Contact the YYACM Staff

Alison Tate

(512) 949-2465
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Alison Tate has worked in ministry at the Diocese of Austin since 2005 and became the director of the Office of Youth, Young Adult and Campus Ministry in 2011. Previously, Alison worked in the areas of religious education and young adult and campus ministry. Alison’s areas of focus include parish youth minister formation, campus ministry and young adult leadership development.

Alison is the current coordinator of Region Ten Youth Ministry. In 2014, Alison was chosen to travel to Rwanda as part of a delegation for Catholic Relief Services’ Called to Witness program. Alison holds a Bachelor of Arts in history from Loyola University New Orleans, a Master of Arts in theology from St. Mary’s University of San Antonio and is expected to receive a Master of Public Affairs from the University of Texas at Austin in 2017. Alison, her husband and two sons are parishioners of St. Theresa in Austin. 


Jennifer Kodysz

Associate Director
(512) 949-2467
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Jenny has worked for the diocese since 2012, and currently serves as the Associate Director for Youth, Young Adult and Campus Ministry (YYACM). Prior to her role at the diocese, Jenny served in parish ministry as a Coordinator of Youth Ministry and Director of Religious Education. Jenny coordinates events and programs for YYACM,  serves as a resource for parish staff,  works with youth ministry formation and works with program and content development.

Jenny holds her Associate of Arts and Sciences degree, her Bachelor of Arts degree and is currently a student at the Augustine Institute, studying for her Master of Arts degree in theology.  She was recently blessed by the opportunity to attend World Youth Day in Kraków, and was profoundly moved by her experience of the global church. Jenny enjoys writing and resource development and is a parishioner at St. Williams in Round Rock. She has two pets she talks way too much about: her dog, Sadie and her bird, Chuck.


Angie Marino

Coordinator of Pastoral Juvenil Hispana
(512) 949-2466
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Angie was born on the coast of Guerrero, MX and got here as soon as she could. She attended Texas A&M where she majored in math, as she worked towards her teaching certificate.  After earning a degree in Theology at St. Mary’s University, in San Antonio, TX, she served a 4 year term as delegate for Pastoral Juvenil/Hispanic Youth and Young adults at the Diocese of Tyler, TX. Angie has more than a decade of experience in Pastoral Juvenil. In fact, she was one of the pioneers behind the Pastoral Juvenil Hispana Region X (PJHRX) organization.

Angie is a catechist and an experienced guest speaker. She has worked with Campus Ministry, and as Coordinator of Hispanic Ministries at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Tyler, TX.  She herself is a fruit of a grupo juvenil named after Saint John Bosco, at St. Michael’s Catholic Church. Angie’s areas of focus include formation for Agentes de Pastoral Juvenil, and Pastoral Juvenil Advisors, serving in Pastoral con Adolecentes, Pastoral con Jóvenes and Pastoral con Jóvenes Adultos


Elizabeth Lagoe

Administrative Assistant
(512) 949-2464
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Elizabeth began working for the Diocese of Austin in the Office of Youth, Young Adult and Campus Ministry in August 2016. She provides administrative support for the department and functions as a link between the YYACM office and those working in Youth, Young Adult, and Campus Ministry throughout the diocese.

Elizabeth is originally from Austin, and grew up as an active member of St. Vincent de Paul Parish. She then left to recieve a Bachelor of Arts in Theology and Catechetics from Franciscan University of Steubenville in Steubenville, Ohio. Previous to beginning work with the diocese, she served as a missionary for two years with NET (National Evangelization Teams) Ministries. She enjoys traveling and has had the opportunity to serve as a missionary, not only here in the United States, but internationally in the Central-American country of Belize as well as in Lourdes, France.