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!
Fr. Andrés Emmanuelli
Newman Center Chaplain
Parochial Vicar at St. James Parish
Fr. Andrés Emmanuelli was born in Caracas, Venezuela and attended a Catholic school run by the Legionaries of Christ religious order. At the young age of 14, he entered the Legionaries' minor seminary in New Hampshire. He became a religious brother with the Legionaries for 13 years. In those years he achieved a degree in Religious Sciences, an Associates in Liberal Arts and a Baccalaureate in Philosophy form the Pontifical University of Regina Apostolorum in Rome.
He served in Sacramento for 5 years at the National Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe, at which time God called him to the Diocesan priesthood. Fr Andres was ordained a priest on June 3, 2017 in the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament, for the Diocese of Sacramento and is presently assigned as Parochial Vicar of St James Parish.