Date & Time
Date(s) - 12/05/2018 - 12/06/2018
1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Tampa Bay Convention Center
In their study, The Dynamics of Disaffiliation in Young Catholics, Saint Mary’s Press reveals extensive research on young Catholics who have left the church. This presentation will identify the underlying dynamics that lead to disaffiliation, describe the factors that reinforce those dynamics, and examine the implications for the Church and ministry with young people. We will hear about these issues from young people, in their own voices. We will examine the broader sociological shifts that enhance and diminish religious affiliation and engagement in secularized society.
Presenter: Bob McCarty
Bob McCarty has been in professional ministry since 1973, serving in parish, school, diocesan, and national settings. He offers consultations, retreats, workshops and training programs in ministry skills and issues internationally. Bob serves as the project coordinator for the Saint Mary’s Press research project, Going, Going, Gone: The Dynamics of Disaffiliation in Young Catholics.Bob has a BS in Sociology/Theology from St. Joseph’s University, an MA in Religious Education from LaSalle University and a D.Min. from the Graduate Theological Foundation in Indiana. Bob is adjunct faculty at The Catholic University of America and The University of Dallas.
Presenter: Josh Packard
Josh Packard, PhD, sociologist, professor, and researcher at the University of Northern Colorado, serves as Executive Director of the Social Research Lab and CEO of The Packard Group, a strategic innovation consulting firm. Josh’s research has appeared in numerous
academic and trade publications. His recent book, Church Refugees: Sociologists reveal why people are DONE with church but not their faith (Group Publishing), explores how religion drives people away from church, but not from God.
Presenter: Katherine Angulo
Born in Mexico and raised in Colombia, Katherine Angulo is fluent in English, Spanish and French. She has over 18 years of experience in youth ministry. Presently, she is Associate Director of Youth Ministry at the Office of Formation and Discipleship for the Atlanta Archdiocese. Angulo is Editor of The Mark Catholic teen magazine and Executive Producer of the volunteer training program, Called to Accompany/Llamados a Acompañar. She has presented at numerous diocesan and national events.