Our goal is to grow the Church in the Christchurch Diocese by bringing the youth and young adult ministry vision of Bishop Paul Martin to life and serving the parishes and communities of the Diocese.

We call young people and families into a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ and His Church through personal communication, events, initiatives, and resources. 


James is originally from Australia. He completed a Bachelor of Environmental Science and worked in retail management before feeling called to youth ministry. James has over 18 years in Youth Ministry, working as part of a  a retreat team (NET Australia), Diocesan Youth Coordinator (Toowoomba Australia) and in Parish Youth Ministry (Queensland and Christchurch). He holds a graduate certificate in Youth Ministry from BBI in Australia. 

03 353 0705 ext 0
0210 259 3343

Music Ministry Coordinator

Sam is a Christchurch local with many years of ministry experience including time with CYT and Tertiary Chaplaincy. She holds a BA in Psychology, Certificate in Youth Ministry and Diploma in Urban Mission Studies. Sam has been very involved and passionate about the music side of the ministry throughout her years in Ministry and in the past has been part of the CYT music team as well as many other music ministry teams.

03 353 0705 ext 5

Mission & Outreach Coordinator

Applications are currently Open for this position

The Catholic Youth Team (CYT) for the Diocese of Christchurch invites applications for the full-time position of Mission and Outreach Coordinator.

Applications close September 18th, 2020.


Olivia Frahm
Mission Team Supervisor

Olivia is from Oxford, North Canterbury, and is a graduate of the 2015 Mission Team.
She has worked as Youth Coordinator in a variety of Parish and Diocesan settings in Christchurch for the past 5 years.
She has recently returned to Aotearoa after serving for 1 ½ years as a missionary at the Catholic Children’s Home Finca del Niño in rural Honduras, where she worked as a teacher and programme coordinator.
She has a heart for relational ministry and public speaking, as well as teaching and empowering young Catholic leaders.

03 353 0705 ext  4

Mission Team
Missionary Volunteers

Mission Team is a group of young adult, full time volunteers. They serve the Christchurch Diocese in running retreats for schools, youth groups and serve other programmes throughout the diocese.

Inquiries around booking or joining the Mission Team can be made to:

Talia Steiner – Mission Team Coordinator
03 353 0705

Click here to find out more information about Mission Team!

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