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, Holy Trinity Parish, El Dorado Hills (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)
  • 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)


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
  • 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


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


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.


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