenix, Arizona/Biloxi, Mississippi 
19833,300San Francisco, California/Washington DC

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2023 Host

Mari Pablo

Mari Pablo is a proud Hispanic and cradle Catholic whose life was wrecked in the best possible way when she finally decided to stop fighting and surrender it all to Him. Mari has joyfully worked in youth ministry for over fifteen years, both as a youth minister and theology teacher, and as a presenter for Ascension Press. Mari has a deep love for food but an even greater love for Christ and is dedicated to helping others encounter Him.

2023 Host

Sr. Josephine Garrett, CSFN

Sister Josephine is a native Texan, raised baptist in Houston Texas. Jesus called her to religious life in 2011 and in 2020 Sister made her final vows as a Sister of the Holy Family of Nazareth. She ministers as a licensed mental health counselor, and also serves on the community vocations team and as a national speaker. 

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ABOUT NFCYM

The National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry (NFCYM) is a membership organization dedicated to advancing the field of pastoral ministry to young people.

Members enjoy:

  • Professional training, resourcing, and support
  • Full access to our resources and webinars,
  • Special rates to NFCYM events, and more.

ABOUT NFCYM

The National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry (NFCYM) is a membership organization dedicated to advancing the field of pastoral ministry to young people.

Members enjoy:

  • Professional training, resourcing, and support
  • Full access to our resources and webinars,
  • Special rates to NFCYM events, and more.

You will now be directed to NFCYM.ORG to complete registration.

2023 Host

Mari Pablo

Mari Pablo is a proud Hispanic and cradle Catholic whose life was wrecked in the best possible way when she finally decided to stop fighting and surrender it all to Him. Mari has joyfully worked in youth ministry for over fifteen years, both as a youth minister and theology teacher, and as a presenter for Ascension Press. Mari has a deep love for food but an even greater love for Christ and is dedicated to helping others encounter Him.

2023 Host

Sr. Josephine Garrett, CSFN

Sister Josephine is a native Texan, raised baptist in Houston Texas. Jesus called her to religious life in 2011 and in 2020 Sister made her final vows as a Sister of the Holy Family of Nazareth. She ministers as a licensed mental health counselor, and also serves on the community vocations team and as a national speaker.