Sister Pat has lived all her life in the Archdiocese of Boston and has been a member of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Boston for more than fifty-five years. She has a special devotion to St. Joseph, and looks to him as a model of justice, gentleness, humility and charity.
Over the years, Sister Pat has served the Archdiocese in a variety of ministries, as elementary teacher, vocation director and in parish ministry. In 2013, Sister Pat was appointed Associate Director of the Office of Pastoral Planning to assist in the implementation of Cardinal Sean’s pastoral plan for evangelization, Disciples in Mission. When speaking with priests and laity about the significance of evangelization and strategic planning, Sister Pat also stresses the importance of each ones relationship with Jesus Christ and their personal witness. Sister Pat recognizes, and is grateful, for the many people of faith and commitment to the mission of Christ that have companioned her.
Sr. Patricia Boyle
Diane Campbell joined the Archdiocese of Boston in 2017. Prior to joining the Archdiocese she worked in the private sector as an executive assistant as well as serving in ministry for her parish and in the Cursillo community.
In March of 2020, when the pandemic hit, Diane helped initiate a Zoom daily morning rosary that is prayed 365 days a year. It continues today with over the 75 people attending daily.
Diane grew up on the South Shore of Boston and continues to live there with her family. She enjoys spending time with family and friends often traveling, skiing or spending time at beach on Cape Cod.
Liz is first and foremost, a daughter of God. She is married to her best friend, Tony, and enjoys his help with preparing couples for marriage. She has three adult children and loves being “Nana” to her grandkids. Liz started serving in ministry when her children were small as many moms do. Eventually, her pastor asked her to run the high school faith formation program. Equipped with a bachelor’s degree in business from Worcester State College, she knew she needed more theology. After certificates in catechesis and youth ministry, she moved on to get her Master of Theological Studies from Saint John’s Seminary. Before coming to the Archdiocese of Boston in 2016, Liz was the director of youth and young adult ministry for the Worcester Diocese. She has been blessed to serve on team for Cursillo, lead pilgrimages to Marian sites, and mission trips locally and abroad.
Deacon Mike was ordained in 2014 and is assigned to Saint Augustine Parish in Andover MA. He is also assigned to the Office of Ecumenical and Interreligious affairs. He has served as a Parish Financial Services Consultant for the Merrimack Region of the RCAB since August of 2016.
Mike grew up in Melrose and attended Saint Mary’s school there. He attended Carmelite Junior Seminary in Hamilton and his pre-novitiate year with the Carmelites was at Marquette University. He completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Massachusetts, Boston where he hosted a folk music show on WUMB for 4 years. In 1976 he received a BA in Psychology and Sociology with a minor in Education.
He worked for several years as a social worker at many facilities including Mass. General Hospital. In 1981 he received his MA in Non-Profit Business Administration from Lesley University and began a 35-year career working as a field vice-president at national philanthropies: American Cancer Society, American Diabetes Association, Mass Hospital Association and Morgan Memorial Goodwill. He lived his Cursillo in 2011.
Mike has taught Development courses in the graduate programs at Lesley University and Assumption College. Mike attended the Masters of Art in Ministry program and received a MA in Theology and Ministry from Saint John’s Seminary in 2016.
He has been married to his wife Paula, a pediatric nurse practitioner, for 47 years. They have three children, Tim, an Orthodox priest, Maura, a nurse and Brenna, a special education teacher. He loves playing with his 3 granddaughters, building and playing guitars, cooking and hiking in the White Mountains.
Deacon Michael Curren
Lorna DesRoses currently serves Black Catholics within the Archdiocese of Boston by supporting, assisting, and providing resources to assist in the work of evangelization within the Black Catholic community and assisting parishes and institutions to provide pastoral care in a culturally appropriate and culturally sensitive manner so that members of ethnic and cultural communities will feel welcomed, included, and valued as part of the life of the Archdiocese of Boston. Before serving in this capacity, she worked as a teacher of English as a Second Language in various educational settings. Lorna strives to joyfully give witness to the Good news of the love of Christ with everyone she meets. She lives in Boston with her husband Robert.
“We unite ourselves with Christ’s redemptive work when we reconcile, when we make peace, when we share the good news that God is in our lives, when we reflect to our brothers and sisters God’s healing, God’s unconditional love.” Sr. Thea Bowman
Chris is originally from Caldwell, New Jersey and has lived in Massachusetts since 1991. He is a graduate of Boston College with degrees in both Theology and History. After college Chris began a 31-year career in the life insurance industry where he worked in sales, distribution, and account management for the estate planning and charitable giving market. Throughout his professional career Chris was also actively engaged in serving his parish in a variety of roles including working part-time as a parish youth minister, volunteering in faith formation for both children and adults, serving on the parish RCIA team as catechist and sponsor, and coordinating parish-wide evangelization efforts by running the ChristLife series.
