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Youth Evangelization and Discipleship Contact:

Brad Bursa
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100 E. Eighth St.
Cincinnati, OH 45202-2193
Phone: (513) 421-3131 ext. 2741
Fax: (513) 421-1582

About Us

Mission Statement:

We seek the face of Christ in the life of the Catholic Church, and bear witness — inviting youth to join on the Way.



Brad Bursa 

Brad Bursa is the Director of the Office for Youth Evangelization and Discipleship, and was previously the Director of Youth Ministry at St. Gertrude Parish in Cincinnati. He and his wife Katie have four children. Brad is a graduate of Franciscan University of Steubenville, where he completed his Bachelor’s Degree in 2008 (English/Theology) and his Master’s in 2014 (Theology and Christian Ministry). Brad enjoys reading and studying theology, reading novels and poetry, listening to classical music, drinking coffee, and playing sports (he is particularly gifted in defeating his children in wrestling). 


Rod Dunlap

Rod Dunlap is the Associate Director of Sports Ministry. Previously he was the Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministry at St. John the Baptist — Dry Ridge. Rod and his wife Maria have five children. He is a graduate of Ohio University with a Bachelor’s degree in Sports Science and Mount St. Joseph University where he received a Master’s Degree in Religious Studies. In this free time, Rod enjoys playing golf, cheering on the Bengals and Reds, and hanging out with friends.


Matt Reinkemeyer

Matt Reinkemeyer is the Associate Director for Missionary Outreach in the Office for Youth Evangelization and Discipleship. Before taking up his new post with the Archdiocese, Matt served as the High School Youth Minister at St. Margaret of York in Loveland. He and his wife Jen have two children, Isabelle and Isaac. Matt spent time at Conception Seminary College and a community college before earning his Bachelor’s Degree in 2012 from Franciscan University of Steubenville in Theology/Catechetics/Youth Ministry. In addition to spending time with his family, Matt enjoys everything outdoors including hiking, fishing, hunting, football, and baseball.

Monica Placke Sellers

Since 1999, Monica Placke Sellers has provided administrative support for the offices serving youth as well as young adults in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. She has been blessed with a son and daughter-in- law, three grandsons, two godsons, and many other friends and family. She is a graduate of Notre Dame Academy, and earned a B.A. from Edgecliff College, now part of Xavier University. Monica is a member of Mother of God parish in her hometown of Covington, Ky. A longtime Boy Scout leader, she is the point person for Catholic youth religious emblems, recognition medals, and adult awards available to those active in Boy Scout, Girl Scout, and American Heritage Girl units.

Alex Venturato

Alex Venturato is coordinating the social media and web presence for the Office for Youth Evangelization and Discipleship. She comes to this role after four years as the Director of Jr. High Youth Ministry at St. Ignatius Loyola. Alex and her husband Marco recently adopted their first child. She graduated from the University of Dayton in 2012 completing a Bachelor’s degree in Education with concentrations in Religious Studies, Language Arts, and Catechetics. Alex enjoys hot cups of coffee, crafting and working with clay, skiing, and playing soccer.

 Contact Information:

Office for Youth Evangelization and Discipleship
100 East 8th Street
Cincinnati, OH   45202-2150
(513) 421-3131, x. 2741
(513) 421-1582  (fax)
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