The first female executive director for the California Catholic Conference is one that Los Angeles Catholics know well: Kathleen Domingo has worked in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles for the past seven years.

She will leave her current position as ADLA Senior Director of the Office of Life, Justice, and Peace to step into her new role with the CCC on July 1, 2021, according to an announcement made by the CCC earlier this week.  

“From immigration to legislative advocacy to advising other archdiocesan leaders around the United States, Mrs. Domingo has provided outstanding leadership and creativity in her role in the archdiocese,” said Bishop Robert McElroy of San Diego, president of the California Catholic Conference of Bishops. 

OneLife LA, which was launched in 2015, is an initiative of the Office of Life, Justice and Peace. Now in its 7th year, the event is the third largest pro-life gathering in the country. Domingo and her team work throughout the year to line up speakers, coordinate musicians and performers, and attract sponsors and guests for the annual event. 

In his announcement Bishop McElroy expressed confidence that Domingo will bring the same drive to all areas of “life, justice and peace in California.” 

“In her work and advocacy Kathleen has shown remarkable creativity and skill in developing and managing ministries for the vulnerable and the voiceless in our society,” he said. “We are delighted that her talents and faith will now be brought to the state level.”

Prior to her work with the ADLA, Domingo was the Director of Education and Field Operations for Catholics for the Common Good in Corte Madera, CA, and the Development Director at the Sacramento Life Center.