People

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.

 

Board

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 Joseph Marello Parish, Granite Bay (Western Region Account Executive, Unisys Corporation)
  • Debbie Duncan, Holy Trinity Parish, El Dorado Hills (Retired, Office of the Federal Defender)
  • Anne Jensen, BSN, MSW, St Stephen the First Martyr Parish, Sacramento
  • Inocencio Rangel, Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, Sacramento (Restaurant Manager)
  • Dawn Ruffing, Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament Parish, Sacramento (Retired Architectural Engineer)
  • Amy Rutschow, St Stephen the First Martyr Parish, Sacramento (Retired Principal Consultant, California State Assembly)
  • Roger Salstrom, St Clare Parish, Roseville (Author; Retired Business School Dean, William Jessup University)

Catechists

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. Cenacle's 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-Arcade
  • Kim Dahlstrom, Member of St Clare Parish, Roseville
  • 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

Support

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

INTRODUCTORY WORKSHOP

On Saturday, Jan 20, we will host an introductory workshop for prospective catechists and others who want to learn more about CGS. For details click here.

TRAIN AS A CATECHIST

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

PARTICIPANT RESOURCES

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