Director of HS Youth & Young Adult Ministry
Christopher J. McCarren (CJ) is our Director of HS Youth & Young Adult Ministries. This position includes oversight of faith formation for grades 9 through 12 and the continued development of our young adults. CJ is the oldest of three children. He was born in Pennsylvania's Amish country near Hershey, PA. At the age of 6 his family moved to Birmingham, Alabama where they lived until he was 16 when they moved to Houston. He has been employed as a Director of Youth Ministry since 1999 and has been at St. Luke’s for a little more than one year. He has a certification in the Faith Toward Christian Ministry course, Basic Youth Ministry, Youth Ministry Leadership and Catechetical Leadership offered by the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston. He has also been active in varies on-going formation opportunities in the field of youth ministry. He is presently enrolled in college working toward a Masters in Catechesis. His hobbies include watching sports and collecting and reading comic books.