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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
  • Cardinal Sean O'Malley, OFM Cap., Archbishop of Boston
  • Archbishop Thomas Wenski, Archbishop of Miami
  • Archbishop John Wester, Archbishop of Santa Fe
  • Bishop Edgar DaCunha, SDV, Bishop of Fall River
  • Bishop Mark Seitz, Bishop of El Paso
  • Bishop Oscar Cantú, Bishop of Las Cruces
  • Bishop Robert McElroy, Bishop of San Diego
  • Bishop Felipe Estévez, Bishop of St. Augustine


  • Bishop Octavio Cisneros, Auxiliary Bishop of Brooklyn
  • Bishop Alberto Rojas, Auxiliary Bishop of Chicago
  • Bishop John Manz, Auxiliary Bishop of Chicago

National Staff

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

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

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

Kevin Day, Grants Specialist
(202) 541-3052

Vacant, Grants Administrator
(202) 541-3050

Fax: 202-541-3460

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