Discipleship and Mission Commission

“Inspiring and Leading all at St. John’s to become intentional disciples of Jesus Christ through evangelization and faith formation within the heart of the Catholic Church.”

Chair – Melanie Dowell    mjdowell05@gmail.com
Staff Liaison – Jessica Balzarini 651-633-1540 ext. 1228 balzarinij@stjohnnyb.org


Committees and Ministries

Discipleship – Children

  • Liturgy of the Word
  • Family Formation
  • Nursery
  • Sunday School
  • Rite of Christian Initiation for Children (RCIC)

Discipleship – Youth

  • Kairos Youth Ministry
  • The Edge Middle School Ministry

Discipleship – Adult

  • Adult Opportunities
  • Archbishop Harry J. Flynn Catechetical Institute
  • Lighthouse Media
  • St. Monica’s Prayer Group
  • Sunday Scripture Study
  • Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA)
  • RCIA Sponsors
  • Perpetual Adoration


  • Baptism Seminar
  • Reconciliation and First Eucharist
  • Confirmation
  • Marriage Preparation Couples