Regnum Christi

The Road to the
2024 RC GENERAL Convention


Discerning & Living the Mission Together

Delegates & Guests for the 2023 Regnum Christi Territorial Convention

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Lay Members

Legionaries of Christ

Consecrated Women


What is the General Convention?

A General Convention, as an event of the Spirit, always involves three actions: illumination, discernment and action. Seeing, judging and acting. It is about listening to one another and to the Holy Spirit. It is about being synod, about walking all together; each one according to his vocation.


It is a Eucharistic, communitarian event, of union of each and everyone in the Body of Christ. It is about praying together, united in one faith and one mission. Finally, it is about receiving a Word from God about the needs of the Church and the world, with the intention of doing the will of the Father at this moment in history and from our charism.

What are the expected outcomes of a General Convention?

As an event of the Spirit, synodal and Eucharistic, prayerful, the assembly should illuminate our Christian lives as apostles, as well as conclude with concrete decisions on the life and mission of Regnum Christi. It is a strong moment in the life of the Kingdom; it is about letting the Spirit blow on our embers and fan the fire of love, light and joy of the Gospel in us.


The members of Regnum Christi, impelled by the personal experience of Christ’s love, feel the inner urgency to make his Kingdom present, giving witness to what we have lived and experienced, and thus seeking to respond to the needs of the world and the Church.

What are the phases of this process?

The preparation for the General Convention is being carried out in three phases that shift the emphasis from the local to the territorial and, finally, to the general level. The local phase, the pillar of the life and mission of Regnum Christi, will begin in September 2022 and last until July 2023. The territorial phase, as a meeting between localities and a forum to address issues common to all of them, will take place in the second half of 2023 and will conclude with the celebration of the Territorial Assemblies. The general phase, as a meeting to recognize and promote the presence of Christ throughout the world, will culminate in the General Assembly, which will begin on April 29, 2024 and is expected to last six days.

The members of Regnum Christi, impelled by the personal experience of Christ’s love, feel the inner urgency to make his Kingdom present, giving witness to what we have lived and experienced, and thus seeking to respond to the needs of the world and of the Church.

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Michael Aguiar


Michael Aguiar has been a Regnum Christi member since 2016. He was an active volunteer with the Milton Conquest Club throughout high school and served one year as an RC missionary (2012-2013). He continued to discern priesthood in the Legion of Christ from 2013 – 2017 in Cheshire, Connecticut. Upon the conclusion of his priestly discernment and return to Ontario, Michael currently serves as a Pastoral Minister at St. Dominic Parish in Oakville and St. Patrick Parish in Burlington, along with being the St. Dominic Parish Conquest Club president.

Michael currently holds the position of Executive Director of Mater Boni Consilii Academy, an upcoming independent Catholic school in Ontario. Passionate about youth and young adult ministry, he has also been leading initiatives and ministering to the young adult section since 2017. He is also a writer, who has authored two books: Obedience Before Understanding  and The Blood of the Lamb.

Amelia Alba

Amelia Alba


Amelia is married to Francisco T. Alba, Jr. and they have three children (Miguel Alba, 23, Bella Alba, 21, Franco Alba, 19). They currently live in Madrid, Spain. Amelia joined Regnum Christi on November 22, 2009 and is a pioneer of the RC Women’s team. She has volunteered as a Challenge and Conquest mom and spearheaded Family Missions. 

She has led several evangelization projects which included building Bistro 3846 (a Mano Amiga Social Enterprise), starting the Jesse Tree Project for Mano Amigo mothers, heading the Pilgrim Queen Apostolate in Auckland, New Zealand, and heading and serving the Mustard Seed Children’s Ministry at Christ the King Parish in Manila. She is a member of the Legion de Maria in San Antonio de Retiro in Madrid.

Rich Amiot

North East Ohio

Rich Amiot and his wife, Jenny, have been married for 20 years and live in Ohio with their three delightfully energetic children ages 12-16.  Not long after they were married, Rich and Jenny felt their calling to encourage strong marriages and families and became part of their parish’s PreCana team.  Continuing with marriage ministry, they were trained to teach Natural Family Planning and have been teaching and speaking about NFP for more than 10 years in the Cleveland Diocese.  When not being tackled by his children at home, Rich works for NASA Headquarters as a Contracting Officer.  Regnum Christi has changed Rich’s life by enabling him to experience, more than ever before, the Love of Jesus, our  Lord.  Shortly after his Incorporation, he was moved to lead a Men’s Familia team.  From early on Rich became very passionate about Regnum Christi and desired to serve the Movement however he could.   Soon after, he joined the AFIRE team for the Men’s Section of Northeast Ohio as the Recruitment Coordinator. After serving as  Group leader of the Men’s Section, he has been serving as the RCD of Northeast Ohio for the last 8 years.

Traci Aucoin


Traci Aucoin has been a member of Regnum Christi since 2001 and has served the movement in numerous capacities throughout the years, most recently serving as Section Director. She has served on her Church Parish Council of Our Lady of Fatima Church Parish for 12 years and has supported the church parish on many initiatives. She has served as president and council member on the St. Thomas More Advisory Council for six years. Traci has served both Our Lady of Fatima and St. Thomas More high school on a variety of committees and projects.

As a professional, Traci currently serves as the Director of Community Collaborations and Partnerships for the Lafayette Parish School System. She has worked in education for nearly 40 years. She began her career as a high school biology and physics teacher before she moved into higher education where she served the University of Louisiana (UL) at Lafayette in numerous capacities for over 20 years. Traci served as Director of the Alumni Association, Director of Special Projects for the President, and Director of University College. 

Through her work experience at UL, Traci has been able to develop and sustain strong community and postsecondary partnerships and bring valuable resources and expertise to the Lafayette Parish School System. She was selected as a Louisiana Educator Voice Fellow for 21st Century Learning for the state of Louisiana and served as an advisory member for the National Council for Community and Education Partnerships (NCCEP) in Washington, DC. Traci was elected to serve a two-year term on the Board of Directors for the National Council for Community and Education Partnerships. She has four children and lives in Lafayette, Louisiana.

Matthieu Billes


Matthieu Billes was born in France and is an Information Systems Engineer. He met his wife, Shamy, in Mexico and got married in 2006. In 2012, Matthieu, his wife and 2 boys met Regnum Christi in Mexico and got involved with Family Missions and other apostolates. They all moved to Houston in 2016. Matthieu joined RC in March 2019 in a ceremony presided by Fr. John Connor, LC in Houston.

Matthieu has been Missions Director of the Holy Week Missions for North Houston since 2018. He is currently part of the Houston ECyD council and was member of the RC Houston locality council from 2020 to 2022. Finally, he loves playing music with his boys at home and helps leading the mass choir on Sunday mass.

Charlie Bradley


Primary Vocation: Husband to Mimi, married 28 years


Family: Five Children – Alec (27), Lilly (25), Hannah (25), Tommy (23), Liam (13)


Regnum Christi:  Incorporated to Regnum Christi in 2000;


Lay member of Territorial Directive College; Chair, Camp River Ridge Board; Greater Cincinnati Men’s Section Director


Community: St Pius X parishioner, lector, past member of board of Catholic education, youth sports coach, past chair of Catholic Charities, chair of board of executive advisors, Xavier University College of Business


Professionally: started career as CPA at Deloitte, leader at Third Bank for last 25+ years currently serving as Director of Enterprise Transformation

Todd Brechbill


Todd Brechbill served in the Army National Guard 1988-1994 in Tactical Operations, and has a background in technology communications, management, and global supply chain logistics.  A native of Fort Wayne, Indiana, Todd has been married for 30 years and has 10 children. He began work full time for Regnum Christi in 2004 and was involved with the launch of Mission Network in November 2006 as the National Director of Conquest.  He relocated his family to Gainesville, GA, in 2007, and in 2011 directed operations for Mission Network Programs and RC Activities, Inc. He was assigned as the Territorial Administrator for the Regnum Christi Federation in 2019 and continues in his role to support the territory and localities in their administrative needs.

Eileen Coady


Eileen Coady is Section Director of the Calgary Regnum Christi Women’s Section. A member of Regnum Christi since 1998, she has held the role of AFIRE coordinator, Challenge Club Director, Team Leader, Group Leader, and Spiritual Guide. She served as a delegate to the 2016 Territorial Convention and participated in the process of creating the Regnum Christi Federation and Statutes. She completed the Divine Mercy University Spiritual Direction Certificate Program in 2022 and now serves as Spiritual Director. Growing up in a large and strong Irish Catholic family and obtaining a Bachelor of Arts degree in anthropology and philosophy laid the foundations of a faith and culture which drew her to the charism, integral formation, and spiritual familiarity of Regnum Christi. Pastoral care ministry has also been a personal passion over the past 15 years. She and her husband Greg enjoy skiing, travel and gathering their family of five, plus two sons in law, as well as their large extended families and friends together as often as possible. She and Greg are actively involved in parish life and have been blessed to serve in marriage preparation ministry for over 25 years.

Kathleen Conklin


Kathleen Conklin has been married to Don for nearly 43 years and has been in the Movement for 28 years.  She has seven children and eleven grandchildren.  Their eldest, Fr. Ronald Conklin has been a Legionary priest for ten years.


Over the years, Kathleen has worked in a number of apostolates.  She was one of the founders of K4J (Kids for Jesus), a kids virtue program for families, schools and parishes.  She has held various roles within sections.  She just completed her three-year term, as Section Director of Atlanta women, which she says, was her favorite. 


Currently, Kathleen is working to help build a vocation culture within her parish and Atlanta section.  She is the Advancement Director of Sacred Heart Apostolic School in Rolling Prairie Indiana.  It is a pre-seminary high school for young men open to the priestly vocation founded by the Legionaries of Christ.

Cyndi Davis


Cyndi Davis was raised Catholic.  She is married to her high school sweetheart Chuck for 35 years.  She loves spending time with her family. She is blessed with 3 adult children and their spouses. She looks forward to grandchildren in her life. 

She lives in Union KY and is a member of St. Timothy Parish.  She loves  working part time as a Registered Nurse at St. Elizabeth Healthcare as well as teach clinicals for nursing students from NKU. She was introduced to Regnum Christi after participating in Familia ( Cana Family Institute).  She associated in December of 2001.  She has been a team leader, group leader in NKY. 

She is  now  the Greater Cincinnati Women’s Section director and is in her second term in this role.   She loves to walk her dog, Klaus and go to her lake house at Dale Hollow lake with her husband.  Her favorite saint is St. Teresa of Calcutta in which she tries to “Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one come to you without leaving happier.”

Elizabeth Dawson


Elizabeth Dawson is an RC lay member since 2001. She is a homemaker, married to Bart Dawson for 23 years (1999,) and mother of 5 children. Elizabeth currently serves on Camp River Ridge Board of Managers since 2022, member of Louisville RC Local College, and actively supports Vocations work with Sacred Heart Apostolic School and in the local area.  She attended the LC Vocations Summit September 2022.  Her son Henry attends Sacred Heart Apostolic School.  Two oldest children have been actively involved in leadership opportunities in ECYD. 


Besides being active and engaged in various ministries at local parish level, she has served RC in apostolate with college aged women, and in ECYD youth work in leading the local girl’s club.  Over the past 10 years she has consistently served/supported/volunteered with youth activities held at Camp River Ridge, ECYD retreats at Holy Spirit Center, and with local ECYD/RC powered youth initiatives.

Matthew Duncan


Matthew Duncan “grew up” in the Movement by attending Kids 4 Jesus and Conquest from a young age.  After founding the first high school young men’s encounter team in Florida, he gave a year as a Regnum Christi Mission Corp volunteer in Atlanta in 2010. 


He was a seminarian with the Legionaries of Christ from 2011 – 2016.  After finishing his degree at Benedictine College in 2018, he moved to the DFW area and has been very involved in the locality.  He loves spending time with his family, spending time outdoors, and making craft beer with his friends.


Jody Elson


I’m a cradle Catholic who was born in Nebraska and now I live in Wichita, Kansas.  I work as a family physician.  My association to Regnum Christi was in March of 2006.  My involvement in RC has included serving as the Women’s Section Director in Wichita, helping with Challenge in Kearney, Nebraska, participating in a Holy Week mission in Mexico in 2008 and attending an international encounter in Rome in 2013. 

Tony Frese


Tony G. Frese currently serves as Section Director for the Atlanta Regnum Christi Men’s Section. In this leadership role for over 6 years, Tony is supported by a team of fifteen men that lead a Section of over 200 men across 25 teams. 


Mr. Frese is a graduate of the Georgia Institute of Technology, where he received both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Aerospace Engineering. Currently Tony is Vice President of Business Development at Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company where he has worked for 38 years. Prior to joining Lockheed Martin, Tony began his career as an aerospace engineer supporting NASA on the Space Shuttle Program in Houston.


