Maureen P. Provencher has served professionally in the youth ministry field in New England for more than 15 years, in parish, regional, and diocesan settings. She contributed to "A Listening Session for Young People" in the book Creating Safe and Sacred Places (Saint Mary's Press) and to the Saint Mary's Press Web site with an article called "Walking with Teens in Hope." In addition, she has contributed to several issues of the World Youth Day Resource Manual (National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry) and has been a presenter at various events, institutes, and conferences. Maureen holds a degree in religious studies from Saint Michael's College, Colchester, Vermont. She has a passion for music, liturgy, and spirituality, and a desire to provide young people with the opportunities to discover and respond to the holy within and around them.