This week at NCCL:
  • Meet the Federation for Catechesis with Hispanics
  • New Committees
  • Convocation Raffle Winners
The Federation for Catechesis with Hispanics has a mission to serve those who minister in catechesis with Hispanics. The Federation values and prioritizes leadership development, advocacy, and a conference gathering for those in catechetical roles with Hispanics. 
FCH President: Miriam Hidalgo
Miriam Hidalgo served for six years as the Director of Hispanic Catechesis in the Archdiocese of Hartford. She later served as Archdiocesan Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministry for two more years. Miriam received an M.Ed. from Boston College in 2010. In March 2018, Miriam and her husband Peter welcomed their first born, a baby boy named Noah.
FCH Vice President: Gustavo Rodriguez
Gustavo Rodriguez is the Director of the Office of Evangelization and Catechesis for the Diocese of Austin. He holds a Master’s degree in Pastoral Studies from the University of the Incarnate Word. Gustavo has been happily married to the love of his life, Natalie Rose, for more than 11 years. Together they are blessed with two children, Gustavo Ignacio and Sandra Josefina.
FCH Secretary: Jose Coronel
Jose Coronel has over twelve years of experience working in parish and catechetical ministry and is working towards a Master's in Divinity and a certificate in Church Management from Loyola University Chicago. He previously served as Regional Director of Religious Education and Spanish Speaking Catechetical Programs for the Diocese of Rockford, Illinois. He is currently working as one of the Evangelization Coordinators for the Archdiocese of Chicago. 
FCH Financial Officer: Marta Quinones 
Marta has more than 25 years in Hispanic ministry. Currently, she is a parishioner at St. Peter Catholic Church in Columbus, Ohio, where she is in charge of evangelization and formation for the Hispanic community. Prior to moving to Ohio, Marta was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Columbus, GA. During the time in GA, she worked in different roles in the Church; catechist, Director of Hispanic Ministry, and youth ministry. She received a Master’s in Pastoral Studies from Loyola University, New Orleans.
FCH Communications Officer: Luis J. Medina 
Luis J. Medina, M.A. is the Director of Bilingual Catechesis for William H. Sadlier, Inc. He has collaborated in editorial processes, webinars, master classes, and so much more. Mr. Medina is an adjunct professor at the University of Dallas, where he collaborates in the formation of permanent Deacons, teaching philosophy and various theological topics.
FCH Grants Officer: Dominic (Nick) Yonto
Dominic (Nick) Yonto is the Director of Sales at Loyola Press. He holds a bachelor’s degree in history and a master’s degree in education from the University of Notre Dame. Dominic has been married to his wife Jessica for ten years this fall. They are blessed with two children, Claire and Andrew.
New Committee Structure

NCCL, under the visionary leadership of the Board of Directors, and with consultation from the Representative Council on priorities, is establishing new committees for the organization. These committees will oversee the working tasks of the organization, under the direction of the Executive Director. These committees are as follows: 

Professional Development Committee  to include various sub-committees and projects pertaining to the Annual Convocation and Membership Meetings, Web Learning Initiatives, Standards & Certification of Lay Ecclesial Ministers, The General Directory for Catechesis: Emerging Catechetical Models, and Intercultural Competencies  

Engagement Committee  to include various sub-committees and projects related to Mentor Groups, Charism Identification & Utilization, and Digital Platform Integration 
Resource Development  aims to enhance the forum experience through sub-committees and projects that include Editorial (Publication and Product) Initiatives and Resource Assessment Tools. 
Mission Effectiveness  will include sub-committees and projects that focus on Development, Marketing, and Member Services. 
To enhance the efforts of these committees, discernment of your resource contribution is encouraged in time, talent, and treasure. Currently, the NCCL President is discerning chairpersons to various committees, and upon their confirmation, opportunities to serve on committees, sub-committees, and projects will be put forth to the membership at large. Your prayerful reflection upon this is appreciated. To make a monetary contribution to this vision, please consider donating to the  Annual Appeal . Thank you to those that have already donated. The goal of the appeal was $3000, and we have surpassed that with $3755 to date. Your contribution to continue to move us above and beyond the goal will have a significant impact on the organization. Thank you for your generosity.