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 is our 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 Program 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 PM
Hours may vary, but you can reach me by appointment!
Chaplain of the Newman Center, Davis
Fr. Hector "Rene" Jauregui-Mejia
Father Rene is our new chaplain as of September 2020. He was born in Mexico and entered the Minor Seminary when he was only 12 years old. At the age of 21, he took a leave of absence from the Seminary to deepen his discernment and gain experience.
In 2012, he joined the Diocese of Sacramento as a Seminarian. He completed an English immersion program at California State University, Sacramento and later joined Saint Patrick Seminary for his Theological studies. After his long and faithful journey as a Seminarian, Fr. Rene was ordained as a transitional Deacon on April 22, 2017 and finally a Priest on June 2, 2018 for the Diocese of Sacramento.
His first parish assignment was at St. Joseph's Parish in Redding, California where he serves as the Parochial Vicar for two years. His second assignment was at St. Joseph's Parish in Vacaville where he currently continues to help with the Spanish ministry. Now, Fr. Rene will serve as the Parochial Vicar of St. James in Davis and the Chaplain of the Newman Catholic Center, Davis.