Ascend application

Ascend, the Diocese of Austin’s emerging leaders program, is an initiative to identify, develop and support young leaders under the age of 40 in the diocese and the communities in its borders. Participants will be challenged to consider ethics and leadership through the lens of their faith. The Ascend class of 2017 will be empowered to make a lasting contribution by practicing applied leadership skills so that they may exercise their faith in positions of leadership in the Church as well as in their homes, communities and careers. For a complete schedule of events, please see the calendar. ***Class members are expected to attend all mandatory events.***


The program tuition for 2017 is $250 which covers the cost of the retreats, luncheons, evening events and professionally developed class materials. There will be a meal or heavy appetizers provided at each meeting. Scholarships are available to those who need assistance. For scholarship consideration, please contact Alison Tate at