Life, Peace and Justice

The Office for Life, Peace and Justice’s primary mission is centered on Catholic Social Teaching’s recognition of human dignity and the sanctity of life for all persons from conception to natural death, welcoming the immigrant, and caring for the prisoner. We seek to the spread the Gospel through education, advocacy, and pastoral support for the marginalized individuals and communities throughout the Diocese of San Diego. We also help and resource the parishes to build upon their own social ministry programs.

Culture of Life


Restorative Justice

Care for Creation and Environmental Issues

Upcoming Events


David DeMers
Associate Director of Immigration Issues
Phone: (858) 490-8327
ddemersEmail at
Maria de Lourdes Valencia
Associate Director of Culture of Life
Phone: (858) 490-8323
mvalenciaEmail at
Kymberli Callier
Administrative Assistant
Phone: (858) 490-8324
kcallierEmail at