Established after the conclusion of the Synod of 2006, the Diocesan Pastoral Council is composed of Christian faithful who in full communion with the Catholic Church-clerics, members of institutes of consecrated life, and laity – selected by a method determined by the Bishop. The Councilors meet bi-monthly and serve a 3-year term. They are eligible for re-election or re-appointment. Click here for the:  DPC Nomination Form 2013
This council is a consultative body that studies and reflects on pastoral matters and makes recommendations to the Bishop in response to the Diocesan Synod and other significant issues.

On January 14, 2017, Bishop Stephen E. Blaire and the Diocesan Pastoral Council (DPC) presented the workshop Cultivating Family Life through the Sacraments. At the request of the participating representatives from the Parish Pastoral Councils (PPCs), the written materials of the day are attached. All may be duplicated or modified by a parish.

Documents Related to Cultivating Family Life

DPC, 2015



The Diocesan Pastoral Council, 2015.

Members of the Diocesan Pastoral Council

Laity Appointed
from  Deaneries
Appointed from Clergy
and  Religious
Ex-Officio Members

(Deanery is indicated
in parentheses)


Mr. Ron Hoverstad (1)
Ms. Ana Maria Franco (1)
Ms. Teresa Avitia (2)
Ms. Liz Lopez (2)
Mr. Jack Karver (3)
Ms. Joni Christensen (5)

Ms. Violeta Tagle (5)
Mr. Greg Krebs (5)
Mr. Dan Paulus (5)

Mr. Pete Simoncini (5)
Ms. Isela Velasco (5)
Ms. Mary Lima (6)
Mr. Don Aspito (7)
Mr. Jim Casey (7)

Ms. Donnieau Synder (7)
Ms. Hallie Van Deventer (7)
Mr. David Trojacek (8)
Mr. Bill Ruiz (8)



Rev. Luis Navarro
Sr. Ann Venita Britto
Rev. Chad Wahl
Deacon Lance Velez


Bishop Stephen E. Blaire,
Msgr. Richard Ryan, JCD,
  Vicar General
Sr. Gloria DeJesús, EFMS 

Mr. Paul Schaeffer,
  Chair of Finance Council



Diocesan Submission Form
(Click above to access the form to submit an issue to the Council.)









































































































































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