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The Secretariat

The Secretariat is a service group that guides and coordinates all the phases of the Cursillo movement in our Diocese. The Secretariat is guided by the Pastoral Plan of the Bishop and the Cursillo Movement. It is composed of lay persons and a priest advisor. Members of the Secretariat serve three-year terms, staggered such that every year only a third of the positions in this group are considered for appointment. Members are chosen by a simple majority vote of the Secretariat, with input from the greater Cursillo community.

If you wish to contact any member of the Secretariat, please go to Contact Us

Secretariat Members

Spiritual Advisor Fr. Joe Brando


Asst Spiritual Advisor Fr. Alex Waraksa



Term Ending

Lay Director Dick Shriver


English Pre Cursillo Lance Lyons


Spanish Pre Cursillo Lupe Cortez

English Cursillo

Guadalupe Espinoza, Maria Leon and Sandra Mora


Spanish Cursillo Amelia Saucedo and Berta Saucedo

English Post Cursillo David Campbell


Spanish Post Cursillo

Ovidio Cano


English School of Leaders Velma Burke


Spanish School of Leaders Israel Figueroa

Secretary Mary Morrissey


Treasurer Baron Johnson


Music Piotr Ulmer


Assistants to the Secretariat

Coordinator, English Group Reunion Piotr Ulmer
Coordinator, English Palanca Lois Schering
Coordinator, Spanish Palanca Maria Leon
Coordinator, English Parish Representatives Vicki Johnson
Database Coordinator Brendan Foley
Editor Rooster Crows
Webmaster Bogdan Vacaliuc


Secretariat Meeting - Minutes


February 2016                       

April 2016  

September 2016

December 3, 2016  

December 10, 2016 

January 21, 2017 

February 18, 2017 

March 18, 2017 

April 8, 2017 

June 17, 2017   Updated 2017-06-26

July 15, 2017 

August 15, 2017 

September 16, 2017     2017 CDC Cost Expense Analysis  

November 18, 2017     Database Administration Options  

January 13, 2018 

February 10, 2018 

March 24, 2018 

April 21, 2018 

May 19, 2018 

July 21, 2018 

August 25, 2018 

September 15, 2018 

November 17, 2018 

December 1, 2018 

January 19, 2019 

February 16, 2019