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Team

If you would like to speak with any of the individuals below, please let us know via the contact page.

Charlene Alexander

Charlene Alexander met the Regnum Christi Movement in her home town of Dayton, Ohio in the summer of 1997 and discovered her vocation to consecrated life that December. Charlene has been happily consecrated since August 29 1998! After completing her formation in Rhode Island, Charlene served as Vice Principal and Principal of the Woodlands Academy for girls in Dublin Ireland for three years. Since 2005, she has been assisting in adult pastoral care in the Dallas area mainly as a spiritual director and retreat facilitator. Charlene also teaches and facilitates Theology of the Body conferences and small group discussions. She is excited to be a support for the women, couples, and families in the Houston area! As well as being a local support in Houston, Charlene is part of the National RC Spirituality team that reaches out to RC members and Catholics in areas where no presence of Legionaries or RC consecrated women or men.

Kathleen Almon

Kathleen Almon is a native Texan and youngest of six children who grew up in ECYD from age 11. She attended Immaculate Conception Academy for 11th & 12th grade where she confirmed and deepened her vocation. She consecrated her life to God in Regnum Christi on August 24, 2002. After completing her Bachelor’s Degree in Education and Development (Anahuac University, Mexico) and Religious Sciences program (Regina Apostolorum, Rome) she was sent to work in Washington DC & Maryland to work with ECYD girls in retreats, camps & personal mentoring. In 2009, she was sent to Mexico where she worked at the Regnum Christi schools, in ECYD and Regnum Christi in Puebla and Monterrey. December 2014, she arrived back to the States and served as ECYD director in Dallas, TX. She arrived to Houston in August, 2016 as part of the youth team. She loves to cook, read, swim, watch movies as well as share Jesus with with young people.

Patricia Camarero

Patricia Camarero was born in Mexico City. She discovered her call from God during her sophmore year in College and was consecrated in Regnum Christi August 15th, 1985. She worked 14 years in Europe (Ireland, Spain and Italy)  with youth and adult ministry. She has directed schools both in Ireland & Spain . During the past 16 years she was actively involved in the formation of the Consecrated Women in the US as the Dean of Academic Affairs, professor and collaborator in the accreditation of Mater Ecclesiae College.  Patricia holds a BA in Education & Development, and MA in both Religious Sciences (Regina Apostolorum, Rome) and Philosophy (Navarra, Spain). Her doctoral work centered on the doctrine of human love in the thought of Thomas Aquinas and Edith Stein.  Patricia loves her family, nature, music & watercolor painting. The Houston community is happy to welcome Patricia where she will support pastoral ministry with women, spiritual direction and retreats.

Fr. John Devlin, LC

Fr. John Devlin LC is originally from Ireland.  He came to Houston after a long assignment in Mexico.  He currently serves as chaplain for Regnum Christi and Familia and serves in Hispanic ministry at St. Anthony of Padua and Sts. Simon and Jude parishes in Woodlands, TX.

Julian Frommling

Julian Frommling was born in raised in a town outside of Cincinnati, Ohio. She is the sixth of eight children. When she was in third grade her family met the Movement and she became involved in ECyD. Feeling a call to the Consecrated life from a young age she entered a boarding High school for girls discerning Consecrated life in Regnum Christi. After high school she entered the Candidacy. On August 15, 2014 she made her first vows. She has been in Houston since September of 2014 and is working in ECyD and youth work around the city of Houston.

Fr. Nathaniel Haslam. LC

Fr Nathaniel Haslam, LC was ordained at Christmas 2010 and moved to Texas the following summer.  He is an RPI graduate, worked for Xerox and was aspiring to create his own Fortune 500 company before God called him to the priesthood. During his past four years in Rome, he was the founder and executive director of the college leadership study abroad programs at the Universita Europea di Roma (www.ilsrome.org). He most recently helped organize and coordinate the first ever Vatican Executive Summit (June 2011) held in the Vatican Gardens. During this historic event, over 50 top CEOs and international business executives discussed the financial crisis and business ethics in the light of Pope Benedict’s landmark document, Caritas in Veritate (Charity in the Truth). Now returning to the US, Fr Nathaniel is the national chaplain for the US Hispanic Chamber of Commerce as well as a chaplain for the Lumen Institute (www.lumeninstitute.org). In addition to these national duties, he is Houston's Regnum Christi Director and serves the local business community.

