Introducing Bob McCarty as CMN’s New Chief Operating Officer

April 7, 2016


“Early in my youth ministry career I served as a counselor and campus minister at De La Salle Vocational, a day treatment program for delinquent young people, administered by the Christian Brothers in Philadelphia. This experience with youth on the margins affirmed the importance of the Church’s message of mercy, community, and restorative justice.”

We are honored to welcome Dr. Bob McCarty as Catholic Mobilizing Network’s Chief Operating Officer. CMN increasingly plays a key role in the national movement to end the death penalty and has emerged as a leading Catholic voice in promoting restorative justice. As CMN develops and expands, the need has arisen for a Chief Operating Officer to oversee the increased daily demands of a vibrant and growing organization. Bob’s sense of justice, deep spirituality, and experience as an educator and manager of a national Catholic organization are major gifts to Catholic Mobilizing Network.  Our staff, supporters, and volunteers can look forward to the leadership and wisdom Bob will bring as a new member of the team.

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.