Regnum Christi

New Mission Assignments for 2023

The North American Territory’s new mission assignments for the Regnum Christi Federation, the Legionaries of Christ, and the Consecrated Women of Regnum Christi.

Regnum Christi Federation

Territorial Assignments
Territorial Appointments to the RC Federation in the North American Territory From July 2022 to June 2023

The Territorial Directive College is the governing body for the Regnum Christi FederationIt works to ensure that the purpose of the Federation is fulfilled. The Mission Support Team is its territorial level work team charged with supporting the mission in the localities and implementing the strategies, plans and budgets of the Territorial Directive College. 

All assignments are for three years unless otherwise noted.


Helen YalbirTDC Member (appointed by GDC)Jun-23
Fr. John BartunekTDC Member (appointed by GDC)Jun-23
Maria GaviriaTDC MemberJun-23
Charlie BradleyTDC Member (renewal)Sep-22
Horacio GomezPlenary Council Member (renewal)Jun-23
Hope HirshornPlenary Council MemberJun-23
Fr. Patrick O’LoughlinECYD Life DirectorJan-23
Fr. Ben O’LoughlinRC Young Adult Life DirectorJul-23
Maria KnuthFormation Pathway Project DirectorJan-23
Lu PerezRC Mission Corps – National DirectorJun-23
RC Director Appointments

The local RC Director oversees the development and projection of the Regnum Christi Federation at the local level – fostering charismatic unity among all Regnum Christi present in the locality and overseeing the participation of lay members and any apostolic activity that belongs to the Federation.

LocalityNameEffective Date 
CalgaryMargaret Matthews23-Jun 
DallasAndrew RawickiJul-23 (renewal) 
New York Tri-StateMary Rohe23-Aug 
San AntonioAdriana Perez de Castillo23-Aug 
San JoseFr. Kevin Lixey23-Jun
RC Local College Appointments

As an alternative to having a local RC Director with personal authority to direct the Federation within the locality, a locality may choose to be directed by a college (SRCF 56 §2). At the local level, a college operates like a board or a committee where authority rests with the body and not with one individual person. In this case, the RC local college is the group of people appointed by the Territorial Directive College to assume the same responsibilities as the local RC Director and RCD Council.

* College appointments are additions to existing colleges.

LocalityNameEffective Date
LouisvilleJoseph O’ConnorSep-23 (renewal)
LouisvilleJulia O’ConnorSep-23 (renewal)
LouisvilleJeremy LeachmanSep-23 (renewal)
LouisvilleLaura KlineSep-23 (renewal)
LouisvilleTomascina ReaughSep-23 (renewal)
LouisvilleElizabeth Dawson23-Jul
OntarioOscar StrassburgerMay-23 (renewal)
OntarioFr. Jerek ScherberMay-23 (renewal)
OntarioFr. Pierre Caouette23-May
OntarioAlexander Volkel23-Jan
Mens' Section Director Appointments
LocationSectionNameEffective Date
Baton RougeMenGreg Boudreaux23-Mar
DallasMenFr. Fergal Ó DúillJul-23 (1 year, renewal)
DetroitMenFr. Juan SabadellJun-23 (renewal)
Los AngelesMenFr. John HopkinsJul-23 (renewal)
OakvilleMenAlexander Volkel23-Jan
PhiladelphiaMenFr. Scott ReillyJun-23 (2 years, renewal)
San AntonioMenCarlos Veana23-Jul
Washington DCMenFr. Robert PresuttiMar-23 (2 years)
Women's Section Director Appointments
LocationSectionNameEffective Date
AtlantaWomenDenise Gunderson23-May
DetroitWomenAnn-Marie Neme22-Sep
EdmontonWomenDonna Fausek22-Sep
JacksonvilleWomenVickie Loftis23-Jun
LafayetteWomenMichele Noel23-Mar
ManilaWomenTessa Coscolluela23-May
New OrleansWomenLisa Cates23-Sep
New YorkWomenLisa LeonardDec-22 (1 year renewal)
North HoustonWomenShamy Billes23-Jun
Omaha/LincolnWomenStephanie Neugebauer22-Oct
OrlandoWomenMary Gulde22-Sep
Pacific NorthwestWomenJanet McLaughlin23-Mar
PhiladelphiaWomenGina Pelella23-Jun
Southwest HoustonWomenLaura Alvarado23-May
Washington DCWomenPeggy Oshinski22-Sep
WichitaWomenCarolyn Spexarth23-Jul
Young Adult Section Director Appointments
LocationSectionNameEffective Date
Benedictine CollegeYoung AdultsFr. Ryan Richardson22-Dec
CalgaryYoung AdultsValerie Doran23-Jun
San JoseYoung AdultsNick Carney22-Jul
South KoreaYoung AdultsFr. Steven Cho23-Jul
AtlantaYoung MenFr. John KleinJul-23 (renewal)
DallasYoung MenFr. Gregory Usselmann23-Jun
HoustonYoung MenFr. David Parker22-Jul
PhiladelphiaYoung MenFr. Michael MoriartyJul-23 (renewal)
ECYD Director Appointments
LocationSectionNameEffective Date
AtlantaECYD-BoysFr. Michael O’Connor23-May
CalgaryECYD-BoysDubert Gutierrez23-Jul
CincinnatiECYD-BoysFr. Andrew Gronotte23-Jul
DallasECYD-BoysFr. Kermit SyrenJul-23 (1 year)
DetroitECYD-BoysFr. Luis Villalobos23-Jul
ManilaECYD-BoysFr. Mauricio GuajardoJul-23 (renewal)
PhiladelphiaECYD-BoysFr. Aaron LochJul-23 (renewal)
South KoreaECYD-B&GFr. Steven Cho23-Jul
PhiladelphiaECYD-GirlsEmily Ziegler23-Jan

