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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Nadine McMillan

Challenge National Director
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Anna Kulway

Customer Service & Support
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Todd Brechbill

Conquest National Director
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Regional

 
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Georgia & South Carolina

Emily Roman
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Illinois & Wisconsin

Saira Herboth & Melanie Pilon
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Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio

Ally Wheeler
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Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio

Maria Knuth
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Louisiana

Yvonne Nuxoll & Nicolette Chmiel
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MD, Washington DC, VA, NC

Caroline Lucas
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Michigan

Yvonne Fontaine
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Texas

Veronique Chevrier, Dallas
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Texas

Fabiola Zelleck, Houston
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Canada

Nadine McMillan
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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 over 20 camps across the US and Canada this upcoming 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: Experience, Convictions, and your Decisions. ECyD is an international Catholic association of youth who participate in programs or activities that spark specific experiences, convictions and decisions that mark their Christian way of life and encourage them to build a lasting friendship with Christ and be his apostles.

 

ECyD enriches Challenge and Conquest, making them better programs for the youth we are working with because it offers a path to help kids grow in prayer life and forge a real friendship with Christ. Each Challenge or Conquest group can choose to use the pledge card and ceremony method to help youth grow closer to Christ and learn to pray. It is optional enhancement to Challenge and Conquest.

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