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Christen Aquino

Christen Aquino
Email caquino@catholicaoc.org

Christen Aquino

Director, Parish Evangelization

Contact me for:

  • Questions regarding best approaches in the Process of Evangelization for Youth
  • Onsite training and formation for your evangelization team (youth, family, adults)
  • Questions regarding Evangelist or Youth Events
  • Totus Tuus, or contact Mark Travis (email coming soon!)

Bio: My role at the Center mainly focuses on those who evangelize to the youth. I offer opportunities for youth evangelists to share life and prayer on a regional and Archdiocesan level, while encouraging that sharing of life and prayer at the parish level with their teams and volunteers. I also organize ongoing formation in catechesis and best practices for the mission of leading youth into relationship with Jesus Christ and offer opportunities for the youth to share life and prayer. My favorite part of my job is going onsite for a parish training with a team and watching them work together, pray together, and get excited to serve the youth together.  The creativity and excitement that’s generated from their time together is amazing!

A Little About Me: I was born in Connecticut, raised in Georgia and currently reside in Dayton, with my two cats and dog, all of which God brought to me through humorous events so perhaps one day I will join St. Francis as a Patron Saint of animals.

Favorite Saint: I probably pray most often to St. Therese of Lisieux (stalking me since 2014) and my confirmation saint, Elizabeth Ann Seton.

First quote I ever memorized: “For surely I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord, plans for your welfare and not for woe, to give you a future full of hope.”  Jeremiah 29: 11