Young Church Ministries Archdiocese of Wellington

Young Church Ministries

Archdiocesan Young Church Ministries is a coordination, formation and information hub for young people and those ministering with them. These are some ways you can get involved!

Young Church Ministries Archdiocese of Wellington

Applications are now open for the 2023 Tuākana Programme! Apply now!

Upcoming events

Itinerary for World Youth Day 2023 in Lisbon! Are you interested in joining the Aotearoa Pilgrimage to Lisbon for World Youth Day 2023? Check out the Itinerary details here! To register your interest, please contact Louise at

Click here full list of upcoming events in the Archdiocese!



  • September: Young members of our community participated in the National Synod Hui in Wellington, reflecting on submissions and contributing their thoughts towards the New Zealand Synod document to be sent to Rome. Read more.
  • July: Discovery Youth Retreat. We had the best time at Discovery Retreat! Read more.
  • March: Introducing our Tuākana Youth Ministers for 2022! Read more.


  • This year we celebrated World Youth Day locally, with Parishes following Pope Francis’ call to Arise!


  • July: Representatives from all over the Archdiocese gathered for our Shaping the Mission Consultation event. Read more.

Archdiocesan Youth Ministries Team

Write to us:

Louise Lloyd, Young Church Ministries

Young Church Ministries Archdiocese of Wellington
Louise Lloyd, Young Church MInistries

“You can become what God your Creator knows you are, if only you realise that you are called to something greater” – Pope Francis, Christus Vivit.

Youth Ministry is what brought me closer to God as a teenager and helped me to grow in my faith, so I’m really passionate about creating similar environments where young people can develop their own faith, feel God’s love and know that they are called to something greater.

I’m incredibly lucky that I get to create these environments and build relationships with young people and youth ministers through coordinating Life Teen Wellington, leading at XLT, living at Mary’s Mantle community and now coordinating Young Church Ministries for the Wellington Archdiocese.

My hope is that the young church is a place of inspiration and revival, where we can all encourage each other to be who God has called us to be.

Let me know how I can help! Contact me at or

Chris Duthie-Jung: Director, Church Mission

Being involved in contemporary mission ministry in our local Church is both challenging and immensely rewarding.

I come to this role as a husband, a father and a pastoral theologian. Being part of my own family’s faith journey has taught me the necessity of connecting the theological with everyday life. This is our mission and it applies equally well for my Church Mission team wherever we are working – in family and young church ministry, parish leadership support and formation, marriage ministry or adult faith formation.

I personally bring to my work a passion for tomorrow’s Church. Everything we do today impacts on how and who we will be as Gospel people in the years ahead. Please do contact me or anyone on the Church Mission team to see how we can assist your faith community in becoming more effective as Catholic Christians together in a new era.

Young Church Ministries Archdiocese of Wellington

To contact Chris:
04 496 1759   021 0230 5149