Legionaries of Christ

New Legionaries in the Territory
Fr. Andrés Orellana, LCRC Young Adults Chaplain
Fr. Stephen Cho, LCECYD Boys Section Director, RC Young Adults
Br. Darren Wallace, LC
(Deacon this year)
Dean of Apostolics
Br. Kevin O’Byrne, LC
(Deacon in July)
ECYD Boys Chaplain
Highlands School Chaplain
Br. Abraham Eo, LC
(Deacon in August)
Lower School Chaplain, Holy Spirit Prep
Legionaries Leaving the Territory
Fr. David Daly, LCDelegate of the General Director
Fr. Vincenz Heereman, LCProfessor
Fr. Paul Alger, LCLicentiate Studies
Fr. Lucio Boccacci, LCLicentiate Studies
Br. Andrew Kang, LCContinue studies
Br. Maximilian Nguyen, LCContinue studies
Assignment Changes Within the Territory

All assignments are for three years unless otherwise noted.

Fr. Paul Alger, LCAdministrator (until September)
Fr. John Bartunek, LCSuperior
Fr. Daniel Brandenburg, LCLumen Chaplain, Atlanta
Fr. Daniel Brandenburg, LCAssistant Chaplain to the RC Men’s Section, Atlanta
Fr. Joseph Brickner, LCRegional Vocation Director
Fr. Jon Budke, LCSuperior
Fr. Janick Caouette, LCAdministrator
Fr. Janick Caouette, LCVice-superior
Fr. Pierre Caouette, LCChaplain for RC Men’s Sections of Ontario
Fr. Vito Crincoli, LCLocal RC Mission Corps coordinator
Fr. Robert DeCesare, LCVocational Promotor
Fr. Nikola Derpich, LCTerritorial Secretary
Fr. Nikola Derpich, LCChaplain for DM Atlanta
Fr. Simon Devereux, LCAssistant Chaplain for RC Sections
Fr. Kevin Gillis, LCNovitiate Professor
Fr. Andrew Gronotte, LCECYD Boys Director
Fr. Andrew Gronotte, LCCoordinator for Camp River Ridge
Fr. Brian Hoelzen, LCChaplain for RC Women’s Sections
Fr. Owen Kearns, LCAssistant Chaplain for RC Sections
Fr. Owen Kearns, LCPreacher, Our Lady of Bethesda
Fr. Andreas Kramarz, LCProfessor
Fr. Andreas Kramarz, LCSpiritual Director
Fr. Andreas Kramarz, LCConfessor
Fr. Kenneth LeBlanc, LCChaplain for RC Men’s and Women’s sections of the Canada RC diaspora
Fr. Kenneth LeBlanc, LCLumen Chaplain, Calgary
Fr. Steven Liscinsky, LCAdministrator
Fr. Kevin Lixey, LCRegnum Christi Director for San Jose
Fr. Aaron Loch, LCAdministrator
Fr. Kevin Meehan, LCInterim Director, Hombre Nuevo and Guadalupe Radio
Fr. Tamson Nguyen, LCChaplain for Canyon Heights
Fr. Michael O’Connor, LCECYD Boys Director in Atlanta
Fr. Fergal O’Duill, LCChaplin for RC Women’s Section in Dallas
Fr. Benjamin O’Loughlin, LCChaplain for RC Young Adult Men’s and Women’s sections in Dallas
Fr. Benjamin O’Loughlin, LCAdministrator
Fr. Patrick O’Loughlin, LCSecretary
Fr. Patrick O’Loughlin, LCLocal Chaplain for RC Mission Corps
Fr. David Parker, LCLocal Vocation Coordinator
Fr. Vinh Pham, LCRegional Vocation Director
Fr. Michael Picard, LCECYD Chaplain for Calgary and the Canada RC diaspora
Fr. Michael Picard, LCAssistant Chaplain for Clearwater Academy
Fr. John Pietropaoli, LCSuperior
Fr. Robert Presutti, LCInterim RC Men’s Section Director
Fr. Robert Presutti, LCRC Women’s Section Chaplain
Fr. Matthew Schneider, LCChange of community
Fr. Steven Reilly, LCSuperior
Fr. Anthony Sortino, LCRC Young Adult Sections Chaplain in Calgary
Fr. Anthony Sortino, LCRC Formation Director at Clearwater Academy
Fr. Kermit Syren, LCRC Men’s Section Chaplain, Dallas
Fr. Kermit Syren, LCECYD Boy’s Director, Dallas
Fr. Brett Taira, LCAssistant Chaplain at Benedictine College
Fr. Gregory Usselmann, LCRC Young Adult Sections Director, Dallas
Fr. Gregory Usselmann, LCChaplain for DM Dallas
Fr. Gregory Usselmann, LCSecretary
Fr. Gregory Usselmann, LCTerritorial Prefect of Studies
Fr. Luis Felipe Villalobos, LCECYD Boys Director in Detroit
Fr. Timothy Wysocki, LCECYD Girls Chaplain in Dallas
Fr. Adam Zettel, LCChaplain for the RC Women’s Sections of Ontario