Mr. Frese is an avid fisherman and enjoys golf, boating, collecting wine, and volunteering his time in support of the Catholic church. He and his wife, Skotti, have two grown children. The couple lives on Lake Lanier in Dawsonville, Georgia.

Donna Garrett

Heartland - Omaha

I am Donna Garrett. I live in Omaha NE. I have been a Regnum Christi Member for 23 years. I currently serve as the Director of the RC Life Department for the Territory of North America. My role is to develop resources for all Regnum Christi members and our leaders in the territory.


I am a local RC team leader and a spiritual director. I am on the Archbishop’s Committee for Development and sit on the board of the Catholic Worldview Fellowship. I have served as RCD, Section Director and led local Mission Youth Missions and ECYD/Challenge. I been blessed to work on the Regnum Christi Identity project’s international team and have been deeply invested in the renewal process. I have been married to Jeff for 35 years and we have four grown children and five grandchildren.

Maria Gaviria

Sarasota, FL

Born in Bogota, Colombia, Maria immigrated to the United States when she was six months old. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering at the University of South Florida and a Master’s degree in Pastoral Ministry at Mount Saint Mary’s Seminary and School of Theology. 

A 30-year career at Procter and Gamble formed her business acumen in technology, marketing, and human resources. Maria’s leadership roles with billion-dollar brands, global organizations, diverse cultural initiatives and founding Procter and Gamble’s Global Catholic Network shaped her entrepreneurial spirit.

After retiring from Procter and Gamble, Maria founded Aspen & Oliva – a personal branding and professional development agency that helps women discover and blossom into who God created them to be as they navigate the business world. Most recently, Maria launched Catholic Daughter – a ministry helping and accompanying Catholic daughters navigate the journey of caring for elderly parents.

Since incorporating into Regnum Christi in 2007, Maria has led 3 International World Youth Day missions, established Holy Week Mercy missions in Greater Cincinnati, was a keynote speaker and guest lecturer at Anahuac University (Puebla, Mexico), served as a RC council member for the Greater Cincinnati locality, hosted young professionals for monthly encounters, and has volunteered in many other RC programs.

Her most rewarding vocation is motherhood. Natasha and Philip were active participants in many RC programs, including Challenge, Conquest, ECYD Mission Corps, Mission Youth and RC Mission Corps. 

Awards such as “Coach of the Year” at Procter and Gamble and “Champion of Mercy” from Catholic Charities reflect the integral purpose of her life: serving others. 

Recently, Maria relocated back to Florida, now calling Sarasota home. When discerning how best she could serve Regnum Christi from this corner of the world – many ideas came to mind. Yet, God had a different plan. On May 1st, the feast of St. Joseph the Worker, she received a call asking if she would serve in the North America Territorial Directive College. Living out her favorite bible verse, “Go and make disciples of all nations” (Mt 28:19), with a humbled heart, she said: Yes.

Horacio Gomez


Horacio Gomez was born and raised in Guadalajara Mexico, where he attended a RC School and joined ECYD. He incorporated into Regnum Christi in 1996 and gave one year of service as a coworker (RC mission corp) in Madrid, Spain. In 2003 he moved to San Diego CA  to study for a master’s degree and in 2007 to Dallas, working professionally for Flextronics and Amazon. Due to work assignments, he lived for periods over six months in Hungary, China, Malaysia, and Brazil, experiencing the RC charism in different cultures. He is married to Luisa and is blessed with four young children, one of them already attending the Highlands School.  As an RC member, he cofounded the first “ECYD Clubs” in Guadalajara, Mexico (Club Forja and Club Sherpa) and has been a team leader, section director, and RC director (Dallas).  He is currently part of the Plenary Council of the North America Territory, supporting initiatives like the Leadership Evangelization Plan Guideline/process as well as some localities in the discernment of their plans. Over the last 10 years, he has been in charge of different apostolates (Marian Minute, Marian Steps) through the Marian Center of Dallas.

Candy Hamilton


Striving to live a contemplative and evangelizing life has always resonated with me ever since I participated in missions and attended retreats led by Legionaries and Consecrated Women while in graduate school at Michigan State University.


Since incorporating in 1997, I have served in various roles within section life. Since 1998, I have primarily worked in the education apostolate – first, for the National Consultants for Edcation (now RC Education) and for the past 20 years at Everest Academy in Lemont, where I am currently serving as principal. My husband, Keith, along with our five children have been involved in various RC apostolates through the years. In addition to education, I have a passion for Mission Youth activities, promoting vocations, and collaborating as a spiritual family in building Christ’s Kingdom wherever He calls.


Kristi Heft


Kristi Heft graduated with high honors from the University of Notre Dame in Psychology. She relished her work in the corporate world for many years and held executive positions before the birth of their daughter. Called to Regnum Christi over twenty years ago, Kristi held several leadership positions in large apostolates after stepping away from the business world – Galas, Auctions, Women’s Conferences, Girls’ Sports Tournaments, and Clubs. Now she works as a Development Officer for the Legionaries of Christ and Consecrated Women National Development Offices and the Greater Detroit Locality. Kristi has been happily married to Brian Kitz for thirty-five years. Brian is the Board President at Everest Collegiate and Academy in Clarkston, Michigan. Their daughter, Claire Kitz, attended Everest from pre-school to high school and graduated in 2015. Now an adult, Claire works in Chicago for a consulting firm. Kristi loves to drink coffee, laugh heartily, and travel with family.

Hope Hirschorn

New York Tri-State

Hope Hirshorn has recently joined the Territorial Plenary Council and has completed her term as the RC Director for the NY Tri-State. She has an M.A., M.Phil and a Ph.D. in Systematic Theology from Fordham, a M.P.A. and an A.P.C. in Finance from NYU and a certificate in Marian Studies from her time in London.  Hope is the Director of RCIA for her parish and this fall will begin teaching theology at Sacred Heart Greenwich. Hope and her husband have six children and reside in West Harrison, NY.

Ryan Hoffman


Ryan Hoffman has been a member of Regnum Christi for 16 years.  He has served as a co-team leader for the Tuesday morning encounter group and is currently a member of the Men’s Section Director Leadership Team.  Ryan is married to Michelle Hoffman and they have one daughter Jordan.  They live in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

Becky Kramr


My name is Rebecca Kramr. I live in the Bryan-College Station area and have been a member of Regnum Christi since October 2014, when I incorporated with my husband, Michael. For years before learning of RC, I had the desire to grow closer to Christ through prayer but also felt a strong call to be of service in bringing other souls to Him through the Church. My first encounter with RC was through other pilgrims on a trip to Rome in April 2014 for the Canonization of Pope St. John Paul II and Pope St. John XXIII. Afterward, I accepted an invitation from a dear friend and long-time member to discern Regnum Christi and felt this was where Christ was calling me. 

In the years since, I’ve pursued my own integral formation through active participation in team life and other local formation, as well as personal retreats both locally and in other areas of the country. In recent years, I felt a call to accompaniment on a deeper level and completed a Certification as a Spiritual Director through Divine Mercy University in December 2022. 

Through apostolate, I’ve been blessed to participate in youth and young adult work, helping with administrative leadership, organizational tasks, and hospitality. I’ve been an event coordinator for several of our Women’s Section’s largest events and actively served in various leadership roles on the local AFIRE team before recently becoming Section Director. On the Locality level, I served on the current Locality Evangelization Planning committee. 

Additionally, I serve in various capacities in several parishes in our community- on Campus Ministry Building & Planning committee, as a Spiritual Director and Leader for a Bereavement Group, as an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion, and in the Marriage Prep program with my husband at our local Catholic Campus Ministry.

I am blessed to have met and maintained friendships with so many members of the Regnum Christi, both religious and laypeople, around the world. Regnum Christi truly is a family to me!

Alex Kucera


Alex Kucera has lived in Atlanta, GA, for the last 46 years. He is one of 9 children, married to his wife Karmen, and has 3 girls, one grandson, and a granddaughter on the way. Alex joined Regnum Christi in 2007. Out of the gate, he joined the Helping Hands Medical Missions apostolate and is still participating today with the Ghana Friendship Mission.

In 2009, Alex was asked to be the Atlanta RC Renewal Coordinator for the Atlanta Locality to help the RC members with the RC renewal process. Alex became a Group Leader in 2012 for four of the Atlanta Men’s Section Teams and continues today. Running in parallel, in 2013, Alex became a Team Leader and shepherded a large team of good men.

Alex was honored to be the Atlanta Mission Coordinator between 2010 to 2022 (12 years), coordinating 5-8 Holy Week Mission teams across Georgia. He also created and coordinated missions at a parish in Athens, GA, for 9 years. Alex continues to coordinate Holy Week Missions, Advent Missions, and Monthly missions at Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Cumming, GA.

From 2016 to 2022, Alex also served as the Men’s Section Assistant in Atlanta. He loved working with the Men’s Section Director, the Legionaries, Consecrated, and Women’s Section leadership teams.

Alex is exceptionally grateful to the Legionaries, Consecrated, and many RC members who he’s journeyed shoulder to shoulder, growing his relationship with Christ and others along the way. He knows that there is only one way, that’s Christ’s Way, with others!

Fiorella Lasa

Atlanta - Miami

Fiorella Lasa – A wife & mom of 3 boys ages 4, 7, 9. Real-Estate attorney born and raised in Miami, FL. First experienced RC as a girl in Challenge. Joined RC 20 years ago in College at a Mega Mission in Mexico City. Coworker in Mexico City and Morelia, Mexico in 2004-2005, Section Director for Miami 2019-2022 (approx).   

Lauren Lagarde

New Orleans

My name is Lauren Lagarde. I have been a member of Regnum Christi for 27 years. My husband Mel and I have been married for 43 years and we are blessed with three children and 4 grandchildren.   I am currently the RCD for the New Orleans locality and I have loved serving the Church through my vocation in Regnum Christi. It has been a true blessing to work alongside others who share the same mission.  My vocation as wife, mother, grandmother, and apostle has brought me great joy and fulfillment.


Madeline Leblanc Cottrell


Madeline Cottrell is a Christian wife, mother, and grandmother. Madeline married David after John passed away and now lives half-time in Covington and half-time in Boerne, TX. Between them, Madeline and David have 6 married children (Ashley, Melissa, Michael and Jennifer, Kimberly and another Michael!) and 18 grandchildren. Madeline has been a Regnum Christi member for 25 years. She has served as Coffee with Creedteen program director, team leader, section director, LCA (Local Coordinator of Apostolate), spiritual guide, and owner of the Bocamb retreat center. A few of her favorite travels were to Rome for RC events, to Hawaii with family, to New York for the UN Summit on Children, and recently to the Holy Land. She attended Tulane University and Memphis State University and has a BS in biology and an MBA in marketing. She spent her professional career as Regional Sales Manager for Fedex. She loves family time, reading, praying, youth ministry, and playing pickleball. She is a passionate promoter of Jesus, His Church, Regnum Christi, ministries that bring freedom to souls, authentic feminism, and healthy fertility alternatives.

Janet Lees


Hi, my name is Janet Lees. I have been married to my husband Tim for 40 years. We have 7 children and 17 grandchildren. I joined Regnum Christi in 2005 after experiencing 4 wonderful years in FAMILIA and then helping as a trainer. After I joined RC, I was blessed to start a team in our parish and become the team leader. We continued FAMILIA in our parish, started Challenge, K4J, Conquest and Splendor of Love with the many active members of our team!

I have been honored over time to serve as the ECYD axillary, group leader and section assistant. Having been trained as a Spiritual Director 8 years prior to joining the movement, I have been blessed to be able to give myself to the movement over the past 11 years primarily in this capacity.

I have been blessed to help facilitate the ongoing formation of SDs in the Ohio Valley, served for a year on the RC life team as Assistant to the SD’s. I have also enjoyed giving conventions for SDs on the 19th annotation and on the Spiritual Exercises as a scriptural framework for the spiritual life and other conferences on the spiritual life and discernment.

I treasure being a part of the summer candidacy program at Cheshire assisting with a course on discernment and prayer. I have been blessed to direct many souls through the 8-day spiritual exercises, weekend retreats and days of reflection. I focus a lot of my time on accompanying souls through the 19th annotation of the Spiritual Exercises. I feel very honored and blessed to be a delegate for our area and to share this time together listening to the Holy Spirit as a spiritual family.

Jeffrey Lobo


Born in India, Jeffrey holds a degree in Electronics & Communications. In 1990 he immigrated to Melbourne, Australia, where he worked in various IT roles. After spending 20 years in Australia, he moved to the US and currently resides in Cary, North Carolina. He works at IQVIA in Strategic Operations, focusing on product management and developing high-performing teams that achieve better business outcomes faster. He is happily married with three boys. He enjoys travel, fishing, and sports – soccer and golf.

