Diocesan Youth Conference

You are invited to our annual Diocesan Youth Conference! Each year we welcome youth and adults from around the Diocese for this day of fun, community and prayer. We hope to see you there!




October 14th, 2018.


Christ Our Light parish, Cambridge, OH

Who Can Go?

Youth in grades 7-12 and adult leaders from parishes and schools.


Tickets are sold online at EventBrite and can only be purchased group leaders from a parish or school or Parents. Youth cannot purchase tickets.  Parishes from outside of the Diocese of Steubenville  are welcome to attend as well but must contact Emmanuel Ambrose at Eambrose@diosteub.org  for details.


We need many volunteers to help make the conference a success. If you would like to volunteer for this event, check back in August 2018 to sign up!

Breakout Speakers

We are looking to offer more breakout sessions to our youth at the next DYC. The breakout sessions will be 25 minutes long and you can apply to present one! If you are interested in being considered to present one of the breakout sessions at DYC 2018 check back in August for an application.

Vendor Booths

If you have a ministry or organization you would like to be represented at the Conference, we would like to hear from you! Check back in August 2018 to sign up!

Parish Ticket Ordering Details

Information will be emailed to Pastors, DRE's and Youth Ministers with instructions on how to order tickets online. Parishes can expect these in September 2018.

Promotional Materials


Speaker Details

DYC Speaker for 2018
Taylor Schroll

Taylor is a Catholic husband, father to three precious babies, missionary, youth minister, worship leader, speaker, radio show host, and avid gamer.

Taylor is so passionate about sharing the Joy of the Gospel through his thoughts and actions, most precisely through speaking engagements and leading God’s people in worship! Taylor has been in ministry doing just that for seven years in a variety of roles as a campus minister, youth minister, worship leader and speaker. Nothing brings him more joy that seeing people fall deeper in love with Christ and giving their hearts to Him!

Taylor grew up in a Catholic home as a “son of the Church.” As a freshmen high school, he went to a Steubenville Youth Conference in Southern Louisiana. It was then and there that he decided to take all that he had learned intellectually about our Catholic faith and let it touch his heart.

“I gave my heart, mind and soul to God that day and have been committed to following Him ever since. No matter how many times I have slipped up since then, and believe me it was quite a lot (ask my mom or my wife), God has always been there to catch me, brush me off and push me forward.”

Taylor began in ministry during his time at the University of the Incarnate Word. He was in Campus Ministry there and helped co-found a new Catholic ministry called Breathe that is still thriving today. Taylor also had the great honor of joining a fantastic ministry in the San Antonio area called Tongues of Fire and led the worship team for a few years. In this ministry, Taylor had the great opportunity to lead worship for nights of praise, retreats, parish events and the yearly Youth Explosion conference with over 1250 teens! 


Upon graduation Taylor married his college sweetheart, Samantha, and they moved to Ohio so Taylor could attend Franciscan University of Steubenville.

After a year, Taylor and his family moved to his hometown of Lake Jackson, Tx and He began working as the high school youth and young adult minister in his home parish of St. Michael’s. During this time Taylor also became the music director for St. Mary Star of the Sea in Freeport, Texas.


In the summer of 2015 Taylor and his family decided to move to Bryan, Tx to join ABLAZE Ministries as missionaries. Taylor’s role with ABLAZE is as a Director of Youth Ministries and Conference Team Coordinator.

"I have worked with Taylor Schroll on a number of occasions.  He is an excellent musician, singer, evangelist and speaker.  He works very well with people, and is effective with youth, young adults and adults.  He is respectful, engaging, and has a joyful faith.  His teaching is solidly Catholic.  I recommend him and his ministry."
-Fr. Bob Hogan, BBD, Director of the Catholic Center for Charismatic Renewal, San Antonio; National speaker, educator, theologian, spiritual renewal.

"We were blessed to have Taylor join us for our annual Diocesan Youth Conference, where he ministered to hundreds of our youth. Taylor is a passionate, dynamic and engaging speaker who has an incredible ability to meet youth where they are; to connect with them in a genuine and heartfelt way, and to proclaim to them the Gospel of Jesus Christ in a way that moves the heart and inspires greater faith. Added to this, he is a gifted worship leader that carries with him the joy of the Gospel." 
-Fred Shellabarger. Director of Evangelization, Catechesis & Family Life, Diocese of Sioux City

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Are meals provided?
    Yes. Lunch is provided. And food will be provided for the bus trip back especially for those traveling the furthest away.
  2. Are youth able to sign up without going through their parish?
    No. For the safety of all of the individuals at the conference, we require everyone to come with a group.

Past Youth Conference Speakers & Guests

  • 2018 - Taylor Schroll
  • 2017 - Sean Forrest
  • 2016 - The Crossroads Pursuit
  • 2015 - Leah Darrow
  • 2014 - Chris Padgett
  • 2013 - Bob Lesnefsky
  • 2012 - Chris Padgett
  • 2011 - Dan DeMatte


Field Trip Liability Waiver Youth

Field Trip Liability Waiver Adult

DYC Consent and Media Release Form

Code of Conduct of all Youth Participants