Consecrated Women of Regnum Christi

New Consecrated Women within the Territory

Mélanie Duriez

Formation instructor at the Highlands School in Irving, Texas.
Assignment Renewals Within the Territory

All assignments are for three years unless otherwise noted.

Gaëtane AugerDirector of Domus Mariae Atlanta
Pinecrest Family Life Director
Jill DominyPastoral work with young women in Atlanta
Regina DoyleFormation director at Everest Collegiate in Clarkston, Michigan (one year)
Sarah. GagnierCampus Ministry at Pinecrest Academy in Atlanta
Berenice GarcíaDirector of Overbrook Academy (one year)
Tammy GradyPastoral work with young adults at Benedictine College in Kansas (one year)
Megan HoubeckPastoral work with young adults at Benedictine College in Kansas (one year)
Naoise JohnstonSafe Environment Coordinator
Head of ongoing formation for the Consecrated Women
Assigned to the community of Washington, DC.
Mary MaherAssociate director of spiritual renewal for the Archdiocese of Chicago (six years)
Maritza SilvaPastoral work with ECYD girls in Cincinnati (two years)
Lisa SmallTerritorial Communications director for the Consecrated Women (one year)
Jill SwallowPastoral work with young adults in Houston
Mónica TreviñoPastoral work with adults in Houston
Katie TuttleDirector of Domus Mariae Houston
Laura VazquézDirector of Domus Mariae Manila
Pastoral work with RC Women in Manila
Allyson WheelerTerritorial financial officer and development director for the Consecrated Women
Assignment Changes Within the Territory

All assignments are for three years unless otherwise noted.

Kathleen AlmonPastoral work with women in Atlanta (one year)
Karla AmezcuaPastoral work with young adults in Cincinnati
Melissa KuhnPastoral work with women in Atlanta
Ecclesial relations and safe environment assistant (one-year renewal)
Community of Domus Mariae Atlanta
Jacquie LustigPastoral work with ECYD girls in Atlanta
Assistant to the Vocation Director (renewal)
Lucia OchoaDirector of Domus Mariae Chicago
Lourdes PérezFormation director for RC Mission Corps women
(continuing with pastoral work with ECYD girls in Houston)
Melanie PilónPart-time assignment: assistant to the territorial secretary of Regnum Christi and member of the ECYD team in Atlanta (one year)
Community of Domus Mariae Atlanta
Gabriela RuilobaDoctoral studies in Psychology at Divine Mercy University (five years)
Mary SchwarzPastoral work with young adults in Manila
Elizabeth StrombergMiddle school formation director at Everest Academy in Clarkston, Michigan
Helen YalbirMember of the Territorial Directive College
Fabiola ZellekPastoral work with ECYD girls in Washington, DC

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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!