Fr. Charles Trullols
Fr. Charles Trullols is the Spiritual Director and DC Chaplain of the Leonine Forum. He is also Director of the Catholic Information Center, a corporation of the Archdiocese of Washington, DC. Originally from Barcelona, Spain, he graduated from the Barcelona School of Architecture with a bachelors degree in Architecture, then earned a bachelors degree in Theology and a doctoral degree in Canon Law (JCD) from the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross in Rome.
Fr. Trullols was ordained a priest in Rome for the Prelature of Opus Dei in 2006. Following his ordination he was assigned to work in Granada, Spain. In 2008 he moved to the United States and lived in Pittsburgh, South Bend, and Chicago, where he served the pastoral needs of the Prelature. Besides his current role at the Leonine Forum and at the CIC he is also assistant Chaplain at Oakcrest School in Virginia. Fr. Trullols speaks four languages fluently.
Mitch Boersma is Co-founder and Executive Director of the Leonine Forum. He is also the Chief Operating Officer of the Catholic Information Center (CIC) – an organization committed to making the Catholic Church alive in the hearts and minds of men and women living and working in our nation’s capital. Originally from Colorado, Mitch holds a Bachelors degree in Business from the University of Dallas and a Masters degree in Moral Theology and Ethics from the Catholic University of America. Mitch held research positions at the American Enterprise Institute (Washington, DC) and worked as an independent writer and researcher on several book-length projects. In 2013, Mitch was named one of FOCUS’ (Fellowship of Catholic University Students) 30 under 30 young Catholics, He is a Tertio Millenio Seminar Fellow of the Ethics and Public Policy Center, and a graduate of the Summer Seminar on Catholic Social Teaching from the Society of Catholic Social Scientists. His work has appeared in secular and religious news outlets including RealClearReligion, EWTN, Legatus Magazine, Fox News, The Stream, Verily Magazine, and National Review Online, among others. He and his wife Rosie live in Fairfax, VA with their children.
Emma Boyle serves as the Leonine Forum’s Director of Operations. She is a proud alumna of the first D.C. Leonine cohort from 2014. Prior to joining the Leonine Forum, Emma served as a student life program director, History department chair, and classroom teacher at Saint John Paul the Great High School, where she was also active as a coach and theatre director. She has extensive experience in creating and implementing curricula, leading pilgrimages, and planning retreats and service opportunities. Emma is a native of Pittsburgh, PA, and a graduate of Christendom College.
Rich Loesing is an attorney and consultant who works as the VP of Advancement at the USC Caruso Catholic Center.. His interests include Catholic apologetics, men’s spiritual fellowship, Notre Dame (and now USC) football, and spending time with his wife, Brenda, and newborn son, Ricky. An alumnus of the University of Notre Dame and the Pepperdine University School of Law, Rich remains active in mentoring and networking with alumni and students from those organizations. He is committed to growing in his faith and surrounding himself with men and women of goodwill. Rich currently resides in Long Beach, California.
Jennifer K Monsalve is this year’s NYC Leonine Forum First-Year Coordinator, and a proud fellow from the 2018-2019 cohort. She currently runs retreats and spiritual life programs for college students in Jersey City, NJ. As an undergraduate student, she attended Fordham University and studied International Political Economy and Theology. Thereafter, she earned her Master’s degree from the Pontifica Universidad Javeriana in Bogotá, Colombia, while working at the Colombian Bishops Conference. Jennifer has also lived and worked in El Salvador and South Africa. In her spare time, she works with high school students longing to deepen their faith.
Gabrielle Jastrebski is the Global Program Manager of the FEMM Foundation and the lead Educator for FEMM’s international education programs. Prior to FEMM, she worked with the World Youth Alliance (WYA), an organization promoting the dignity of the human person in policy and culture. She has served on the leadership team for Young Catholic Professionals – Chicago Chapter and as a FOCUS Missionary (Fellowship of Catholic University Students). Gabrielle is a Chicago native, and a graduate of the University of Illinois.