Serving the Church in Texas

Directory of Diocesan Evangelization & Catechesis Staff

Directors

Amarillo
Office of Faith Formation
Sr. Janet Abbacchi
Coordinator of Faith Formation
jabbacchi@dioama.org
P.O. Box 5644, Amarillo, 79117-5644
(P) 806-383-2243 (F)806-383-8452

Austin
Office of Evangelization and Catechesis
Sharon Perkins
Director of Office of Evangelization, Catechesis, and Family Life
6225 E. Highway 290, Austin, 78723-1025
(P) (512)949-2498 (F)512-949-2520

Beaumont
Office of Evangelization and Catechesis
Bryan Reising
Director of Evangelization and Catechesis
P.O. Box 3948, Beaumont, 77704-3948
(P) 409-924-4323 (F)409-838-4511

Brownsville
Office of Catechesis
Mr. Luis Espinoza
Director
700 N. Virgin de San Juan Blvd., San Juan, 78589
(P) 956-784-5040 (F)956-784-5081

Corpus Christi
Office of Evangelization and Catechesis
Dr. Therese Recinella
Director of Catechesis
P.O. Box 2620, Corpus Christi, 78403-2620
(P) 361-882-6191 (F)361-814-1831

Dallas
Dept. of Catechetical Services
Mrs. Cheryl Whapham
Director of Catechetical Services
3725 Blackburn St., Dallas, 75219
(P) 214-379-2851 (F) 214-379-3249

El Paso
Religious Formation Ministry
Ms. Veronica Rayas, Ph D
Religious Formation Ministry Director
499 St. Matthews St., El Paso, 79907
(P) 915-872-8432 (F)915-872-8431

Fort Worth
Religious Education Dept.
Mr. Marlon De La Torre
Director of Catechesis
800 West Loop 820 South, Fort Worth 76108
(P) 817-560-3300 x 267

Galveston-Houston
Office of Evangelization and Catechesis
Ms. Julie Blevins
Director of Evangelization and Catechesis
2403 Holcombe Blvd., Houston, 77021-2023
(P) 713-741-8796 (F)713-741-8775

Laredo
Office of Religious Education for Children
Sr. Luz Maria Mondragón, HMRF
Director of Religious Ed.
1201 Corpus Christi St., Laredo, 78040
(P) 956-764-7833 (F)956-764-7842

Lubbock
Office for Evangelization and Catechesis
Ms. Alicia Alvarez
Director of Religious Ed.
P.O. Box 98700, Lubbock, 79499-8700
(P) 806-792-2234 (F)806-792-8109

San Angelo
Office of Evangelization and Catechesis
Sr. Hilda Marotta, OSF
Director of Education and Formation
804 Ford Street, San Angelo, 76905
(P) 325-651-7500 (F)325-651-9532

San Antonio
Secretariat for Catechesis and Faith Formation
Ms. Gloria Zapiain
Director of the Secretariat for Catechesis and Faith Formation
2718 W. Woodlawn, San Antonio, Texas 78228
(P)210- 734-2620 (F) (210) 734-0231

Tyler
Faith Formation Office
Mrs. Linda Porter
Director of Faith Formation
1015 E. Southeast Loop 323, Tyler, 75701
(P) 903-266-2146 (F)903-534-1370

Victoria
Office of Catechetical Ministry
Mrs. Chris Alvarez
Director of Catechetical Ministry
1505 E. Mesquite Ln., Victoria, 77901
(P) 361-827-7172 (F)361-573-5725

Associate Directors

Austin
Office of Evangelization, Catechesis, and Family Life
Dorothy Polchinski
Associate Director for Evangelization
6225 E. Highway 290, Austin, 78723-1025
(512) 949-2422

Gustavo Rodriguez
Associate Director for Catechesis
6225 E. Highway 290, Austin, 78723-1025
512) 949-2542 Austin

Dr. Phi Le
Associate Director for Family Life
6225 E. Highway 290, Austin, 78723-1025
(512) 949-2470 Austin

Beaumont
Office of Evangelization and Catechesis
Paul Thomas, Associate Director
Twyla Satterthwaite, Multi-parish Coordinator
Sr. Misty Garriga, CDP, Multi-parish Coordinator
(409)  924-4315

Dallas
Dept. of Catechetical Services
Kevin Prevou
Associate Director, Evangelization, Adult Faith Formation
3725 Blackburn St., Dallas, 75219
214-379-2849, 214-379-3249

Elizabeth Wright
Associate Director of Children's Ministry
3725 Blackburn St., Dallas, 75219
214-379-2848 214-379-3248

El Paso
Religious Formation Ministry Director
Elia Cardenas
Confirmation Specialist
499 St. Matthews St.
Pastoral Center Building E
El Paso, TX  79907

Galveston-Houston
Adrian Herrera
Associate Director
2403 Holcombe Blvd., Houston, 77021-2023
713.741.8799

Debbie Jones
Associate Director
2403 Holcombe Blvd., Houston, 77021-2023
713.741.8797

Charleen Katra
Associate Director
2403 Holcombe Blvd., Houston, 77021-2023
713.741.8793

Brian Garcia Luense
Associate Director
2403 Holcombe Blvd., Houston, 77021-2023
713.741.8795

Juan Carlos Moreno
Associate Director
2403 Holcombe Blvd., Houston, 77021-2023
713.741.8794

Gerardo Salazar
Associate Director
2403 Holcombe Blvd., Houston, 77021-2023
713.741.8798

Lubbock
Office for Evangelization and Catechesis
M. Lalemant Pelikan
Coordinator of Catechetics
P.O. Box 98700, Lubbock Tx, 79499
806-792-2234  Ext. 225 San Angelo

Office of Education and Formation
Adelina Garcia
Associate Director-Youth/Young Adult

San Antonio
Academy for Lay Ecclesial Ministry
John Miller
Asociate Director of the Academy for Lay Ecclesial Ministry
2718 W. Woodlawn, San Antonio, Texas 78228
210- 734-1989

Tyler
Faith Formation Office
Angelica Orozco, EFMS
Coordinator for Catechesis
1015 E. Southeast Loop 323, Tyler, 75701
903-534-1077