Angie Hilbun

Angie Hilbun found her vocation to be Christ’s spouse in Regnum Christi during a volunteer year of service in Australia. In 1999 she joined the Regnum Christi young women’s section at LSU and in the year 2000, became consecrated.  She spent the first four years studying to receive a Bachelor’s Degree in Education and Development from Anahuac University, received a Bachelors in Religious Sciences at Pontifical Athenaeum Regina Apostolorum, and recently received a Master’s Degree in Theology with a specialization in Consecrated Life.  Since the year 2000, Angie has helped with a variety of apostolates and vocational discernment courses in New England, Western Canada, California/Western USA, Australia and New Zealand. Since her arrival in Houston, the summer of 2010, she worked at Northwoods Catholic School where she taught, mentored and assisted campus ministry.  In August, 2015 she began directing Regnum Christi Mission Corps program nationwide. www.rcmissioncorps.org

Fr. Kenneth Leblanc, LC

Fr. LeBlanc LC was born in Rogersville, in New Brunswick, Canada. After finishing high school he went to Connecticut, USA to join the Legionaries of Christ. After 3 years formation and 4 years internship working with promotion of vocations he continued his philosophy and theology studies in Rome where he was ordained a priest in 2002. As a priest he worked in Quebec, Ontario and the Maritimes doing youth work, preaching retreats to men and women, offering parish missions, and giving spiritual directions. Recently he has been transferred to Houston where he will function as superior to the community of the Legionaries of Christ and chaplain to Regnum Christi movement.

Fr Jorge Lorenzo Martínez, L.C.

Fr Jorge Lorenzo Martínez, L.C. is currently serving as the Men's Section Director for the Houston locality. He arrived to Houston early 2016 and assists Prince of Peace Catholic Church. 

Catherine Macora

Catherine Macora is from Austin, Texas and has been a Consecrated member of the Regnum Christi Movement for 15 years. After three years of studies in Mater Ecclesiae college in Rhode Island, Catherine served in various US cities, including New York, Chicago and St. Louis, as well as 7 years in Spain. She was dedicated to education and youth work. She joined the Houston team of consecrated last fall, where the focus of her work is spiritual formation of women, offering spiritual guidance and retreats.

Victoria O'Donnell

Victoria is a native of Cincinnati, OH and met the Regnum Christi Movement in 2009 during her sophomore year of college at Northern Kentucky University, where she was studying for a B.S. in psychology and having vocational restlessness. She incorporated into the Movement in March 2010 and began consecrated life in the summer of 2011, making her first temporal vows on August 18, 2013. After attending Mater Ecclesiae College in Greenville, RI for 4 years, she was a part of the final graduating class of MEC in 2015. The academic year of 2015-2016 saw her in Madrid, Spain learning Spanish and taking advantage a 5th year of formation.  The summer of 2016 has sent her to Houston to renew her vows and begin a period of apostolic practices, where she is excited to give herself to others, search for God in the diverse reality that is known as Houston, TX and to put her newfound Spanish to good use!

Rachel Peach

Rachel Peach grew up in Hartville, Ohio, the oldest of nine kids. In 1997, she and her family converted to the Catholic Church and met Regnum Christi soon after. She first met Regnum Christi Consecrated Women through Challenge/ECyD retreats in middle school, and attended Immaculate Conception Academy in Wakefield, RI, in 10th and 12th grade, where she fell in love with Christ and discovered his gentle invitation to follow him in the consecrated life. August 14th, 2010, Rachel made her first temporary vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience and began initial formation at Mater Ecclesiae College in Greenville, RI, renewing them for another 3 years in 2013. May 2014, she graduated with a B.A. in Religious and Pastoral Studies and was assigned to the Houston community to begin her internship before final vows. She helps run retreats, leadership and missionary experiences, formation talks and activities, and mentoring for youth in Challenge/ECyD.

Fr Matthew Schmitz, LC

Fr Matthew LC was born in North Carolina and was baptized in the Chapel on the campus of the JFK Special Warfare Center at Fort Bragg. After a few years his family moved back to their native Minnesota where he spent a few years in the small town of Springfield and another eight in the Twin Cities. He participated is some of the first ECYD activities there and his mom was involved is some of the first FAMILIA teams. He decided the coolest place between heaven and earth was the Immaculate Conception Apostolic School in New Hampshire and so transferred there for tenth grade. He entered the novitiate in the great Jubilee Year 2000. His preparation for the priesthood has taken hm to Cheshire, CT, Rome and Ireland. He was ordained on December 14, 2013 and began his ministry as chaplain at Dublin Oak Academy and was there for two years.

