Virginia Catholic Conference Management Committee
Most Rev. Francis X. DiLorenzo, D.D.,S.T.D., Bishop, Diocese of Richmond
Most Rev. Paul S. Loverde,
D.D., S.T.L., J.C.L., Bishop, Diocese of Arlington
Jeffrey F. Caruso, J.D.
Executive Director, Virginia Catholic Conference
Rev. Thomas Ferguson
Vicar General for Administration and Moderator of the Curia, Diocese of Arlington
Dale Fickett Executive Director, RVA Works
Special Assistant to the Bishop for Evangelization and Media, Diocese of Arlington
Janet Vestal Kelly Principal, Cardinal Consulting, LLC
Marie A. Powell
Former Executive Director, Office of Education, U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops
Robert J. Smith, Esq. RJSmith Legal Counselors, PLLC
August Wallmeyer President, August Wallmeyer Communications, Ltd.
Michael K. Lewis, Associate Director
Mr. Lewis joined the Conference in 2011. In 2014 he was appointed to the VIrginia Disability Commission by Delegate William Howell, Speaker of the House of Delegates.
Before joining the Conference, he worked as a research assistant and committee clerk for the North Carolina General Assembly, where his duties included policy research and analysis for the Senate Judiciary I Committee and preparing bills for floor votes by the full Senate.
In 2009 he received his Bachelor of Science in public health from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Gillings School of Global Public Health.
During his university years he held a variety of government- and regulatory-related internships, including a stint with North Carolina’s then-U.S. Senator Elizabeth Dole (R). Also while at UNC, Mr. Lewis, who grew up in Chapel Hill but was born in Boston, was involved in leadership roles at the Newman Catholic Student Center Parish. He taught religious education until recently.
“I have a passion for policy making and the Catholic Church,’’ Mr. Lewis said. “This is a great way to blend both passions and be an advocate for those in need.”
He lives in the suburbs of RIchmond with his wife and son.
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