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Marriage & Family

Mission of Marriage and Family

Our mission is to draw married couples, families, and all men, women, and children of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati into a deeper union with Jesus Christ and with one another through a four-fold approach of prayer, education, outreach and advocacy.

Through evangelization efforts,  Marriage & Family strengthens the remote, proximate, and immediate preparation for marriage, and equips the family to fulfill its mission of becoming fully alive in Christ. The Center for the New Evangelization continually supports and encourages the vocation of Christian marriage and family life as a “communion of persons, a sign and image of the communion of the Father and the Son in the Holy Spirit.”

CONTACT US

Adriana Vasquez
Director, Marriage and Family
Adriana Vasquez
Contact Me For:
  • A resource for leadership formation on marriage and sexual moral ethics
  • Questions on Natural Family Planning
  • Support to any married couples facing the cross of infertility and miscarriage
Bio: My role at the Center is to offer leadership formation on marriage and family and all related topics, including Natural Family Planning in Spanish and English. It is a great joy to work with newly engaged and married couples and teach my Catholic faith at the same time. A Little About Me: My husband Samuel, who is managing director of Hispanic Evangelization, and I married in 2010 and we are blessed with two children, Peter Julian and Zoe Anastasia. I love playing with my kids, making pilgrimages to Marian shrines, listening to and playing classical music, reading novels, and making/eating guacamole (my favorite food). Favorite Saint: Our Lady of Guadalupe, St. Elizabeth of Hungary and St. John Paul II (three way tie!) Favorite Bible verse: "Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord; let it be to me according to your word," (Luke 1:38)
Email avasquez@catholicaoc.org
Katie Englefield
Marriage Preparation
Katie Englefield
Contact me for:
  • Information regarding the Genesis marriage prep retreat
  • Becoming a presenting couple for a Genesis retreat
  • Hosting a Genesis retreat at your parish
  • Becoming a mentor couple to walk with an engaged couple
Bio: My role at the Center is to coordinate Genesis, the marriage preparation program at the Archdiocese. I also organize mentor couples to walk with couples during their engagement. With over 17 years of catechetical experience, including youth, young adult and marriage and family ministry, I look forward to helping couples deepen their relationship with Jesus Christ and one another. A Little About Me:I am originally from San Diego, CA, and after meeting my husband Josh as an undergrad at Franciscan University, decided to stay in the Midwest. After 15 years of marriage we are both proud Ohioans and parents to five wonderful children. I teach graduate Theology courses online for Franciscan University. I am a road trip fanatic, classic literature enthusiast and a gatherer of people around the dinner table. Favorite Saint: St. Catherine of Siena Favorite Bible Verse: "We know that in everything God works for good with those who love him, who are called according to his purpose." Romans 8:28
Email kenglefield@catholicaoc.org
Rod Dunlap
Anti-Pornography Initiatives
Rod Dunlap
Contact me for:
  • Healing from pornography addiction
  • Pornography prevention
  • Guidance and healing for dating, engaged or married couples
Bio: I will be working in various parts of the Center, including leading the Anti-Pornography initiative for the Archdiocese, which will focus on prevention and healing. I also assist with Genesis, our marriage prep program, and soon, I will be involved in a new Newlywed evangelization mission. I really love the healing aspect of my job, where I can personally share my witness and accompany others in finding the light at the end of the tunnel. A Little About Me: I am married to my gorgeous wife, Maria for 9 years and we have been blessed with 8 children, 2 in Heaven and 6 here with us. I am currently getting my MA in Marriage and Family Therapy and really am passionate about bringing healing to those in need. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family, watching/playing sports, and hanging out with friends. Favorite Saint: My daughter Vivian who passed away at 59 days old. She is doing her job everyday by praying for her family and everyone who asks for intercession. Try it and you will see ? Favorite spiritual quote: “Pray, hope, and don't worry. Worry is useless. God is merciful and will hear your prayer.” – Padre Pio
Email rdunlap@catholicaoc.org