Maria Sánchez-Keane has been involved as a parish volunteer in youth ministry since the mid-1990s. Her professional experience includes ministering in the Diocese of London, Ontario, Canada, for more than 12 years. She directed the diocesan youth ministry office for six years and then worked in the offices of ministry and personnel/human resources for three years, focusing on formation of lay and ordained ministers. She is an international trainer and consultant in youth ministry, leadership development, strategic planning, volunteer management, and facilitation. Maria is currently consulting and freelancing while she focuses on her young family.