They Foster New Leaders Through Their Example
José and Digna López take the long view when it comes to faith. As a married couple active in diocesan ministries, they model a life of Christian service and commitment to family. They believe that while God has planted faith in His people, it is their call to nurture that faith and let it grow. Currently, Hispanics represent 60% of the Diocese of Stockton’s Catholic population. And of this 60%, more than 50% are under the age of 25. Although the López’ ministries focus on several aspects of the Hispanic experience, developing strong lay leaders is at the heart of their mission. For 25 years, the couple has inspired hope for the Church in Stockton. With their steadfast support, they have fostered Hispanics in their faith and invited them to a place at the leadership table.