Dear Shevawn, As I participated in the first MI National Assembly held in the USA, I listened with deep admiration to the report about MI Youth and Young Adults, which you served as National Director and Coordinator for the past eighteen years. I could not help but recognize the passion, dedication and professionalism with which the ideals of St. Maximilian Kolbe have been transmitted to young people through the MI Youth programs, retreats and events, especially the MAX evangelization outreach, around the country and beyond.
On June 3-5, 2016, the First Elective Assembly of the MI in the United States was held at Marytown, Libertyville, Illinois, presided over by the International President, Fr. Raffaele Di Muro, OFM Conv. In addition to reviewing the journey of the past years and looking to the future, the participants elected the President of the MI in the USA in the person of John Galten. He will be assisted by the Presidential Council made up of the following members: Michael Wick (Vice President), M. Kathleen O’ Brien (Secretary), Antonella Di Piazza, Juliann Elkinton and Roy Samson (National Director of MI Youth and Young Adults).