Delivering Food, Shelter, and Hope to the Poorest of the Poor.

Our Board & Leadership

Leadership:

Jim Cavnar - President
Brian Schutt - VP of Marketing
David Adams - VP of Missions
Michele Sagarino - VP of Development
Henry Orozco - CFO

Bishops' Advisory Board:

Most Rev. Sam Jacobs

Bishop Emeritus of Houma-Thibodaux

Most Rev. Edward J. Slattery

Bishop Emeritus of Tulsa







Board of Directors:

His Eminence Cardinal Edwin F. O’Brien, – Patron

Grand Master, Knights of the Holy Sepulchre

Most Rev. Thomas J. Rodi – Chairman

Archbishop of Mobile

Mr. James J. Cavnar – Director

President of Cross Catholic Outreach

Most. Rev. Robert J. Carlson – Director

Archbishop of St. Louis

Most Rev. Ronald W. Gainer – Director

Bishop of Harrisburg

Most Rev. Richard J. Garcia – Director

Bishop of Monterey

Most Rev. Martin Holley – Director

Bishop of Memphis

Most Rev. Kevin W. Vann – Director

Bishop of Orange

*photos and bios available below



Leadership

  • Jim Cavnar - President
  • Brian Schutt - VP of Marketing
  • David Adams - VP of Missions
  • Michele Sagarino - VP of Development
  • Henry Orozco - Chief Financial Officer

Board of Directors

  • His Eminence Cardinal Edwin F. O’Brien - Patron
  • Most Rev. Thomas J. Rodi - Chairman
  • Most Rev. Martin Holley - Director
  • Most Rev. Robert J. Carlson - Director
  • Most Rev. Richard J. Garcia, D.D. - Director
  • Most Rev. Kevin W. Vann, J.C.D., D.D. - Director
  • Most Rev. Ronald W. Gainer - Director

Bishops' Advisory Board

  • Most Rev. Sam G. Jacobs -
  • Most Rev. Edward J. Slattery -
Jim Cavnar - President

Jim Cavnar

President

A deeply committed Catholic, Jim Cavnar cofounded Cross Catholic Outreach to follow Christ’s command to care for the poorest of the poor. Jim’s career spans more than four decades in ministry management and leadership. He has traveled around the globe to speak at conferences, parishes, and has been called upon to minister to church-based humanitarian programs. Representing Cross Catholic Outreach, Jim has traveled to the Vatican on numerous occasions, meeting St. John Paul II, Pope Benedict, and most recently, Pope Francis.
Brian Schutt - VP of Marketing

Brian Schutt

VP of Marketing

Brian Schutt is Cross Catholic Outreach’s vice president of marketing and was a founding member of Cross. He has held public relations and marketing positions since 1982, beginning in commercial marketing and leading his own commercial marketing firm before transitioning into the non-profit sector in 1991. Brian is responsible for founding the creative and marketing aspects of Cross, including launching a radio program, web and print communications, and creating a Catholic speakers’ bureau called Outreach Priests. Fifteen years later, Brian’s marketing initiatives continue to successfully attract funding for Catholic poverty relief projects, now spanning dozens of countries around the globe.
David Adams - VP of Missions

David Adams

VP of Missions

David Adams’ desire to integrate his faith into his work brought him to Cross Catholic Outreach in 2006, after years of service in the United States government, including the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). Since joining Cross Catholic, David has overseen the expansion of the ministry’s work to about twice as many countries as when he started, while also cultivating new partnerships within those countries. Today, he continues to make strides in enhancing the ministry’s ability to collaborate with partners for better accountability and reporting and the promotion of Christian values formation
Michele Sagarino - VP of Development

Michele Sagarino

VP of Development

Michele answered the call on her life to begin fundraising for various charitable organizations, including: Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, The Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute and Food for The Poor. In 2004 she began contracting with Cross Catholic Outreach. The next year, Michele joined the Cross Catholic team as international development manager. Today, as vice president for development, Michele leads a staff of 38 people engaged in multiple areas of outreach: major donors, middle donors, special events, church development, branding, direct mail, planned giving and foundations. Her philosophy is to pursue long-term relationships with benefactors, serving as the link between them and what God is calling them to do for the poor.
Henry Orozco - Chief Financial Officer

Henry Orozco

Chief Financial Officer

Henry Orozco’s heart for Christian ministry, along with over 21 years of experience in the financial sector, made him an ideal fit for Chief Financial Officer when he joined the Cross Catholic executive team in 2015.
His Eminence Cardinal Edwin F. O’Brien - Patron

His Eminence Cardinal Edwin F. O’Brien

Patron

Grand Master, Knights of the Holy Sepulchre
Most Rev. Thomas J. Rodi - Chairman

Most Rev. Thomas J. Rodi

Chairman

Archbishop of Mobile
Most Rev. Sam G. Jacobs -

Most Rev. Sam G. Jacobs

Bishop Emeritus of Houma-Thibodaux
Most Rev. Martin Holley - Director

Most Rev. Martin Holley

Director

Bishop of Memphis
Most Rev. Robert J. Carlson - Director

Most Rev. Robert J. Carlson

Director

Archbishop of St. Louis
Most Rev. Richard J. Garcia, D.D. - Director

Most Rev. Richard J. Garcia, D.D.

Director

Bishop of Monterey
Most Rev. Edward J. Slattery -

Most Rev. Edward J. Slattery

Bishop of Tulsa
Most Rev. Kevin W. Vann, J.C.D., D.D. - Director

Most Rev. Kevin W. Vann, J.C.D., D.D.

Director

Bishop of Orange
Most Rev. Ronald W. Gainer - Director

Most Rev. Ronald W. Gainer

Director

Bishop of Harrisburg

Cross Catholic Outreach

2700 N. Military Trail, Suite 240

PO Box 273908

Boca Raton, Florida 33427-3908

800-914-2420

Cross Catholic Outreach is a 501c3

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