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 2019/2020 DMT!

Meet Oswaldo

Hello, my name is Oswaldo Franco.  I was born in the great city of Rome . . . Rome, Georgia that is.  I graduated from Shorter University with a major in Business Administration.  If you catch me on my Sabbath you can find me learning guitar, playing sports, or even cooking a nice home-cooked meal.  After completing a year with LifeTeen, the Lord placed a desire in my heart to continue to spread his love for his people.  I said yes to this opportunity because I am convinced that He wants me here.

Meet Colleen

Hi friends! My name is Colleen Carroll and I’m from Charlotte, NC! I graduated from NC State University with a degree in Business Administration and a minor in Spanish. In my free time I love swing dancing, listening to podcasts, and watching sports. I felt called to serve on the DMT  because I wanted a chance to give back and spread the Lord’s love to the youth. I’m looking forward to this year and to continue to grow my relationship with God.

Meet Hailey

Hey guys, I’m Hailey Palmer! I was born in Lakeland, FL and just graduated with my Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Central Florida. In my free time I really love reading, cooking, and talking about Disney. I’m excited to be on the DMT this year to get the opportunity to give back and serve the youth of South Carolina. By being on this team, the Lord is working to both satisfying my adventurous heart and challenging me to grow in new ways.

Meet Vinny

My name 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 a 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 Mary

My name is Mary Young and I am from the great state of Pennsylvania! I grew up in Harrison City just east of Pittsburgh. I just graduated from high school. My favorite thing to do in my free time is bake delicious treats. The reason I chose to be on the DMT was because I love working with the youth. I love being able to share the faith with them and help the teens claim it as their own. I want to share with them what Christ has done with me, and how He can work with them.

Meet Sarah

Hello! My name is Sarah Nelson, I’m from Woodburn, Oregon (West coast baby! 🤙) I just graduated high school from Chemeketa Community College with about 60 college credits and a high school diploma. I love singing, writing my own music and leading worship. I also love hiking and playing sports. My favorite sport is Basketball, but I’ve also played soccer, and softball.

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