Diocese Names DiSalvatore Director of Youth and Young Adult Discipleship

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Most Reverend David J. Bonnar, bishop of Youngstown, has appointed Madeleine DiSalvatore director of youth and young adult accompaniment, discernment, formation and missionary discipleship.

DiSalvatore will work within the diocese’s department of missionary discipleship, led by Very Rev. John-Michael Lavelle. With her appointment, the expanded responsibility of the department of includes accompaniment, outreach and programming with high school youth and adults in their 20s and 30s as part of its mandate to support missionary discipleship and participation for all ages.

In her new role, DiSalvatore will accompany and form disciples for Jesus Christ through a ministry of presence, programs and missionary service. She comes to the diocese after serving as campus minister at John F. Kennedy Upper School. DiSalvatore, a graduate of Walsh University, was actively involved in the youth ministry core teams at her home parish of Our Lady of Peace and at Saint John School, both in Ashtabula. As a college student, she was a youth ministry volunteer at Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish in Wadsworth.

“I am excited and honored to be in a position where I can both learn from and be of assistance to other youth and young adult ministers from every corner of the diocese,” DiSalvatore says.

The Catholic Diocese of Youngstown encompasses six counties: Ashtabula, Columbiana, Mahoning, Portage, Stark and Trumbull.

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