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Board of Directors and Staff
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Phil Meyer

Illinois-native Moves to Denver and is Drawn to Catholicism

The Latest Story from CYAS - by Kate Anderson
When Phil Meyer moved to Denver from Minnesota last August, he wanted to explore the Catholic faith. He committed to going to weekly Mass, reading the Catechism every night, listening to talks on Formed.org and homilies by Fr. Mike Schmitz. However, he still had a lot of questions that needed answering.... Phil joined Paul Spotts’ men’s bible study through Catholic Young Adult Sports (CYAS) last year. He immediately felt welcome and was encouraged by the vulnerability of the other men. Phil believes the Catholic Church struggles with fellowship and thinks CYAS is doing a great job in building that community. “I think that Catholic Young Adult Sports is such an important thing,” Phil said.
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FAQs

CYAS is a 501c3 non-profit charity. Like nearly all charities we have a revenue generating side (e.g. red cross sells blood from blood drives) and a larger fundraising/charity side that helps us achieve our mission (Fellowship & Discipleship through Recreational Sports). CYAS'  revenue from leagues is not nearly enough to cover the expenses for a national outreach ministry. In fact, it isn't even enough after expenses for one full-time staff employee. Yet, we are a relational outreach organization, so we must spend a majority of our time planning leagues & social events, service projects, and activites that help us transition participants into discipleship with Jesus. Donations primarily serve our mission in these main areas:

  1. Expansion of our services in existing locations (including marketing for outreach and the development of formation programs)
  2. Expansion efforts (including our need for support staff and office space to build a national system - think league operation support, national marketing, donation processing and servicing, accounting, legal support, and expansion related travel and training systems)
  3. To cover players that receive free scholarships for playing in our leagues (10% of participants)
  4. To pay for our insurance cost (about $8,000/year and growing with each city)
The captain's deposit is just that, a deposit ensuring us of your teams participation in the league. It is non-refundable, because we get field time and schedule around your team being playable. Captains with unused deposits will normally be offered a league credit, if CYAS is notified before the end of registration that the captain's team will not be in the league.
 
Full refunds will be provided for any event that we cannot hold due to field scheduling conflicts, lack of interest, or any other cancellation of a league/event on our part.
 
If a player is injured and will miss the remainder of the league, we suggest they help recruit a permanent sub and ask them to subsidize their fees (please contact us so we are aware of the arrangements & injury, or for help finding possible replacements).
We wouldn't be "Catholic" Young Adult Sports if we weren't!
Several teams have both spouses playing and bring babies or kids to be watched by substitutes on the bench or by bringing a friend/relative spectator. Many captains will also let the couple share a team fee and just not play at the same time depending on if the team needs a man or woman.
DEFINITELY BRING THE KIDS OUT! ALL OF OUR SOCIALS ARE EVEN AT FAMILY FRIENDLY SPORTS BARS (unless otherwise specified)
The Catholic Church is not adverse to the use of alcohol by adults in moderation.In fact, it was customary for Jews to drink wine within religious celebrations and regularly with meals. Jesus himself made good wine abundant at the Wedding of Cana and ultimately transformed wine into the gift of his blood, which we receive at the Catholic mass offered daily. Therefore, we are comfortable with the casual and responsible enjoyment of alcohol and are not adverse to gathering after a game at the local family friendly sports bar for fellowship and to enjoy a drink, and/or meal, in moderation.
We do ask participants to please refrain from consumption during our leagues out of respect for our participants who are opposed to the consumption of alcohol, are underage, and to help us provide a good witness that their such a thing as healthy fun without the assistance of liquid spirits. The exception will be bowling leagues where alcohol is served by the venue, but still expected to be used in moderation.
JOIN AS A FREE AGENT! We'll place you on a team or create a team of other FAs for you. If you only have a few friends you want to play with you can also ask to be placed together with others on a team or have some FAs added to complete your team.

Board Bios

Louis Krupp graduated from Michigan State University with a Masters degree in Accounting. He then went on to pass the Michigan CPA boards and worked for two years as a staff accountant and parish business manager. He then spent three years in the seminary discerning the priesthood. He currently works for EKS&H as a CPA. He met his fiancee Ashley through a CYAS dodgeball league in 2010 and he is an active volunteer.
Anand is a husband to his old campus ministry colleague, Lindsey, and father of two. Anand graduated from Andhra University (India). He was an IT consultant to various Fortune 500 companies before he quit to join FOCUS as a Marketing Manager and Catholic Missionary. He currently works as a part-time consultant on new business ventures, as well as launching a New Evangelization project called AskABishop.com. He is on the marketing committee for Families of Character and the Board of Directors for the International Missionary Foundation. Anand's favorite activities are golf, soccer and backpacking.
Laura is a graduate of Creighton University and University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine and is now a pediatrician for Children’s Hospital Colorado. She also serves as the medical consultant for Camp Wojtyla, a Catholic summer outdoor adventure camp in the Rocky Mountains. She is a life-long athlete, playing flag-football and whatever CYAS league she can fit into her busy schedule. She is a parishioner at St. Thomas More and enjoys reading about the lives of the Saints.
Art Nutter is married to Katheleen Nutter and father of eight children. He founded TAEUS International Corporation in 1992 as the world’s first engineering company dedicated exclusively to intellectual property. It has since expanded internationally and Art remains as the acting CEO. He is also active on many non-profit Boards. Art has played amateur-pro racquetball and he also enjoys elk-hunting.
Paul received his Associates degree in computer info. sys. from Pikes Peak Community College in 2000. He then went to CU-Boulder where he received his Bacherlors of Science degree in Finance. After graduating from CU, he spent 4 years in various young adult ministry positions, a short stay at the seminary discerning the priesthood, and mostly serving as a missionary with the Fellowship Of Catholic University Students (FOCUS). After leaving FOCUS in 2008, he spent 18 months as an Account Executive in order to build skills to start his own business, this ultimately led to a call from God to return to the missionary lifestyle and start Catholic Young Adult Sports in the Archdiocese of Denver. He uses competition as his excuse to exercise and loves playing just about every sport.
Brother Mairesean is from Ohio. While attending Ohio State University, he was a student manager for the men's basketball team. He eventually transferred and graduated with a bachelor's degree in philosophy from Franciscan University in Steubenville. He has been a member of the community of St John for the past 16 years and has lived with the community in Texas, Illinois, France, London, and recently was moved to Denver. Brother has been involved in various ministries including parish sacramental prep. and catechesis, youth formation, chaplaincy, retreats, pilgrimages and mission trips. Brother loves the outdoors and sports, "especially God's favorite sport", basketball.
Patrick Rivera has been serving the church across the country for over a decade as a Youth, Junior High, Young Adult, and Adult Minister as well as a Worship Leader, FOCUS Missionary and Team Director, Conference Speaker, and most recently as the Director of the Office for Young Adult Ministry for the Diocese of San Diego. He and his wife Margot have four daughters under the age of six.