Contributors

Most Rev. Paul LoverdeBishop Paul S. Loverde has been shepherding the Arlington Diocese since his installation in 1999. Before coming to Virginia, Bishop Loverde was the Auxiliary Bishop for the Archdiocese of Hartford before he became the Bishop of Ogdensburg. Bishop Loverde established four primary goals for our diocese: evangelization, unity, reconciliation and service. Bishop Loverde’s columns and homilies are available via the Arlington Catholic Herald website.
pscaliaRev. Paul Scalia, an Arlington Diocesan priest, currently serves as the Bishop’s Delegate for Clergy. Father Scalia grew up in Northern Virginia. His family attended Saint John in McLean and Saint Catherine of Siena in Great Falls. He received a B.A. from the College of the Holy Cross and an M.A. from the Pontifical College of Saint Thomas in Rome. He has served as parochial vicar at several parishes and as pastor of Saint John the Beloved.
Sister Clare Hunter, a Franciscan Sister of the Eucharist, coordinates Respect Life initiatives, including prayerful events–such as the monthly Respect Life Mass–legislative action and educational materials. You are invited to join in the many opportunities to show our commitment to the sanctity of life and the dignity of every human person.
msilvaDeacon Marques Silva currently serves as the Director of Child Protection and Safety for the Diocese of Arlington and is assigned to St. Mary of Sorrows parish in Fairfax. He is the father of four great kids and husband to his beautiful wife Christine. He is an avid believer that philosophy and theology should only be discussed with either a fantastic goblet of wine or a steaming hot cup of coffee.
Natalie Plumb3Natalie Plumb serves as Communications Associate in the Office of Communications. Following her education in D.C. public schools, Natalie graduated from Penn State with a B.A. in print journalism and minors in French, Spanish, and TESOL; she then received her M.A. in broadcast journalism from American University. Throughout the years, she has reported with WTOP, the Washington Examiner and the French Embassy in D.C.
ErinKisleyErin Healy serves as the Young Adult Coordinator in the Office for Family Life. Erin graduated from Wichita State University with a B.A. in communication and a minor in health services management and community development. Before relocating to Northern Virginia, Erin worked in the Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas with the Catholic Youth Organization.
Thérèse Bermpohl is the Director of the Office for Family Life for the Catholic Diocese of Arlington.  She received her B.A from Trinity College in theology and her M.A. in theology from the Dominican House of Studies in Washington, DC. The Office for Family Life offers programs pertaining to marriage preparation and enrichment, pregnancy assistance, post-abortion recovery, family enrichment, and young adult activities, including Theology on Tap.
Tom headshot - casualThomas O’Neill is the Assistant Director for the Office for Family Life as well as the Marriage Preparation Coordinator.  He manages the Conference for the Engaged program, the annual diocesan Men’s Conference, and created the apologetics series The Devil’s Advocate.  He received his B.A. from the University of Virginia and his M.A. from the University of Chicago.  Tom lives in Alexandria with his amazing wife Crystal and their two little ones.
KathleenKathleen Yacharn serves as Communications Associate in the Office of Communications. She has worked as a technical writer and a communications manager, went to the University of Dallas, earning a B.A. in English, and is fascinated with new media and branding. At home, Kathleen spends time with her husband and kids listening to music, watching movies, and having cooking adventures!
_yam_images_tot-soren_johnsonSoren Johnson serves as Arlington Bishop Paul S. Loverde’s Special Assistant for the Office of Evangelization and Media. In addition to overseeing the Office of Communications and serving as the bishop’s liaison to the Arlington Catholic Herald, Johnson assists parishes with evangelization efforts. Soren and his wife are the proud parents of five children and members of St. John the Apostle in Leesburg. Soren writes a regular column on evangelization, family and culture for the Herald.
Speakers1 At the center of the investigation into the cause of tKevin Bohli has been the diocesan Director of the Office of Youth Ministry since 2002. He works with, and provides training to, more than 60 youth ministers to help develop events and programs for the youth of the Diocese of Arlington. He is a Fourth Degree Knight of Columbus, a member of the Youth Apostles Institute, and has been involved in youth and campus ministry since 1995. Kevin is married with six children and escapes to go camping with them as often as possible. Some of the most popular diocesan-wide youth events sponsored by the Office of Youth Ministry include WorkCamp, RALLY and BASH.
jhoyosRev. Jose Eugenio Hoyos, a native from Colombia, is regarded for his dedicated work ministering to the Hispanic Community as the Director for the Spanish Apostolate. He received a Ph.D in Theology from the Catholic Theological Union in Illinois. Fr. Hoyos is also the Spiritual Director of the Catholic Charismatic Renewal Movement in his diocese and the Director of “Boletín Católico,” as well as the Spanish Radio Show on the Guadalupe Radio Network.