Schedule a tea or coffee with our staff!
We’re excited to see God gathering such an incredible group of people to form authentic Christian Community. What brings us together is Christ—He is the center and reason for the life of our community. Our goal is to be His disciples and to arrange all of life in reference to Him. If you would like to get together to learn more about the Catholic faith and our Newman Community, we would be happy to set up a time to talk over a brew of your choice.
Vince Nims, M.T.S.
Vince is our new Director here at the Newman Catholic Center. His most important titles are husband (to wife, Keri) and father (to children Veronica, Toby, Joshua and Stella). A life of Catholic faith, ministry and education have blessed him with deep passion for family, solidarity, service, music & media. As a graduate of Saint Mary's College in Religious Studies and the Franciscan School of Theology with a Masters of Theological Studies in Media & Spirituality, both the Lasallian Core Principles and the charisms of St. Francis are dear to his heart. In 2019-20 he is eager to listen, learn and connect with all those who make the Newman Catholic Center what it is.
Favorite quote: "Do not conform to this age, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind." Romans 12:2
Roberta is our new Interim Director. She has been married for 26 years to her husband Chris. They have raised four amazing children: Zack, Sarah, Cia and Sean. Roberta and her husband have recently moved to Carmichael from Chico, California where she worked as the bookkeeper at St John the Baptist for 15 years. She attended Cal State University San Bernardino. She feels blessed to have been able to be a stay at home mom until her youngest went to kindergarten at Notre Dame in Chico. Her maternal heart and welcoming smile will make you feel right at home here at the Newman Center!
Favorite Quote: “Do small things with great love” -Mother Teresa
Office Hours: Mondays and Tuesdays from 11:00 AM-2:00 PM or Wednesdays and Thursdays 1:00 PM-4:00 PMHours may vary, but you can reach me by appointment!
Fr. Joshua Sia
The Parochial Vicar of St. James Parish, Fr. Joshua is a recently ordained priest for the Diocese of Sacramento. As his first assignment as a priest, he was assigned to St. James in July 2017 as assistant to his pastor, Fr. Rey. Together with his Pastor, he will provide sacramental and pastoral services for the Newman Center in Davis. He received his B.A. in Philosophy and Religious Studies in Mount Angel Seminary in Mt. Angel, OR and received his M.A., M.Div, and S.T.B. in Theology in St. Patrick’s Seminary in Menlo Park, CA. He is looking forward to journey and work with the students at Newman as he starts his ministry of the priesthood.
Favorite quote: “It is better to be a child of God than king of the whole world.” – St. Aloysius Gonzaga
Monica Zuchelli has been involved in ministry since her middle school days. She would never have guessed it then, but ministry became one of her greatest passions just a few years later. Her experience serving as a core team member throughout high school led her to campus ministry at UC Davis. She is currently studying at the University of California, Davis for a degree in sociology with a minor in religious studies. Monica’s life reflects her belief that joy and laughter bring us closer to both God and our community. She is looking forward to laughing and praying with the students of the Davis Newman Catholic Center!
Favorite quote: “Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls” -Mother Teresa
Office Hours: Tuesdays 4:00 PM-7:00 PM, Thursday 3:00 PM-5:00 PM, Fridays 2:00 PM-5:00 PM
If those hours do not work, you can schedule an appointment with me!