In 2017 Chris left the corporate world and transitioned his passion for the gospel into a full-time position with the Archdiocese of Boston, where he seeks to support parishes in the mission of forming and equipping disciples for the work of evangelization.
Chris and his wife Krissy currently live in Attleboro, MA with their sons Brendan and Kolbe.
Tom Duddy has been with the Archdiocese of Boston as a Senior Parish Financial Service Consultant to the Central Region for over 8 years.
Previous to the Archdiocese, Tom had been employed in the financial service industry for 15 years primarily in the areas of mutual fund administration, capital markets and institutional equity trading.
He has applied the relationship building and financial analysis skills from his previous work experience to act as the primary liaison between the parishes in the Central Region and the Pastoral Center regarding the financial operations of the parishes. Tom advises parishes in the areas of financial management, planning, analysis and cash management with the goal of assuring that parishes have the financial resources to support the work of evangelization in their parish communities.
Outside of work, Tom loves spending time with his wife and two children. He also volunteers his time as a coach in his children’s sporting activities. As a life- long parishioner and catholic school attendee in the Archdiocese of Boston, Tom looks at working for the Archdiocese as an opportunity to give back to the church which has provided him with the gifts of faith, family and education that have given him so many opportunities throughout his life.
Emily Elliott joined the Office of Lifelong Faith Formation & Parish Support in 2014 as an operations associate, following a high-tech marketing career hiatus while she raised her five children with her husband of 28 years, Jim. Emily has served in multiple ministries at her parish, St. Mary of the Sacred Heart in Hanover; on Cursillo weekends; and as a Catholic volunteer for Framingham State Prison. She has also served as a facilitator for women’s study groups and often speaks at parishes about the power of prayer. Her present role as a family life consultant bridges her love for evangelization and all things family, especially in coordinating Transformed in Love marriage preparation workshops, where she often serves alongside her husband, Jim. Emily is working towards her Master of Arts in Theology and Christian Ministry degree through Franciscan University. She has a special devotion to Our Lady of Guadalupe who she credits with handling most of her parenting petitions, together with confidantes St. Therese of Lisieux, St. Faustina, St. Catherine of Siena, and St. Padre Pio – all who lead her closer to Jesus. Emily loves praying the rosary, being with her prayer group sisters-in-Christ, strong lattes, country music, and experimenting with savory recipes in the kitchen. She is happiest when all of her children (Jake, Matthew, Grace, Mary and Benjamin) are home with she and Jim, and they break bread together.
Ellen recently began her tenth year with the Archdiocese of Boston. She began at the beginning of the implantation of Disciples in Mission – the pastoral plan for the Archdiocese. She is currently the Operations Associate for the Parish Services Team within the Secretariat of Evangelization and Discipleship.
Her faith is important to her – and she considers it a gift given to her by her parents. The most important thing they taught her is to recognize how fortunate she has been and to pay it forward. She has been a volunteer for Birthday Wishes – an organization that provides birthday parties for homeless children – for over 15 years and is also a committed blood donor through the American Red Cross.
Ellen earned her Master’s degree in Nonprofit Management and her Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration both from Northeastern University. She is also an Enrolled Tax Agent with the IRS and a Senior Tax Analyst.
Ellen’s entire career has been in the nonprofit sector. In the late 90s, she served as the Executive Director of a professional organization, but she began her career with the Massachusetts Federation of Nursing Homes and has more recently worked with the American Red Cross and the Salvation Army.
She looks forward to several more years with the Archdiocese.
Lynne Gelly joined the Archdiocese of Boston in 2017 and is excited to be a member of the Secretariat for Evangelization and Discipleship team as an Operations Associate. In this dynamic role, she feels blessed to work with people that love Christ and are devoted to serving our Lord in many beautiful ways. She finds joy working with faith-filled colleagues at work and interacting with Parishes and Catholics within the Archdiocese.
Lynne is originally from Greenfield, MA. She moved to the Boston area to attend college, graduating from Bridgewater University. Upon completing her degree she met Joe, her amazing husband of 32 years and made a life in the South Shore raising three great kids. She was recently was blessed with her first grandchild!
