STA Youth Ministry

Application Packet


WELCOME! Dear Potential Youth Core Member,I’m glad that you are interested in serving in our youth ministry! I am always looking for talented ministers to serve in our youth ministry program. Solid ministry is built on relationships between adult staff and teens. Relationships are key to teens feeling loved and accepted so that they can understand the love of God in practical ways. This is when real spiritual growth takes place in a teen’s life.


Our Youth Ministry Program requires a substantial team of volunteers working at all levels – from Core members who lead small groups, Instructors in a Classroom setting, to Life Support who setup environments and serve food. The challenge of our Youth Ministry is to access the wealth and diversity of resources within and around the area so as to provide a meaningful and effective faith formation program for High School teenagers who engage their energy, imagination,curiosity, compassion and playful spirit in an exploration and engagement of our Catholic faith. Thus, the quality of our youth ministry volunteers is very important.

I am looking for men and women who have made a commitment to Christ and a desire to care for teens. With the aid of prayer and consideration, read the enclosed materials. I encourage you to observe one of our youth ministry events before making your decision to start the process. Because I place a great value on this ministry, I place a great value on our volunteers. Once you have completed the Archdiocese of Santa Fe Virtus Training and I have your application, Virtus Certificate, I will schedule an appointment with you to discuss your application. All the information will be kept strictly confidential. In the meantime, please feel free to observe our youth ministry programs.

Youth ministry is a great way to give of your time and serve the Lord. I’m looking forward to meeting with you and spending some time talking about your hopes and desires for ministry. If you have any
need to reach me, please feel free to call.

God Bless,
Edward J. Leyba
Youth and Young Adult Director

Before you start the Application Form please Complete the Virtus Training online.

Go to Virtus – Safe environment training

2.Create a User ID and Password.
3. Complete the Training and Background Check. Takes about 1.5 hours.
4. Print the Certificate or Save Electronically.
5. Attach the Certificate to the Application.

St. Thomas Aquinas Youth Ministry Application

St. Thomas Aquinas Youth Ministry Application

  • Virtus Online Training
  • General Information
  • Volunteer & Involvement
  • Availability & Formation
  • Talents & Final Questions
  • Safe Environment
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Instructions (Note: Illegible answers cannot be considered.)
1. Read through all the questions before you begin your answers.
2. Answer all the questions.
3. Very Important: When answering these questions, be yourself. There are no right or wrong answers. These questions are simply vehicles for us to learn who you are.
4. Also Very Important: Rest assured that all information will be held in strict confidence by the staff of the St. Thomas Aquinas Youth Ministry program.

Here are a few important facts about being a member our Youth Ministry Team:
• Team members must be at least one year out of high school or older.
• Team members should possess the following qualities: a personal commitment to Jesus Christ, an unconditional love for teenagers, a love for the Catholic Church, regular participation in Sunday worship, a personal prayer life, freedom from serious sin, regular reading of Scripture, and openness to using the gifts of the Holy Spirit.
• Team members must be open to training and completing all background checks and requirements set forth by the Archdiocese.
• Team members must continue to possess the above-mentioned qualities throughout the duration of their commitment. Team members are free at any time to unconditionally terminate their relationship as a Team member. At the same time, the St. Thomas Aquinas Youth Ministry Team retains the option to ask you to step out of this ministry if it becomes clear to us that the Lord is not calling you to this specific ministry, or if mitigating circumstances make it unwise for you to continue in this ministry.

Virtus Online Training

Before you start the Application Form please Complete the Virtus Training online.
1. Go to (will need to copy and paste into your browser)
2. Create a User ID and Password.
3. Complete the Training and Background Check. Takes about 1.5 hours.
4. Save Certificate Electronically.
5. Attach the Certificate below.

** Note: You will not be able to continue with the application until Virtus Training is complete and uploaded.

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