Jeffrey joined Regnum Christi in 2013, and has been a Team leader for five years, a group team leader for one and half years and is currently the men’s Section Director for Raleigh, North Carolina. He attributes his spiritual growth to Regnum Christi, which has helped him grow in his relationship with Christ and share Christ’s love with others through team life. As Section Director, his mission is to accompany his brothers and sisters and bring them closer to our Lord, to experience Christ’s immense love through friendships built on faith and trust. He believes that each one of us is called to lead others to faith by proclaiming the truth by His word and our testimony of life. He loves being part of the local Regnum Christi leadership to plan events such as apostolates, retreats, evenings of reflections, missions, and social events to build Christ’s kingdom. Jeffrey is actively involved in his parish as a Eucharistic minister, Sponsor at RCIA, Engaged couples mentor, and Adult lead at Boys Conquest.

Katie Lundstrom

Washington DC


My name is Katie Lundstrom and I have been associated with Regnum Christi since January 2009 after my conversion into the RCC in 2006.  I found my evangelical home within  Regnum Christi.  In my profession, I am a strategy consultant and executive coach for both individuals and teams.  I have a passion for helping leaders and their teams become healthier — and helping them build a culture that helps their mission thrive. 


Since 2009, I have used my professional gifts for Regnum Christi at local, national and international levels in both North America and the Western And Central European Territories. 


My work within the D.C. locality has included:

  • Fulfilling the role of Washington D.C. local board member and subsequent Local Director
  • Leading the Washington, D.C. Locality Strategic Planning Process over multiple years
  • Providing advisory support and leadership strengthening training to Local Directors, Women’s & Men’s Section Directors, ECyD Directors, and communities
  • Leading/participating in various efforts at Our Lady of Bethesda:
    • Executive Director
    • Board member
    • Ad hoc Consultant
    • Office of the President donor breakfasts/events
    • Program Speaker


Other supporting roles within the North American Territory and Western/Central European Territory include:

  • Assisting in founding the Catholic Worldview Fellowship apostolate
  • Co-creating a leadership framework for Regnum Christi
  • Co-creating the RCNAT Locality strategic planning process and methodology
  • Serving as executive coach and consultant to various Territorial leaders, governing bodies, and national teams


The discernment process (both individually and corporate) has been a recurring theme throughout many of my encounters of life. Professionally, I work with both private and public companies to discern and create the most advantageous path forward. Spiritually, and beginning back in my evangelical days, I have had many experiences of listening together for the movement of the Holy Spirit and finding mutual understanding of where we are being lead.  With these discernment moments, coupled with the lenses brought forth from my local and territorial encounters, I hope to contribute to the good of the future the Movement during this time of reflection on the identity and mission of Regnum Christi. 





Janet McLaughlin


I am Janet McLaughlin. I love Regnum Christi and am blessed to have served RC for almost 25 years — first in Oregon, then Atlanta– as a spiritual director, team and group leader, study circle leader, formation coordinator, section assistant, and locality assistant. Returning to Oregon after 10 years in Atlanta, I spurred the implementation of the Renewal, deepening awareness of and enthusiasm for RC identity/mission and stimulating growth. Now section director for the Pacific Northwest, I also facilitate section director peer coaching groups and provide spiritual direction. Experienced in many RC/LC work roles, I am the Development Coordinator for Sacred Heart Apostolic School. I hold a Masters in Pastoral Studies and have wide experience in adult faith formation and marriage-family life ministry. A delegate to both the Territorial Renewal Convention and Assembly, I am deeply committed to building RC life and mission in the Pacific Northwest and the Territory.

Jennifer Najdek


Married for 27 years, my husband Patrick and I live in York, PA, where we’ve raised our 2 young adult daughters, Rosalee and Rebecca. I was introduced to Regnum Christi in 2017 when a friend invited me to attend a Morning of Reflection by the local chapter. The holy women of Regnum Christi accepted me and my desire to grow and mature in my Catholic faith. They continued to include me in Encounters and Spiritual Exercises, encouraging me on my faith journey. All the while, I was learning about the charism of RC and my baptismal call to be an apostle.

For me, it took several years and lots of prayer, study, and encouragement before I felt worthy of the call to RC that I knew God had placed on my heart. But during my first TOR, I heard the Lord say, “Jennifer, I delight in you.” It was at that moment that I knew I wanted to experience and share the joy of living in communion with the Most High King. I answered His call and was associated as a lay member of RC on January 25, 2022.

In my parish, my apostolate is coordination and participation in a ministry called “In His Footsteps.” We travel the journey of physical illness and chronic pain, praying and sharing a message of hope in redemptive suffering.

While I have not been a member of RC for very long, I am humbled and privileged to be elected as a delegate of the Philadelphia Locality. I believe that God does not call the qualified, rather, He qualifies the called. My prayer is for the Holy Spirit to shower me with wisdom, knowledge, and understanding in response to my little “yes.” And that I may represent the territory well since it is the home where I experienced the loving example of a community constantly striving to bring God’s Kingdom on earth.

Sherry Nuxoll

Cottonwood, ID

I am from Cottonwood Idaho. My deep desire to serve RC women/men and our Catholic Church is vibrant. I love my husband of 48 years, my 6 children (3 RC/LC religious vocations) and 4 grandchildren.  I gratefully remember my calling 30 years ago at my first Encounter to transform the world with RC members.  My deepest pain has been members leaving RC.   


God has gifted me with energy for the religious, political, professional, and social mission. I obtained a CPA License, homeschooled my children, assisted my husband with farm/ranch, attended over 17 RC conventions, and served 23 years as Spiritual Director. 


Past apostolates are: Girls Camps and Pilgrimages, Team Leader, Vocation Action Circle with Adoration, Door-to-Door Missions, Formation Coordinator, Idaho State Senator for 6 years, 5-12 grade Religion/Confirmation Teacher. Now, I minister in Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, Board member for St. John Bosco Academy and County Farm Bureau, and spiritual direction (DMU Certification). 


Mary Obi


I am an enthusiastic and committed member of Regnum Christi, Having been a section director in another locality, I have a deep understanding of the values and mission of Regnum Christi, and I have helped launch numerous successful apostolic initiatives. I enjoy bringing people together to serve and evangelize. My focus is on helping RC Atlanta stay true to its mission and continue to grow and thrive, and I believe that my passion and dedication in this next step will allow me to help with any and all possibilities the holy spirit initiates. You can trust that I will use my experience and skills to help our community grow and thrive, and to serve as a strong advocate for our shared values and mission.

Mary Peach


My name is Mary Peach. I am 25 years old and live in Cincinnati, Ohio. I graduated with my bachelor’s in Human Development and Family Studies with a concentration on Family Life Education from Kent State University in 2020. I teach 5th and 6th Grade Theology at a Catholic school and I’m currently studying my master’s degree in study Psychology with Marriage and Families focus at Divine Mercy University. I joined ECYD when I was 12 years old and have loved every single experience and friendship I have made through ECYD. I joined Regnum Christi when I was 19 years old and have been involved in various ways in Cincinnati, nationally, and internationally. I am part of the Regnum Christi Young Adults section in my city and currently support ECYD as my main apostolate.

Judi Phillips


Hello! My name is Judi Phillips. I am a member of the Indianapolis Women’s section of Regnum Christi and I have been a member of Regnum Christi since 2003. My husband, John, and I have been married for 31 years. We have 3 children, two of whom are married, and we have 3 grandchildren. I am a licensed mental health counselor and I have worked in the field of mental health in some capacity for 24 years. 


Currently, I am a part of Pastoral Solutions Institute/ and provide tele-counseling to Catholics though working with them to more fully integrate the Catholic faith into their daily lives and circumstances, as well as helping them to more clearly see themselves in light of the Catholic view of the human person and what God intends for humanity. My Catholic faith has always been very important to me and has been what has informed my life’s journey and decisions. Regnum Christi has played a very significant role in helping me more fully live out my vocation as wife, mother and counselor. 


Regnum Christi has enhanced my understanding of what it means to be an apostle, building Christ’s kingdom, here and now and has also had a remarkable impact in my spiritual growth and in my relationship with God. For that, I am eternally grateful and desire to give back to Regnum Christi in whatever way God calls me to serve. I look forward to this opportunity and experience of serving as a delegate for the Convention.

Kitchie Pingol


Kitchie Pingol was born in Makati City, Philippines in 1984. She joined Term Break Missions 2003 in Batangas where she was able to deepen her faith by actively sharing it with others. One year later, in 2004, she joined Regnum Christi and helped out in various apostolates including Mission Youth, Challenge, and Living Dreams. She gave a year of her life to the Church from 2009 to 2010 as a Regnum Christi Missionary. Then, she continued to help coordinate activities such as the RC and ECYD Manila delegations to World Youth Day 2011 and 2016. Kitchie is currently a member of the Communications Office and she is now serving as a Group Leader of the RC Women’s Section.

Toni Ponce

Atlanta - Jacksonville

Toni Ponce: I have been in Regnum Christi for 22 years in the Jacksonville section. During my time in Regnum Christi I have served as the Challenge Club leader and assisted in summer camps for challenge. We started Pure Fashion in Jacksonville before it became a National program. I have been a team leader and spiritual guide. I am currently serving as a team leader. I have been married for thirty-three years and have three children. I love to read and travel and I love my Catholic faith and those who are helping me to live it well.

Andrew Rawicki


Andrew Rawicki and his wife, JoAnna, retired to Irving, TX in 2019 from Midland, TX, where they live in close proximity to eight of their ten grandchildren. A convert from Judaism, Andrew entered the Church in 1991. He and his wife were introduced to Regnum Christi in 2000 through Conquest and Challenge Camps that most of their six children attended at Camp Bocamb in Louisiana, and Andrew incorporated into the movement in 2001. He has been a past Men’s Section Director and Renewal Coordinator in the Houston locality, as well as the Men’s Section Assistant and Hub City director for Holy Week Missions while his family resided in San Jose, CA. 


Andrew served as the Dallas liaison for the “Lift Off” Regnum Christi Regional Convention held in May 2020, and become the Regnum Christi Local Director for Dallas in July of that year. He is honored to be part of this rare gathering of Legionaries, Consecrated Men and Women, and wonderful lay members of Regnum Christi, forging the future direction of the Territory and contributing to next year’s General Convention.

Mary Rohe

New York Tri-State

I am the team leader of Chatham NJ Women’s team and Economy Coordinator for NJ Women.

I was introduced to RC through an open encounter and fell in love right away.  I incorporated in February 2014 and went to work to help the NJ section as Economy Coordinator that same year.  Being a part of the AFIRE team helped me grow in understanding of RC and brought a fresh perspective to the team.  Three years ago I stepped up to serve as Team Leader, and recently made a “Promise of Self Giving.”


  • Brought Walking With Purpose to my parish and have been co-coordinator for the past 9 years.  Several members have left inspired by our program and now run Walking With Purpose in their own parishes and schools.
  • Helped to organize marriage renewal and continue to be part of the Wine and Wisdom program 
  • Attended Holy Week missions in NYC
  • Support my parish through being a catechist for 15 years, serving as a lector and extraordinary minister of communion, as well as coordinating First Friday Adoration.
  • Planning the first Christ the King Day in New Jersey

In obedience to the Holy Spirit, I want to make myself available to the locality as a delegate.  I’m excited to share our NY, NJ, and CT experience with the other delegates and to work together to formulate a cohesive mission for RC.  Where have we been bearing fruit – how can we replicate these successes in other localities?  What are our challenges –how can we overcome them?  

Eduardo Ross

San Antonio

I was born in Mexico, where I earned a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and a Masters in Information Systems from MIT (Monterrey Institute of Technology 😊) and where I taught for three years. In 1987, just three months into my marriage to Abby, we decided to emigrate to the United States. It was in San Antonio where I first encountered the Movement, and I ‘incorporated’ in 1998.


My five sons received their education at Rolling Hills Academy, a nascent school founded by RC, where I initially became involved in various apostolic activities. At Rolling Hills, I served as a ‘computer teacher’ and later on was an active member of the Principal Support Council. During my children’s formative years, our family actively participated in Conquest.  I have been participating in Family Missions since their inception in San Antonio over two decades ago.


Over the years, I’ve taken on leadership roles, including leading a men’s team, organizing numerous retreats, and even coordinating a regional RC congress many years ago. For the past five years, I was the director for the San Antonio Locality.

Mark Steeves

Maple Grove, MN

My wife, Georgette, and I are both from Minnesota and live in Maple Grove, MN.  We were married in October 1991.  I joined the Catholic Church at the Easter Vigil in 1993.  My wife discovered Regnum Christi in the early 2000’s.  I incorporated in the spring of 2004 shortly after starting a Conquest Club at our parish.  We have five children.  Our oldest son, Br. Evan, is a brother with the religious order Pro Ecclesia Sancta and is attending The St. Paul Seminary at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, MN.  Our oldest daughter, Olivia, is a Consecrated Woman of Regnum Christi studying at San Damaso Ecclesiastical University in Madrid, Spain.  Our third oldest, Br. Daniel, is a second year Humanist with the Legionaries of Christ in Cheshire, CT.   Our fourth oldest, Andrew, is a senior at Chesterton Academy of the Twin Cities in Hopkins, MN and our youngest daughter, Mary, is 12 and homeschooled by Georgette.  