While raising their family, Lynne and her husband placed a strong emphasis on church being central to their life. She has sought ways for her family to support local charities and volunteer in many capacities at her Parish and in the community. She loves living her life as a Catholic and looks for opportunities to share this love and peace of Jesus with others.
Born and raised just outside of Philadelphia, Ann Gennaro is a city girl through and through. So, for college, she decided to try to make it in “The City.” Successfully graduating from New York University with degrees in Economics and Communications, Ann decided not to follow her peers into wealthy career paths. Rather, after a profound encounter with Jesus in the Eucharist, she answered the call to serve as a missionary with FOCUS (the Fellowship of Catholic University Students).
Continuing to follow the Lord’s (sometimes weird and whacky) call, she up and moved to Boston to coordinate events and manage projects for the Secretariat for Evangelization and Discipleship. But in the midst of all that coordinating, the Lord reawakened her desire to tell stories so Ann joined the team at MK3 Creative, a marketing agency and production company. She climbed the ladder and became Senior Producer, working on the company’s largest accounts and most complicated videos. While it was an adrenaline rush she thoroughly enjoyed, Ann chose to bring her skills back to the Church, so she could work with a mission (and with better work-life boundaries).
But Ann isn’t all work and prayer, in her free time you can find her logging miles throughout the city with her running group Forest Hills Runners, watching a classic black and white film, or sitting out on her back deck reading book after book after book…
Kathryn grew up in a large (13 kids!) and loving Catholic family on the South Shore of Boston. She still resides there today with her loving husband of five years, Tom, and their two beautiful boys, Thomas and Luke. Her upbringing helped her learn to deal with differing abilities, temperaments, and situations, making her flexible, relatable, and compassionate. Beginning in elementary school, Kathryn has been formed in the faith through her parochial and Catholic education. Majoring in theology, Kathryn graduated from St. Anselm College in 2005 and is currently enrolled in the Master of Arts in Ministry program at St. John Seminary. Kathryn also holds certificates in Ministry with Persons with Disabilities from the University of Dayton and is certified as a trainer in the VIRTUS/ Protecting God’s Children program.
As a faithful Catholic and lover of Christ and His Church, Kathryn has been serving the Archdiocese of Boston for over fifteen years. First, as a theology teacher and campus minister, Kathryn served in middle and high schools of Boston for 9 years. From there, Kathryn moved on to parish work, as both youth minister, confirmation coordinator in parish on the South Shore.
In 2014, Kathryn followed God’s call to serve His Church with the team in the Office for Lifelong Faith Formation and Parish Support. She has held many roles with her office – from consulting with parishes about evangelization and discipleship, to advising faith formation leaders about children’s formation and now serving as family life consultant. Kathryn cherishes her every opportunity to serve Jesus and the Archdiocese of Boston with her team of faithful disciples. She is especially fond of her work with engaged couples as they prepare for marriage, as well as her efforts to lead an archdiocesan ministry with persons with disabilities and her service to those on the margins.
Among her other “loves”, Kathryn is devoted to Our Lady and praying the Rosary daily. She especially enjoys cooking delicious food for her family, spending time with her siblings and parents at large family functions, kitchen dancing, karaoke, and last but not least, the beach!
Originally from Texas, Melissa brings to the Boston area her southern hospitality and her “y’all.” Melissa has worked in evangelization efforts for the Church in some way, shape, or form for 18 years in different areas of the country, the last 5 in the Archdiocese of Boston. Her fascination with St. John Paul II’s philosophical works led her to pursue a B.A. in Philosophy from the University of St. Thomas in Houston and her M.A. in Thomistic Philosophy from the Center of Thomistic Studies. She is also certified in Catechesis of the Good Shepherd in Levels 1, 2, and 3. In her free time, she and her husband strive to discover the meaning of “taste and see that the Lord is good” (Psalm 34:9) in the various facets of life.
Patrick has worked for the archdiocese since 2014. He works in the areas of faith formation, ethnic communities, pastoral planning, evangelization, discipleship, and leadership. Patrick has worked previously in parishes in the Archdiocese of Boston and elsewhere as a Director for Evangelization, Director of Religious Education, and Coordinator of Youth Ministry. He and his wife have two sons.
