Chief Operating Officer
Bob McCarty recently transitioned from his service as the Executive Director for the National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry, where he started in 1997. Bob has been in professional youth ministry since 1973, serving in diocesan, parish, school, and community programs. He offers workshops and training programs in ministry skills and issues internationally. His recent books are Thriving in Youth Ministry and The Vision of Catholic Youth Ministry: Fundamentals, Theory and Practice through Saint Mary’s Press, Be A Champion for Youth: Standing With, By and For Young People, co-authored with his wife, Maggie, and his newest book, Raising Happy, Healthy and Holy Teenagers: A Primer for Parents through NFCYM.
Bob is also a volunteer in his parish youth ministry and catechetical program at St. Francis of Assisi Parish in Fulton, MD. Bob has a BS in Sociology/Theology from St. Joseph’s University, an MA in Religious Education from LaSalle University and a D.Min. from the Graduate Theological Foundation in Indiana. Bob is adjunct faculty at St. John’s University, Collegeville, MN. His hobbies include rock climbing, cycling, and now, grandparenting!