The role of the Parish Pastoral Council is to lead the parish planning process on an ongoing basis following the stages of effective parish planning: discernment of needs, consensus, goal setting, developing objectives, implementation and evaluation never in isolation but in dialogue with parishioners, parish priests and staff.

Council Meetings

The Parish Pastoral Council meets once a month at at the Parish Office.

A general meeting is held once a year to inform parishioners of progress in the parish plan and to give parishioners a chance to speak about their concerns.

Pastoral Council

James Long

I am a lawyer practicing in the Inland Empire and Orange County. Before becoming a lawyer, I was a candidate brother with the Legionaries of Christ, and was also in formation to be a priest with the Diocese of San Bernardino, at the Serra House. I served as an expert to the Holy See’s mission to the United Nations. I am currently practicing law in the areas of business law, estate planning, and first amendment religious liberty.

Anthony Reyes
Vice President

I am Blessed to serve on the Inaugural Pastoral Council of Blessed Oscar Romero and the Catholic Community of Eastvale. My Catholic faith has been a big part of my life and serving the parish will be a Blessing. I look forward to working on building our new Church and witnessing the growth of Blessed Oscar Romero.

Dwayne Valenzuela

John Carillo
Council Member

I was born and raised in Orange County. My parents were a big part of my Catholic upbringing. I moved to Eastvale in 2002, two years after marrying my wife Liliana. We have two wonderful children, John and Anna. We enjoy our time together and are constantly on the go. I have worked for the County of Riverside for 8 years in the Information Technology department. In my spare time I enjoy playing Golf and playing my guitar. My faith has grown tremendously over the last 5 years and even more so since joining Blessed Oscar Romero. I look forward to being a part of the Church and Community that we are building together.

Diane Geier
Council Member

I am honored to be a part of the inaugural pastoral council at Blessed Oscar Romero Church. My Catholic faith has always been very important to me. I am excited to see how our parish will grow over the next several years. I hope to do my part to help our new parish become a strong faith presence in Eastvale and to help all of our parishioners grow in their faith, knowledge, and devotion to our most merciful God and our beautiful Catholic Church.

Marie Goff
Council Member

I have been married to my husband, Edward ( some know him by his nickname, Randy), for 41 years. We have two grown children, Mary-Elizabeth and Ted. We have a grand-son and three grand-daughters. My husband and I are both retired. We have been very active in parish life through out our married life. We look forward to an active parish life at Blessed Oscar Romero Parish.

Johnny Murcia
Council Member

I serve as a liaison between the Pastor and the Hispanic community. I was born in Honduras and was raised in East Los Angeles. I have been married for 12 years and have two children. I completed my BA in Religious Studies while doing missionary work in Colombia. Currently I am finishing my second BA in Theological Studies with emphasis in Pastoral Ministry. I am also the founder of the Amigos de Jesus Catholic Foundation.

Melinda Ramirez
Stewardship Coordinator/
Office Manager
Ex Officio

My Name is Melinda Ramirez, LMSC. I was born and raised in Whittier California. My family and I moved to the inland empire in 2007. Since then I have been actively involved serving in parish ministries.

Director of RCIA for Teens, Confirmation, ACTS Retreats, Heart of Mary Women’s Fellowship and Eucharistic Minister.

In 2015 I took my promises as a Lay Missionaries of the Scared Heart (LMSC).

I love the Beach and doing creative things like painting, sewing and crocheting. But most of all to relax with family and friends to talk and laugh!