Our New Board Members Bring Insight and Wisdom

Cross Catholic Outreach welcomes Bishop Stephen Parkes of the Diocese of Savannah and Bishop James Golka of the Diocese of Colorado Springs to our board of directors. Both bishops were confirmed to the board unanimously in November 2023.

Bishop James Golka

Diocese of Colorado Springs

Bishop Golka
Bishop Golka

Bishop Golka first endorsed our ministry in January 2022, writing, “The model of Cross Catholic Outreach to embrace the whole person in the spirit of integral human development is a witness to the world that, in addition to the great material needs of food, water and other physical needs, the Church must address the problem of poverty in ways that include spiritual development.”

Bishop Stephen D. Parkes

Diocese of Savannah

Bishop Parkes
Bishop Parkes

In his endorsement letter a few months prior to joining our board, Bishop Parkes wrote, “I wish to express my heartfelt gratitude for the work of Cross Catholic Outreach to serve the neediest throughout the world. I am grateful for an organization such as yours that helps the faithful in our diocese to grow in awareness of those who are often forgotten — the least, the last and the lost of our society.”

Bishop Parkes and Bishop Golka join Archbishop Mitchell Rozanski, Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone, Bishop Earl Fernandes, Bishop Gerald Vincke and Bishop Alfred Schlert in overseeing the ministry of Cross Catholic Outreach.

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Donations from this campaign will be used to cover any expenditures for this project incurred through June 30, 2025, the close of our ministry’s fiscal year. In the event that more funds are raised than needed to fully fund the project, the excess funds, if any, will be used to meet the most urgent needs of the ministry.