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

Host monthly social events to connect as a community and engage in small group faith sharing throughout the week.

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 of 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; we come together using 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 meet via Zoom. For the link and/or more information, please contact Kelly Kuper at

Past Event Photos

Meet Our Small Group Leaders!

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. 

Sam Lopez: How’s it going? I am the Recruitment Specialist for The Catholic University of America here in Tucson. I am a huge nerd who loves books, movies, and TV shows. If you ever want a random, off-topic pop culture reference, do not hesitate to ask! I have wayyy too many sitcom quotes that live in my head rent free.

Andrew Cockrum: Hola! I’m a pre-med student at the University of Arizona, looking to pursue a career in nursing. I previously worked in media relations in Minor League Baseball for nine years after receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from UofA. The Newman Center has always felt like a second home to me ever since I stepped on campus. Outside of school I enjoy hiking, working out, gardening, and cooking (especially making salsa!).
Kim Sommerkamp: Hiya! I’m a data scientist that works remotely for a company in Missouri. Want to go rock climbing, bouldering, east coast swing dancing, camping, backpacking, or even just for a hike? Let’s go!