Since 2013, Joan Lamar has served in several capacities for the Archdiocese of Boston—first as assistant to the Episcopal Vicar for the New Evangelization, then in Family Life, assisting with marriage prep. In 2016, Joan left the Archdiocese to work as a writer and editor for Marian Press for over a year, which included some interesting projects in Portugal for the 100th anniversary of the Fatima apparitions and Rome for Mother Teresa’s canonization. In June 2017, she returned to the Archdiocese to head up creative projects in the Office of Evangelization & Discipleship and manage communications and implementation for The Institute for the New Evangelization (TINE). Joan is married to Michael and they have three adult children—two of whom live in cities she likes to frequent (Chicago and New York), and one still in college in Rhode Island which gets her to Narragansett pretty regularly. A lifelong learner, she earned a masters in theological studies from Providence College and continues to seek opportunities to learn, most recently at St. John’s Seminary. Mostly, Joan is humbled to serve alongside faithful clergy and lay disciples in Boston as they continually show her what it looks like to be an instrument of Christ and what part she is called to play in this unfolding mystery of a life of faith.
A native of Woonsocket, Rhode Island, Michael Lavigne currently serves as Assistant Cabinet Secretary for Evangelization and Discipleship at the Archdiocese of Boston, which includes his work as Director of the Office of Lifelong Faith Formation & Parish Support. Additionally, Michael is the President of The Institute for the New Evangelization.
Previously he was the Senior Associate to the Episcopal Vicar for the New Evangelization in Boston and prior to that he was the Director of the Office of Lifelong Faith Formation for the Diocese of Portland, Maine.
For the past 29 years he has served in the Catholic Church in a variety of leadership roles for evangelization and faith formation in diocesan, parish, and Catholic school settings. On the side he has served as a member of the school committee of his hometown and coached middle/high school sports. He is a workshop presenter and retreat facilitator who covers a wide array of topics – from Evangelization to Chastity to Family Life to the Eucharist to the Dignity of Life and more.
Michael’s most important roles, outside of being a disciple of Jesus Christ, are that of husband and father. He is married to Lori and they are the proud parents of Michael Jr., Mariana, John Paul, Therese, Julia, Chiara, Celeste, and Timothy. The Lavigne’s reside in North Dighton, Massachusetts. Michael and Lori produce a podcast on the domestic church called Raising 8: A Couple of Sinners Trying to Raise Saints (raising8.net).
Michael has earned Bachelor of Arts degrees in psychology and communications from Rhode Island College, as well as a Master of Arts degree in theology from Providence College.
Tom Lyman, Coordinator of Divine Worship and Evangelization Consultant, has served the Secretariat since 2014, and has been immersed in the life of the Church for most of the last 20 years, whether as a teacher in Catholic high school, a leader in Catholic young adult ministry, or as a seminarian at St. John’s Seminary in Brighton, MA. With a B.A. in History and an M.Ed. from Providence College, Tom has a strong interest in understanding the deeper story behind today’s evangelization landscape, and the desire to share the message of Jesus Christ with those around us and in the culture, with the belief that a rich liturgical and sacramental life can transform a parish culture. Tom and his wife Lauren live southwest of Boston with their three children, and enjoy time spent with family, visiting the beach, and singing in church choirs.
Rosemary is originally from Hingham and, after living in Minnesota and Florida, returned to the area to attend Boston College. After graduating with a degree in Marketing and Human Resources, Rosemary made Boston her home and enjoyed work in human resources roles within financial services for over a decade.
In response to the Lord’s call to use her leadership and organizational development experience coupled with her love for Christ to serve the Church directly in her daily work, Rosemary pursued a Master of Arts in Ministry from the Theological Institute for the New Evangelization, complemented with study through Loyola University in Rome and the Theology of the Body Institute in PA, and joined the Archdiocese of Boston.
In addition to an interest in igniting a love for Christ in others through the new evangelization, she has a particular interest in the Theology of the Body, the dignity of human life, the intersection of faith and business, and the intersection of faith and culture. She loves visiting with the Lord in Eucharistic Adoration and meeting Him in each individual encounter until we see Him face to face!
Denise started with the Archdiocese when she moved to the Boston area from Canada. She has been with the Archdiocese of Boston ever since. She is married to her husband Michael and enjoys long drives up the New England coast.
Denise currently serves as the Director of Parish Services. For the past 25 years she has worked in a variety of leadership roles within the Archdiocese with her primary focus being the support of parishes.
Denise earned a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and completed the chartered accountancy program at the Atlantic School of Chartered Accountancy, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.
