Our Next Event: 

Join us on Tuesday, September 12, 2023 for an evening of prayer, food & drink, networking, and a presentation from a local professional on living our shared faith today.  Our featured speaker for September is David Stark, President and CEO of Unity Point.

Register for this free event HERE

Networking with complimentary drinks and appetizers starts at 6pm on the Catholic Pastoral Center (601 Grand Avenue, Des Moines, Iowa 50309).  David Stark's presentation begins at 7pm.  We encourage business casual attire at YCN events.


Speaker Bio, David Stark:  Joining UnityPoint Health - Des Moines in 1996, Stark is an Iowa native. He currently serves as President and Chief Executive Officer for UnityPoint Health - Des Moines. He received his undergraduate degree from Iowa State University in Management and his Master's in Healthcare Administration from the University of Iowa. Stark is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives, serves on the American Heart Association Board, the Iowa Hospital Association Board, Greater Des Moines Partnership Board, Principal Charity Classic Board, Iowa Public Television Foundation Board, a member of Rotary and is a graduate of the Greater Des Moines Leadership Institute.


 What is Young Catholic Network?

Young Catholic Network is a ministry aiming to host quarterly gatherings that will bring young adult professionals of the Des Moines metro together to build community through their common faith, to network and get to know one another, and to witness to one another on the way they live their faith in the workplace.  An integral element of these gatherings will be inviting established members of the professional community to share with the young adults their witness, professional achievements, and to give practical advice on what young Catholics may encounter in the secular workplace and how they can keep their faith, drawing others to Christ. 

 Why attend?

- Enjoy complimentary drinks and appetizers
- Meet other young Catholics committed to professional and spiritual growth
- Network with Catholic business leaders in a variety of industries
- Be a part of this new, energetic, and inspiring community! 

 Who is invited?

All young professionals in their 20s and 30s from every industry!