Welcome to the Life & Family Evangelization Office!

The Life & Family Evangelization Office of the Catholic Diocese of Rockford strives to proclaim the truth, beauty and goodness of life and love. We hope you find the information and resources available on this site helpful.

In all of our work we seek to promote human dignity and respect for life from the moment of conception to natural death. We do this through education, advocacy, prayer and pastoral care. Some of the programs we offer include marriage preparation, natural family planning outreach and support, ministries for those who are married and remarried, and support for those who have experienced divorce or the loss of a loved one. Please contact us if you have any questions.


John Jelinek, Interim Director

Rev. Jeremy Trowbridge, Spiritual Director

Kassandra Salgado, Coordinator of Marriage Preparation

Kathy Berkes, Project Rachel Coordinator

Laura Christianson, Administrative Assistant