Joe Neidhard

Joe Neidhard is a Cincinnati native and graduate of Miami University. He is serving this year as an Ignite Companion at The Jesuit Spiritual Center
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A Letter of Gratitude

Below is a letter a frequent participant in our Ignatian Conference Retreats sent in response to a fundraising appeal we sent out this year. Dear

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Youth Ministry

Becoming Intermediate

I was having a private voice lesson one Saturday morning around my sophomore year of high school. At that point I’d been taking lessons with

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Youth Ministry

A Prayer to St. Christopher

There’s no boredom quite like long-car-ride boredom. Nothing-to-do-at-home boredom is certainly valid, but you can at least take a walk, go to a restaurant, or

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Youth Ministry

Joe Neidhard: Why Ignite?

I’m out of college. I’m unemployed. I’m unhappy. That was the position I was in March of 2017. Less than a year out of college,

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Youth Ministry

Slowing Down for the Season

I really love December. It has all the best parts of the year: Advent, Christmas, my birthday, Baseball Hall of Fame voting season (admittedly a

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Youth Ministry

Open My Ears and Close My Mouth

I’ve often said that I find the very idea of “debate” to be useless. I certainly know that people have valid opinions that differ vastly

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A Bold New Adventure

Looking back and looking forward are exercises in which I have always found great comfort. There’s just something grounding about being able to review things

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