I am a past Section Director for our local Men’s Section in the Twin Cities, a board member for our local RC non-profit and a member of our Reboot Team working to restart our RC Locality.  After 35 years in computer technology sales and program management, the most recent 14 years with Best Buy, I started a new role with the Chesterton Schools Network this March working with parent groups across the country wanting to start their own Classical, Catholic, Chesterton Academy High School. As an initiative of The Society of GK Chesterton, our mission is evangelization through education.  My wife and I are blessed to have encountered Regnum Christi and to be able to share our charism with our children and friends.

Rebecca Teti

Washington DC

Rebecca Ryskind Teti is married with four children. She associated into RC in 1987 and currently serves as a spiritual director and team leader in the Washington, DC locality.  


Eileen Weick

San Jose, CA

Eileen Wieck has been a member of Regnum Christi since 1994. Originally from Edmonton, Canada, Eileen and her husband Vincent, along with their six children, reside near the San Jose Bay Area in California. Eileen currently serves as RC Women’s Section Director and Spiritual Director. Eileen is the founder of Direction For Your Soul LLC and All Things Women, an apostolate for women seeking deeper intimacy with God and building other women up to reach their full potential.


Matthew Williams


Matthew Williams joined ECYD in 1979 and Regnum Christi in 1984. He joined the Legionaries of Christ in 1986 and left the religious state in 1997. From the youngest age, he has resonated with the missionary idealism and Christ-centeredness of Regnum Christi. Early on he developed a love for all the nuances of the Regnum Christi charism that has never faded, as he continues his mission as Detroit Locality RCD. Matthew is happily married to Patricia and has raised four children with her. He is currently employed at Hilton Hotels as Director of Marketing Technology.


Tanner Williams

Baton Rouge

Hello I’m Tanner Williams and I’ve been a  Regnum Christi member for about four years now. I was initially introduced to Regnum Christi by a camp hosted by the Legionaries Of Christ called bocamb. Here I not only fell in love with the charism of Regnum Christi, but also with the faith of the Catholic Church. Since going to this initial camp, it has made me want to come back to be a part of it and help with anything I can and finally join Regnum Christi. Through joining it has allowed me to be part of an encounter team and also go to the international formaters course of Regnum Christi. It is an honor to be a representative for the locality of Baton Rouge.



Mary Wolff

New York Tri-State

Nearly 20 years ago friends invited Mary to attend a Spiritual Exercise retreat offered by the Legionaries of Christ.  This led to her attending events at the Lumen Institute and learning about Regnum Christi, into which she Incorporated a few months later.  As one Father explained it: ‘Whenever Our Lord is asking more of you, it’s because He wants to give you more…’  This was SPOT ON!!  She was deeply moved as she realized that RC is not ‘another thing to do’, it is a vocation, which is something uniquely beautiful; it is a tenderly personal, precious, and priceless gift from Our Lord, Himself!  RC has helped her deepen in both her love of God, and in her desire to share this treasure with other souls!

Within Regnum Christi, Mary has been the General Director of Programs at Our Lady of Mt Kisco, Facilitator and Speaker on Spiritual Exercise Retreats, Team Founder and Leader, helped with 3TGM and Marriage Renewal, helped inaugurate Advent & Lenten Mornings, was a Holy Week Youth Missions Chaperone, Section staff, Healing Retreat Speaker, Convention Committee Member and Convention Speaker, has helped with Galas, and wherever needed.  

When Regnum Christi was undergoing its multi-year Renewal Process guided by the Holy See, she was the Renewal Process Coordinator for the Tristate area, and twice was a Convention Representative, once elected by Tristate members and then selected by fellow Convention Representatives.  

A series of events brought Mary to the Regnum Christi’s Magdala Center in the Holy Land, and she was later invited to move there by its founder, Fr. Juan Solana, LC, which she did in October 2016.  Her greatest joy while at Magdala was to guide English-speaking visitors.  She loved to see their hearts melt as they experienced a true encounter with Jesus.  She also enjoyed working with Jeff Cavins and Marcellino D’Ambrosio and appearing in their series, ‘Jesus, the Way, the Truth, and the Life’.  In 2019 the Lord returned her to New York to help her aging parents; she was honored to accompany her Dad in his final hours and continues to care for her Mom.

She is thankful to God for inviting her to Regnum Christi and allowing her to experience a ‘taste of heaven on earth’ by giving her this incredible family of ‘sisters and brothers in Christ’ … when with them, she has a tangible awareness of what it must have been like to be a part of the Early Church community ~ which others recognized by ‘their love for one another’.  It is her honor to once again represent the Tristate Section at the upcoming Convention and help to continue to grow & bless this beautiful family! 

Asella Park Yoon-Jin

Seoul, Korea

Asella Park Yoon-Jin has been a Regnum Christi member in South Korea since 2010. She graduated with a major in German language and literature, and is now married and the mom of twins. Asella currently serves as a Regnum Christi team leader and RCD council member. 

Cathie Zentner


I joined Regnum Christi in 1996 shortly after converting to the Catholic faith and felt a strong calling to use my management consulting experience and administrative skills to serve the mission. Over the past 27 years, I have held various roles within the RC Calgary locality’s women’s section, locality committee and Clear Water Academy. At the Territorial level, I served for six years as a team member of RC Education (formerly known as National Consultants for Education), four years as the director of a Regnum Christi school in Monterrey, Mexico, and six years in territorial administration. For these last seven years, I have been supporting the territory’s governing body and was recently named Territorial Directive College Delegate. In this capacity, I have had the privilege of working with the Mission Support Team to serve members and localities across the territory.


I am married to Clark and am the mother of two adult daughters. We divide our time between Canmore, Canada and Playa del Carmen, Mexico.

Clark Zentner


Now retired, I have been married to my wife, Cathie, for 35 years and we have two daughters, Lindsay and Laura. After university (B.Sc. Math and MBA), my primary career was in finance in the oil and gas industry, working for a multinational oil and gas company and a Calgary-based corporate financial advisory firm. Over the years I have served on several boards of directors of public and private companies and not-for-profit organizations.  


I have been a member of Regnum Christi since 1996. I worked two stints for the Regnum Christi North American Territory – several years with National Consultants for Education in Bethesda, Maryland and several years in administration with Integer in Monterrey, Mexico.  I served on the board of Clear Water Academy, as the section director for the Men’s section in Calgary and have been on the board of Regnum Christi Calgary Association, the registered charity for the Calgary locality, for many years.


Fr. Shawn Aaron, LC


Fr. Shawn Aaron was born in Ridgecrest, CA on January 25, 1968. He is the oldest of four children, with three younger sisters. On April 29, 1978, his family entered the Catholic Church. They later relocated to Modesto, CA, where he attended Central Catholic High School, lettering in several sports: football, basketball, baseball, and track.


After completing high-school Fr. Shawn attended Modesto Junior College where he studied liberal arts and ran track. In 1989-90 he served as a team leader for the National Evangelization Teams (NET) and traveled throughout the United States providing retreats for students. After NET he began working with St. Paul’s Outreach (SPO), in St. Paul, Minnesota, their mission is to build transformational communities that form missionary disciples for life.


In 1991, he joined the Legionaries of Christ in Cheshire, Connecticut. He studied at the Pontifical Athenaeum Regina Apostolorum in Rome, Italy receiving degrees in philosophy (1996) and theology (2002). On Christmas Eve, 2002, Father Shawn was ordained to the priesthood at Colegio Internacional Legionarios de Cristo in Rome, Italy.


After ordinations, he served as development director for the Legionaries of Christ for several years, and from 2007-2009 also served as retreat director for Our Lady of Santa Clara retreat center in Cupertino, CA.


From 2009 through 2010, he was appointed as President of Southern Catholic College, in Dawsonville, GA. From 2010 – 2017 he was the National Chaplain of The Lumen Institute based in Manhattan. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for Divine Mercy University and the Lumen Institute.

He was appointed as the North American Territorial Vicar General for the Legionaries of Christ in 2017, a role he held until being named as the North American Territorial Director on March 30, 2020 (effective April 1, 2020). He was appointed to a second three-year term on March 21, 2023. His second term began on July 1, 2023. 

Fr. John Bartunek, LC


Fr. John Bartunek, LC, S.Th.D, received his BA in History from Stanford University in 1990. He comes from an evangelical Christian background and became a member of the Catholic Church in 1991.

After college he worked as a high school history teacher, drama director, and baseball coach. He then spent a year as a professional actor in Chicago before entering the religious Congregation of the Legionaries of Christ in 1993. He was ordained a Catholic priest in 2003 and earned his doctorate in moral theology in 2010. He has taught moral theology at various ecclesiastical institutions at both the graduate and undergraduate levels.

He provided spiritual support on the set of Mel Gibson’s The Passion of the Christ while researching the 2005 Catholic best seller, Inside the Passion, the only authorized, behind-the-scenes explanation of the film.

Fr. John has contributed news commentary regarding religious issues on NBC, CNN, Fox, and the BBC. He also served as the English-language press liaison for the Vatican¹s 2005 Synod of Bishops on the Eucharist. He is an accomplished author with many books. His most widely known books are “The Better Part: A Christ-Centered Resource for Personal Prayer” and “60 Days to Becoming a Missionary Disciple“.

He has also written three Regnum Christi Essays: “Sharpening Your Tongue: An RC Essay on Charity in Our Words”, “What Is Regnum Christi? An RC Essay the Statutes of the Regnum Christi Federation and the Rule of Life for Lay Members”, and “Our Formation Pathway: An RC Essay on Integral Formation and the Journey to Christian Maturity.” His series of Do-It-Yourself online Catholic Retreat Guides are available in multiple formats at

Fr. John currently resides in Atlanta, where he is serving as Territorial Vicar for the Legionaries of Christ.

Fr. Daniel Brandenburg, LC


I grew up in rural northern Iowa and felt a call to the priesthood at a young age, entering the novitiate of the Legionaries of Christ in 1993. After novitiate and two years of studying classical humanities, I obtained summa cum laude licentiate degrees in philosophy and theology from the Pontifical Athenaeum Regina Apostolorum in Rome, Italy. I was ordained a priest on December 22, 2007.

I have served in various roles and lived in several cities worldwide, and I currently serve as chaplain for the Lumen Institute and Regnum Christi in Atlanta, GA. I am also serving as the chairman of the board of directors for Catholic World Mission. I recently completed a doctorate in education through Creighton University’s Interdisciplinary Leadership Program.

In 2016, I survived a heart attack and in 2018 was diagnosed with multiple myeloma cancer. The experience of suffering and brushes with death has colored my outlook on life. I strive to live each day as a gift from God. 

I am the author of seven published books: The New Fundamentalists (2007), Better with God? (2012), Until Christ be Formed in You (2017), Journey to Joy: Reflections on the Seven Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary (2019), Now and Forever (2021), The Way of St. Joseph (2021), and Lessons from the Workshop of Saint Joseph (2022). I post a regular video with insights for life on Instagram and Facebook.

Fr. John Bullock, LC


Fr. John Bullock, LC, is a priest with the Legionaries of Christ, ordained in 2002. He has lived and worked in California, Cincinnati, and is currently living in Houston, Texas, his hometown. He has worked in youthwork, college campus ministry, and as chaplain to the Regnum Christi Movement. He also works with the Catholic business ministry Lumen.


He has written ‘A Heart Like Jesus: A Regnum Christi Essay on Contemplating and Imitating Jesus,’ and, ‘A Cyclist’s Spirituality.’  Both are available on Amazon.


 He loves his faith, enjoys working with people, and loves riding his bike.

Fr. Ronald Conklin, LC

Sacred Heart Apostolic School

I was born and raised in Michigan.  I have 6 other siblings. My parents are both in the Regnum Christi Movement.  In 2001 I entered the Legion. Lived in Ireland, Spain Italy and several parts of the US during my formation. I was ordained on December 15, 2012. I have worked at Sacred Heart Apostolic School for about 10 years. Currently I serve as Rector of Sacred Heart. Each day I enjoy every aspect of its mission to help young men become ready for mission.

Fr. Martin Connor, LC


Fr Martin Connor, LC, was born in Baltimore MD, grew up near Annapolis, one of eight children. He entered the Legionaries of Christ in 1990 after graduating from Boston College. He holds degrees in Philosophy and Theology from the Pontifical Atheneum Regina Apostolorum in Rome, Italy. Ordained to the priesthood in January 2001 in Rome with his brother Fr John Connor LC. Spent his first 7 years of his priesthood in Dublin, Ireland where he was chaplain to a School and Director of a Family Center. From 2007-2010 he worked as chaplain to the Youth programs of Regnum Christi that run in Northern Ohio, Indiana, and Michigan. He has been working in Atlanta, GA for the last 12 years as a retreat and spiritual director and currently is LC National Vocations Director.  He has published author: Ten Reflections on the Kingdom, Reclaiming Love: Connecting the Head and Heart, and the Dating Booklet for young adults.

