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Wayne Topp

Wayne Topp
Email wtopp@catholicaoc.org

Wayne Topp

Director, Young Adult Evangelization

Contact me for:

  • Questions about young adult ministry or events
  • Sharing ideas about new apostolates for and by young adults
  • Ideas to engage young adults in your parish

Bio: The Office for Young Adult Evangelization and Discipleship meets young adults along the Way, gives them opportunity for healing and walks with them into discipleship. I help establish young adult apostolates throughout the Archdiocese and host regular community-building events that lead to small group opportunities for conversion and one on one apprenticeship in discipleship. The best part about my job is being able to spend time getting to know people on a very personal level and to inspire them to be who God has created them to be.

A Little About Me: I grew up in a small town (just like John Cougar Mellencamp) and after graduating from New Bremen High School in 2000, I spent one year of formal discernment at the Pontifical College Josephinum. I later graduated from Xavier University and have been working with the Archdiocesan Pastoral Center since 2007. My wife Marianne and I have been married for 16 years and are blessed to be the parents of 7 children. I love to spend time with my wife and children by baking, cooking, and even carving watermelon. I also enjoy running (when I get the chance), playing guitar and reading (when I’m not about to fall asleep).

Favorite Saint: St. Joseph – always inspiring me to be a better father

Favorite Bible Verse: Therefore, take these words of mine into your heart and soul. Bind them at your wrist as a sign and let them be a pendant on your forehead. Teach them to your children, speaking of them at home and abroad, whether you are busy or at rest. Deuteronomy 11:18-19