Executive Committee

PRESIDENT. Mrs. Jan Skrehot, MDiv, serves as President of CADEIO.  For her local church she serves as a member of the Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs Commission of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston. Mrs. Skrehot is an Associate Director of the Donald S. Nesti, CSSp Center for Faith & Culture of the University of St. Thomas-Houston and is responsible for developing and overseeing ecumenical and interreligious activities.  She has over 14 years of experience as a lay minister serving in the areas of Youth Ministry, Family Life Ministry and Liturgy. Mrs. Skrehot received her Master of Divinity from the Graduate School of Theology of the University of St. Thomas-Houston and is a graduate of the Cenacle Spiritual Direction Institute in Houston, Texas.  She studied at the Centro Pro Unione Summer Ecumenical Institute in Rome and has participated in the USCCB-CADEIO Ecumenical and Interreligious Summer Institutes. Mrs. Skrehot and her husband, David, cherish the vocation of marriage and family life.

VICE PRESIDENT. Father Joseph D. Wallace has served as a priest in the Diocese of Camden, New Jersey, for 32 years. He is the Pastor of the recently merged Notre Dame de la Mer Parish, in Wildwood, New Jersey. The parish also has an elementary school Cape Trinity Catholic and a secondary school Wildwood Catholic High School. He is also president of the high school. For over 25 years he has served as Director of Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs for the Diocese of Camden. As a member of the former NADEO and current CADEIO, he has served as a regional representative, treasurer, executive board, committee chair for NCCC/USA, Episcopalian/Catholic, Fitzgerald Award, and a member of the Jewish/Catholic committee. In his home diocese he was instrumental in establishing a Catholic-Jewish Commission and a Catholic-Muslim Commission, Ecumenical Commission, Tri-Faith Dialogue, Catholic-Jewish Institute for Understanding, Tri-Faith Breaking Bread Institute. He has also served as the executive editor of his diocesan newspaper “The Catholic Star Herald,” and has written a biweekly column for over 25 years. He also serves as diocesan historian.

SECRETARY. Fr. Phil Latronico was ordained in April of 1986 and has served as Chaplain of the Community of God’s Love, a Covenanted Eucharistic Public Association of Christ Faithful of the Archdiocese of Newark since ordination. He is the Youth Minister and Weekend Assistant at St. John the Apostle, Linden since 2000. He was co-chair of the State Catholic Charismatic Conference 2006-16. He serves as Chaplain to the Peace Care Center at St. Joseph’s formally the Cusack Care Center in Jersey City.  He has participated in varied types of service in Hudson County: Catholic School Teacher, Director of Religious Education, Youth Minister, and Ecumenical Liaison. Since his ordination he has served on the Archdiocesan Commissions of Christian Unity and Interreligious Affairs. Currently he is the chair of the Archdiocesan Commission of Interreligious Affairs for the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Newark, the Executive Secretary of the Archdiocesan Commission for Christian Unity, the President of the North Jersey Christian Muslim Project, the Secretary of the Faiths in the World Committee of the Catholic Association of Diocesan Ecumenical and Interreligious Officers (CADEIO), an advisor and friend to Peace Islands (a Muslim Outreach among the Turkish Population), a member of the Hudson County Sister/Brotherhood Association, and a member of the Bergen County Sister/Brotherhood Association. He also is the secretary of CADEIO as of April, 2016.

TREASURER. Mr. Rick Caporali