International YCW leaders

Patrick Keegan, pioneer of the English YCW, later international president, worked extensively in the US to promote the movement during the 1940s and 1950s

US YCW leaders

Flo Triendl, YCW leader in Toledo, Ohio, later worked with the YCW in Austria, Belgium and the International YCW Secretariat as well as extension worker in South Africa.

Mike Coleman, pioneer of the YCW in Minneapolis-St Paul, national president, and member of the Executive Commitee of the International YCW.

Nancy Conrad, leader of the YCW in Baltimore, national vice-president during the early 1960s.


Msgr Don Kanaly, Oklahoma priest who studied at Louvain, Belgium during the 1930s, discovering the YCW and bringing it to the USA

Fr Reynold Hillenbrand, national chaplain of the US YCW.

Fr Louis Putz, CSC, Holy Cross priest, who was greatly involved in the founding of the YCW and other Specialized Catholic Action movements in the US.

Fr Theodore Hesburgh CSC, president of the University of Notre Dame, pioneer of Specialized Catholic Action in the USA.

Mgr John Egan, Chicago priest, who worked closely with the YCW, YCS, and Christian Family Movement

Fr Leo Davis, YCW chaplain in San Diego diocese, founder of the "Cardijn Center"

Fr Victor Salandini, YCW chaplain in San Diego diocese, known as the "Tortilla priest."

Fr Mike Bransfield MM, Maryknoll priest, who was chaplain to the South Korean YCW.

Fr Tom Danaher MM, Maryknoll priest, who was chaplain to the Hong Kong YCW

Christian Family Movement

Pat and Patti Crowley, founders of the Christian Family Movement


US YCW Archives

US YCS Archives

John J. Berkery Archives

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