Although Cenacle Resources is not a Diocesan agency, its board members and catechists attest in writing to their fidelity to the Magisterium and the Bishop of Sacramento.



Like any nonprofit organization, Cenacle Resources is governed by a board of directors. Cenacle's current board members include:

  • Shauna Anderson, St John the Baptist Parish, Folsom (Administrative Advisor, South Sutter Charter School)
  • Rick Collins, St Rose Parish, Roseville (Account Executive, Unisys Corporation)
  • Debbie Duncan, St John the Baptist Parish, Folsom (Retired, Office of the Federal Defender)
  • Inocencio Rangel, Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, Sacramento (Restaurant Manager)
  • Dawn Ruffing, Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament Parish, Sacramento (Retired Architectural Engineer)


Each session is coordinated and headed by a lead catechist certified by the National Association for the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, working with one or two certified or partially-trained assistant catechists. Catechists at the Greater Sacramento Atrium in Elverta include:

  • Jen Alcorn, Member of St Joseph Parish, Auburn
  • Janice Aranas, Member of St Stephen the First Martyr Parish, South Sacramento
  • Lizbeth Avila-Quintero, Member of Immaculate Conception Parish, Oak Park
  • Jeanette Berrong, Member of Holy Rosary Parish, Woodland
  • Anne Coulter, Member of Presentation of the BVM Parish, Arden
  • Kim Dahlstrom, Member of Presentation of the BVM Parish, Arden
  • Monica Gisla, Member of Sacred Heart Parish, Land Park
  • Gina Goveas, Member of St Stephen the First Martyr Parish, South Sacramento
  • Sanjuana Guardado, Member of Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament Parish
  • Becky Jennings, Member of St Mel Parish, Fair Oaks
  • Katherine Matista, Member of Holy Family Parish, Citrus Heights
  • Selene Molina, Member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish, Sacramento
  • Jillian O'Connors, Member of Presentation of the BVM Parish, Arden-Arcade
  • Jill Olmstead, Member of St Ignatius Parish, Arden-Arcade
  • Gaby Rosas, Member of St Charles Borromeo Parish, Florin
  • Jill Thompson, Member of St Isidore Parish, Yuba City
  • Sonia Warstler, Member of Our Lady of Grace Parish, West Sacramento


The Greater Sacramento Atrium is supported by a head catechist, who coordinates the program, and by a priest chaplain, who provides spiritual direction and doctrinal guidance.

  • Head Catechist: Janette Vincent, MD, Member of Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament
  • Chaplain: Father Matthew Spencer, OSJ, Novicemaster, Mt St Joseph Seminary, Loomis

"Parents should initiate their children at an early age into the mysteries of the Faith."

Catechism of the Catholic Church #2225


Parents, parish staff and others say they didn't understand CGS until they saw it in person. To schedule a visit, click here to contact us.


In April we begin training new CGS catechists. For details, click here.


Participants in the Greater Sacramento Atrium can click here for documents.