LIS Office Volunteers & Program Coordinators

Mrs. Chelo Jarme
Office Volunteer
 

Mr. Randy Lopez
CBI Coordinator

Mrs. Dolores Martinez

Desafio Coordinator
 
Mr. Fernando Peraza
Desafio Coordinator

 

Mrs. Esperanza Sampablo

Desafio Coordinator

Mrs. Chelo Jarme

Chelo's association with the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits) started during her high school days when annual retreats were given by Jesuit priests who were regarded as the "most favored and sought-after retreat masters". Years of education in a Catholic school nurtured in her a desire to be of service to others, leading her to take up Psychology in college. This made it possible for her to find a job in the Guidance Office of a well-known Jesuit school in the Philippines--the Ateneo de Manila University. She also ventured into Personnel and Human Resources Management and later worked for the Benedictine monks as the Guidance Coordinator and Personnel Officer of Benedictine Abbey School.

  

Coming to California opened more opportunities to work for service-oriented organizations. Her first job introduced her to the Sisters of St. Joseph, working for a St. Joseph Health System non-profit organization (previously known as Health Plan of America). Chelo recently retired and since then has done volunteer work at Cypress Senior Center and at St. Irenaeus Church where she serves as an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion and as a facilitator of a small faith-sharing group. She is also a member of the Filipino Federation of Rosary Groups (FFRG-OC) and assists in promoting the daily recitation of the rosary to families in her parish.

 

Chelo enjoys her work as a part-time volunteer at LIS, providing clerical support for the LIS staff and assisting with personnel functions. She is blessed to be an LIS Associate and part of the LIS family.

Mr. Randy Lopez

Randy Lopez graduated from Loyola Marymount University with a degree in Theological Studies.  He also earned a Certificate in Religious Education from the University of San Francisco and a Master in Theological Studies from the Jesuit School of Theology in Berkeley.   Since 2001, Randy has been a high school theological studies teacher in both Nothern and Southern California.  He currently teaches at Santa Margarita Catholic High School.  Outside of the classroom, he enjoys facilitating dynamic and interactive presentations at local parishes.   Randy is especially interested in the Gospels, ancient Rome, and lay spirituality.  He has worked with LIS since 2013 as a biblical instructor and as the Program Coordinator for the Catholic Bible Institute in the Diocese of Orange. 

Mrs. Dolores Martinez

Dolores was born in Zacatecas, Mexico and is mother of four, grandmother of twelve and great-grandmother of five children. 

 

Dolores has been involved in parish ministry for nearly forty years and has served as lector and catechist.  For thirty-two years Dolores was an instructor with the Institute for Pastoral Ministry in the Diocese of Orange.  To this day, she continues to help at her home parish, Our Lady of Guadalupe on Third and Grand in Santa Ana. 

 

She has participated in LIS programs for over 18 years.  She is one of the various LIS Spiritual Directors who work with the Deacon Aspirants in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.   She has worked with Desafío for over eight years and is the current coordinator at Our Lady of Guadalupe.  The Desafío group has over one hundred twenty participants.

 

Dolores is very grateful to God for the many years she has had been involved in various ministries.  She hopes to continue learning and serving as long as God will allow it. She is also grateful to the many people who have encouraged her to continue through the years and for the many people who have helped her in her formation.  

Mr. Fernando Peraza

Fernando has been associated with LIS since 2007 and mainly works with the Spanish speaking community.  He is the coordinator of Desafío, a group he has worked with for the past five years.      

Fernando has completed two years of the Bible Institute in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles; he completed an Associate’s degree in psychology from Cerritos Community College and in 2014 received his BA in psychology from Arizona State University.  He is currently working on completing the Drug and Alcohol Counseling program at Loyola Marymount University.  

 

Fernando enjoys being a volunteer at LIS and is grateful for the formation he received from great Jesuits like Fr. Anastacio “Tacho” Rivera, Fr. Steve Corder, Fr. Allan Deck, and Fr. David Robinson.  He is also grateful for the instruction and guidance he receives from the present LIS Staff. 

Mrs. Esperanza Sampablo

 

 

(bio coming soon)

 

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