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Who We Are


The Subcommittee on the Church in Latin America is composed of nine bishops. Each year the Subcommittee, with the assistance of its staff, reviews and evaluates grant applications and makes funding decisions.

History of the Subcommittee

Subcommittee Members


  • Bishop Eusebio L. Elizondo, M.Sp.S., Auxiliary Bishop of Seattle
  • Archbishop Robert J. Carlson, Archbishop of St. Louis
  • Archbishop José H. Gomez, Archbishop of Los Angeles
  • Archbishop Thomas G. Wenski, Archbishop of Miami
  • Bishop Octavio Cisneros, Auxiliary Bishop of Brooklyn
  • Bishop Edgar M. da Cunha, SDV, Auxiliary Bishop of Newark
  • Bishop John R. Manz, Auxiliary Bishop of Chicago
  • Bishop Joe S. Vasquez, Bishop of Austin


  • Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM Cap., Archbishop of Boston

National Staff

The national staff manages day-to-day operations, including allocations, education, and promotion.

Fr. Juan Molina OSST, Director
(202) 541-3456

Mr. Jacques Liautaud, Project Manager for the Church in Haiti
(202) 541-3194

Mr. Kevin Day, Grants Specialist
(202) 541-3052

Mr. Juan Aranda, Grants Administrator
(202) 541-3050

Fax: 202-541-3460

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