Fr. Jacob Dumont, LC


Fr Jacob DuMont was ordained a priest for the Legionaries of Christ on December 20, 2008 in Rome, Italy. Fr Jacob hails from Grand Rapids, Michigan.  After high school, he entered the Legionaries’ major seminary in Cheshire, Connecticut and then continued his studies in Rome where he obtained a master’s degree in philosophy and bachelor’s in theology. Four years ago, he finished an online master’s in theology through Holy Apostles College. In his first 5 years as a priest he served in Chicago, Illinois with youth and young adult ministries which included helping to direct high school retreats, implementing virtue-based programs in elementary schools and high schools, and assisting as a chaplain for Unidos en Cristo, a Catholic program for Spanish speaking young adults in the archdioceses of Chicago. 

In 2014 Fr Jacob was asked to move to New Orleans to help begin a new community for the Legionaries of Christ and serve as the local superior for their community there. He also served as a spiritual director at Notre Dame Seminary and as a chaplain for the chapter of Young Catholic Professionals in New Orleans. In February of 2021 He was assigned to serve as the territorial secretary for the Legionaries of Christ in the North American. This past July of 2022, he was assigned as the local superior for the Legionaries of Christ community in Cincinnati and has also taken on a job with the archdiocese of Cincinnati and serves as the Director of Faith Development for the archdiocese.

Fr Jacob enjoys playing pickleball and disc golf, euchre games with family and friends, and reading. He has lead numerous pilgrimages to Rome, Spain, Italy and to the Holy Land. This past March, he led a group of 20 pilgrims to the Holy Land. It was his 5th pilgrimage there. The first time he went to the Holy Land was in December of 2010 to celebrate his younger sister’s wedding in Cana of Galilee.

Fr. Juan Pablo Durán, LC


Fr Juan Pablo Durán was born in Tucson, Arizona to Colombian parents and moved to Atlanta when he was 4. Thanks to his father’s work with Coca Cola, he lived in Hong Kong and Tokyo from fourth to ninth grade. He graduated from the Atlanta International School and joined the Legionaries of Christ college seminary in Connecticut in 1998.

His pastoral formation included serving as a seminary formator and professor in both Spain and Italy, leading youth groups in the US and Spain, and preaching missions in Colombia, Mexico and Fiji. He was ordained a priest on December 12, 2011, and spent four years as Vice Rector of Legion of Christ College Seminary in Connecticut.

From 2015-2019, he served as chaplain and spiritual director for Regnum Christi and President of Our Lady of Bethesda Retreat Center in Bethesda, Maryland.

Having moved to Atlanta in 2019, he has been chaplain for Regnum Christi young men, director of a Pre-Cana program called Three To Get Married, and served on the Board of Pinecrest until 2022. Starting in summer of 2022, he has been chaplain at Holy Spirit Preparatory School and, since June 2023, Territorial Councilor for the Legionaries of Christ.

Fr. Stephen Ellis, LC


Fr Stephen Ellis is from Thompson, OH, a small town outside of Cleveland. He grew up riding and showing Quarter Horses. He went to the University of Dayton for two years before joining the Legion of Christ in 1993. He did his theology and philosophy studies at Regina Apostolorum in Rome and has a licentiate degree in philosophy. Fr Stephen has served as Rector of the Legion’s seminary in Canada, Instructor of Novices, Territorial Secretary, and Regnum Christi Chaplain in Louisiana, Washington DC, and he is currently serving as the Regnum Christi Chaplain in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Fr. Lorenzo Gómez Sotres, LC

Los Angeles

Fr. Lorenzo Gómez Sotres LC, is the 5th child of a family of 12, a native of Mexico City. He did his novitiate in Dublin, Ireland and humanities in Salamanca, Spain with the legionaries of Christ; he acquired license in philosophy and theology in the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas in Rome, Italy. He was ordained to the priesthood in 1973. Fr. Lorenzo is the Founder of 2 Catholic . schools -Everest Academy- in Clarkston Michigan.

At the present Fr. Gómez exercises his apostolate as Spiritual Director of Santa Maria del Monte and in “Guadalupe Radio” as a Radio Commentator for the Latino Community in Los Angeles, California.

Fr. Nathaniel Haslam, LC


Fr. Nathaniel Haslam was born in Harrisburg, PA in 1976. He is an RPI graduate with Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering and a Minor in Mechanical Engineering. While working for Xerox, he planned to create his own Fortune 500 company before God called him to the priesthood.

During his 12 years of priestly training, he received degrees in both Philosophy and Theology as well as founded the ‘International Leadership Semester’, a certified leadership study abroad program at the ‘European University of Rome’. He also helped organize and coordinate the Vatican Executive Summit in which world economic leaders were invited to discuss a global ethics strategy to respond to the economic crisis in 2009. He was ordained a priest of the Legionaries of Christ in Rome in 2010. 

Living in Houston for 12 years, Fr Nathaniel has served as chaplain of the Lumen Institute and Senior Development Officer of the Legionaries of Christ. He has also served as the National  Corporate Ethics Advisor for the  US Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. He is currently the International Chaplain for the Lumen Institute for business and cultural leaders ( He has published three books: ‘The Future of Leadership’ in 2020, ‘The Source and Summit of Leadership’ in 2022 as well as his autobiography ‘Seek the Treasure: Lessons on Life and Leadership’ in 2022. He is currently working on his doctorate in Pastoral Leadership at the University of St Mary Our Lady of the Lake in Mundelein. Fr Nathaniel enjoys helping leaders bridge Sunday-into-Monday through one-to-one life coaching and small group gatherings.

Fr. Mark Haydu, LC

New York

Fr. Mark Haydu, LC, started his journey in Akron, OH, being born the sixth child and fourth boy on July 15, 1972. As an active member of the charismatic renewal during high school, Fr Mark went to the Franciscan University of Steubenville, followed by a year of missionary work in Antigua, Guatemala, and Reynosa, Mexico. He entered the novitiate in Cheshire, CT, in 1993 and finished his Humanities degree there in 1996, where he first began to fall in love with Art and History. After two years of Philosophical studies in Rome, he did four years of apostolic internship in Salamanca, Spain, Dublin, Ireland, and Cheshire, CT. Fr. Mark returned to Rome to get a licentiate degree in Philosophy with a thesis on moral legislation and then began his Theology studies in 2004, until he was ordained a priest on December 22, 2007. That same year in October, Fr. Mark became the Director of the Patrons of the Arts of the Vatican Museums, a position he held until June 15, 2015. During that time, Father finished a License in Moral Theology focused on the effects of cohabitation on marital happiness and perseverance. 

He also published two award-winning art books in the Meditations on Vatican Art series. Fr. Mark enjoyed being a spiritual director for the legionary seminarians and consecrated women of Regnum Christi while in Rome. In 2016 he returned back to the States being stationed at the Legionary community in Rye, NY, working as National Chaplain of Lumen Institute. Fr. Mark currently serves as local chaplain to Lumen while also serving as the Chief Development Officer for the Legionaries of Christ, North American Territory. Aside from his prayer and religious life, he enjoys golf, playing guitar, reading and writing.

Fr. Edward Hopkins, LC


Born and raised in Central NY State.


Entered the Legion of Christ in 1980 after graduating from Thomas Aquinas College in California that same year with a degree in Liberal arts. Studied Humanities in Salamanca, Spain.  Studied Philosophy at the Gregorian University in Rome and Theology at the Angelicum, University of St. Thomas in Rome. 


Ordained with a group of 60 Legionaries of Christ, (including 2 of his brothers), by John Paul II on January 3rd 1991, celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Congregation.


Worked in several ministries during seminary training including work with university students, youth work and dean of students in a catholic high school in Mexico.  After ordination has worked as vocation director and as youth director offering spiritual direction, retreats and apostolic formation to youth and young adults. Worked with many RC Sections and RC members during his years of travel throughout the US.


He worked in the New York Tri-State area as Section Director for Men and women in the Regnum Christi Movement, with Pre-Cana marriage preparation, Marriage retreats, Couples ministry and Family life.

Served as National Vocation Director for 5 years. 


He presently lives in Atlanta and helps as an Assistant Vocation Director for the South.  

Fr. John Hopkins, LC

Los Angeles

Fr. John Hopkins entered the Legionaries of Christ in 1979.  In 1991, he was ordained a priest by, now, Saint John Paul II.   He served for 18 years in Washington, DC, area and helped in the founding of Our Lady of Bethesda Retreat Center and Center for Family Development.  He is president emeritus of Divine Mercy University. He was section director for both the men and women’s section.  He also founded the locality of Atlanta and spent 7 years there. He was both section director for the men and the women and help found and build  Pinecrest Academy He has degrees in Humanities, Philosophy, Psychology and Moral Theology. He is presently in Los Angeles as Director of Divine Mercy Clinic and Family Center and the men’s section director.

Fr. Peter Hopkins, LC

Washington DC

Fr. Peter Hopkins, LC studied Liberal Arts at Thomas Aquinas College in California before entering the Legionaries of Christ in 1977.   He completed his philosophical and theological studies in Rome at the Pontifical Gregorian University and the University of St. Thomas Aquinas.  In 2016 he received a master’s degree in psychology from Divine Mercy University.  He has worked in Ireland and Mexico in the Catholic formation of youth and family. He was the founder and director of the Our Lady of Mt. Kisco Family Center in New York, which specialized in marriage preparation courses, retreats, spiritual exercises, family counseling, marriage enrichment retreats and youth activities.  Fr. Peter is currently Program Director of Our Lady of Bethesda Retreat Center in Bethesda, Maryland.  He was ordained by Saint John Paul II along with his two younger brothers in St. Peter’s Basilica in 1991.  He also has a sister who is a Nashville Dominican and his youngest brother is a psychologist in Nashville.

Fr. Owen Kearns, LC


Fr Owen Kearns hails from Dublin, Ireland. He joined the Legion in 1966 after secondary school, and studied in Spain and Rome. He has been a vocation director, a professor of humanities, editor of the National Catholic Register and Faith and Family Magazine. With Fr Patrick Langan he co-authored The Quest for the Core of the Regnum Christi Charism. The book is available on Amazon, both Kindle and hard copy. He is a chaplain in adult ministry in Washington DC.

Fr. André Lasana, LC


Fr. André was ordained to the priesthood in Rome on January 2, 2001. He served as vice-rector of the Legion’s seminary in Thornwood NY from 2000 to 2002. He then served as superior of the Legionary community and RCD in Chicago for 9 years. From 2011 to 2014 Fr. André was a member of a team of LCs, CRCs and lay professionals working to develop Regnum Christi in North America. He served as superior of the community of Legionary priests pursuing a Master’s degree in theology in Rome from 2014 to 2018. Since 2018 Fr. André has served in Manila, being the superior of his community and having been the RC men’s section director, RCD, chaplain for the consecrated women of RC and for the Everest Academy Nuvali.

Fr. Kevin Lixey, LC

San Jose

Fr. Kevin Lixey is the superior of the Legionary community in Cupertino, CA since 2022. He was ordained a priest with the Legionaries of Christ in 2001 and holds a bachelors in theology, an MBA in Theological Anthropology, and a bachelors in philosophy. Fr. Kevin has served as the vice rector of the Legionary novitiate in CT, the head of the “Church and Sport” section of the Pontifical Council for the Laity at the Vatican, the director of the Regnum Christi women’s section in Atlanta, and the International Director of the Patrons of the Arts in Vatican City, among other positions. Fr. Kevin has written and edited a few books and is fluent in four languages. He enjoys painting, woodworking, and playing the guitar and banjo.

Fr. Michael Luxbacher, LC

New Orleans

Father Michael Luxbacher, LC was born in Toronto, Canada in 1967. After receiving a BA from the University of Toronto, he joined the novitiate of the Legionaries of Christ in 1989 and on January 1, 2000, he was ordained to the priesthood in Rome. He was stationed in Germany and acted as a spiritual director and retreat master. Since July 2019 he has been a member of the community of the Legion of Christ in Mandeville, Louisiana. He is currently a spiritual director for men and chaplain to Regnum Christi men in Louisiana.


Fr. Kevin Meehan, LC

Los Angeles

Fr. Kevin Meehan is the interim Executive Director of Guadalupe Radio, an apostolate of Legion of Christ, located in El Monte CA. Guadalupe Radio serves the hispanic community, mainly in Southern California, by gathering them around Christ through the mas media and events, revealing the love of his heart, forming them and sending them out as apostles in their surroundings. 

