Dear Youth Minister:
I wanted to take a moment to thank you for all you do for our kids. The endless hours you make yourself available to them (and to the parents), the openess in supporting them when they reach out, the quality of the program you have created, and the opportunities for service and spiritual growth you have introduced them to.
I told you once that you had helped 'raise' our kids, it becomes more and more true everyday. You have patience with my children when my own patience has run dry. You encourage them to be the best version of themselves and you do not judge them.
You, more than most, understand that faith, real faith, is a journey and you always meet my kids where they are on that journey. Still, you always speak the truths of our Catholic Faith to them. You don't sugar coat things and you are not harsh. I trust that you will advise my children the way I would advise them (even though they are often more likely to listen to you). You cannot imagine what being able to fully trust an adult in a position of authority and influence over them means to me. Your understanding of the teachings of our shared Faith inpire and spark confidence in me.
I value you as a person, a leader, but most of all as a friend both to me and my children. God bless you.