Via Missionaries


This video was produced thanks to the generous support of the Catholic Ministries Appeal.


The VIA Missionary Initiative 

  • As VIA is a movement of the Holy Spirit at work in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, we are looking for a unique gift of self from our missionaries.

  • These individuals answer the call to serve the youth of the Archdiocese by radically living out the mission of VIA as part of a community seeking the face of Christ in the life of the Catholic Church and bearing witness -- inviting youth to join on the Way.

  • Our missionaries make a two-year commitment and are assigned to an understaffed parish or school in order to invite youth into relationship with Christ.

  • Missionaries are sent out two-by-two and live in community with other VIA Missionaries.

Who we’re looking for

  • VIA Missionaries are joyful individuals who are in love with Christ and his Church. They desire to share the Gospel with others, particularly youth, in a radical way.

  • VIA Missionaries embody the missionary virtues of Generosity, Humility and Zeal.


College degree preferred (though not required) with priority for studies in Theology, Catechetics, Youth Ministry, Religious Studies, or related fields

  • At least 21-years-old

  • Consideration given for previous ministry experience. e.g. youth ministry volunteer, retreat leader, NET Ministries, seminary apostolic work, etc.

  • Available for the full two-year commitment

  • Specific commitments to prayer, fasting, formation, and community life

  • Committed to personal support-raising

  • Commit to a one-year dating fast

Our commitment to the VIA Missionary experience

  • Our goal is to see each VIA Missionary flourish personally and in ministry, and so, we commit to providing training, formation, and support needed to succeed in disciple-making youth ministry.

  • Formation from the heart of the Church in the four pillars of formation: Human, Spiritual, Intellectual, and Apostolic

  • Housing provided

  • Healthcare available

  • Training in personal support-raising

  • An annual retreat

  • A pilgrimage to Rome

  • Regular mentoring

  • The possibility of pursuing graduate studies

Are you in?


Contact one of our Associate Directors for VIA Missionaries with any other questions or to setup a time to talk in person:

Matt Reinkemeyer, (513) 421-3131 x2742

Laura Potter, (513) 421-3131 x2741