Fr Kevin was born in Boston. MA in 1962 and entered the novitiate of the Legion of Christ in Orange, CT in 1981. He received a licénciate in philosophy from the Pontifical Gregorian University. Fr Kevin was ordained in 1991 by St. Pope John Paul II. He spent many years of ministry in the formation and care of Legionary priests and communities, both in the United States and Canada. He is currently superior of the community of Legionary priests based in Pasadena CA.

Fr. Michael Moriarty, LC


I am originally from Lawrence, Kansas. I was ordained a priest on December 15, 2012.  My favorite saint is St. Isaac Jogues and I enjoy mountain biking.

My passion in life is to lead others to encounter Christ and experience his love. When young people encounter Christ through prayer, through mission work, through reading scripture together and through one-on-one spiritual direction, their lives are changed forever! I cant’ make anyone experience this encounter, but I can spend every minute of my life helping facilitate this encounter for them. With the prayers and support of many generous souls, I hope to persevere in this calling until death on the cross alongside Christ himself. That’s what I call living the dream!


Fr. Jorge Obregon, LC

New York

Fr. Jorge Obregon is a Catholic priest, member of the Legionaries of Christ, passionate about working with young men, women and families. His areas involve happiness, faith and questions of life and self-development. Has a Bachelors in Philosophy and another one in Theology in the Regina Apostolorum in Rome. Finished his Masters in Biblical Theology in John Paul the Great Catholic University in San Diego, CA. His work over the past 18 years has spanned 3 continents. He is currently serving in Rye, NY.

Fr. Ben O'Loughlin, LC


Born in Syracuse, NY in 1984, Fr. Ben joined ECYD in 1995 and Sacred Heart Apostolic School in 1997. He entered the novitiate in 2001, and his formation years took him to Germany, Spain and Italy. After his priestly ordination in 2014, he worked in the following missions: Formation Director of the Everest International Program in Clarkston, MI (2014-2015), Detroit ECYD Director (2015-2018), Poniente-Mexico City Young Men’s Section Chaplain (2018-2019), Dallas Young Men’s Section Chaplain (2019-2021), Dallas Young Men’s Section Director (2021-2023). Fr. Ben is the current director of the territorial RC Young Adult Life Department and member of the Mission Support Team.

Fr. Patrick O'Loughlin, LC


Fr Patrick is the third of six children from Syracuse, New York. In 2001 he entered Immaculate Conception Apostolic School, and after five years graduated and joined the Legion of Christ Novitiate in Cheshire, Connecticut. He received an associate degree in the liberal arts and a bachelor degree in Philosophy at the Legion’s university in Thornwood, NY, where he was assigned as secretary to the Territorial Director of the Legionaries of Christ in North America. He continued on to serve in the Legion’s Ecclesial Relations Department in New York and San Jose, where he also assisted the ECYD sections. Before transferring to Rome for his theology studies, he served as a dean of students for one year at Sacred Heart Apostolic School in Rolling Prairie, Indiana. He made his final vows in Rome on August 20, 2016, and was ordained to the diaconate together with his father in Syracuse on May 19, 2018. He was subsequently assigned as ECYD Boys Director in Atlanta that same summer, as he prepared for his priestly ordination in Rome on May 4, 2019. In Atlanta, he currently serves as director of the national ECYD Life Department, assistant chaplain at Pinecrest Academy, and local director of RC Mission Corps.

Fr. Lino Otero, LC


Former Leadership Consultant at Catholic Leadership Institute, Fr. Lino has been involved in leadership development since 2009.  As pastor of a parish in Yonkers, New York, he was chosen to participate in the first Learning Community of Parish Catalyst, an organization dedicated to leveraging vibrant parishes in North America. 


For two years, Fr. Lino was the Territorial Administrator (CFO) of the Legion of Christ and the Regnum Christi Movement in North America. Today he is the superior of his community of Legionary priests, Regnum Christi director in Atlanta, and chaplain to a non-profit organization called to bring God to the workforce called His Way at Work.


His training has included acquiring degrees in Business Administration, Philosophy, and Theology.  He has been a school teacher, administrator, and youth leader.  He has been the pastor of two parishes and has done parish ministry for over 17 years.  He also started a radio station and a school coop. 

Fr. John Pietropaoli, LC


Fr. John Pietropaoli was born in Malone, New York. He joined the Legionaries of Christ in 2000, and subsequently spent 4 years studying spirituality and classical humanities in Cheshire, Connecticut. He then went to Rome, Italy, where he completed a bachelor’s degree in philosophy in 2006. From 2006-2011 he worked in development and in the order’s secretariate in New York, before returning to Rome to complete a bachelor’s degree in theology and a master’s in spirituality. From 2014-2017 he served as chaplain at Divine Mercy University in Arlington, Virginia. From 2017-2021 he was stationed in Philadelphia and served as community superior, and since May, 2021, he has taught literature and spirituality at the Legion of Christ college of humanities in Cheshire. 

Fr. Robert Presutti, LC

Washington DC

Fr Robert Presutti was born in central Italy and grew up in Chicagoland. At 19, he entered the novitiate of the Legionaries of Christ in Cheshire, CT, and was ordain a priest in Rome in 1998. He currently serves as chaplain to the RC men’s and women’s section in the Washington DC metro area.

Fr. Scott Reilly, LC


Fr Scott Reilly LC is from Kankakee, IL. His parents, Gerald and Frances Reilly married on August 12, 1961. He has two sisters and one brother, a Legionary priest, Fr Steven. From 1983-1984 he attended the Immaculate Conception Apostolic School in Center Harbor, NH. In September 1984, he entered the Novitiate in Cheshire, CT. He professed his first vows in Salamanca, Spain, and eventually made his perpetual profession on June 23, 1991. On December 24, 1997, he was ordained a priest for the Legionaries in Rome, Italy. 

He has earned an associate’s degree in Philosophy from the University of St. Thomas Aquinas and Theology with the Legionaries of Christ. In 2019, he earned an M.A. in Theology of New Evangelization from the Augustine Institute. 

As a priest, he served in Atlanta, Georgia, from 1997-2010 as Chaplain to Pinecrest Academy, Chaplain to St. Pius X Catholic High School, Regnum Christi, and nationally as the Territorial Director from 2005-2010. From 2010-2015, he served in Houston, TX, as the Regnum Christi Director, adult formation in Regnum Christi, and President of Northwoods Catholic School. Since 2015, he currently serves in Philadelphia, PA, as the Regnum Christi Director,  Men’s Section Director, and Chaplain to the Lumen Institute. He celebrates Sunday Mass at St. Katharine of Siena in Wayne, PA. He enjoys golf, tennis, hiking, fishing, movies, reading, and pastoral ministry.

Fr. Ryan Richardson, LC

Benedictine College

Father Ryan Richardson serves as chaplain of Benedictine College in Atchison, Kansas. He graduated summa cum laude in 2003 from Loyola University in New Orleans where he obtained a B.B.A. in Economics. After graduation, he served 2 years as a missionary with Regnum Christi and in 2005 joined the Legionaries of Christ. During his years of priestly formation, he served as an Assistant to the Instructor of Novices in Cheshire, CT, and co-founder of Upper Room Rome, an apostolate that networks English speaking Catholic college students in the Eternal City. In 2016, he was ordained to the priesthood and graduated summa cum laude with degrees in Philosophy and Theology from the Pontifical Athenaeum Regina Apostolorum. He has since served as chaplain of Young Catholic Professionals in Dallas, Texas and a spiritual director for FOCUS New Staff Training. Besides being chaplain at BC, he is currently director of the Catholic Worldview Fellowship, a summer study abroad program in Germany any Italy for talented college students who seek to evangelize culture. He is also the section director for Regnum Christi at Benedictine College.

Fr. Juan Sabadell, LC


Fr. Juan Sabadell was born in Barcelona, Spain. There he made his ‘pledge of Friendship’ with Christ in ECYD at the age of 12. At 16 he joined Regnum Christi as part of the founding teams in the Locality. He entered the Legionaries of Christ Seminary in Salamanca right after High School. He completed his formation earning a Masters degree in Philosophy in Rome and pursuing Theological studies. Was ordained a Priest in Rome on January 2nd 2001. From 1996-2005 was the Territorial Administrator in North America, overseeing business operations (1996-2005) and Development (2002-08) of the Legionaries of Christ and Regnum Christi in the US, Canada and the Philippines. His apostolic duties include Youth ministry and School chaplaincies (Madrid, 1991-96 and 2008-10), Seminarian Formation at the Pontificio Coleggio Internazionale Maria Mater Ecclesiae (1993-94) and at Centro Studi Superiori of the Legionaries of Christ, (1994-96). 

As a Priest, he has been a Spiritual Director and Ignatian Retreat master giving Spiritual Exercises in the US, Spain, Italy, Mexico, Chile, Brazil and Venezuela. After a period as Dean of Philosophy at Our Lady of Thornwood (NY) (2010-2012) where he lectured on Metaphysics, General Ethics and Special/social Ethics, he was called to serve in Rome’s General Headquarters as Secretary of the Constitutions’ Commission under Card. Velasio de Paolis (2012 – 2014). Appointed by Pope Francis to the General Council of the Legionaries of Christ, has served in multiple governance tasks related to RC and its apostolic development (2014-20). Since late 2020 is ministering in the Greater Detroit area serving as Director of Regnum Christi men’s Section. At the same time, he continues to guide Retreats and Spiritual Exercises, principally in the Midwest and California.

Fr. Brian Shininger, LC

San Jose

Fr Brian Shininger is a native of Defiance, Ohio.  After obtaining a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Bowling Green State University he entered the Legionaries of Christ in 1994 at Cheshire, Connecticut.  He completed his seminary studies at the Pontifical Athenaeum Regina Apostolorum in Rome, Italy and was ordained to the priesthood in 2005.   He served as Vice Rector of the Immaculate Conception Apostolic School in Colfax, California until 2010, after which he spent two years in Mexico City as a Regnum Christi men’s section assistant and spiritual director.  Since 2012 Fr Brian has been assigned to the San Jose locality, having served as local superior for the Legionary community, Regnum Christi Local Director, and currently serving as chaplain for the women’s section as well as assisting with retreats and spiritual direction at Our Lady of Santa Clara Retreat Center in Cupertino, California.

Fr. Charles Sikorsky, LC

Washington DC

Fr Charles Sikorsky: Elected in 2007 as the President of the Institute for the Psychological Sciences, now Divine Mercy University, Fr. Charles Sikorsky, L.C., has devoted himself to growing the University’s place in academia, the Church, our nation and the world. A canon and civil lawyer trained in philosophy and theology from Baltimore, MD, Fr. Charles earned his law degree from The University of Maryland School of Law after obtaining a B.A. in political economy from The Johns Hopkins University. Upon entering the seminary, he earned degrees in philosophy and theology from the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical University and a Licentiate in Canon Law at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome. He was a proud member of the 1982 national champion basketball at his high school, Calvert Hall of Towson, MD. 

Fr. Charles was ordained to the priesthood in Rome on December 24, 2002 by the now Cardinal Leonardo Sandri. As president, Fr. Charles has been committed to expanding the reach of the university, with an emphasis on forming, educating and training mental health professionals and those working in the helping professions. While pursuing academic and professional distinction, he has brought a renewed emphasis to DMU’s distinctive mission, rooted in the tradition of the Catholic Church, to educate the whole person. As a result of these efforts, the university’s on-campus work has been consolidated and online education has been introduced and expanded to include a new School of Counseling and multiple offerings for certification programs.

Fr. Jason Smith, LC


Fr. Jason Smith was ordained at St. Mary Major in Rome on December 23, 2006.

After ordination, he dedicated six years to youth work in the New York region. In recent years, he served as the local director of Regnum Christi in New York. He enjoyed serving as parochial vicar at the historic Basilica of St Patrick’s Old Cathedral in lower Manhattan. In the summer of 2021, Fr Jason became the superior of Michigan’s Legionary of Christ community.

Fr Jason enjoys baseball, photography, running, and strong coffee. His younger brother, Fr Aaron Smith, is also a Legionary of Christ priest.

Fr. Matthew Summe, LC


Fr Matthew Summe was born in Fort Mitchell, KY and grew up as a member of the Blessed Sacrament parish and school community in the diocese of Covington. He is one of ten children. His parents Jane and Charles emphasized the living and sharing of the key values of faith and family as core to their family life. When he joined the Legion of Christ in 1993, the spirituality of Regnum Christi, which was still in its infancy stages here the United States, was incorporated not only into his life but also into his family’s spiritual experience. Even to this day, different members of his family participate in varying degree in the Regnum Christi Spiritual family.

After studying chemical engineering in college, Fr Matthew felt the calling to the priesthood and religious life entering in the novitiate of the Legion of Christ in the summer of 1993. He studied and did apostolate in Cheshire and the New England area from 1993-1997.  He was then sent to a new school for the Legionaries in the New York area where he continued his studies and various apostolic endeavors until the summer of 1999.  Fr Matthew was sent for his internship to Brazil, where he would live and work on and off for the next four years. 

