North East Kansas Rural Youth Council

Rural YM Outreach (RYMO) is pleased to announce this amazing group of young leaders from across the Archdiocese of KCK. Members were chosen from an application and interview process and will begin serving this summer when they meet for their first prayer and planning day. NEKRYC members are high school students representing 14 unique rural parishes. The mission of NEKRYC (developed by 12 charter members in 2014) is “to inspire youth, families and communities to encounter Christ through fun and faith-filled activities.”  NEKRYC helps in planning and carrying out RYMO events such as the Summer / Fall tour and the Rural Catholic Youth Conference and also assists with activities sponsored by the youth office and Prairie Star Ranch such as the Junior High Rally and Family Days. NEKRYC members gather in person and via video conferences to plan, grow in discipleship, and pray for one another and all the youth of ArchKCK.

2021-2022 NEKRYC members are:

Alexis Bittner, St. Stanislaus, Rossville; Renn Deters, St. Dominic, Holton; Faith Henry, St. Mary, St. Benedict; Emma Johnson, Holy Trinity, Paola; Bella Jurado, Holy Trinity, Paola; Payton McCarn, St. Joseph, Flush; Rebecca Madden, St. Bernard, Wamego; Brooklyn Plummer, St. Columbkille, Blaine; Kennedy Ratliff, Immaculate Conception, St. Marys; Thomas Rziha, St. Benedict, Atchison; Kaden Smith, St. Leo, Horton; Austin Spellman, Sacred Heart, Paxico; Riley Stallbaumer, Immaculate Conception, St. Marys; Rebekah Stuhlsatz, Sacred Heart, Paxico; Morgan Sumner, St. Boniface, Scipio; Karly Tangeman, St. Mary, St. Benedict; Katie Tangeman, St. Mary, St. Benedict; Ryan Uphaus, Sts. Peter and Paul, Seneca; Reese Witherspoon, Holy Angels, Garnett; and Katie Zachgo, St. Bernard, Wamego.

NEKRYC applications for 2022-2023 will be available in March 2022.

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