Welcome to the Office for Youth and Young Adult Ministry for the Diocese of Gary!

The Office for Youth and Young Adult Ministry (OYYA) serves youth (middle and high school aged teenagers) and young adults (those in their 20’s and 30’s) and those who minister to young people in the Catholic Diocese of Gary.

My name is Vicky Hathaway and I am happy to serve as your Ministry Consultant for Youth and Young Adult Ministry.” What is a Ministry Consultant for Youth and Young Adult Ministry? Simply put, I am your contact person here at the Diocese of Gary for all things youth and young adult ministry related. My mission is to support those who minister to young people, provide formation opportunities, and coordinate faith experiences at a diocesan level. I am your advocate here in the Pastoral Center and I will be your spiritual “cheer-leader,” praying with and for you and walking with you as you minister to young people.

Some of the services the OYYA provides are:

  • Prayers: you don’t even have to ask! Please let us know if there is something specific we can pray for you and with you.
  • Training and Formation, including Youth Ministry 101/Young Adult Ministry 101, Safe Environment Emphasis/Best Practices, Mental Health Concerns, and more.
  • Consultation/Brainstorming.
  • Communication between Diocese of Gary and ministers.
  • Advocating for youth and young adult needs

How else can I serve you? Please let me know if there is anything else I can do for you.
Please feel free to contact me! You can reach me at vhathaway@dcgary.org or at 219-769-9292 ext. 229.

Peace and all goodness,

Vicky Hathaway