• Upcoming events

    Networking Happy Hour October 2017
    Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at 06:30 PM · 21 rsvps
    McGregor's San Diego in San Diego, CA

    Join other young, Catholic professionals in their 20s and 30s for YCP San Diego's upcoming happy hour at McGregors!

    Come learn more about YCP San Diego's dynamic community and find out how you can become more involved. The event is a perfect opportunity to meet other young, Catholic professionals who are "Working in Witness for Christ." Come alone, or bring a friend, and get ready to have a good time.

    **Please note, attire is business casual at all YCPSD events.**

    We look forward to seeing you there!

    Executive Speaker Series November 2017
    Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at 07:00 PM · 18 rsvps
    St. Luke Catholic Church in El Cajon, CA

    The San Diego chapter of Young Catholic Professionals (YCP) will gather Tuesday, November 14, at 7 p.m. for its next monthly Executive Speaker Series, featuring James Brennan. He is currently the CEO for Enlightened Ventures! The event is FREE and open to all young professionals in their 20s and 30s and is usually attended by people from all industries!

    YCP is one of the nation's fastest-growing Catholic organizations with chapters in cities across the country and now finally in San Diego! Join other vibrant, Catholic young professionals at this free monthly event.

    St. Luke's Catholic Church
    1980 Hillsdale Road
    El Cajon, CA 92019

    - Free wine, beer and appetizers
    - Learn from an expereienced CEO!
    - Meet young Catholics committed to professional growth
    - Be part of this challenging and inspiring community

    7:00 p.m. - Networking with free wine, beer, and appetizers
    7:35 p.m. - Keynote Presentation: James Brennan followed by Q&A
    8:30 p.m. - Stick around afterward to meet Mr. Brennan & continue networking!

    Dress for this event is business professional. We hope to see you there!

    We are currently looking for volunteers to help us out the day of! Volunteer positions include greeters, check-in, and beverage servers! Interested in helping out? If so, message us on Facebook or email info@ycpsandiego.org

    James Brennan has received national recognition for his success as a restaurateur and nightclub owner. He is the founder of Enlightened Hospitality Group, which held Stingaree, and continues to hold the Fabric Family restaurants, including Searsucker and Herringbone.
    Combining his expertise in launching businesses and his entrepreneurial approach to building buzz and excitement, Brennan also helped lead the charge of Suja Juice’s launch and groundbreaking success as one of the co-founders. Today, Suja is one of the fastest growing juice companies in the country, and was recently featured in Forbes as the second most promising company in America. In 2015, The Coca Cola Company acquired 30% ownership in Suja and will acquire the remainder in 2018.
    Recently, he has created the venture building firm, Enlightened Brand Ventures, where he has co-founded both Kopari, a health and beauty line based around coconut oil and Dizzle, a mobile branding app for the real estate industry. He is also a partner in Original Grain, which uses only the most exotic wood to create high fashion watches.
    His success, however, is also defined by his dedication to philanthropy. He believes in the power of giving back and uses this success to make a difference in his community — locally and globally.
    Brennan currently sits on the Board of Directors for Catholic Charities of San Diego. He was a Big Brother for 4 years and then a Big Brothers Big Sisters Board Member for 6 years and was named Big Brothers Big Sisters 2013 Person of the Year.
    James was the driving force behind Rockaway Reach, a disaster relief fund created in the aftermath of the devastation inflicted by Hurricane Sandy on the communities of Breezy Point, Belle Harbor, and the Rockaways, in Brennan’s hometown of Rockaway, NY. His relief work led to raising over $2,000,000 and a profile on “60 Minutes” with reporter Scott Pelley in November 2012, because of this he was asked to deliver the 2013 graduating class commencement address at University of San Diego. James remains an active member at USD, he is a member of the Emerging Leaders Council, as well as the SBA Campaign Committee. Through James’ many businesses, he has given internships or employed close to 100 USD students/alumni.

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San Diego Leadership Team

Katie Price

VP & Director of Operations

Ryan Hagelin

VP & Director of Outreach

Tomas Stonehouse

Director of Marketing

Clare Oven

Director of Technology

Anthony Petz

Director of Finance

Jamie Mark

Assistant Director of Outreach

Mick Hammock

Assistant Director of Marketing

Nick Williams


San Diego Board of Directors

Vince Fonte

Deputy Director of the Expeditionary Department at NAVFAC Engineering and Expeditionary Warfare Center

Dr. Raymond Chan

Senior Director, Health Systems, Technology Analysis and Strategy, Philips

Spencer Chavez

Investor, Salesforce Ventures