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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
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.


Christen Aquino

Christen Aquino served as the Youth Minister & Adult Faith Formation Director at Holy Family in Marietta, GA for seven years.  She coached lacrosse and ran retreats for 9th/10th grade girls at her Alma Mater, Blessed Trinity High School in Roswell, GA.  Christen moved to Dayton on the Feast of the Assumption in 2016 to attend the University of Dayton.  She graduated with her MA in Theology (2018) while serving as the Youth & Young Adult Minister at Immaculate Conception in Dayton (2017-2019).  Presently, Christen serves as the Managing Director of VIA (Youth Office) for the Archdiocese of Cincinnati.


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.

Laura Potter

Laura Potter is the Associate Director-VIA Missionaries. Her mission in life is to become who God has created her to be and to help others do the same. Laura began living this mission on her High School Campus in Logan, OH, also known as the beautiful Hocking Hills. She then served for two years as a NET (National Evangelization Team) Missionary, received her Bachelor’s Degree in Theology and Catechetics with a minor in Sacred Music from Franciscan University in Steubenville, OH, and worked for two years at a Catholic boarding school in California. She has spent the last seven years as the Youth Minister at St Mary Parish in Littleton, CO serving both Middle School and High School youth and families. Laura is excited to be  back in her home state inviting youth to join on the way of Christ with the VIA Missionaries and Archdiocese of Cincinnati staff. You may see her rollerblading along the Ohio river trail, eating at every Cincinnati restaurant or café that is recommended to her, or singing and playing guitar in the AOC offices.

 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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