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.


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 2022-2023 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 Mary Corder in the Office of Youth Ministry at mcorder@charlestondiocese.org.

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Meet your 2021/2022 DMT!

Meet Eliza

Hey y’all! I’m Eliza, a lifelong native to Charleston and a recent graduate of Wofford College. I joined the DMT to serve the diocese I grew up in and give back to the Catholic community that has grown and cared for me as I matured in my faith. When I’m not helping the team by leading worship; I’m writing essays and poetry for the new evangelization and social justice, reading Flannery O’Connor, and painting watercolors. I’m so grateful for the ways God has poured His grace into the Church in South Carolina, and I hope this year to empower the young people to continue to serve with the Gospel!

Meet Keegan

Hey! My name is Keegan Moloney. I’m from Greenville, NC and just graduated from NC State University. I was recently accepted as a seminarian for the Diocese of Raleigh (NC) and will begin my studies in August ’22. Along with my love of the Church, I love making/crafting/building/designing anything and everything I can. Serving the Church in NC has been one of the greatest joys of my life, and I’m really excited to serve the youth of SC and invite them deeper into the wonder of our Faith.

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!

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.

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