About Megan Arteaga

Megan Arteaga is the sixth- through twelfth-grade Youth Ministry Coordinator for the Church of Santa Maria, a small parish in Orinda, CA. After falling into youth ministry five years ago, she’s loved every minute of having a front-row seat watching the Holy Spirit at work! A year-round flip-flop wearer, Megan also enjoys sewing, pulling weeds, and hanging out with her awesome husband Anthony. Megan has a B.A. in Italian Studies from Saint Mary’s College of California and an M.A. in Systematic and Philosophical Theology from the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley. Send her your prayer intentions on Twitter at @Megan_Arteaga, or check out Santa Maria’s YM program on Instagram at @SMYouthMin.

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7 Keys to Spiritual Wellness: Is That Your Final Answer?

Editor’s note: This post is one in a series inspired by Joe Paprocki’s book 7 Keys to Spiritual Wellness. In the book, Joe introduces each key with a fun or thought-provoking question. Each Friday we’ll share an excerpt from 7 Keys to Spiritual Wellness that poses a question, followed by a response by a catechist or catechetical leader. Is that your final answer? That’s the question asked of every contestant on the television quiz show […]

Parent-Teen Date Night

Editor’s note: This summer, we will be highlighting success stories from the field. Let’s share our stories of what works to inspire each other to great things in faith formation ministries! Today, Megan Arteaga tells us about Parent-Teen Date Night in youth ministry. As youth ministers, we want more parental involvement. We want more parents as adult leaders; we want more parents driving carpools; we want more parents as chaperones; heck, we’d be happy with […]