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Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone was born in San Diego on June 5, 1956. He attended public school through 12th grade and earned his BA in philosophy from the University of San Diego in 1978. He earned a second bachelor’s degree in sacred theology from the Pontifical Gregorian University in 1981. Archbishop Cordileone was ordained to the priesthood on July 9, 1982. He continued his studies at Gregorian University from 1985-89, earning a doctorate in canon law. He was appointed Judicial Vicar for the Diocese of San Diego in 1990 and served as an assistant to the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura from 1995-2002. On July 5, 2002, Pope John Paul II appointed him the Auxiliary Bishop of the Diocese of San Diego, where he served until his appointment as Bishop of Oakland on March 23, 2009. On July 27, 2012, Pope Benedict XVI appointed him as the ninth Archbishop of San Francisco. He was installed on October 4, 2012. Archbishop Cordileone chairs the Subcommittee for the Promotion and Defense of Marriage and sits on the Committee for Canonical Affairs. He is a member of the Governing Board of the International Theological Institute and the Subcommission on the Liturgy for the Anglican Ordinariates.
Rachel Townsend is a Senior Program Coordinator and Team Leader for the St. John Paul II Foundation where she serves to support the parishes and couples across the country who are sponsoring and participating in the Together in Holiness Formation series. She earned her Bachelors of Science in Psychology from Texas A&M University and graduated with Honors in Psychology distinction. Prior to joining the St. John Paul II Foundation, she worked as a Career Counselor for Champions School of Real Estate helping students to achieve their career and licensing goals. Over the years, she has volunteered at her parish community as a member of the altar guild and is currently a parishioner of Presentation of the Lord Catholic Church in Montgomery, Texas.
Jackie Francois Angel is a full-time worship leader, vlogger, author, singer-songwriter, and homeschooling mom of four. Together with her husband, Bobby Angel, she has written Pray, Decide, And Don't Worry: 5 Steps to Discerning God's Will and Forever: A Catholic Devotional For Your Marriage. Jackie is also a regular presenter on the Ascension Presents channel on YouTube. Originally from Orange County, CA, Jackie, Bobby, and their five children currently reside in North Texas.
Mary Beth and Andrew began dating in 2005 when they were both serving in parish youth ministry. After Andrew’s discernment to enter the priesthood, the Lord called them to marriage and the “two became one” in 2010. Mary Beth works in Human Resources in Silicon Valley and she holds a M.A. in Counseling Psychology from Santa Clara University. Andrew is a Lay Ecclesial Minister and has worked at several Parishes in The diocese of San Jose and Archdiocese of L.A. He is now a Campus Minister & Theology Teacher at a local Catholic high school. He holds a B.S. from University of San Francisco and an M.A. in Theology from the Augustine Institute. Andrew is also a co-founder of Echoes of Worth, a Theology of the Body ministry for high school & college students. Additionally they are Board Members for the local Young Catholic Professionals Chapter and they serve in their Parish & Diocesan Marriage Preparation Programs.
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