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 (Who is Jesus?), Going Deeper in Your Faith (Why Catholic?), First Communion Retreat and Family Retreat.

Scheduling the DMT for 2020-2021 is now available. 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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Are you a Catholic young adult with a passion for the Lord and sharing your faith? You are not alone! Join the DMT and make a difference.

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Meet your 2020/2021 DMT!

Meet Vinny

My name is Vinny Mastrolillo. I’m from Greenville, South Carolina. I’m really into photography and videography. I also love playing golf. I spend a lot of my free time watching football or watching a movie (some people say I have an obsession but I think it’s healthy). I have a passion to serve youth and have been for many years. I felt a calling to give another year of my life to be a missionary and a desire to stay in South Carolina, to give back to a state and a Diocese that gave so much to me. This team has given me a new outlook on life and a wonderful experience!

Meet Matalin

Hello! My name is Matalin Shaver and I’m from Morgantown, WV. I recently graduated from Saint Leo University with a bachelor’s in social work. In my free time I love to read, hike, and jump in any body of water I can find! I joined the DMT to grow in my own formation and to be a light that points teens towards Christ! I want young people to know that they are not alone and there are people out there they can relate to and grow in holiness with!

Meet Michael

G’day, my name is Michael Lonas. I’m 20 years old from Houston Texas, and I just finished two years of ministry serving with NET Australia. If you catch me in my free time you’ll probably find me either rock climbing, or playing guitar, and a cup of coffee won’t be too far away. I’m serving on DMT this year because, after NET, I was left with a desire to continue serving in youth ministry, and I really like the idea of the radical lifestyle DMT offers. To not just work in youth ministry but to actively live a life of prayer in community with others.

Meet Hailey

My name is Hailey Megge. I am from Port Orange, Florida but have spent the last six years living in New York City. I spent that time in New York going to school at West Point and serving the poor as a missionary in the City with LAMP Catholic Ministries. I love to play softball, go on hikes, or throw the frisbee around. I felt called by the Lord to serve on the DMT in order to be His instrument to set the hearts of youth on fire with love for Him. I am excited to witness all that the Lord will do!

Meet Simon

My name is Simon Falk, I was born and raised in Blythewood, SC. I graduated from the Catholic University of America in Washington DC. I felt called to enter the Capuchin Franciscan Order, where I remained for almost two years before feeling that it was not what I was looking for. I want to serve on the DMT because I feel called to live for God, to do good for His people in some way. For fun I like to play guitar and occasionally ask deep philosophical questions.

Meet Mary

Hi everyone! My name is Mary Caddell, and I’m from Marietta, Georgia. I just graduated from Franciscan University of Steubenville with a degree in Theology and Catechetics with a concentration in youth ministry. I have my 2nd degree black belt in taekwondo – I haven’t practiced in a few years, though, so I may be a little rough at it! I chose to serve on the DMT this year because it includes many things I love, especially retreat ministry, traveling, and living in community. I have a lot of peace about serving on the DMT this year, and I’m looking forward to using my degree on the team this year!

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