Director of Youth & Young Adult Ministry
Michal is the director of the Office of Youth & Young Adult Ministry for the Archdiocese of Portland in Oregon. He holds a Master of Pastoral Ministry degree from the University of Portland/Gonzaga University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering degree from Parks College of St. Louis University. He also holds a Certificate in Youth Ministry Studies and a Certificate in Ministry with Young Adults from the Center for Ministry Development. Prior to diocesan youth ministry, he ministered as a volunteer youth minister, a multi-parish youth ministry coordinator, and a parish coordinator of youth ministry.
Michal served on the Board of Directors of the National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry (
) from 2006-2012 including one year as Second Vice-Chair and two years as the Chairman of the board of directors. He has also served on the board of directors of
Catholic Youth Foundation-USA
as well as several national committees and task groups. A charter member of the National Association of Catholic Youth Ministry Leaders (
), Michal recently served as the national chairman for
's World Youth Day-Krakow Advisory Team.