The Secretariat

The Cursillo Secretariat is the group of leaders – priests and lay people – who orient, animate, and serve the Cursillo Movement. Leaders are presented by the council and appointed by the bishop,  The Secretariat:

  • Studies environments to be Christianized
  • Focuses the efforts of Cursillo leaders to bring Christ into those environments
  • Raises up leaders for the three-day weekends.
  • Promotes unity, love, and trust among cursillistas
  • Promotes and models a vital expression of the Cursillo method – especially Group reunions.
  • Seeks, through prayer and study, the guidance and blessing of the Holy Spirit for the Movement as a whole.

The Secretariat also maintains ties with the National Episcopal Cursillo. It is responsible for announcing scheduled Weekends to the wider Cursillo Community and inviting them to offer prayer (palanca) for the Weekend.

Members of the Secretariat should be:

  • in a weekly Group Reunion
  • active in the Fourth Day
  • active in their parish church
  • active in the diocese as a whole

The membership of the Secretariat should be rotated to guard against the development of a “Cursillo Career” mentality and to train new leaders.

The Right Reverend
Dabney Smith
Bishop – Diocese of Southwest Florida
800-992-7699
dsmith@episcopalswfl.org

Father Ryan Wright
Co-Spiritual Director
239-877-1119
fatherwright@gmail.com

Deacon Rosalind Hall
Co-Spiritual Director
941-400-3752
rkfhall3@gmail.com
Term Escpires 2022

Dorothy Lowrie
Lay Director
Term Expires 2024
(c) 239-821-4907
dorothy@mrsreadygolf.com

Jo Simpson
Secretary

Sharon Stoll
Newsletter Director
harpwings@aol.com

Candy Newman
Pre-Cursillo Chair & Storage
designedinterior@tampaby.rr.com
Term Expires 2024

Nancy Kinney
4th Day Chair
Term Expires 2023
727-458-4138
Njkinney347@gmail.com

David Schutte
Worship Chair
813-925-3168
davids33626@gmail.com
Term Expires 2022

Sally Allen
3 Day Weekend Chair
Term Expires 2024
413-822-1160
SalnPhil66@gmail.com

Fr. Mario Castro
Hispanic Chair
Term Expires 2023
941-955-4263
mcastro@redeemersarasota.org

Mary Anders
Registrar – English
727-430-2467
manders200@gmail.com

Mickey Vallejo
Registrar – Spanish
Spanish Chair
727-743-1772

mvlatinluv@yahoo.com

Sherre Henley
Worship & Songbooks

813-417-5804
sherre404@gmail.com

Karen & Anthony Companaro
Clausura
727-460-9732
c.karen09@yahoo.com

Gussie Haeffner
Logistics
941-378-2252
ghaeffner@comcast.net

Deacon Rosalind Hall
Altar Guild
941-400-3752
rkfhall3@gmail.com
Term Expires 2022