Relgious Studies Professor Directs Retreat for Youth Ministers


Tamara Amosson, M.A., a professor in the Religious Studies Department, has been commissioned by the Fort Worth Diocese to direct a retreat and professional development event for its youth ministers at the diocese's annual Youth Ministry Leaders Retreat.

In addition to Mass, prayer and meditation, time with peers in a non-cluttered, non-pressured time that will fit into busy life schedules, participants of the retreat will have several interactive moments with Ms. Amosson to focus on healing and building relationships with family, friends and the young people and their families that are served by the diocese.

Ms. Amosson holds a master's degree in theological studies from the University of Dallas and a B.S. in human science, from Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas. She has a certificate in youth ministry studies from the Center for Ministry Development and a minor in addictive disorders from the Center of the Study of Addiction. She is a certified facilitator of contemplative prayer and has additional certifications in developing capable people, positive discipline and growing kids God's way.

Ms. Amosson is the author of Special Angel: Through the Eyes of Jac. Along with her co-author, Fr. Gale White, Ms. Amosson collaborated on Wash Each Other's Feet: Healing our Spirit with Relational Ministry. She founded Spiritual Fitness Ministry, an itinerant ministry, through which she presents national workshops and facilitates retreats and seminar and prayer groups.