Catholic Ames Young Adult Community

Catholic Ames Young Adult Community (CAYAC) seeks to provide a dynamic community gathered around Word and Sacrament, rooted in evangelization and service, to each other, to the parish, and to the Ames community.

We have at least two social events and one service event per month. Past events have included game nights, apple picking, brewery tours, winery tours, ice skating and many more. Service events have included serving food at Food at First, cooking a supper at Emergency Residence Project, making blankets for Project Linus and more. 

To stay up to date on events, please email to receive our bi-weekly emails and like Catholic Ames Young Adult Community on Facebook!    


Small Groups

Interested in growing in your faith with other young adults? Learn about Jesus through Scripture and community! Contact Tyler Wheeler ( about joining a small group!


Ongoing Events

Theology on Tap
Theology on Tap will be 1st Mondays of every month at 7:00 PM in the loft area of Olde Main Brewery. Visit the Facebook Page for more information.



Leadership Team

Chair: Emily Beaudry,

Secretary: Jennifer Lohse, 

Treasurer: Alex Fitzsimmons,

Service Coordinator: Katelyn Launderville,

Spiritual Coordinator: Lauren Washington,