Parish Staff

Clergy

Rev. Patrick J. Mulcahy : Pastor

Rev. Patrick J. Mulcahy

Pastor

FrPat@sdcathedral.org

Just for those who are curious... I was born in San Antonio, Texas. My Dad served 20+ years in the Air Force and so, we traveled a great deal during my early years. After my Dad's retirement, we settled in North, San Diego County, (Carlsbad area). I have lived in and around the north San Diego county for most of my life. I graduated in 1989 from UC San Diego with a degree in Economics. I was eventually led to the seminary to explore priesthood. I was ordained to the priesthood in 1995 and have served in several parishes throughout the Diocese of San Diego, including: St. John the Evangelist, Our Lady of Guadalupe, Calexico, St. Francis of Assisi, Vista, St. Mary, Star Of the Sea in Oceanside, Corpus Christi in Bonita and now I am here at Saint Joseph Cathedral. My time in various parishes has taught me a central lesson: location does not matter when it comes to the goodness of God's people. Whether in the desert or at the coast, whether in a poor parish or in an affluent parish, whether a big parish or small parish, God's people are great wherever I have been. I know the same will be true in this place as well. You will learn more about me as time passes, I look forward to getting to know you as well.

Rev. Patrick J. Mulcahy : Pastor

Rev. Patrick J. Mulcahy

Pastor

FrPat@sdcathedral.org
Rev. Pedro Rivera : Priest in Residence

Rev. Pedro Rivera

Priest in Residence

Rev. Pedro Rivera : Priest in Residence

Rev. Pedro Rivera

Priest in Residence

Rev. Michael Tran : Priest in Residence

Rev. Michael Tran

Priest in Residence

Rev. Michael Tran : Priest in Residence

Rev. Michael Tran

Priest in Residence


Staff

Sr. Ruth Marie Barreda : Pastoral Associate

Sr. Ruth Marie Barreda

Pastoral Associate

Sister Ruth Marie Barreda, CHS is a member of the religious community, " Community of the Holy Spirit" She holds a bachelors degree in education and theology from the University of San Francisco USF as well as a certification of Youth Ministry from Mundelein University. For the past 30 years, Sister Ruth has been involved with the Diocese of San Diego in a variety of Parish Catechetical programs. Currently, she serves as a Pastoral associate at Saint Joseph Cathedral and has been enjoying this love of ministry for the past 4 years. She also enjoys exploring God's creation through hiking.
Sr. Ruth Marie Barreda : Pastoral Associate

Sr. Ruth Marie Barreda

Pastoral Associate

Blanca Garcia : Business Manager

Blanca Garcia

Business Manager

blanca@sdcathedral.org
I am originally from Fresno, CA but have the majority of my life in San Diego. I came to work for the Diocese of San Diego in 2003. I have worked as Business Manager for different parishes within this Diocese (St. Michael, San Diego, St. Luke and Corpus Christi). I have an education in Business Administration w/Accounting and come with plenty of experience. Working at parishes has made me realize that this is more than a job; it is a ministry that God planned for me and I look forward to it every day. I started here at St. Joseph in February 2016. In 2011, I was blessed with the opportunity to work with the Diocese of Arlington in Virginia. My children and I left San Diego for a few years and are very happy to be back in this beautiful city. I have three children — one son, Armando, and two daughters, Bianca and Arianna. I am very excited to be part of the Cathedral and I am looking forward to the many changes that the future holds.
Blanca Garcia : Business Manager

Blanca Garcia

Business Manager

blanca@sdcathedral.org
Michele Anderson : Bookkeeper

Michele Anderson

Bookkeeper

michele@sdcathedral.org
Michele came to work at the Cathedral in 2010. She feels very blessed for the opportunity to be a part of the staff and equally blessed to be a member of the parish family. She has served as a Eucharistic Minister and has been very active "behind the scenes" at the St. Joseph International Food Fair held annually on St. Joseph the Worker feast day. Michele and her husband Tom met at a west coast swing dance class and still dance, only a bit slower! They also enjoy traveling, especially to Guam, Arizona, Kentucky and Indiana, to visit family and friends. Michele has recently acquired a new pastime.....Teasing Fr. Pat about his beloved Dallas Cowboys!
Michele Anderson : Bookkeeper

Michele Anderson

Bookkeeper

michele@sdcathedral.org
Lynn Martinez : Parish Secretary

Lynn Martinez

Parish Secretary

lynn@sdcathedral.org
Lynn began working at Saint Joseph Cathedral part time after graduating from school 20 years ago. Later, the former Secretary at the Cathedral retired and Lynn was ready to step in and took the position as the Cathedral's secretary.  Secretary at Saint Joseph Cathedral has been her one and only job. She finds working  here very fulfilling and would not change it for any other job, not even if it were a job as a school teacher, which was once her dream.  She has been happily married for 14 years and has no children but hopes to one day become a mom and to travel the world.
Lynn Martinez : Parish Secretary

Lynn Martinez

Parish Secretary

lynn@sdcathedral.org
Sonia Escamilla : Parish Receptionist

Sonia Escamilla

Parish Receptionist

sonia@sdcathedral.org
Sonia is our receptionist, she has been part of St Joseph’s Cathedral for a little over 8 years now. She is the person who will greet you when visiting our office and the first contact if you call us. Sonia enjoys cooking, history, languages and spending quality time with loved ones.
Sonia Escamilla : Parish Receptionist

Sonia Escamilla

Parish Receptionist

sonia@sdcathedral.org
Hortencia Gonzalez : Housekeeper

Hortencia Gonzalez

Housekeeper

Hortencia works very hard to keep the rectory clean, neat and organized. She is a valued member of the support staff here at Saint Joseph Cathedral.
Hortencia Gonzalez : Housekeeper

