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:

  • Diane Anderson, Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish, Arden Arcade (Retired Manager, California Office of Legislative Counsel)
  • 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)
  • Amy Rutschow, St Stephen the First Martyr Parish, Sacramento (Principal Consultant, California State Assembly)

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, Sacramento
  • Danka Berg, Member of St Isidore Parish, Yuba City
  • Anne Coulter, Member of Presentation of the BVM Parish, Arden-Arcade
  • Kim Dahlstrom, Member of St Clare Parish, Roseville
  • Amy Dover, Member of Holy Family Parish, Citrus Heights
  • Gina Goveas, Member of St Stephen the First Martyr Parish, Sacramento
  • Becky Jennings, Member of St Mel Parish, Fair Oaks
  • Michelle Knox, Member of St Isidore Parish, Yuba City
  • Katherine Matista, Member of Holy Family Parish, Citrus Heights
  • Jill Olmstead, Member of the Sacramento State University Newman Community
  • Gaby Rosas, Member of St Charles Borromeo Parish, Florin
  • Jill Thompson, Member of St Isidore Parish, Yuba City
  • Mary Travis, Member of Divine Mercy Parish, Natomas (Emeritus)
  • Celta Vincent, Member of Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament

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

APPLY FOR YOUR CHILDREN

Click here to apply for 2017-18 catechesis at the Greater Sacramento Atrium in Elverta. Families not enrolled in 2016-17, click here to RSVP for a pre-enrollment meeting.

SCHEDULE A VISIT

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.

PARTICIPANT RESOURCES

Participants in the Greater Sacramento Atrium can click here to access key documents.