About the Diocesan Missionary Team

The vision for the Diocesan Missionary Team (DMT) is to reach young people “on the ground” in their parishes and Catholic schools. The DMT will evangelize young people by offering them an opportunity to not only hear about the life-changing gospel of Jesus Christ, but to learn and understand the grace of the truth that will set them free. It is the vision of the DMT that once young people have experienced the transformational grace and mercy of Jesus Christ, they will hunger and thirst to go deeper in their own Catholic faith life.

Retreats will be segregated to 6th–8th grade and 9th-12th grade. Themes for retreats will consist of Confirmation, Evangelization Retreat (Who is Jesus?), Going Deeper in Your Faith (Why Catholic?), First Communion Retreat, and a themed retreat that changes each year.

RETREAT DURATIONS AND COSTS

Twilight retreat (less than 4 hours) …. $300.00

1-day retreat ………………………………….. $400.00

Overnight retreat …………………………… $500.00

Full weekend …………………………………..$600.00

Scheduling the DMT for 2020-2021 is now available. Check out our calendar tab to view available booking dates.

To schedule the DMT for a retreat or to receive more information about becoming a missionary, please contact Eleni Phelps in the Office of Youth Ministry at ephelps@charlestondiocese.org.

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Meet your 2021/2022 DMT!

Meet Ana

Hey-oh! I am Ana Rodas from northern Illinois. I have a miniature schnauzer that loves people and cheese. I graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with my BFA and MFA in graphic design. In my 7 years on campus, I became involved in all aspects of student life. The best and most memorable time was spent at St. John’s Catholic Newman Center. This is where I met Jesus, incredible priests, and young adults on fire for the faith. Now I hope to bring that zeal to the Catholic community in South Carolina! 🤩

Meet Draven

Hi, my name is Draven Miller! I am from Omaha Nebraska. Before starting at the DMT I was a firefighter in a small town outside of Norfolk Nebraska. I chose the DMT because the Lord put a desire in my heart to return to ministry as a missionary and help lead people closer to Christ. In my free time, I like to annoy my teammates and listen to music. The one thing I want most out of this year is to grow in my faith and to serve this diocese in the best way I can.

Meet Marie

Hi, my name is Marie Britten and I’m from Northern Virginia. I just graduated from Belmont Abbey College in Charlotte, NC with a bachelor’s in Parish Ministry. I love to sing, skate, thrift, read, and drink good coffee. I am excited for the opportunity to cultivate more ministerial skills through serving in the Diocese of Charleston. I’m hopeful that the challenges I’m faced with this year will only push me closer to becoming the best version of myself that I can be.

Meet Michael

My name is Michael Scheske. I am 22-years-old and from Michigan. I just graduated from Eastern Michigan with a bachelor’s degree in economics and history (all in preparation for missionary work of course!). I joined the DMT partially because I was cold, but, more importantly, because I saw an opportunity to minister to youth by meeting them where they are at and to foster an encounter between them and Jesus. During my free time, I enjoy sports, reading, writing, Greek mythology, movies, and running. This year, in addition to not getting sunburnt too severely, I hope to grow in my own holiness and accompany others in their encounters with Jesus.

Meet Rylee

Hey y’all! My name is Rylee Williams. I was born in Florida, but I’ve been in living in upstate South Carolina for almost thirteen years. I converted to Catholicism during my sophomore year of high school, and have tried finding different ways to serve through the Church ever since then! I love taking pictures and learning new instruments in my free time, but you’ll probably find me curled up on the couch with my buddy Netflix in my free time! I’m looking forward to the opportunities this year will bring, and the growth that I will experience during my time on the Team and in Charleston!

Email Eleni Phelps at ephelps@charlestondiocese.org to book the DMT today!