Catechetical Leaders of the Diocese of Arlington

Parish directors and coordinators are encouraged to participate in the Catechetical Leaders of the Diocese of Arlington (CLDA). The CLDA is an important means of networking, while promoting educational and spiritual growth. It is also an opportunity to share your gifts, insights and vision for the catechetical ministry in the Diocese of Arlington.

To access a copy of the lecture given by Martha Long, entitled "The Year of Mercy and the Catechist", to CLDA members at the CLDA Reflection Day on February 18, 2016, please follow this link:  The Year of Mercy and the Catechist


CLDA Board Members

  • President
    Laura Pennefather, St. John the Beloved Parish (McLean)

  • Vice President
    Stephanie Dannemiller, St. Louis Parish (Alexandria)

  • Secretary  
    Sarah Salmon, St. Andrew the Apostle (Clifton)

  • Treasurer
    Ted Spinelli, St. John the Apostle Parish (Leesburg)

  • Parliamentarian
    Amy Strickland, St. Ann Parish (Arlington)

  • NCCL Representative
    Toni Haaland, St. Leo the Great Parish (Fairfax)

  • Deanery I Representative
    Bernadette Michael, St. Agnes Parish (Arlington)

  • Deanery II Representative
    Laura Mead, St. Ambrose Parish (Annandale)

  • Deanery III Representative
    Sue Reilly, St. Thomas a Becket Parish (Reston)

  • Deanery IV Representative
    John Sengewalt, St. Bridget of Ireland Mission (Berryville)

  • Deanery V Representative
    Kathy Lord, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish (Lake Ridge)

  • Deanery VI Representative
    Ana Lisa Pinon, St. Mark Parish (Vienna)

  • Deanery VII Representative
    Philip Camill, St. Patrick Parish (Fredericksburg)