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 Orlando 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 to learn more and register.

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  • Upcoming events

    February Mass & Brunch
    Sunday, February 03, 2019 at 09:30 AM

    Hello everyone! We want to start having more informal events throughout the month that give those who cannot make it on Tuesdays a chance to meet and network with our local community!

    Every month we want to attend a mass as a group at a different parish around the Orlando area and then find a restaurant to eat and network with after!

    This month we are going to the 9:30am mass at St. Margaret Mary in Winter Park!

    This is super informal, but we hope this allows all of us to come together and enjoy each others company! Please invite your friends and let us know where you would like to go for lunch!

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    February Executive Speaker Series: Douglas Lieb, M.D.
    Tuesday, February 05, 2019 at 07:00 PM

    All young professionals are invited to join YCP Orlando for our Executive Speaker Series! Come network with other young professionals and listen to great insights from our speaker!

    - Free wine & beer
    - Learn about their story and how Catholicism has played a key role in their career
    - Meet young Catholics committed to professional growth
    - Be a part of this challenging and inspiring community

    - 7:00pm: Networking with Free Beer & Wine
    - 7:45pm: Presentation/Q&A with Presenter

    We encourage professional attire at YCP events. All young professionals in their 20s and 30s are invited to attend this free event. See you there!

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Orlando Leadership Team

Anne Olszewski

Chapter President

Maureen Furino

Director of Membership

Matthew DeSalvo

Director of Technology

Catherine Chu

Director of Operations

Michael Fleming

Director of Marketing

Megan Flautt

Director of Outreach

Andy Sojourner

Director of Evangelization

Orlando Board of Directors

Gary Sanford

Young Professional Board Member

Drew Byrnes

Young Professional Board Member

Anis Khalaf

Young Professional Board Member

Amanda Livermore

Young Professional Board Member

Kimberly Zeiler

Young Professional Board Member

Kevin Shaughnessy

Professional Board Member

Steve Zepf

Professional Board Member