Dear Christ the King Youth and Families,
My name is Rianna Doyle, and it is with great joy that I step into the role of Christ the King’s Director of Evangelization and Youth Ministry. I could not be more excited to join your incredible community in the coming days, but before I do, I would like to share a little bit about myself!
Born and raised in a small Czech town in southern Minnesota, I grew up attending Catholic grade school and going to Mass with my family. Once I hit high school, I stayed involved in my church’s youth group while attending the local public school. From discussions about faith and the modern world to nights of pizza rolls and laughter, my youth group played a large part helping me to discover who God was and what that meant for me. My high school youth group is where I adopted the Catholic faith as my own, developed a personal relationship with God, and started to form friendships that fostered a lifestyle oriented towards Heaven. The retreats I attended during this time opened my eyes to the importance of youth being active participants in the life of the Church. After high school, I attended the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University in central Minnesota. I worked for the school’s Campus Ministry department, being promoted to Student Supervisor in my fourth year. In this role, I had the opportunity to lead undergraduate students in events, prayer, retreats, fellowship, and so much more! I also was blessed to regularly cantor for our student Masses. My favorite part of the job, however, was getting to know and love the people I worked with, the monastic communities on campus, and the students around me. I graduated in May 2023 with a Bachelor of Arts in Theology and Communication with minor studies in Music.
Now it’s time for my next adventure! I visited your beautiful parish at the beginning of July and was struck by the incredible hospitality that was shown to me as I met some of you at daily Mass. Thank you so much for the warm welcome! I am excited to call the great state of Indiana my new home and feel especially blessed to have the opportunity to work with Christ the King’s youth ministry as the group’s director.
Blessings & Peace,
Director of Evangelization and Youth Ministry