Committee on Laity, Marriage, Family Life, & Youth


Most Rev. Salvatore J. Cordileone, Chairman
Archbishop of San Francisco


Most Rev. Edward J. Burns
Bishop of Dallas

Most Rev. James D. Conley
Bishop of Lincoln

Most Rev. David A. Konderla
Bishop of Tulsa

Most Rev. Thomas J. Paprocki
Bishop of Springfield in Illinois

Most Rev. Edward M. Rice
Bishop of Springfield-Cape Girardeau

Most Rev. Jorge H. Rodriguez
Auxiliary Bishop of Denver

Most Rev. Alexander K. Sample
Archbishop of Portland in Oregon


Diana Hancharenko

Mary Rice Hasson, JD

Alice Heinzen, MS

Timothy O'Malley, PhD

Enrique Soros

Chris Stefanick

Staff of the Secretariat of Laity, Marriage, Family Life and Youth

Dominic Lombardi, STL
Executive Director

Tim Roder
Associate Director, Promotion & Defense of Marriage

Theresa Notare, PhD
Assistant Director, Natural Family Planning Program

Julia Dezelski, STD
Assistant Director, Marriage and Family Life, Laity

Paul E. Jarzembowski
Assistant Director, Youth and Young Adult Ministries

Robert Vega
Policy Advisor, Promotion & Defense of Marriage

Andrew Buonopane
Program Specialist, Promotion & Defense of Marriage

Theresa Higson-Lewis
Program Assistant

Staff Assistant

Contact staff at or 202-541-3040