Fr. Eamonn Shelly, LC

Fr. Eamonn Shelly, L.C. was born in Tipperary, Ireland on April 28th 1971. He is the fourth of six children. He entered the seminary of the Legionaries of Christ in 1991 and spent two years in the Dublin novitiate. In 1993 he went to Salamanca, Spain to study a year of classical humanities at the Legionary seminary there. From 1994 to 1996 he studied philosophy at the Regina Apostolorum Atheneum in Rome Italy. After getting his batchelors degree in philosophy during those two years he was sent to France for one year and then to Mexico city for two years to work with youth. During his two years in Mexico he worked at a Legion School of boys. He returned to Rome in 1999 and begun to study 3 years of theology after which he earned a batchelors degree in theology. On December 24th 2002 he was ordained to the priesthood at the Legionary seminary in Rome. He worked for 8 years from 2002 - 2010 as a priest at the Legion school in Atlanta Georgia as chaplain. In august of 2010 he was sent to the Highlands school in Dallas as the Director of the boys school. He arrived to Houston in the Spring of 2012, to help as a member of the auxiliary team of Regnum Christi adults.

Maritza Silva

Maritza Silva was born in Cotija, Mexico. She studied in a Regnum Christi school and there met ECyD. After finishing high school, she consecrated her life to God in Regnum Christi in 1997. She was sent to study in Spain, and after finishing her degree in Education, she obtained an MBA in Business Administration from Centros de Estudios Financieros. Her years of ministry have been spent in Mexico City and Rhode Island. Maritza currently serves as the director of the community of RC Consecrated Women in Houston and coordinates pastoral ministry.

Fr. Michael Sullivan, LC

Fr Michael Sullivan is the Legion of Christ's Texas Conquest youth director and an Aggie Wannabe at St. Mary's Catholic Center at Texas A&M University since 2009. He was a Minnesotan hockey player, classical pianist, US Ski Association skier and pioneering juvenile delinquent. He studied at the University of Dallas and obtained graduate degrees summa cum laude at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum in Rome, Italy, where he was ordained a Catholic priest in 2008. He resides in Houston and is pursuing a Master in Psychology from the Institute for the Psychological Sciences.

Monica Trevino

Monica Trevino was born in Monterrey, Mexico. She has 4 siblings and has been consecrated for 23 years. She has served in Chile, Argentina and for the last 15 years has been in the United States. She has worked with young people and with the consecrated. She just finished a masters in theology and is very happy to come to Houston and work with college students and young professionals.

Katie Tuttle

Katie Tuttle is from Columbus, Ohio and had been consecrated for 13 years. Her previous apostolic assignments in Rhode Island and Michigan have included youth ministry, assistant formation director of the Immaculate Conception Program, and vocations ministry. She is eager to get to know and serve the great people of Houston!

Fr. Michael Vanderbeek, LC

Fr. Michael Vanderbeek, LC was born on October 15, 1975 in Valentine, Nebraska. From 1994 to 1998 he attended the University of Nebraska at Kearney where he earned a bachelor’s degree in computer science with a minor in business administration. He entered the novitiate of the Legionaries of Christ in Cheshire, Connecticut, in June of 1999, where he studied for three years. In 2004 he moved to Rome and earned his bachelor’s degree in Philosophy from the Pontifical Regina Apostolorum College. From 2004 to 2007, he worked as a formation instructor at Canyon Heights Academy in San Jose, California, and did youth work in the San Francisco Bay Area. In 2010, he earned a bachelor’s degree in theology. On December 24, 2010, in the basilica of St. Paul’s Outside the Walls in Rome, he was ordained to the priesthood by Cardinal Velasio De Paolis, C.S. He is currently working with the youth and ECyD, and throughout the locality of Houston.

Fr. Daren Weisbrod

Fr. Daren Weisbrod LC is the Local Vocation Director and LC National Promoter.

Fabiola Zellek

Fabiola Zellek was born in Mexico City. She studied in the Godwin Institute, a Regnum Christi school, and met the Movement there. At age 15, she was an ECyD missionary. She finished high school and was consecrated in Regnum Christi in 2003. She was sent to Mater Ecclesiae College in Rhode Island for a degree in Pastoral Studies. Her first years of ministry were spend in Mexico- Merida and Mexico City, and now she is primarily involved in youth work in the Houston area. Fabiola loves working with youth and spreading John Paul II's teachings on Theology of the Body.

Ana Paula Sanchez Mejorada - RC Missionary

Ana Paula Sanchez Mejorada - RC Missionary is 20 years old, graduate from Pinecrest, a Regnum Christi High School in Atlanta. She was an ECYD missionary in Manila Philippines during a high school summer break.

Mariana Reyes - RC Missionary

Mariana Reyes - RC Missionary is 19 years old, graduate from Cumbres, A Regnum Christi High School in Queretaro, Mexico. She was an ECYD missionary in Mexico for two summers during high school.

If you would like to speak with any of the individuals above, please let us know via the contact page.