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

Dale Fickett                      Executive Director, RVA Works

Soren Johnson
Special Assistant to the Bishop   for Evangelization and Media,  Diocese of Arlington

Janet Vestal Kelly             Principal, Cardinal Consulting, LLC

Rev. Mark S. Mealey
O.S.F.S., J.C.D., Ph.D.,           Vicar General for Administration and Moderator of the Curia, Diocese of Arlington

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.


About Us


Jeffrey F. Caruso, J.D., Executive Director

Jeff Caruso is the founding Director of the Virginia Catholic Conference, established by Diocese of Arlington Bishop Paul Loverde and Diocese of Richmond Bishop Francis DiLorenzo to advance the mutual public-policy interests of the Commonwealth’s two Catholic dioceses.

Originally from Maryland, Mr. Caruso spent two years practicing law in his native state and then more than six years as one of three associate directors at the Maryland Catholic Conference. In January 2005, he became the first Executive Director of the Conference and opened its office in Richmond, Virginia.

Mr. Caruso currently serves on the Catholic Charities USA Social Policy Committee, The Catholic Virginian board, and the Diocese of Richmond's Center for Marriage, Family, and Life advisory board.

Mr. Caruso graduated from the Pennsylvania State University in 1993, with a B.S. in Mathematics and Psychology, and from Notre Dame Law School in 1996.

He and his family reside in Fredericksburg and belong to St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church.