Connecting Youth and Church – Vincent Minucci

I feel so honored and blessed to have had the opportunity to interview Mr. Vincent Minucci.  He is the Associate Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministries for the Greek Orthodox Direct Archdiocesan District, a wonderful friend and former classmate of mine, and is engaged to a beautiful fiancé.

As long as I have known Vincent, he has been a hard worker and is always involved in the betterment of the people and places around him.  While at Hellenic College and Holy Cross he was involved in Student Government, oversaw the Sonia Belcher Ambassador group, and participated in various camps (Camp St. Paul, Camp Emmanuel, and St. Nicholas Ranch) throughout the Archdiocese.

Now as the Associate Director, he serves an important role in the lives of the youth of the Direct Archdiocesan District.  You can find him serving at Camp St. Paul, District basketball games, fellowship events such as the awesome New York scavenger hunt, or having individual personal interactions with our youth. Vincent is involved in making the lives of our youth better and I am thankful for all the work he does.  I look forward to what lies ahead for him and our youth, as dedicated and passionate people like Vincent, work hard to make Orthodoxy accessible for our children.

Hello my Name is: Vincent Minucci

My Patron Saint is: St. Vikentios of Spain commemorated on November 11th

My favorite book was: Harold and the Purple Crayon. When my mom used to read it to me, she would say it was Vincent and the Purple Crayon and I would imagine myself in all these exciting adventures!

My job is: Associate Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministries for the Direct Archdiocesan District

What I love about my job: I love being able to travel around our great District and interact with all our incredible youth ministries. I also love leading retreats and discussions. My absolute favorite thing about my job is being involved in our Summer Camping Ministry, Camp Saint Paul. Camp Saint Paul is an incredible program that focuses on teaching our youth all about our Orthodox faith in a safe, fun and peaceful environment. At camp, I lead Orthodox life sessions and evening devotionals.

If I could tell our youth one thing: Love one another and treat others how you want to be treated! As Orthodox Christians we are told directly from Christ to love the Lord with all our heart, mind and soul and to love our neighbor as we love ourselves- stop arguing on Facebook, stop sending nasty text messages to each other and start truly caring for the people in front of you; by doing so, we will not only make our lives and the lives of others better, but we will come closer to Christ.

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