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 conservation work at Mission San Xavier, our national treasure.

Current Board Members


Frank Valenzuela 

Vice President
Anne Breckenridge Barrett

Jennifer Harris

Charlie Peck


Fr. Gregory Adolf
Fr. John Arnold
Arch Brown Jr.
Manuel Martinez
George McNeely
Daniela Nunez
Nancy Odegaard, PhD





Gerardo (Jerry) Pena
Nancy Pollock-Ellwand
Alyce Sadongei
Jim Susa
Michael Urman
Frank Valenzuela
David Yetman

Ex Officio Board Members

Fr. Ponchie Vasquez, San Xavier Parish Priest
Austin Nunez, Chairman, San Xavier District of the Tohono Oodham Nation
Edward J. Weisenburger, Bishop of the Diocese of Tucson

Header photo by UGArdener/Flickr