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Evangelization and Missionary Discipleship

The Department of Evangelization and Missionary Discipleship works toward the missionary conversion of the local church and oversees Archdiocesan wide development of direct ministry in the following major areas:

  • Cultural Ministries
  • Discipleship Formation
  • Engagement
  • Evangelical Charity
  • Family Ministry
  • Sacred Worship

The Department provides strategic direction and leadership to our parishes, clergy, ministers, families, and individuals as they enact the missionary call to conversion called for by Synod ’16 and in Archbishop Vigneron’s 2017 Pastoral Letter Unleash the Gospel.

Contact Us

Gabriela Sakmar
Executive Administrative Assistant
Department of Evangelization and Missionary Discipleship
Cultural Ministries
Vickie Figueroa
Director of Cultural Ministries and Coordinator of Black Catholic Ministry
Department of Evangelization and Missionary Discipleship
Antonio Guzman
Coordinator of Hispanic Ministry
Department of Evangelization and Missionary Discipleship
Freeda Marable
Administrative Assistant: Offices of Discipleship Formation and Cultural Ministries
Department of Evangelization and Missionary Discipleship
Discipleship Formation
Katy Frederick
Coordinator of Small Groups and Youth Ministry Support
Department of Evangelization and Missionary Discipleship
Freeda Marable
Administrative Assistant: Offices of Discipleship Formation and Cultural Ministries
Department of Evangelization and Missionary Discipleship
Laura Piccone-Hanchon
Coordinator of Youth Ministry
Department of Evangelization and Missionary Discipleship
Engagement
Anita Houghton
Associate Director of Engagement
Department of Evangelization and Missionary Discipleship
Patrick Howard
Coordinator of Young Adult and Campus Ministry
Department of Evangelization and Missionary Discipleship
Tara Stenger
Family Ministry Coordinator & Engagement Support
Department of Evangelization and Missionary Discipleship
stenger.tara@aod.org
313-237-6056
Evangelical Charity
Dcn. Fred Billotto
Associate Director of Evangelical Charity
Department of Evangelization and Missionary Discipleship
billotto.fred@aod.org
(313) 237-5795
Kathleen Wilson
Coordinator of Pro-Life and Project Rachel Ministries
Department of Evangelization and Missionary Discipleship
Family Ministry
Nicole Joyce
Associate Director of Family Ministry
Department of Evangelization and Missionary Discipleship
joyce.nicole@aod.org
313-237-5776
David Grobbel
Marriage and Family Support Ministry Specialist
Department of Evangelization and Missionary Discipleship
grobbel.david@aod.org
313-237-5894
Tara Stenger
Family Ministry Coordinator & Engagement Support
Department of Evangelization and Missionary Discipleship
stenger.tara@aod.org
313-237-6056
Sacred Worship
Sister Esther Mary Nickel, RSM
Director of Sacred Worship
Department of Evangelization and Missionary Discipleship
Amy Wyss
Associate Director of Sacred Worship
Department of Evangelization and Missionary Discipleship