Representative Council


How to Be An Effective Rep Council Member:

  • REPRESENT your whole province/organization (represented constituency)!
  • RESEARCH agenda items before you come to meetings!
  • SEEK feedback from your represented constituency!
  • LISTEN to your represented constituency when vetting candidates for the board, and CAST your vote accordingly!
  • SHARE what you have learned at NCCL gatherings in your represented constituency!
  • WHAT say you?!  Bring your unique gifts and fresh approach to serving NCCL!
Region/Provinces Diocesan Representative Term Expires Parish Catechetical Leader Representative Term Expires

Region 1

Province of Boston

Mary Jane Silvia Fall 2020 Currently No Rep

Region 1

Province of Hartford

Currently No Rep Currently No Rep

Region 2

Province of NY

Currently No Rep Currently No Rep

Region 3

Province of Philadelphia

Ann Menna Fall 2021 Currently No Rep

Region 3

Province of Newark

Currently No Rep Currently No Rep

Region 4

Provinces of Baltimore and Washington

Sara Blauvelt Spring 2021 Laura Weatherington Spring 2020

Region 5

Provinces of Mobile and New Orleans

Currently No Rep Currently No Rep

Region 5

Province of Louisville

Currently No Rep Currently No Rep

Region 6

Province of Detroit

Currently No Rep Currently No Rep

Region 6

Province of Cincinnati

Barbara Romanello-Wichtman

Fall 2022

Currently No Rep

Region 7

Province of Indianapolis

Kathy Gallo Spring 2022 Currently No Rep

Region 7

Province of Chicago

Currently No Rep M. Magdalena Gonzalez Fall 2019

Region 7

Province of Milwaukee

Currently No Rep Becky Thompson Fall 2019

Region 8

Province of St. Paul Minneapolis

Eric Pederson Fall 2020 Currently No Rep

Region 9

Province of Kansas City

Currently No Rep Currently No Rep

Region 9

Province of Omaha

Currently No Rep Currently No Rep

Region 9

Province of Dubuque

Joanne Pohland Fall 2021 Thomas Quinlan Fall 2022

Region 9

Province of St. Louis

Currently No Rep Currently No Rep

Region 10

Provinces of Galveston Houston and San Antonio

Gustavo Rodriguez Spring 2021 Currently No Rep

Region 10

Province of Oklahoma City

Currently No Rep Currently No Rep

Region 11

Province of Los Angeles

Katie Dawson Spring 2022 Olivia Wiseman and Patty Ledezma Spring 2022

Region 11

Province of San Francisco

Anelita Reyes Fall 2020 Currently No Rep

Region 12

Province of Seattle

Carlos Carrillo Spring 2022 Theresa Paul Spring 2020

Region 12

Province of Portland

Currently No Rep Anita Dahmen Fall 2021

Region 12

Province of Anchorage

Bonnie Bezousek Fall 2020 Currently No Rep

Region 13

Province of Denver

Currently No Rep Currently No Rep

Region 13

Province of Santa Fe

Currently No Rep Currently No Rep

Region 14

Province of Atlanta

Michael Martocchio Spring 2020 Currently No Rep

Region 14

Province of Miami

Brian Lemoi Spring 2022 Jorge Santibanez Fall 2019
Archdiocese of the Military Services Jose Amaya Fall 2020 Cynthia Cline Spring 2020
Federation for Catechesis with Hispanics Sr. Graciela Martinez, OSF, President
ORGANIZATION Representative(s)
CRS Roberto Navarro, Senior Director for US Church Engagement
NCPD Esther Garcia, Director of Outreach and Diocesan Relations
NFCYM
Michael Theisin, Director of Ministry Formation
NALM Keith Davis, President
NAFSCC Bob Metz, Representative
NCEA Andrea Kopp, Assistant Director of Professional Development
USCCB David Spesia, Executive Director of Office for Evangelization and Catechesis Secretariat
Eastern Rite Currently No Rep
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
President Denise Utter Spring 2021
Vice President Jackie Hopper Spring 2021
Treasurer John Gaffney Spring 2021
Secretary Justin Huyck Spring 2021
At Large Board Members (5) Cheryl Whapham Spring 2020
Sara Carey Spring 2022
Maria Covarrubias Spring 2022
Richard Drabik Spring 2020
Gary Pokorny Spring 2020
Executive Director Margaret Matijasevic
Episcopal Moderator Pending
USCCB Liaison Marilyn Santos
Leadership Discernment Committee (LDC)
Chairperson Tish Scargill
Diocesan Director Forum Representative Ximena DeBroeck
Diocesan Staff Forum Representative Roman Flores
Parish Catechetical Leader Forum Representative Laura Scheibert
Ministers of Evangelization Representative Jonathan Sitko