Hortencia Gonzalez

Housekeeper

Alberto Naldoza : Facility Maintenance

Alberto Naldoza

Facility Maintenance

Alberto has been at the Cathedral for many years. He works hard keeping the grounds clean, in good repair and is always willing to do whatever it takes to get the job done.
Alberto Naldoza : Facility Maintenance

Alberto Naldoza

Facility Maintenance

Dorinamae Cueva : Young Adult Coordinator / Social Media Director

Dorinamae Cueva

Young Adult Coordinator / Social Media Director

dorinamae@sdcathedral.org
I was born in the Philippines in 1991 but moved to the United States with my parents shortly after birth because my Dad was in the Military. He was stationed in Oxnard, California when, in 1993, my younger sister was born. A couple years after that, my family was stationed to San Diego where I, with my parents, younger sister, and younger brother (born in 2006) have been ever since. I started elementary and went all the way through college in San Diego. After receiving a Bachelor's Degree in Art Education from San Diego State University, I continued to pursue a teaching credential and taught art to elementary age children. However, though teaching art has always made me happy, my true joy came from my service to the Church. So, I said goodbye to my classroom and was adopted into the St. Joseph Cathedral family in the Easter season 2016. I am excited to be here and to be part of the Young Adult Team at St. Joseph Cathedral. Forget about being the "future" of the Catholic Church; let's live for God and make big moves TODAY. To GOD be the glory!
Dorinamae Cueva : Young Adult Coordinator / Social Media Director

Dorinamae Cueva

Young Adult Coordinator / Social Media Director

dorinamae@sdcathedral.org
Patrick Robell : Music Director

Patrick Robell

Music Director

probell@sdcathedral.org
Pat Robell is Director of Music at St. Joseph Cathedral. He conducts the Cathedral Choir, is building Cathedral Cantorei, as well as an evolving Youth music program. He previously served in the Archdiocese of Seattle (1986 to 2004) as Pastoral assistant for music. Robell earned a BM from University of Oregon with an emphasis on instrumental technique and composition under the late Homer Keller and Monte Tubb. He continued studies at Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle. In his 30 years as a liturgical music director, Robell has been involved in writing, arranging, and conducting on over 17 recording projects. The goal at St. Joseph Cathedral? The principal choir will be the congregation.  
“Pat Robell has been an important professional colleague of mine for many years. As a teacher he has the remarkable gift of understanding exactly where students are and then inspiring them to achieve their very best. As a musician he is adept in a number of styles and widely respected for his ability to train, develop and lead musicians in classical, jazz, and contemporary styles. As a liturgical musician, he has a profound pastoral sense of the church’s musical prayer, and uses the latest technologies to produce scores and instrumental parts and assembly worship materials that are clear, idiomatic, and elegant.”  Dr. James Savage Director of Music St. James Cathedral Seattle (1981-2014)         
Patrick Robell : Music Director

Patrick Robell

Music Director

probell@sdcathedral.org
Alicia Gutierrez : Faith Formation / Hispanic Ministry Coordinator

Alicia Gutierrez

Faith Formation / Hispanic Ministry Coordinator

alicia@sdcathedral.org
Alicia Gutierrez, Catechetical and Hispanic Ministry, Director. She has been ministering at St. Joseph Cathedral Since 2008. Married for 35 years with Enrique Gutierrez, their two daughters Alexandra and Marisol gave them 6 grandchildren. Serving Families, and preparing lessons that enable the families to become disciples of Jesus and grow in their knowledge of the Catholic Faith; provide diverse opportunities for prayer and worship is her principal goal. A passionate Master catechist since 1995 for the Diocese of San Diego, forming and training new catechists through the lens of missionary discipleship.  Speaker and workshops writer for the Diocese of San Diego. Love writing poems and articles for Southern Cross.  Enjoys celebrating with the community, Hispanic traditions and devotions such as Las “Posadas”, “El Via-crucis” ‘ “La Rosca de Reyes” also cultural Devotions as “Black Nazareno”’ Simba-gaby.”  Love to be involved in the multicultural community of Saint Joseph Cathedral.
Alicia Gutierrez : Faith Formation / Hispanic Ministry Coordinator

Alicia Gutierrez

Faith Formation / Hispanic Ministry Coordinator

alicia@sdcathedral.org
Bill Bischoff : Director of Adult Faith Formation & RCIA

Bill Bischoff

Director of Adult Faith Formation & RCIA

bill@sdcathedral.org
Bill Bischoff is a Master Catechist in the diocese of San Diego. Bill has a Masters in Pastoral Theology from the University of San Diego and has spent over the last twenty years in parish catechetical ministry. Presently Bill is involved in the RCIA ministry, and teaching in various areas of catechetical formation. This is Bill’s second year with the RCIA at Saint Joseph’s Cathedral.
Bill Bischoff : Director of Adult Faith Formation & RCIA

Bill Bischoff

Director of Adult Faith Formation & RCIA

bill@sdcathedral.org
David West : Facility, Maintenance / Restoration

David West

Facility, Maintenance / Restoration

David West : Facility, Maintenance / Restoration

David West

Facility, Maintenance / Restoration

Sandra Alonso : Event and Volunteer Coordinator

Sandra Alonso

Event and Volunteer Coordinator

sandra@sdcathedral.org
I consider myself blessed to be able to work in a parish community and to do what I love to do; organizing events, working with groups of wonderful people, and adorning God's house with the beauty of His creation: flowers. I Thank Him for everything, everyday!
Sandra Alonso : Event and Volunteer Coordinator

Sandra Alonso

Event and Volunteer Coordinator

sandra@sdcathedral.org