Sr. Elsa Narváez Rodríguez, was born in San Luis Potosi, Mexico. In 2004, Sr. Elsa joined the Missionary Servants of the Word, a community that allows young people to serve as a lay missionaries for a period of time. After two and a half years as a lay missionary she decided to pursue religious life in the religious branch of the same community. Her firs assignment as a religious sister was in Portsmouth NH and after that she was sent to serve the Hispanic community of St. Joseph Parish in Lynn MA. Since 2016 Sr. Elsa has served Hispanic Communities within the Archdiocese of Boston.
Sr. Elsa Narvaez, HMSP
Jamille is originally from the beautiful state of Ceara, Brazil. In 2007, she fell in love with Jesus and decided to become a missionary member of the international Shalom Catholic Community. She and her husband, Matthew enjoy spending time with their precious baby daugther, Raffaella Maria. Together they look forward to continuing to grow their family.
Always one with an eye for beauty and design, Jamille graduated in Architecture & Urban Design in Brazil and concluded her second master’s degree in Architecture & Art for the Liturgy at Pontificio Ateno Sant’Anselmo in Rome. Passionate about languages and cultures, she is fluent in Portuguese, Italian, and English and she can hold a conversation in Spanish.
Jamille served the International Missionary Office of the Shalom Catholic Community in Rome working as a liaison on the promotion and maintenance of the mission houses and later moved to United States in 2014 to serve the Church in Michigan and Massachusetts. She started working Faith Formation & Missionary Discipleship team for Ethnic Communities in 2018 focusing especially on the Brazilian, Cape Verdean, and Portuguese Communities and the Chaldean Boston Community.
Karina Salas has been with the Archdiocese of Boston since November 2013. She has a Master’s Degree in Software Engineering, and she is certified in Management Information Systems and has other IT certifications. Karina has worked in different industries including education, telecommunications, computer software, printing and more. Her past work experience helps Karina as a Consultant and as a Project Manager to identify technical issues, resolve technical issues, provide training, coordinate training, communicate with vendors on behalf of the parishes on different IT parishes projects and more.
Karina is a well-known resource to the parishes and has helped the parishes with IT assessments, new phone systems or upgrades, Microsoft Office 365 implementations, ParishSOFT, Networking improvements, and websites. She enjoys her work, and she understands the importance that technology has in helping parish staff members communicate and reach out their parishioners. She also enjoys working with her colleagues.
In 2015, Glenn was accepted into the Diaconate Program at the Archdiocese of Boston from his calling to follow Jesus and serve his Lord and Savior. Glenn was called again to serve the Lord and joined the Parish Financial Services Department in 2017 as Parish Financial Consultant for the North Region. In 2019 Glenn was ordained Deacon and is assigned to Saint Michael Parish in Bedford and is a member of the Deacons for Life Committee in the Pro-Life Office at the Archdiocese of Boston.
He spent the first 45 years of his career working in the Healthcare Industry. He began working in his home town hospital as an Orderly when he was 15 years old, then joined the Navy out of High School. Serving in the Navy for six years as a Hospital Corpsman, Glenn received his associate degree in Radiologic Technology and his bachelor’s degree in Healthcare Management.
After the Navy, Glenn worked as a Radiology Manager while working on a Master Degree in Hospital Administration. He then joined KPMG Peat Marwick in 1987and traveled the United States consulting in large teaching hospitals and universities. In 1989, Glenn joined the staff at Emerson Hospital in Concord, MA as the Vice President for Clinical and Administrative Services. During his tenure at Emerson, Glenn served as Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board for the Metropolitan Boston Emergency Medical Services Council. After completing 18 years of service at Emerson Hospital, Glenn became the Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Adult & Pediatric Dermatology, a multi-state outpatient care medical practice.
Deacon Glenn Smith
Fr. Paul is a priest of the Archdiocese of Boston, ordained in 1990. In addition to his diocesan role, he is also co-pastor of Saint Denis and Saint Margaret Mary parishes in Westwood.
Fr. Paul Soper
After graduating from Franciscan University in 2017, Lizzy fulfilled her high school yearbook aspirations and began working as a full-time graphic designer. Following her passion for all things true, good, and beautiful, she was excited to join the Secretariat for Evangelization and Discipleship as their Design Production Specialist. She brings design expertise, photography skills, and her millennial spirit to the Secretariat team.
In addition to her work at the Archdiocese, Lizzy loves photographing weddings and doing freelance design work. She volunteers for several local Catholic organizations, and is always looking to help serve others. Lizzy lives on the South Shore with her husband, Ben, and strives to experience every moment to the fullest extent. During (what’s left of) her free time, she loves to travel, spend time with friends and family, and continue her hunt for the best brunch in the Boston area.