Norma L. Valdez
Community Engagement Manager
Norma L. Valdez holds an M.A. in religious studies from the University of the Incarnate Word and a B.S. in religion from Texas Wesleyan University. Prior to joining CRS Southwest in February 2014, Norma was the director of Youth Ministry for the Diocese of El Paso, and has over 16 years of ministry experience working at the parish and diocesan levels. Norma is a nationally recognized figure in the Tekakwitha Conference, and is also a member of the Ysleta del Sur Pueblo Nation, where she is on the board of Project Tiwahu. As Relationship Manager, Norma is responsible for outreach and relationship development to seven dioceses: the archdioceses of Denver and Santa Fe and the dioceses of Colorado Springs, Gallup, Phoenix, Pueblo, and Tucson. In these dioceses, Norma educates and informs Catholics and others on global issues via workshops, trainings, etc., and provides opportunities for active engagement of dioceses in various CRS programming.