Isaac Desranleau is the new youth and young adult minister for the Diocese of Burlington.

He and his wife, Gina, are parishioners at St. Ann Church in Milton.

“From my youth, my parents, Michael and Michelle, instilled in me the importance of a loving and deep personal relationship with Christ,” he said. He has attended Mass at St. Ann’s all his life, where “my family and the community of parishioners there have guided my growth.”

After being home-schooled through high school, he earned his associate’s degree from the Community College of Vermont then majored in business with a concentration in marketing at the University of Vermont. While in college, he regularly attended The Catholic Center at the university and was involved with the UVM Men’s Movement, seeking to expand Catholic student involvement on campus. It was here that he met Gina and deepened relationships with many lifelong friends.

After graduating, he became involved in the religious education efforts at St. Ann’s, specifically with post-confirmation high school ministry and more recently with post-confirmation 7th– and 8th-grade program. “Overall, being involved in these ministries has given me renewed hope for our future,” he said. “I hope to work with the entire Diocese in sharing the Gospel and True Presence of Jesus in the Eucharist with the youth and young adults of our state.”

Desranleau began at his new ministry April 24. He can be reached at [email protected].