Patronato Board Members

So many in our community and around the country are committed to the conservation, preservation, and maintenance of Mission San Xavier del Bac, including those who serve on Patronato’s Board of Directors. The nonprofit organization was founded in 1978, and with the guidance and support of Board members, combined with generous gifts from other individuals and organizations, Patronato has raised millions of dollars for our “Arizona jewel” and national treasure.

The current board members are highlighted below, along with members of our Founders Circle and our Associate members.

Board Members

Michael Urman, President

Dr. Nancy Odegaard, Vice President

Clague Van Slyke III, Secretary

Kathleen Porterfield, Treasurer


Fr. Gregory Adolf
Fr. John Arnold
Martin DeSoto
Jennifer Harris
Daniela Nunez
Mary Okoye
Barbara Peck
Charlie Peck
Nancy Pollock-Ellwand
Alyce Sadongei
Frank Valenzuela
David Yetman

Ex Officio Members

Fr. Bill Minkel, San Xavier Parish Priest
Austin Nunez, Chairman, San Xavier District of the Tohono O’odham Nation
Edward J. Weisenburger, Bishop of the Diocese of Tucson

Header photo by UGArdener/Flickr