Archdiocese names interim evangelization office director

| June 6, 2016 | 0 Comments

The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis announced June 1 that Crystal Crocker, evangelization coordinator in the Office of Evangelization and Catechesis, has been named the office’s interim director.

Formed in March 2014, the office was previously directed by Jeff Cavins, who left his position in March but continues to work closely with Auxiliary Bishop Andrew Cozzens and the archdiocese’s Catholic Watchmen initiative.

Crystal Crocker

Crystal Crocker

Pointing to the office’s work with Rediscover, Women in the New Evangelization and Catholic Watchmen, Crocker said the office “plans to continue the evangelization mission to proclaim the Gospel to those who do not know Jesus or to those who are drifting away from the Church which is a challenge that grows ever greater and may be the person next to us in the pew.”

She said the office is currently working on helping parishes support evangelization within families, with a particular focus on grandparents. The office plans to launch a new grandparent-based initiative in August.

A parishioner of St. Peter in Mendota, Crocker is a longtime volunteer with the archdiocese and was the chairwoman for the 2014 Rediscover: Catholic Celebration. She has also worked as an outreach coordinator for the Minnesota Catholic Conference. She is married with four children.

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