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The OYYACM is looking forward to seeing you all at our Summit which is not one you want to miss!  Let’s just say it’s going to be a very meaningful day…


Please note: Registration has officially closed for this Summit! Please contact Murphey Cohn at mcohn@cathdal.org  or (214) 379-2846 if you would like to put your name on the waitlist.


Summit Description:

New research data shows how the religious landscape has shifted in America over the last 50 years, ushering in an era of massive mistrust and institutional disaffiliation across all sectors. The key to reaching Gen Z is understanding these trends and what you can do about them.  In this interactive event, Dr. Josh Packard, Executive Director of Springtide Research Institute reveals what over two year’s worth of research with young people show about how to build lasting relationships that are influential and impactful.  

Drawing on Springtide Research Institute’s data and cutting edge social science, Dr. Josh Packard will show you why institutions must pivot toward relationships to create a sense of Belonging in order to create and cement long-term beliefs.  Young people are looking for guides to help them make meaning, but they’re increasingly looking for them outside of traditional institutions.


Speaker Biography:

Dr. Josh Packard, Executive Director of Springtide Research Institute, is an accomplished researcher with an expertise in the sociology of religion and new forms of religious expression. A talented speaker and writer, with over 10 years of teaching experience, Josh has been a guest on numerous radio shows and podcasts, and has been an invited speaker at many conferences, events, and workshops. He has been published widely in both academic and popular outlets, including Christianity Today, The Aspen Institute, The Huffington Post, Desert News, and Christian Science Monitor, among others. Josh earned his Ph.D. in sociology from Vanderbilt University and did his undergraduate work in English at Texas Lutheran University.


Summit Details:

Date: October 28, 2021

Location: St. Paul Catholic Church in Richardson

Note: The Church building and Formation Building are at 2 separate, but adjacent campuses. We will let you know where to arrive closer to the date. 

Time: 9:00am- 3:30pm


Summit Schedule:

9:00 am            Arrival and Check-in

9:00 am            Mass (St. Paul Catholic Church)

10:30 am         Summit Formation Begins

12:30 pm         Lunch (Provided by the OYYACM)

1:30 pm            Formation Continues

3:30 pm            Summit Concludes

The Office of Youth, Young Adult, and Campus Ministries events are made possible thanks to the generosity of men and women through the Bishop’s Annual Appeal. Learn more about the appeal at dallasbishopsappeal.com. 



October 28, 2021
9:00 am - 3:30 pm
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The Office of Youth, Young Adult, and Campus Ministries
(214) 379-3173


St. Paul, Richardson
Dallas, TX United States + Google Map