Gavin Ahern

Gavin teaches theology at Xavier College Preparatory and the Kino Institute.  He is a graduate from St. Mary’s High School in Phoenix. After a few years of pursuing a career in music, he was inspired by Dr. Bob Sullivan of Phoenix College to study philosophy and teach.  Gavin earned a Bachelor’s in Philosophy from Assumption College in Worcester Massachusetts and a Masters in Theological Studies from Ave Maria University.  He is happily married to Valerie and they have been blessed with four boys.  Read more>>


Meghan Baillargeon

Meghan is a NFP Instructor for the Diocese of Phoenix and has been teaching with her husband for seven years. Even though this is her main ministry, her heart is still with the youth of the Church. Read more>>


Becky Bowers-Greene

Once a self-proclaimed pro-choice agnostic feminist, Becky is a proud convert to the Catholic faith. She started speaking to audiences of all ages first as a University of Arizona gymnast — delivering talks on education, athletics, and goal-setting — and more recently on her conversion to Catholicism and subsequent passion for the pro-life movement, Natural Family Planning, and the beauty of femininity. Read more »

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Kristina Danovich

Kristina is the nurse manager at Aid to Women Center, a crisis pregnancy center and a low-cost women’s health clinic. She also teaches NFP for the Diocese of Phoenix at the University of Mary in Tempe.  Read more »

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Angela Gaetano

Angela is from Ocean City,Maryland, where she grew up with ten siblings on a small farm. She received her B.A. in Philosophy from Christendom College in Virginia in 2005 and completed her M.A. in Spanish Language and Literature at the University of Navarra in Pamplona, Spain.  Read more »

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Christina Gavin

Christina has been serving in youth, young adult, and adult ministries for over 24 years. She has worked in direct ministry and has been a speaker for mentoring programs, confirmation classes, retreats, rallies, and conferences on the local, state, and national levels. Read more>>


Steve Greene

After graduating from the Franciscan University of Steubenville with a bachelor’s in English Literature, Steve left the Midwest for sunny Arizona. After working in youth ministry for three years he applied for seminary for the Diocese of Phoenix and was sent to St. Meinrad School of Theology in south central Indiana. Read more »

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Bill Haley

Bill has been immersed in education for most of his professional career. As both a catechist and trainer of catechists, he has taught the Faith to every age level, from little children to professionals and retirees. He is a Catholic speaker, and an adjunct instructor at the Kino Institute for the Diocese of Phoenix. Read more>>


Doug and Kelly Helsel

Kelly and Doug are Arizona natives! High school sweethearts born and raised in Flagstaff, they both attended Northern Arizona University where Kelly earned a degree in Psychology and Doug graduated with a mechanical engineering degree.  Read more>>


Sr. Mary Eileen Jewell, PVMI

Sr. Mary Eileen is a consecrated religious in the community of Parish Visitors of Mary Immaculate. She lives in a convent in Mesa with 2 other sisters from her Community. She has been working in campus ministry at the Catholic Newman Center at ASU since September of 2012. Before coming to Arizona to work at ASU, Sister was a full-time Life Teen youth minister for high school teens for 7 years at St. Raymond’s in the Bronx, New York. Read more>>>

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Monica Jordan

Raised in Las Cruces New Mexico, Monica attended high school graduating in the top 5% of her class, before continuing on to New Mexico State University, pursuing a degree in Art Therapy. Through the years, she has ever been the humanitarian, working with special needs individuals, elderly, and now for the past 10 years has been working in the Behavioral Health field. Monica serves on team on the Rachel’s Vineyard Post Abortive Healing Retreats Read more>>


Cindy Leonard

Cindy has taught the Sympto-Thermal method of Natural Family Planning with her husband, Mike, for 30 years. They are both certified Northwest Family Services instructors and she is a trainer with that method of NFP. Early in her marriage she worked part time at the Phoenix Natural Family Planning Center, then under the direction of co-founder, Janet Kistler.   Read more>>

Meagan Martinez

Meagan has spent the past 10 years serving in youth ministry in the Diocese of Phoenix. She currently serves as the Coordinator of Youth Ministry at St. Timothy Catholic Church in Mesa, AZ and previously led youth ministry at Most Holy Trinity Parish and Bourgade Catholic High School.  Read more>>

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JoLynn Mendoza

JoLynn, the eighth of eleven children, grew up in the small town of Payson, Arizona. She attended Northern Arizona University (NAU) where she was very involved in the Newman Center. Here, she had to opportunity to deepen her love for the Catholic faith.   Read more>>


Dr. Maricela Moffitt

Dr. Moffitt graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston in 1986. She is Board certified in Internal Medicine and has practice Medicine for 25 years in Arizona. She obtained a Masters degree in Public Health in 1994 at the University of Arizona. Her research interests include Tuberculosis and medical education.  Read more »

Nikolas T. Nikas

Nikolas is President and General Counsel of the Bioethics Defense Fund. Nikas has directed national legal strategy on the issues of human cloning/ embryonic stem cell research, abortion and end-of-life issues since 1992. Read more »

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Clarissa Quiring

Originally from Sahuarita, Arizona, Clarissa completed her Bachelor of Arts degree in Theology from Franciscan University of Steubenville, where she was the women’s ministry student coordinator and a facilitator for the Franciscan LEAD youth ministry program. Upon graduating she and a colleague founded BeLoved Ministries Read more>>

Jim Spina

Jim has been a police officer with the Mesa Police Department for the past 22 years. He has been a supervisor for 14 years and has worked a variety of assignments that include the Gang Unit, narcotics and fugitive apprehension. Read more »


Fr. Paul Sullivan

 Fr. Paul Sullivan was born New York, the 7th of 8 children of Gerald and Ellen Sullivan. After a short career in the financial world, he discerned a call to the priesthood. Fr. Sullivan received a Master of Arts in Philosophy and a Master of Divinity degree from Saint Meinrad Seminary before being ordained a priest for a life of service in our diocese on June 2nd 2007. Read more>>


Sean and Aryn Sylvester

Sean and Aryn have been married for 12 years. Sean is a Managing Stockbroker and Aryn is a stay at home mom. In their 12 years of marriage they have worked in various church ministries at St. Mary’s in Chandler including Read more>>