In 2007, Fr Matthew was asked to go to Houston, TX to help found the new Legionary community as the superior and the local director of Regnum Christi. He also served on the board of the two local Legionary schools and the section director of the adult sections in the Houston and San Antonio localities of Regnum Christi. In the fall of 2009, he was asked to return for a period (2009-2011) to Brazil to help rejuvenate the youth work in the southern part of Brazil where he had worked before as an intern.

In the summer of 2011, Fr Matthew returned to the United States to help found the new Legionary community in the Cincinnati which was founded the following summer and has served as chaplain for the Regnum Christi adult sections in the Ohio Valley. Today he is still chaplain to the adult sections in Cincinnati and Indianapolis.  He also is chaplain for the Cana Family Institute in the local area and collaborates with the local Church on various diocesan, parish and school projects. One of the areas of specialization for Fr Matthew has become the field of spirituality, spiritual direction and Catholic education. He has collaborated with the ongoing formation of spiritual guides for the Ohio Valley Regnum Christi since his arrival in 2011. In 2017, he dedicated his chaplaincy in Cincinnati to the men’s section. Fr Matthew has been RC director since 2021.

Fr. Brett Taira, LC

New Orleans

Fr. Brett Taira, L.C. was born in Santa Barbara, CA. Raised Buddhist he converted to Catholicism in 2002. He associated into Regnum Christi in 2003, and joined the Legionaries of Christ in 2004. Fr. Taira was ordained to the priesthood in 2016. He served as Regnum Christi Director in Chicago from 2017-2019, Territorial Secretary for the Legionaries of Christ North American Territory from 2020-21, and from 2021-23 he served as Regnum Christi chaplain in Louisiana. At present Fr. Taira serves as chaplain for Benedictine College in Atchison, KS.

Fr. Bruce Wren, LC


Fr. Bruce Wren was born on January 8, 1962 in the small town of Cottonwood, Idaho. After finishing high school as salutatorian of his class in 1980, he attended St. John’s College in Santa Fe, N.M., where he received a Bachelor’s Degree of Liberal Arts in 1984.  He received his priestly vocation at the age of 23, and joined the Legion of Christ at the insistence of a good friend Jesuit priest.  He began his novitiate in the fall of 1985 in Cheshire, CT, and in the years that followed received degrees in classical humanities, philosophy, and theology in Salamanca, Spain and Rome, Italy.  He was ordained on January 3 1996 by the Archbishop of Hartford, Daniel Cronin, and began his priestly ministry as Instructor of Novices in our French-speaking novitiate in Cornwall, Canada, on the border between Ontario and Quebec.  

In 1999 he was transferred to the “École Apostolique de l’Immaculée Conception” in France, where he practiced his priestly ministry as Rector of the School and Superior of Community until 2014.  He received a new assignment to Chicago, where he was serving as the local superior of his community, as well as the chaplain of the Chicago Chapter of the Lumen Institute, chaplain to the Chicago Regnum Christi Men’s section, chaplain to the Catholic Professionals of Illinois, and spiritual director for many religious and lay people.  He also helped regularly at several parishes in the Chicago Diocese, and devoted regular time to the feminine congregations of the Missionaries of Charity, the Poor Clares, and the Rosary Hill Dominican Sisters. In August of 2022, Fr. Bruce was named local superior of the community of Spalding in Atlanta, and as chaplain to the section of Regnum Christi men in Atlanta. 

Fr. Adam Zettel, LC


Fr. Adam Zettel is from Walkerton, Ontario.  He was ordained in 2016 and began his priestly ministry at the Highlands School in Dallas, where he stayed for three years. From there Fr. Adam moved to the community in Oakville, Ontario, where he currently lives, working with young adults. He loves creating music and has a passion for missions and Mission Youth.

Patricia Camarero


Patricia Camarero has been consecrated since August 15th, 1985. She worked in youth and family ministry in Europe for fourteen years in Ireland, Spain and Italy. She was involved in the accreditation of Mater Ecclesiae College in Greenville, Rhode Island as philosophy professor and dean of students. She is has a Masters in both Philosophy and Religious Studies as well as a doctorate in Philosophy. Her doctoral thesis was on the doctrine of love according to St. Thomas Aquinas, with correlations to the doctrine of empathy of Edith Stein. She currently does pastoral work with adults in Houston, offering formation, spiritual direction, retreats and spiritual exercises. 

Tammy Grady


Tammy Grady is originally from Nova Scotia, Canada. She has been a Consecrated Woman of Regnum Christi since Sept 1st, 1995. Tammy has been involved with youth/young adult and vocation work for the past 25 years. For the last 18 years she has been a member of the Consecrated Women Community in Dallas, Texas. Currently, she is assigned as an Auxiliary member of the Young Women Regnum Christi section in Dallas. She also works for the Office of Vocations as the Associate Director for Women Vocations for the Diocese of Dallas and dedicates much of her time accompanying young women in spiritual direction, missionary trips,  pilgrimages, catechetical work, spiritual retreats and vocational discernment programs. She is also contracted as a spiritual director for University students at SMU Catholic Campus Ministry Center in Dallas and Benedictine College in Atchison, Kansas and serves the Regnum Christi Young Adults section on Campus (through monthly on-site visits). Each Summer, she serves, along with, a team of consecrated women and legionary priests as the spirituality team for Catholic Worldview Fellowship Program, a program designed for North American University Students set in Germany and Rome.   She has a heart for the new evangelization, especially in building community and synergy among all sections of the Movement and collaborating with Diocesan parishes and other Church entities in the building up of Christ’s Kingdom.  In her free time, Tammy loves and values the beauty of nature and thoroughly enjoys running or walking in the woods.  

Angie Hilbun


Angie Hilbun is from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Angie volunteered in Australia through National Evangelization Teams (NET) in college. Upon her return, she became a lay Regnum Christi member, and in the year 2000, she became consecrated to God. She currently ministers to college students and young professionals in Houston. Angie received two bachelor’s degrees, Educational Sciences and Pastoral Studies, from Anahuac University and Religious Sciences from Regina Apostolorum. She obtained a MA in Theological Studies with a concentration in consecrated life from Notre Dame Graduate School of Christendom College. Additionally, she completed a three-year certification program in spiritual direction through the Marian Servants and training to direct the 19th Annotation of Ignatian Spiritual Exercises. During her full-time ministry in Houston, Angie is currently undergoing doctoral studies in Pastoral Ministry through Our Lady of the Lake (Mundelein Seminary).


Angie’s ministry has included working at schools (Clearwater Academy, Calgary Canada, Canyon Heights, California and Northwoods, Houston Texas), Regnum Christi and ECYD sections (Section Director and formator), National Director for Regnum Christi Mission Corps girl’s program and served on the Council for the Consecrated Women in North America.

Amelia Hoover


Amelia Hoover is from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She joined a discernment program in high school with the Consecrated Women of Regnum Christi. Amelia was consecrated in 2010, studied her Bachelors in Religious and Pastoral Studies, and then received her assignment to Washington D.C. While in DC she completed a Youth Ministry Certificate Program through Franciscan University. Amelia served in ECYD for 8 years in the DC area and loved being able to accompany the young women to deep encounters with our Lord and greater confidence in their call to do great things for him. Amelia is currently the Girl’s ECYD Director in Houston. She also serves as a member in the ECYD Life Department Team for the North American Territory.

Naoise Johnston

Washington DC

Naoise Johnston was born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. With a degree in Philosophy and English from the University of Saskatchewan and a Masters in Information Studies from the University of Toronto, she worked in a variety of capacities in Canada, the United States, and Ireland before entering consecrated life in Regnum Christi in 2002, in Dublin, Ireland. After completing her religious formation in Rhode Island, she served there in Mater Ecclesiae College until 2015 as accreditation liaison, professor, librarian, and community director. Since 2015 she has served as a territorial councilor for the Consecrated Women in North America, living in Atlanta as director of the territorial community (2015-2018), in Washington DC (2018-2021) doing pastoral ministry, and Cincinnati (2021-2023). As council member she consequently sat on North America’s Regnum Christi Territorial Committee (2015-2019) and Territorial Directive College (2022-2023). Naoise is serving full-time as Territorial Vicar and Safe Environment Coordinator for the Consecrated Women of Regnum Christi, dedicating much of her time to supporting their ongoing formation and mission assignment projection.

Maria Knuth

New Orleans

Maria Knuth is one of the Consecrated Women of Regnum Christi since the year 2000.  She is originally from Minnesota and currently resides in the community of Consecrated Women in New Orleans.  Most of her pastoral work has been in the territory of North America supporting Regnum Christi and ECYD sections and working in RC schools.  She currently serves as the assistant to the delegate of the Territorial Directive College and as a formator for the Regnum Christi women, young adult and ECYD girls’ sections in New Orleans and North Shore, Louisiana.

Jacquie Lustig


Jacquie Lustig has been consecrated for fourteen years and hails from a cattle ranch in northern Idaho. Experiencing Jesus as a real person at fifteen years old, Jacquie has had a passion for bringing young people to experience the freedom of following Christ and the security of listening to his voice. Jacquie has been serving as a full-time mentor in ECYD for the past ten years, and recently has been assigned as the Assistant Vocations Director for the Consecrated Women of Regnum Christi. She enjoys all things outdoors, particularly camping, red meat, and anything with loud music and fireworks.

Kathleen Murphy


Born in Nova Scotia, Canada, Kathleen Murphy is the second oldest of ten children and has been consecrated for twenty-nine years. Kathleen completed her formation in Rhode Island, lived her apostolic internship for three years in California, travelling the west coast of the US and Canada, giving retreats and accompanying young women who were discerning their vocation. She spent eleven years in Atlanta, GA serving at Pinecrest Academy as a formation instructor and mentoring high school girls.

Kathleen then served the Cincinnati locality from 2012-2015 as the director of the community of the Consecrated Women of Regnum Christi and as a spiritual director for the women’s section and for young professionals. During this time, she also provided various formation courses for the young consecrated women who had made their temporary vows. She spent a year in Spain 2015-16 to help with the transition and accompaniment of the Consecrated Women in the studies stage of their formation. During that same year, she served on the international spiritual life commission for the Consecrated Women of Regnum Christi. She returned to the states in 2016 to serve for a second term as the director of the Cincinnati community.

Kathleen has served as a member of the Territorial Council for the Consecrated Women of Regnum Christi since 2018. In 2019 she was the director of the community in Chicago and in 2020 she was asked to serve as the Territorial Director. She has been residing in Atlanta since 2020.

Kathleen has a Bachelors in Education and Development from the Anahuac University and is currently finishing a Masters in Spiritual Accompaniment and Vocational Discernment from the University of Comillas in Spain.




Yvonne Nuxoll


Yvonne Nuxoll grew up on her family’s farm/ranch in Cottonwood, Idaho, the second of six kids. Life on the farm was very special, a wonderful place to grow up! She learned to know and appreciate God in nature and in the simple faith of the people around her. Music became a passion for her, along with training and riding horses during her years at home.

In 1995, Yvonne responded to Christ’s call and was consecrated in Regnum Christi, putting her life at the service of the Church so as to bring more and more people to know the personal love of Jesus Christ. She obtained a bachelors degree in Religious and Pastoral Studies from Anahuac University, and a certificate in spiritual direction at Divine Mercy University. She has served 1 year in Mexico at the center of formation, 2 years in Venezuela as the vice principal of the Institute Andes school directed by Consecrated Women there, and in the United States helping with formation for the Consecrated Women in discernment, youth ministry,  spiritual direction for adults and young adults, and accompanying and coaching Regnum Christi directors.

Yvonne currently serves as director for the community of Consecrated Women of Regnum Christi in Cincinnati, as the Director of Regnum Christi Director support for the North American Territory, and as a spiritual director.





Adrienne Rolwes


Adrienne Rolwes is originally from St. Louis, MO and currently serves as the National Vocations Director for the Consecrated Women of Regnum Christi, as well as working with Regnum Christi young adults in Atlanta.  She has been consecrated for 22 years and has served in Rhode Island, Monterrey, MX, Dallas, and Atlanta.  She has a master’s in psychology from Divine Mercy University.

Emily Roman


Emily Roman is from Cary, North Carolina where she met the Regnum Christi spiritual family through her dad’s involvement in the Movement. She discovered her own call to ECYD when she was in middle school and felt God call her to consecrated life while in high school. In 2007, Emily consecrated her life to God in Regnum Christi at the age of 18 and began her formation in Rhode Island at Mater Ecclesiae College. She graduated from MEC with a Bachelor’s Degree in Religious and Pastoral Studies. 

Following her formation years, Emily was assigned to Chicago, where spent two years serving ECYD clubs, East Lake Academy, and various parishes and groups in the North Shore area of Chicago. 

