Leadership

Founder & Director

Vicente Del Real

Vicente Del Real is a Mexican immigrant that migrated to the United states at the age of fifteen. He began his career as a community organizer right after high school, coordinating a civil engagement campaign to increase Hispanic participation in the elections.

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VP Director

Francisco L. Nevarez

Assessor

Angel Hernandez

Angel Hernandez was born in Chicago but spent the first couple years of his infancy in Mexico. For the first few years of his life, Angel didn’t know what his father looked like because his father was working in the United States.

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Assessor

Carolina Nevarez

Carolina Nevarez is a Mexican-American young adult, born and raised in Illinois. Although she grew up in a Catholic home, she’d kept a skeptical perspective on Catholicism throughout more than half of her life. Relating to the difficulties of social and emotional change that adolescence comes with, she struggled with an identity crisis.

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Assessor

Adrian Ramirez

Adrian Ramirez migrated from Mexico to the United States with his parents, 3 brothers and 2 sisters when he was 12 years old, seeking for a better future. All throughout high school, he was an excellent student and a great athlete.

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Assessor

Laura A. Villa

Laura A. Villa migrated from Mexico to the United States at the age of 9 with her parents and sister, seeking the “American Dream.” Right after high school, while going through difficult moments in her young life, she came across Iskali. A few months later, she had an encounter with God and has been involved in ministry ever since.

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Assessor

Ricardo Ramos

Ricardo Ramos migrated to the United States from Mexico City at the age of 11 with his family. He is the oldest sibling of 3, raised in a Catholic family. At the age of 21, Ricardo started getting involved in church searching for answers and trying to understand his doubts. He started attending a youth group which led him to attend mass on Sundays and had an encounter with God.

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Treasurer

Elizabeth Martinez

Assessor

Stephanie Barrera

Episcopal Vicar of the Archdiocese of Chicago

Bishop John R. Manz