Officers for 2015-2016

President-- Rusty Phillips
President-Elect-- Emily Knoch
Secretary-- Judy Speck
Treasurer-- Fos Goodwin
Vice-President-Programs-- Barbara DeGaetano
Vice-President-Membership-- David Hodges
Vice-President-Communications-- Betty Anne Neal
Vice-President-Vocations-- Mechtild Boles
Trustee-- Skip Nardo
Trustee-- Glenn Hobbs
Trustee-- Bert Shramko

Blessed Junipero Serra, Priest

Junipero Serra was born on November 24, 1713 on the island of Baleari Major and was given the name Peter. He entered the Order of the Friars Minor at Palma, Majorca in 1730 and, after completing his studies, was ordained to the priesthood in 1736. In April of 1749, he began his missionary work and went to Mexico, where he preached the gospel to the native peoples and founded missions. He entered California on July 1, 1767 where he proceeded to found nine missions along the California coast from San Diego to San Francisco. He died in Monterey on August 28, 1784 and is buried in the mission church of Saint Charles Borromeo, which he founded.  He will be canonized this September 2015 in Washington D.C. by Pope Francis.