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 http://www.youngcatholicprofessionals.org/membership to learn more and register.

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  • Upcoming events

    June Networking Happy Hour
    Thursday, June 20, 2019 at 06:30 PM
    À La Cart Orlando in Orlando, FL

    June Networking Happy Hour

    Please join us for our Networking Happy Hour event on JUNE 20, 2019 at À La Cart! YCP Happy Hours are a great way to meet young professionals, enjoy drinks, and have great conversations after work! This community shares job opportunities, strengthen each other in our faith and challenges us to grow as Catholic professionals.

    Admission to this event is FREE!

    KNOW BEFORE YOU GO:
    - Business casual attire
    - Bring Business Cards
    - Bring a Friend

    Visit www.ycporlando.org to learn about our other programs and events and be sure to follow us on Instagram at: @ycporlando

    À La Cart features multiple mobile food vendors to satisfy your cravings, and the bar inside has 15 taps featuring a rotating lineup of beers, ciders, wines, and cold-brew coffee. Check out their Web site at https://www.alacartorlando.com/

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    YCP Member Conference: Practice The Presence
    Friday, September 13, 2019 at 03:00 PM through September 15, 2019
    Hilton DFW Lakes Executive Conference Center (Dallas, TX)

    “His greatest business did not divert him from God.” Can you say the same?

    In his work, Brother Lawrence possessed God in as great tranquility as if he were before the Blessed Sacrament. Inspired by the writings of this humble 17th-century monk, join hundreds of YCP Members from across the country for a weekend devoted to establishing in ourselves a sense of God’s presence. We’ll share practical tips for developing a habit of unending prayer amid our hectic lives and discuss how to grow in holiness through our daily work. “He is nearer to us than we are aware” – let us welcome Him into our hearts by learning to practice the presence of God.

    REGISTER TODAY TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF EARLY BIRD PRICING! Ends on Easter - April 21, 2019

    RSVP'ing on Facebook does not reserve you a ticket. Register now at: http://www.ycpconference.org

    All registration options include admission to our evening gala on Saturday, September 14, 2019.

    Questions? Email conference@youngcatholicprofessionals.org

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Orlando Leadership Team

Maureen Furino

Chapter President

Nair Mussi

Director of Membership

Matthew DeSalvo

Director of Technology

Courtney Hodges

Director of Operations

Christina Woodman

Director of Marketing

Lisa Sojourner

Director of Evangelization

Annie Lopez

Director of Outreach

Orlando Board of Directors

Kevin Shaughnessy

Chairman, Professional Board Member

Drew Byrnes

Young Professional Board Member

Anis Khalaf

Young Professional Board Member

Amanda Livermore

Young Professional Board Member

Gary Sanford

Young Professional Board Member

Kimberly Zeiler

Young Professional Board Member

Steve Zepf

Professional Board Member