It is a pleasure to announce our 37th Annual Archdiocesan Youth Conference.
Date: Friday October 27th – Saturday October 28th Time: Friday Night 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm / Saturday 9:00 am – 7:15 pm Place: Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary 9502 4th St. NW Albuquerque, NM 87114 Fee: $40.00 per person Age: 14-18 in High School Registration Deadline: Friday October 13, 2017
We have some excellent presenters for our workshops.
Our Keynote Presenters Will Be: David McHugh & Noelle Garcia McHugh. Below is a bio of these exciting keynote presenters.
Registration Brochure, Permission Form and Youth Conference Registration is below in green.
Key Note Presenters Bio
David McHugh & Noelle Garcia McHugh
Noelle Garcia is now Noelle Garcia McHugh! She and her husband David, a fellow youth and music minister, currently reside in Dodge City, Kansas, with their four young children Damien, Lucia, Elias, and Diego. The husband and wife team enjoy sharing their faith with lots of laughs, prayer, and music!
Noelle was born in Texas, but moved up to Lansing, Michigan, from Memphis, Tennessee, in 2006. She got her start in a career in music ministry when she met WLP artist John Angotti who was the music director at her home parish. The two began writing songs together, “We Will Be the Light” and “Light of the World,” and then Noelle started some writing of her own. She has a degree in Human Development from Christian Brothers University and has worked in youth and music ministry since 1999. Noelle has performed all over the country, including New York, Tennessee, Texas, Iowa, and Illinois, and also performed internationally at World Youth Day in Sydney, Australia. Some of her venues have included the National Catholic Youth Conference (NCYC), The National Conference for Catholic Youth Ministry (NCCYM), The Los Angeles Religious Education Congress, and the National Association of Pastoral Musicians (NPM). Noelle also appeared in the 2009 CNN documentary, “Latino in America” sharing her music and testimony. Noelle hopes that sharing her own faith journey through workshops and music will encourage teens and young adults who struggle to turn to the Lord. Her talks include: Trusting in God – “Let Go, Let God;” “It’s Great to Be a Girl;” “The Triduum and Our Relationship with Christ,” and talks related to Theology of the Body, the Eucharist, and much more!
In 2014, Noelle and David wrote the Los Angeles Religious Education Congress Youth Day Theme Song “Never Alone,” which is available on iTunes and through other online music sellers. Noelle hopes to inspire her listeners to be who they are called to be, for then “…you will set the world ablaze” — St. Catherine of Siena