was appointed Director of Pastoral Planning for the Archdiocese of Santa Fe in September 2002 and was later appointed Director of Evangelization in 2006 by Archbishop Michael J. Sheehan. She continues to direct both offices. 2011 marks Michelle’s 21st year as a youth and young adult minister and currently serves OL Most Holy Rosary in Albuquerque in this capacity. She is a graduate of the University of New Mexico with a BA in Philosophy and has received her Ministry Formation from the Emmaus Journey School of Ministry, Christian Leadership Institute, Center for Ministry Development, UNM Anderson School of Management and the Liturgical Institute of the Southwest. In 2000, Michelle was the recipient of the DEI Lumen Eccelsia
award for Adult Formation for her work in creating the Gathering the Family
Program for the Office of Evangelization.