Dirty Vagabond Ministries is a Catholic 501c3 non-profit organization that provides effective Catholic youth ministry to inner city and urban areas. 


Our Mission

Inspired by the Incarnation, we go after the lost, not waiting for them to come to us. 

Dirty Vagabond missionaries meet teens where they are, build relationships, mentor, and introduce them to Jesus. Our world is broken, teens in poverty know this well. 

Dirty Vagabond Ministries brings the joy and peace of the Gospel into their lives.

In the Cities we serve we...

  • Place two full time missionaries in a community of need 
  • Go out to meet students where they are; in their schools, after school, sports games, parks, basketball courts, etc. 
  • Run an afterschool center 
  • Feed kids every week 
  • Host outreach events 
  • Bring kids to life changing summer camps 
  • Form teens into disciples with Bible studies, small groups and RCIA for teens
  • Bring kids to mass and adoration
  • Work with the Juvenile Detention Facilities and the  Police Departments
  • Work alongside local parishes
  • Practice solidarity by living where we serve 

I am happy to lend my voice of support and endorsement of Dirty Vagabond Ministries... I highly recommend that people support this ministry in whatever ways and to whatever degrees possible.
— Bishop Carl Kemme, Bishop of the Diocese of Wichita, Kansas