What is Challenge & Conquest?

Challenge & Conquest are Catholic Youth Ministry programs for boys and girls in 5th – 12th grade to grow in knowledge of their Catholic faith, friendship with Christ, and make a difference and positive impact on their families, friends and in the world around them.

Fast Facts

Challenge & Conquest are proven to be a successful youth ministry option for the past 15 years in the US and Canada. They are currently present in over 250 parishes & schools with over 6,500 youth every week, led by 300 adult leaders and 700 teen leaders. Offering over 45 summer camps with 2,000 campers every year.

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Our Mission

 

Challenge and Conquest strive to offer effective methods & materials in Catholic Youth Ministry for families, parishes and schools, helping youth 5th – 12 grade to know and love Christ with real friendship; the Pope and Church with loyalty; Mary as a daughter; and every person with genuine respect and charity.

 
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The Church & The Pope

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Every Person

with real and genuine charity and respect

 

Challenge and Conquest try to teach the teens how to follow Christ’s example and live authentic Christian virtues such as friendship, sincerity, obedience, generosity, purity, charity, hope, joy, faith and perseverance.

Our Team

 
 

Our Challenge national team and staff are made up of professional, dedicated parents, volunteers, teachers, youth ministers, consecrated women who want to help you be successful in your work to bring these young teenage girls closer to Christ and willing to serve the world around them. Contact us for anything you need.

 

National Team

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Todd Brechbill

Challenge and Conquest National Director
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Anna Kulway

Customer Service & Support
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Nadine McMillan

Challenge National Team
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Regional

 
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Georgia

Natalia Santos
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Illinois

Nadine McMillan
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Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio

Ally Wheeler
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West Coast, New England, Central States

Nadine McMillan
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Louisiana

Rachel Jacobs
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MD, DC, VA, NC

Amelia Hoover
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Michigan

Yvonne Fontaine 
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Tennessee

Margaret Merrill
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Texas

HOUSTON: Fabiola Zellek 
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Eastern Canada

Fr Thomas Murphy
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Challenge Summer Camps

 

Challenge Camps are unique experiences for girls from 5th -12th grade to grow in their Catholic faith and make lasting friendships. We have approximately 20 camps across the US and Canada each summer.

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Methods, Materials, & Training

 
 

Challenge & Conquest offer parents, schools and parishes with methods, material, and training to help girls and boys grow in their faith and serve others. Our method combines different elements that together make our program unique and effective: Team Based and Teen Led; Service Driven, Virtue Centered; Age Specific; Flexible and ready to use; relevant and fun; 100% Catholic and gender specific. The materials and guidebooks are intuitive, but we also offer online training modules for adult leaders and team “teen” leaders.

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Challenge and Conquest
are powered by ecyd

 
 

ECyD stands for: Experiences, Convictions, and your Decisions. ECYD is an international Catholic association of adolescents who make a pledge of friendship with Christ and with each other to build up a new world according to the Gospel. ECYD shares Regnum Christi spirituality adapted to adolescents.

ECYD enriches Challenge & Conquest, making them better programs for the youth we are working with, so for that reason we say that Challenge and Conquest are powered by ECYD. You can choose to use the pledge card and ceremony method to help kids grow closer to Christ and learn to pray. It is optional but definitely an enhancement to Challenge and Conquest.

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