Since 2013, Emily has been serving at Pinecrest Academy (Cumming, Georgia) in various capacities and now feels blessed to assist the wider school community as Director of Campus Ministry. She is currently studying her Masters of Arts in Educational Leadership at the University of Notre Dame.



Natalia Santos


Natalia Santos was born and raised in El Salvador. She has been a consecrated women of Regnum Christi 16 years. As a girl, she grew up as an ECYD member and was an ECYD Missionary. She completed her BA in religious and Pastoral Studies from Mater Ecclesiae College, with a minor in Philosophy and a specialization in Communications, has completed the spiritual direction certificate from Divine Mercy University. For 5 years she served at Overbrook Academy, a boarding school for middle school girls, accompanying them in their integral formation, organizing activities, and offering mentoring. Since 2016, Natalia has been happily serving as the Local ECYD director for girls in Atlanta, Georgia.


Lisa Small


Lisa Small has been a Consecrated Woman of Regnum Christi since 2001 and currently lives in the community in Lake Orion, Michigan as the community director for the Consecrated Women. Originally from New Zealand, Lisa gave a year as a RC missionary in Michigan in 2000 where she met Regnum Christi. Since then, she has served through preaching, running retreats and formation programs, and teaching throughout the United States, Canada, New Zealand and Australia. Her apostolic work has included working at Mater Ecclesiae College in Rhode Island, the Catholic Discipleship College in New Zealand, the Highlands School in Texas and directing the RC Mission Corps. Lisa currently serves in Michigan and as the communications director for the Consecrated Women of Regnum Christi in North America. Lisa received her bachelor’s degree in education and development from Anahuac University, a master’s in communication from Spring Arbor University, and a master’s in religious sciences from Regina Apostolorum Pontifical University.


Katie Tuttle


Katie Tuttle was born and raised in Columbus, Ohio. She met the Consecrated Women on a Regnum Christi mission trip to Mexico during Holy Week during her senior year of high school. She interrupted her undergraduate studies at the University of Dayton to discern her vocation. She was consecrated in 2003 and finished her formation in Greenville, Rhode Island, completing her Bachelors in Education and Development, and as Masters in Religious Sciences. She worked as an assistant secretary in the office of the territorial director. She served as a mentor and formator for the young women in the Immaculate Conception Program in Michigan, then moved to Houston in 2016 to work in young adult ministry. Currently, she lives in Houston and is serving as the community director of the Consecrated Women. In June, she began serving as a territorial council member.


Ally Wheeler


Ally Wheeler has been consecrated for 18 years. Her family lives in Michigan where she first met the Consecrated Women and joined ECYD. She has served in New York and Cincinnati directing Regnum Christi youth programs and as a parish youth minister. She also served as director of the community of Consecrated Women in Cincinnati. She currently serves as Finance Officer for the Consecrated Women in North America and lives in Cumming, Georgia and is happy to support the Consecrated Women in their vocation and mission.


Helen Yalbir


Helen Yalbir is originally from Saskatoon, Canada. She completed her BA in English Literature at the University of Saskatchewan. From 2005-06, she was a Regnum Christi missionary in Calgary, Canada, and in 2006 was consecrated to Christ within Regnum Christi in Rhode Island, USA. She completed her BA in Religious and Pastoral Studies, Magna Cum Laude, at Mater Ecclesiae College in RI. She recently received her certification in Catholic Youth Ministry through Franciscan University. From 2013 to 2021 she served in Washington, DC, accompanying and forming youth and young women. This year she completed the Divine Mercy University Spiritual Direction Certification course. Helen is currently serving young adults in Dallas, Texas, and supporting the national work of Regnum Christi with young adults. On April 3, 2023, she was appointed as a new territorial council member for the consecrated women in North America to assist Kathleen Murphy in her governance and decision making


Melanie Zoll


Melanie Zoll was born in (Westphalia) Germany, as the third of five children. On the 30 of August, 1998 she made the evangelical vows consecrating her life to God in Regnum Christi, a society of apostolic life and renewed her vows AD VITAM (For Life) in September 8, 2000. Immediately after her consecration she continued her ministry while receive pursued a bachelor’s Degree in education and Development and a Magistero in Religious Sciences.


In 2001 she was moved to Neuss, Germany and worked as responsible of youth ministry of Regnum Christi in different regions, especially in Berlin and Munich, running Challenge girls clubs, retreats and mentoring. Until 2013 she worked at the same position in different cities in Germany, mainly in the counties of Bavaria and Baden Württemberg interrupted by one year in Madrid, Spain to deepen in her studies. In 2013 she was moved to Dublin, Ireland where she continued her ministry in the boarding school Woodlands Academy at the position of a religion teacher and instructor of formation.


During the same time, she studied theology at the Benedict XVI. University in Heiligenkreuz, Austria and received the title of “Academical referent for the Theology of the Body, according to JPII”. In 2017 she was moved to Budapest, Hungary where she hold the position of the director of the community of the consecrated women. In 2018 she was moved to Dallas for the ministry of mentoring of university students, young professionals, and women in the city of Dallas, TX. 


She graduated from Divine Mercy University with the spiritual direction certificate and became director of the community of consecrated in Dallas in 2022. She served at the territorial council from 2020-2023.


Melanie enjoys people, likes to laugh, and play board games. She likes being in nature and rests observing/seeing animals.





Tony MacDonnell

Washington DC

Tony MacDonnell is from Nova Scotia, Canada. He is the fourth of eight children.

Tony works at Divine Mercy University in Sterling Virginia, near Washington, DC. He’s currently the Director of Campus Ministry. Tony also teaches Theology of The Body at Paul VI Catholic high school in Chantilly and holds a variety of responsibilities within the Regnum Christi Movement. He is also the director of the consecrated men’s community based in Chantilly.

Tony has been a Lay Consecrated man in the Regnum Christi Movement since 1997. What Does that mean? He has taken vows of poverty, chastity and obedience and lives in community with other Lay Consecrated men. He hold’s a Master’s degree in Theological Studies and a Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology with concentrations in human anatomy, physiology and neuropsychology.

Before joining DMU in 2020, Tony spent 10 years in the Archdiocese of New York working primarily in three parishes as the Director of Religious Education. His work included overseeing the sacramental preparation of children, adult faith formation, spiritual direction and forming/facilitating small groups/retreats for young professionals.

Previous to Tony’s work in New York he was the first Assistant Director for Mission Youth which was founded in Bethesda, MD in 1995. It was based out of Our Lady of Bethesda Retreat Center. Mission Youth is a Regnum Christi ministry that forms high school and college students in a variety of ways; so that they are equipped to share the Gospel. Mission Youth evangelization efforts have been carried out all over the country and internationally, primarily in collaboration with Parishes. He also worked from 1995 -2010 in a variety of Regnum Christi ministries in both Maryland and Virginia.

Before being Consecrated Tony spent 7 years in a medical clinic assisting people with a variety of foot, leg and low back problems. During this time, Tony founded Veritas Books and Gifts, a Catholic Resource center in Halifax, Nova Scotia which came into existence in order to share the Good News of Christianity with parishes and the local community.

Tony is motivated to help people to both encounter and grow in their relationship with God, including assisting people in the discernment and stewardship of their specific gifts, talents and passions. He loves to pursue initiatives that will help individual Christians and parishes to think through and concretely live out what is being asked of them and the Catholic Church in the 21st century.

When not working, praying, eating or sleeping Tony is running or biking and has completed 17 marathons, mentored other runners and competed in many other running race distances over the last 13 years.

Fr. Matthew Bender, LC


Fr. Matthew Bender was born in Syracuse, NY on March 24th, 1991 and entered the Immaculate Conception Apostolic School at the age of 13. He studied Classical Humanities in Salamanca, Spain and has a bachelor’s degree in Theology and a Master’s degree in Philosophy from the Pontifical Athenaeum Regina Apostolorum. Fr. Matthew was recently ordained a priest this past April 29th, and is currently collaborating in the general government of the Legionaries of Christ and the central offices of the Regnum Christi Federation in Rome, as well as attending the Regnum Christi members present in London, UK.

Fr. Simon Chung, LC

Seoul, South Korea

Fr. Simon Chung, LC entered the apostolic school in New Hampshire in 1988. In 1990 he began his novitiate in Cheshire, CT. He made his first profession in 1992 and his final profession in 1998. Fr. Simon was ordained a priest in 2002. He has been serving Regnum Christi in South Korea since 2012.

Jill Dominy


Jill Dominy is originally from Texas, where she met the consecrated women while in high school. While in college at the University of Dallas she was a team leader for ECYD. She then studied a Masters in Theology through the University of Notre Dame while working with several consecrated women at in a parish in Houston. In 2015 Jill entered the candidacy in Monterrey, Mexico, and got consecrated in 2017. She then continued her formation and studies in Spiritual Theology in Madrid, Spain and worked with high school students at Cumbres School and Highlands Los Fresnos. After finishing with formation Jill was assigned to Germany for two years to work with young adults. Jill currently lives in Atlanta and is working with young adults, and in December she will make her final vows.

Fr. Rafael Ducci, LC


Father Rafael Ducci, LC, was born in Santiago, Chile, on September 12, 1970. He entered the Legionaries of Christ on March 25, 1989, after finishing high school. He made his perpetual profession in June 1997 and was ordained to the priesthood on December 24, 2002. He holds a licentiate in philosophy and a licentiate in theology from the Pontifical Athenaeum Regina Apostolorum. For ten years he worked in the offices of the general secretariat. He also served as director of the Regnum Christi men’s and women’s sections in Santiago, Chile. He served as territorial vicar and director of the apostolate team for the Territory of Chile, prior to his election as general councilor of the Legionaries of Christ by the 2020 Ordinary General Chapter.

Anna Ketelle

Kansas City

Anna Ketelle is from Kansas City and is a student at Benedictine College in Atchison, Kansas. At Benedictine, Anna is a Cheer and Spiritual Captain, works for Benedictine’s Advancement Office, and is on Benedictine’s Ministry Team. She joined Regnum Christi as a freshman and has been a member for three years. Anna is part of Benedictine’s RC core team. She has led encounters and coordinated spiritual exercises, Christ the King, Holy Week Missions, and other events for their section. In 2022, Anna interned for RCSpirituality Center and helped with their social media. In 2022, she attended the Catholic Worldview Fellowship and is a staff member for 2023.


Margaret Matthews


Margaret Matthews: In 2002, I made the best dedication ever and joined Regnum Christi. From 2004 to 2014, I served as the Director of Admissions, Development, Communications, and Marketing at Clear Water Academy (CWA). Following that, I became the Director of Formation at CWA from 2014 to 2019. During this time, I worked closely with the RC Sections to organize formation activities for parents at the school, with the goal of building Christ-centered unity, human and spiritual formation, and our locality’s number of RC members from among CWA families that Christ was calling. These efforts yielded fruitful results. Starting in 2017, I split my time between working as the Advancement Consultant for RC Schools in our area and continuing my half-time role at CWA.


In late 2019, I was appointed Executive Director of RC Education. Additionally, from approximately 2010 to 2017, I served as the Communications lead on the leadership team for the Calgary Locality.


Currently, I co-chair two initiatives at CWA: Advent by Candlelight and Friday Night Lights.

Lu Pérez


Lourdes Pérez was born in Mexico City where she grew up and met the Movement through her school. She joined RC in high school and was a missionary at Overbrook Academy in 2004-2005. Before getting consecrated she got a degree in Communication from the Anahuac University in Mexico City and worked for Hewlett-Packard for a year in the marketing area.

She was consecrated in 2010 and studied in Monterrey for 4 years where she got a bachelors in religious and Pastoral Studies and received her assignment to go to Atlanta, GA to work in ECYD where she was for one year. After this year, she moved to Rhode Island where she served at Overbrook Academy for seven years. Five years as a Formation Instructor and two as the Formation Director. Four of these years, she also served as the Local Director for the RCMC. She is currently serving in Houston TX. as part of the Youth team and as the local director for the RCMC in the locality. She was recently named the RC Mission Corps Young Women’s Program National Director.

Kerrie Rivard


Kerrie Rivard was born and raised in Regina, Canada, and now lives in the suburbs of Atlanta, Georgia. She and her husband Paul have six kids who are growing up way too fast, and two crazy dogs to add to the fun.  Kerrie is the Director of Marketing & Communications for Regnum Christi in the North American Territory.  For the past ten years she has been involved with the renewal of Regnum Christi at the international level, and is a member of the General Plenary Council.   

Her missionary passions include communication as evangelization, accompanying people as they discover and live in the love of Christ, volunteering at Pinecrest Academy, and regularly stocking the house with snacks for the random number of teenagers who habitually show up in her kitchen. She deeply values  learning from the wisdom of people she meets on family missions to the homeless in downtown Atlanta.

If she had all the time in the world she would spend more of it in adoration before the blessed sacrament, reading classic literature, practicing Spanish, and improving her surfing skills.