Young Adult Community

We are graduate students and young adults seeking relationship with God and each other to be transformed by Love and to conform our hearts to His.

What We Do

During Fall and Spring semesters, we meet every Thursday from 7:30pm-8:30pm at the Newman Center downstairs in Bishop Green Hall. Our weekly meetings are intended to build community and help us grow in knowledge of our faith and love of God. These events range from theological presentations to social events, panel conversations, faith sharing, and service activities.

We also get together informally to go hiking, dancing, attend adoration, and celebrate masses as a group. These and other activities are communicated through our Discord – we look forward to adding you!

Affiliated Activities

Ask Aquinas:

Come join us for a monthly discussion group where we discuss anonymous questions and reflections written by members of the group to delve into the parts of our faith we are wrestling with.  No topic, opinion, or question is off limits.  The purpose is to use faith and reason to remove any stumbling blocks in our path to God. 

Letters can be sent to Kevin Kuper’s email address at  The group typically meets on the first Saturday of each month from 12:00pm until 1:30pm (but check with Kevin for the details).

Young Adult Bible Study:

Are you a young professional or graduate student who is looking to grow deeper in your faith? Are you curious to learn more about how the Bible applies to your life? Join the Young Adult Bible Study on Mondays at 7:00pm! We are currently meeting via Zoom and praying through the book of Acts. If you would like the link and/or more information, please contact Kelly Kuper at

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Meet Our Leadership Team

Lauren Cutler: Hi! I’m an atmospheric science graduate student here at the University of Arizona. I joined YAC in 2018 when I moved here to start graduate school. When I have free time I like to read and hang out with friends. I’m excited to connect with others and grow my faith! I like clouds. 
Nathan Payne: Hey There! I am a music theory master’s student and teaching assistant at the Fred Fox School of Music on the U of A (UArizona) campus and Newman’s Director of Music. I like to hike and explore with my wife Natalie, compose music, and contemplate world issues in relation to theology and philosophy.