Board Members

Chris Simpson
Board Member
Chris attended UC Davis, CA and continued her education at St. Mary’s College, Moraga, earning two teaching credentials and her Master’s in Education. She worked for 20 years in the field of Special Education. She has completed her Level 1 & 2 national certification for Catechesis of the Good Shepherd and is currently a catechist and the Director of Valley of the Sacred Heart Academy. Chris has been an active member of Catholic Advance since 2009. She lives in Dixon, CA with her husband and their three children.

Michelle Kim
Board Member
After a five-year stint in nursing, Michelle decided to leave that field altogether to focus on her family. Eventually she discovered the joy of home education, and since 2002, Michelle has been homeschooling all of her children. She is passionate about strengthening marriage and family life for others, too. Michelle earned her Bachelor’s Degree in University Studies from Eastern New Mexico University and is nationally certified in Catechesis of the Good Shepherd for children ages newborn through 12. She is also a recognized CGS Formation Leader for adults. Michelle and her husband Edison are parents to five sons. Their family has belonged to the Catholic Advance Movement since 2013. Michelle currently serves as a catechists and the Atrium Coordinator.

Kelley Evans
Board Member
Kelley Evans is the husband of Kim Schroeder-Evans and has been living in Dixon since 2002. Born and raised a U.S. Citizen in England, Kelley began studying Latin and Ancient Greek at boarding school at nine years of age, and he attended a private high school run by Benedictine Monks. There he was taught Latin by a monk who is the editor of the Revised New Jerusalem Bible. Kelley obtained his B.A. and M.A. from Oxford University in Ancient Classics and then received his law degree from U.C. Davis in 1990. After several years in private practice and in-house with Sutter Health, Kelley is currently Senior Counsel with the Dignity Health Legal Department (since 2009). On the side, Kelley has been coaching rugby at Davis High School since 1993, having represented Oxford University and Oxfordshire County in rugby when he lived in England. Kelley is now following in his father’s footsteps teaching Latin and is looking forward to introducing his students to the richness of the language, culture and history, with the added significance of Latin as the root for so many other languages.

Carlos Aguilar
Board Member
Carlos Aguilar is a native of San Salvador, El Salvador. He is the husband of Maritza Aguilar with whom he has a wonderful and beautiful son and daughter and two precious grandchildren. Carlos earned his Bachelor of Arts in accounting from the University of Phoenix. As an accountant, Carlos is a self-employed Tax Practitioner and Accounting Consultant providing full services in his home office in Vacaville, California. He is also an accounting expert for corporations and non-profit organizations. Prior to being self-employed, Carlos worked for the Postal Service in San Francisco in the administration department for 21 years.
Carlos describes his ultimate work, though, as being a servant of God and His Catholic Church, serving in a wide range of ministries from the Extraordinary Eucharist Ministry to Marriage and Baptism Formation. He has even worked as a bookkeeper for two local parishes. Carlos has been blessed to be able to devote his career and service to the Catholic Advance Movement in California, which he joined 10 years ago. The Lord has given him a passion for the renewal, strengthening and expansion of His Catholic Church. Carlos is a dedicated member of the movement, working to further its mission of promoting holiness.

Fr. Carlos
Board Member/Catholic Priest, P.E.S.
Fr. Carlos Farfán was born in Lima, Peru, on August 23, 1966. He was raised in a Catholic family. He is the youngest of three children, and he has two sisters who live with his mother in Peru. Fr. Carlos studied with the Marist brothers until high school and then continued on to study business. Before graduating, he joined the Community of Pro Ecclesia Sancta in 1994. After 10 years of formation, he was ordained a priest on December 11, 2004, in Trujillo, Peru. Within 6 months of his ordination he was sent to Sacramento, CA, together with Fr. Humberto Palomino to start the new foundation of P.E.S. in America. He was assigned to St. Peter Parish in Dixon, where he served for 6 years and became Pastor. He then was sent to St. Paul, Minnesota, to be a spiritual director at the Minor Seminary of St. John Maria Vianney and a Parochial Vicar at St. Mark’s Parish in St. Paul. After two and a half years in Minnesota, he returned to California to open the P.E.S. Formation House in Vacaville, working with the Catholic Advance Movement and Valley of the Sacred Heart Academy. Fr. Carlos loves watching and playing soccer and has interests in Moral Theology and Spirituality.

Norman Campiz
Board Member
Norman Campiz has been married to Luz Elena Campiz for seventeen years. They are parents to four children who attend Valley of the Sacred Heart Academy. For the past year, Norman has become an active member of the Pro Ecclesia Sancta and Catholic Advance community. He was born in Los Angeles, California. His family moved to find work on a farm in Colusa County when he was still in elementary school. Growing up on a farm helped foster an interest in science and math. After earning a degree in mathematics and a multicultural multilingual elementary teaching credential from California State University, Sacramento, he immediately entered the teaching profession. Working as a middle school mathematics teacher in the Woodland School district, he had the opportunity to work with children and families from diverse cultures and economic backgrounds. As a teacher in Woodland for over 15 years, he took on various school-wide and district-wide leadership positions. Currently, he has been working as lead teacher, at a private kindergarten through 8th grade school in Brooks, California. Norman enjoys soccer, running, and gardening. Lastly, his lifelong interest is learning more about his Catholic faith and living it. .

Father Alvaro
Board Member/Catholic Priest, P.E.S.
Father Alvaro was born in Lima in 1982. After obtaining his degree as an Industrial Engineer, he joined Pro Ecclesia Sancta in April of 2006. In 2009 he was sent to start a house in St. Paul, Minnesota, where he finished his philosophical and theological studies, earning a Master’s degree from the St. Paul Seminary. He was the director of the Catholic Advance of Minnesota from 2012 to 2018. He was ordained a priest in May 2015. In July of 2018, Fr. Alvaro was transferred to California to become a pastor of two parishes for the diocese of Sacramento.