Roberto Navarro has over 25 years of experience in management, teaching, and ministry experience in the Catholic Church. Roberto currently serves as Senior Director of US Church Engagement at Catholic Relief Services where he represents CRS at different departments of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), Bishops, Catholic seminaries, regional, and diocesan catholic organizations.
He is an adjunct professor at the Mexican American Catholic College (MACC) where he teaches Theology courses in the Deaconate Formation Program in the Archdiocese of San Antonio and in the collaborative Bachelor of Arts in Pastoral Ministry program between MACC and the University of Incarnate Word (UIW).
Prior to joining Catholic Relief Services, he served in the Diocese of Austin in different departments, in the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston as the Director for Young Adult and Campus Ministry and in the private sector as operation manager in a manufacturing company.
Roberto holds a degree in Business Administration from St. Edward University, Austin, TX, a master’s degree in Theology and a master’s degree in Pastoral Ministry from St. Mary’s University, San Antonio. TX. Additionally, he completed all courses towards a Doctor of Ministry degree, with specialization in Adult Spiritual Formation at Catholic University of America, Washington, DC.
He has served on several national boards, including the National Catholic Young Adult Ministry Association (NCYAMA), National Catholic Council for Hispanic Ministry (NCCHM), The National Catholic Network de Pastoral Juvenil Hispana (La RED).
He places great value in his vocation as a lay minister. His preferred style of leadership is one of collaboration in team ministry and servant leadership. He is an avid reader and strongly believes in constant and continuing education in one's field of expertise. His focus in life is his personal spiritual growth and his wife, Lolys, and their children: Roberto, Hector, Miguel, Alejandro, Laura, and their granddaughters: Liliana, Laura and Evangelina.