Bishop Richard F. Stika has appointed Brittany Garcia to lead the newly named diocesan Office of Youth, Young Adult, and Pastoral Juvenil. Mrs. Garcia has led the Pastoral Juvenil Hispana ministry in the diocese for the past five years. She is an East Tennessee native and is an elected member of the Board of LaRED (the National Catholic Network of Pastoral Juvenil). Ms. Garcia also is part of the National Leadership Forum on Ministry with Young Adults, and she recently accepted an invitation from NFCYM (the National Federation of Catholic Youth Ministry) to co-author a Christus Vivit study guide for youth and young adult ministry leaders. She began her new duties on July 1.