Our Staff


Fr. Frank DeSiano, CSP

Fr. Frank DeSiano, CSPis a national leader in Catholic evangelization. Fr. DeSiano served as a consultor for the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee on Evangelization for more than a dozen years. He has written numerous books on the Catholic faith focusing on evangelization and spirituality. Fr. DeSiano frequently travels across the country to give presentations on evangelization topics at national, diocesan, and parish gatherings. He has recently worked on pastoral tools such as Reactivating Our Catholic Faith and Why Not Consider Becoming a Catholic? (Paulist Press) to help reach Catholics on the sidelines of faith.

Director of Marketing

Emily Jackson

Emily Jackson, is a graduate of the George Washington University where she majored in Political Communications. Prior to joining PEM she worked as the Marketing Assistant at Chick-fil-A in Bethesda where she helped plan events, ran store promotions and catering, and drank a lot of sweet tea. Emily is originally from the Space Coast of Florida, but since moving to DC has developed a deep love of hockey. During baseball season she can be reached at Nats Park.

Office Manager

Lisa Williams

Lisa Williams

Lisa Williams, has worked as the Office Administrator and Executive Assistant for two incumbent Members of Congress and has over 14 years of International Intellectual Property experience with numerous law firms. In March of 2012 she was a guest panelist at Howard University School of Divinity for the Women’s Interfaith Dialog to discuss “Modesty in Dress for Women of all Faiths.” She is a Sodalist and an active parishioner at St. Gabriel Church. Currently, she is the liaison between the Center City Public Charter School Petworth Campus and St. Gabriel’s. She is also the representative for Black Catholics for St. Gabriel Church in the Archdiocese of Washington.

Administrative Assistant

Joan Stenet

Joan Stenet is the Administrative Assistant for Paulist Evangelization Ministries. Her main focus is the Prison Ministry program. She is a graduate of Woodrow Wilson High School and has worked in retail and office management for over 20 years. In her spare time, she does catering for parties and other functions. She also does decorating for weddings and birthday parties. Joan is a people person who believes that you should give people the respect that you would want them to give you.