Pat Keady: Authentic Relationships and Encounter


Pat Keady has had a big journey through youth ministry: starting with a youth retreat at his house, leaving and then returning to the Catholic Church, and more recently directing emmanuelworship and Ignite Youth!

Pat Keady reflects on his own journey to explain why engaging youth culture, one-on-one relationships and fostering an encounter with Christ are essential to youth ministry.


To find out more about Ignite Youth, head to the Ignite Youth website.

Make a Mess is a series of interviews with youth ministry experts, inspired by Pope Francis’ call to youth for a “mess” to result from World Youth Day in Rio. Each episode features a different youth minister speaking about their experience and desires for youth ministry in the Catholic Church.

This episode was recorded at Ignite Conference 2015.

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