Jerry Goebel

Jerry Goebel has worked with youth and young adults for over 30 years. Twenty of those years have been spent focusing primarily on bringing the Gospel to at-risk youth on the streets or in the juvenile court system.

Jerry developed ONEFamily Outreach, which trains mentors to work with disconnected youth (incarcerated youth, youth in recovery, and youth who are expelled from school). The goal of ONEFamily Outreach is "to connect kids to community and communities to kids." He works to create community by publishing an international weekly newsletter, conducting Lectionary-based Bible studies, and traveling extensively to teach church groups and secular groups how to become more effective in empowering young people to become a positive influence within their communities. For more about ONEFamily Outreach, Jerry's weekly newsletter and Bible studies, go to

Jerry has been named the recipient of the National Youth Ministry Award, which is sponsored by the National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry.

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