Bob McCarty, D.Min.

Adjunct Professor of Pastoral & Youth Ministry

Bob McCarty, D.Min., teaches pastoral and youth ministry courses for the online cohort Master of Pastoral Ministry - Youth Ministry program for up-and-coming leaders in youth ministry across the nation. 

Professional Experience 

Bob McCarty is a pastoral ministry consultant and trainer and has been in professional ministry since 1973, serving in diocesan, parish, school, and community programs, most recently as the executive director for the National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry (NFCYM). He offers workshops and training programs in ministry skills and issues internationally. Bob is also the Chief Operating Officer for the Catholic Mobilizing Network, advocating for restorative justice and the end to the death penalty.

In addition to teaching at University of Dallas, Bob is adjunct faculty at St. John’s University, Collegeville, MN and at the Catholic University of America. He also volunteers in his parish youth ministry and catechetical program at St. Francis of Assisi Parish in Fulton, MD.

Publications 

Bob McCarty's most recent books include 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.

Education

B.S., Sociology/Theology, St. Joseph’s University
M.A., Religious Education, LaSalle University
D.Min., Graduate Theological Foundation, IN

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