The Diocese of San José welcomes several new colleagues to the Chancery and the ministry of the Church in Santa Clara Valley.
Associate Director of Restorative Justice
Lee Campbell succeeded Sister Maryann Cantlon, CSJ as Associate Director of Restorative Justice. Self-employed for over 20 years, Lee owned and operated his own sheet metal company. Having recently sold his company, Lee is ready to devote himself full-time to prison ministry and parish life.
He has also been a volunteer of our own restorative justice ministry under Sister Maryann for four years. Lee has a passion for the care of those incarcerated, having led several inmates through RCIA, instituting a prison KAIROS ministry, and more.
Richard Doan joins the Human Resources (HR) Department as the new HR Generalist working on Training and Workday functions. Richard’s HR background includes working for Actelion Pharmaceuticals/Johnson & Johnson as HR Analyst and most recently as HRIS Specialist and Trainer for Jobvite. Richard holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Human Resources Management from San Jose State.
As HR Generalist for the Diocese of San Jose, Richard’s role focuses on Workday and HR training and the Office of Protection for Children and Vulnerable Adults.
Administrative Assistant to the Vicar General and Vicar for Clergy
Cecilia Bravo joins the Diocese as Administrative Assistant to the Vicar General and Vicar for Clergy.
She comes to the Chancery with a wealth of knowledge and experience. Prior to accepting this position, she served in the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston as the Administrative Assistant for the Vicar for Clergy/Director of the Secretariat for Clergy and the Associate Director of the Secretariat for Clergy. She has worked with priests, religious, parishes and the public through executive assistant responsibilities.
Father Gerardo Menchaca, Vicar for Evangelization, has announced that the Director of the Institute for Leadership in Ministry (ILM), Irma Alarcón de Rangel, will also become the Director of the Office of Faith Formation.
Along with Irma, three members of the Evangelization team will support her in this endeavor. Current Director of the Office of Family, Life & Spirituality Joel de Loera will also work with the Directors of Religious Education (DREs) of the English community and current Director of the Office of Hispanic Apostolate and Sister Rosario Muñoz, D.M.V.G., will also work with the DREs of the Hispanic community.
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