Our Parish Leadership
Parish Leadership Structure
Our 70 parish ministries and organizations are represented by coordinating councils in seven areas of parish life: Worship, Formation, Community Life, Outreach, Administration, Spanish-Speaking and Vietnamese. The coordinating councils meet monthly with staff liaisons on a common Leadership Night and send two representatives apiece to the Pastoral Council. Ex oficio members of the Pastoral Council include the Pastor, Associate Pastors, the Director of Parish Administration, and the Parish Consultant. In this collaborative structure of shared decision-making, council members discern the needs of the parish and guide the community in fulfilling its Parish Mission Statement.(Each Coordinating Council sends two representatives to the P.C.)

Pastoral Council Co-Chairs:
Annemarie Cortez (Community Life)
Maggie Felix (Worship)
Pastoral Council Members: 
Dcn. Jim Allgaier (Staff Liaison)
Joseph Bui (Vietnamese)
Alicia Cerrillos (Formation)
Maggie Grosjean (Outreach)
Jose Luis Guzman (Spanish)
Phong Ho (Vietnamese)
Jean McKenna (Recording Secretary)
Jose Luis Mendez (Spanish)
Jim Niewiarowski (Administration)
Fr. Thuan Nguyen (Associate Pastor)
Fr. Charles Ramirez (Pastor)
Pinky Reymundo (Worship)
Jane Siegmund (Administration)
Tom Smith (Community Life)
Jana Spruce (Parish Consultant)
Neomi Torres (Director of Parish Administration)
Penny Vienna (Outreach)
Dennis Weiner (Formation)

Key below: CH = Co-Chair, PC = Pastoral Council Rep, L = Staff Liaison
 
Administration Coordinating Council
The Administration Coordinating Council helps to coordinate and evaluate programs or activities involving the temporal affairs of the parish. Its members represent the Finance Council, and committees for Stewardship, Facilities Master Plan and Safeguard the Children. Other related areas of interest to this council that do not yet have a formal parish committee are facilities maintenance and communications. Members bring to the table an understanding of organization, management, finance, and communications, and are dedicated to the support of parish ministries through responsible stewardship. This council is also charged with encouraging and enhancing intercultural communication and cooperation at OLA. The new parish website was launched with support from this group.
Members of this council are Azande Aikens, Connie Aguilar (CH), Bernadette Boyle (L), Jose Cortez, Richard Hill (CH), Gabriela Kelly, Bing Macavinta (L), Carl Nicholson, Jim Niewiarowski (PC), Chris Robles, Jane Siegmund (PC), Neomi Torres (L), Margaret Woodard.

 

 
Community Life Coordinating Council
The goal of the Community Life Coordinating Council is to help build a deeper sense of Christian community for all ages and interest groups in our parish. Wow! That's a tall order, but the energetic members of this council are well-qualified to be liaisons to the numerous and active organizations and ministries in our parish. They foster cooperation and communication among these groups, especially when planning parish social events and multi-cultural celebrations. The scope of this coordinating council includes hospitality and the stewardship of time and talent. Each month, the Community Life Council joins five other coordinating councils on Leadership Night to represent the many voices of the people of the OLA community. 
Members of this council are Eliza Andersen, Shanna Aikens (CH), Anna Akinkugbe, Andrea Cataldo, Cindy Corrales (L), Annemarie Cortez (PC), Jean McKenna (L), Mark Patton, Lucia Robles, Joe Siegmund, Tom Smith (PC).

 

Formation Coordinating Council
Enriching the faith, spirituality, and family life of the parish community through integrated, multi-generational formation programs is the charge of this council. It fosters communication and cooperation among formation ministries that include Religious Education, Adult Formation, Sacramental Preparation, Christian Initiation, and OLA School. Some successful programs under this council include the family-oriented Bethlehem Village and Jerusalem Marketplace, as well as the outstanding series for Living Your Strengths and Spiritual Gifts Workshop. As long-range planners, members of the council are working on summer programs such as Vacation Bible School and a full calendar of fall events. 
Members of this council are Teresa Arredondo (L), Arline Bustamante, Elena Cardena (L), Alicia Cerrillos (PC), Alicia Hernandez, Ann Miller, Patricia Pardo, Kathy Steighner (L), Mary Vizcaino, Dennis Weiner, Stacey Weiner (CH).

 

 
Outreach Coordinating Council
Compassion for those in need combined with a passion for justice and peace are outstanding qualities of members on this council. Its foundation is the responsibility of every baptized Christian to recognize and serve those in need, to challenge injustice, and to witness to Christ's love in the world through word and action. This council is responsible for assessing and communicating the needs of our parish community - as well as those of the local community and beyond - and evaluating the response to these needs. This includes areas of pastoral care to the sick, homebound, handicapped, bereaved and imprisoned; emergency assistance programs for the poor and homeless; programs that promote respect for life; programs for justice and peace; and evangelization. The Outreach Council also encourages collaboration among parish outreach ministries, as in the parish effort to provide assistance to needy families at Christmastime.
Members of this council are Dcn. Jim Allgaier (L), Monica Awad, Steve Contreras, Dcn. Joe Domond (L), Julie Frediani (CH), Maggie Grosjean (PC), Sylvia Hirota (CH), Christine Shaner, Penny Vienna (PC).

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Spanish-Speaking Coordinating Council
In the spirit of solidarity, leaders of our Spanish-Speaking Community agreed to gather with other parish coordinating councils at the monthly Leadership Night. They also meet on the fourth Tuesday of the month. These leaders bear responsibility for discerning the needs of the Spanish-Speaking Community, as well as planning, coordinating and evaluating its programs and events. This includes the full range of parish life - spiritual and liturgical ministries, social and cultural enrichment, educational and sacramental preparation, and outreach services.
Members of this council are Mary Chico, Lucrecia Gonzales, Luis Gurrola, Jose Luis Guzman (PC), Maria Guzman, Sandra Leonor (L), Daisy Madrigal, Desiree Magnano, Carmen Marquez, Diana Mendez (CH), Jose Luis Mendez (PC), Rocio Mendez, Adriana Morales, Martha Ortega, Jose Luis Ortega, Georgina Sarmiento. 
 
Vietnamese Coordinating Council
In the spirit of solidarity, leaders of our Vietnamese Community agreed to gather with other parish coordinating councils at the monthly Leadership Night. These leaders bear responsibility for discerning the needs of the Vietnamese Community, as well as planning, coordinating and evaluating its programs and events. This includes the full range of parish life - spiritual and liturgical ministries, social and cultural enrichment, educational and sacramental preparation, and outreach services.
Members of this council are Joseph Bui, Nancy Dao, Phong Ho (PC), Giang Nguye, Hai Nguyen, Thoan Nguyen, Fr. Thuan Nguyen (L), Teresa Hong-An Nguyen, Megan Pham, Ngia Truong, Hoa Vu.

 

Worship Coordinating Council
A love of liturgy and a commitment to making the worship experience at OLA the best that it can be characterize the individuals who serve on the Worship Council. The Worship Council is charged with fostering the spiritual growth of all parishioners and helping them to understand what it means to be baptized Catholic Christians. It seeks to provide opportunities for personal and communal prayer, in addition to Eucharistic celebrations. Worship Council also coordinates the work of all liturgical ministries and prayer groups. Recent accomplishments of the Worship Council include the theme for our Easter season. 

Members of this council are Bianca Arellano, Maggie Felix (PC), Natasha Lim (CH), Terry Moore, Maria Murillo, Nancy Nicholson, Fr. Charles Ramirez (L), Pinky Reymundo (PC), Dcn. Bob Steighner (L), Kim Tran, Estella Villegas.