One of our goals at Life Teen is to stay in contact with all of our parishes to make sure you each are supported in this ministry. One of the ways we seek to do this is through our Area Contacts. These are veteran Youth Ministers across the United States who desire to support parishes and specifically, Youth Ministers. Periodically, we will be updating this Blog so you can get to know our Area Contacts. Be sure to keep an eye out for the Life Teen Area Contact near you.
Today, we highlight Angie Bosio, our Area Contact for Tennessee.
Angie Bosio (Profile)
- Born? Kansas City, MO
- Favorite board game? RISK or Apples to Apples
- Favorite Roller Coaster Ride? Superman the Ultimate Flight at Six Flags in Georgia.
- Favorite Sport? Football
- Favorite Team? Tennessee Titans
- Wii, X-Box, or Playstation? Wii
- If you could have any super power, what would it be? Flying
Q and A with Angie
Eric Porteous (EP): Angie, it’s so great to have you as an Area Contact serving all the parishes out there. Tell me a little bit about yourself.
Angie Bosio (AB): Well, I was born in Kansas City, Missouri and currently live in Nashville, Tennessee with my two dogs, Maggie and Luna. Luna is a “Puppy in Training” for Southeastern Guide Dog, so he is just a foster dog. He goes everywhere with me for socialization training.
EP: That’s so awesome! So what do you like about living in Tennessee?
AB: Well, Nashville is a great city, and I just love the state of Tennessee. It is so green, and we have wonderful hiking trails, rolling hills, and many lakes and rivers for sailing and rafting.
EP: Nice! Quite the opposite of the desert landscape I experience here in Arizona. Now, I notice you’re a football fan. Let’s say you had the first pick in the Life Teen Fantasy Football Draft. Who are you taking?
AB: Ok, even though I’m a (Tennessee) Titans fan, I’m going to take Peyton Manning. I just have so much respect for the way he plays the game, and he’s a great quarterback.
EP: Yeah, he would be tough to pass up on. So, you’ve been in Youth Ministry for some time now. How did you end up becoming a Youth Minister?
AB: It was through osmosis, really. I started on Core, and then took over as a part-time Life Teen Coordinator, and then the parish decided it needed a full-time Youth Minister and offered me the job.
EP: That’s so great. So, what’s been your favorite thing about being a Youth Minister?
AB: Being able to play, share my faith, and act like a kid and get paid for it. It’s pretty awesome! And every fall we take a group backpacking. There’s just something about being huddled around a camp fire to cook dinner, having only each other for entertainment, telling jokes, sharing stories, and playing games. It really brings the group together.
EP: Sounds like a lot of fun! So, you’re already pretty busy as a Youth Minister. Why did you say, “yes” to being an Area Contact?
AB: I really believe in the mission of Life Teen and am happy to spread the word, share my experiences, and help other parishes get started with this ministry.
EP: What’s been your greatest joy so far as an Area Contact?
AB: I really like talking to parishes as they get started and training their Core Members. I get so much out of their enthusiasm when they are starting up their program.
EP: Amen. It’s so contagious. So, if people in Tennessee wanted to meet you, where could they see you next?
AB: Well, I’ll be at Core Member University on August 22nd at St. Stephen Catholic Church in Old Hickory, Tennessee, which is the parish where I work. We’d love to have the Youth Ministers bring their Core Teams for a beautiful day of prayer and training.
EP: Amen. And that training is so vital to having a good Life Teen program. Well, thank you, Angie for taking the time to talk with me today. May God continue to bless you in your life and in your ministry.
AB: You’re welcome, and may God continue to bless you as well.
Do you live in the Nashville Area? Join us on August 22, 2009 for our 1-day Core Member University. Learn More