OF REGNUM CHRISTI IN HOUSTON
WHO WE ARE
We, Consecrated Women, are a part of a worldwide Catholic movement called Regnum Christi, Latin for “the Kingdom of Christ”. Regnum Christi exists to help laypeople live out their Baptismal call to holiness and mission. Regnum Christi comprises lay people (single and married), priests (The Legion of Christ), Lay Consecrated Men, and us, the lay Consecrated Women of Regnum Christi.
Being consecrated to God means God has set us apart, living a lifestyle that differs from the ordinary lay lifestyle. We embrace evangelical poverty, obedience, and chastity while living in a community with a local and regional superior. We have communities in over 26 countries. Locally, we are 9 Consecrated Women and 3 college missionaries serving the greater Houston area.
Katie Tuttle is from Columbus, Ohio, and in 2003 Consecrated her life to God. She arrived to Houston in 2016, where she serves in young adult ministry and vocation ministry here in Houston. She enjoys eating a substantial breakfast, many sports, and outdoor adventures, especially the adventure of a mission trip.
Born in Mexico City, Patricia answered God’s call to consecrated life in Regnum Christi on August 15th, 1985. Patricia has many gifts. One of them is her doctoral thesis centered on the doctrine of human love in the thought of Thomas Aquinas and Edith Stein. Patricia loves her family, nature, music and watercolor painting. She arrived at the Houston community in 2015 where she supports the pastoral ministry with women, spiritual direction, and retreats.
Charlene Alexander has been consecrated since 1998. Giving women spiritual direction and accompaniment is her main ministry. She is passionate about marriage and the spiritual life and recently completed an extensive certification program through the Theology of the Body Institute in Aston, PA. Charlene’s “happy place” is living a family spirit in community life and teamwork in ministry. She enjoys using her former profession as a hair designer to cut hair for the consecrated women besides making flower arrangements for the chapel, cooking, swimming, playing board games, and walking in nature.
Angie Hilbun is from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. In her early college years, Angie volunteered in National Evangelization Teams in Australia. Shortly after, drawn to the evangelizing characteristic of Regnum Christi, she joined the RC Young Women’s College Team at LSU in 1999 and the year 2000, became consecrated to God. She currently ministers to college students and young professionals in Houston. Angie received a bachelor's degree in Educational Sciences and Pastoral Studies from the Anahuac University, a bachelor's degree in Religious Sciences from Regina Apostolorum, and a master's degree in Theology. She specializes in consecrated life, spiritual direction, and the 19th Annotation of Ignatian Spiritual Exercises. Angie’s preferred place to be is enjoying a relaxing community day outdoors or on retreat, playing sports, and being with friends and family.
Monica Trevino, a native of Monterrey, Mexico, consecrated her life to Jesus in 1993 and is now serving as a spiritual director for married women in Houston. She recently graduated summa Cum Laude from the Notre Dame Graduate School of Christendom College, graduating with a MA in Theological Studies with a concentration in consecrated life. She enjoys walking in nature, especially seeing sunsets, reading, and photography.
Jill Swallow grew up in a family of five in the small town of Versailles, Ohio where she was involved in parish youth group, marching band, cheerleading, student council, and various choirs. She studied Early Childhood Education at Miami University in Oxford for two years and then perceived a call from God to total consecration and missionary work. Jill spent the first eight years of her consecrated life at Mater Ecclesia College in Rhode Island (a formation center for consecrated women), as both a student and a dean of students for the freshman and sophomore classes. When she wasn’t studying or running activities, Jill was busy directing the choir and recording music CDs! Prior to her assignment in Houston, Jill served within ECYD and Regnum Christi in the Ohio Valley and as Formation Director at Everest Collegiate High School and Academy in Clarkston, Michigan.
Amelia Hoover is from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She joined a discernment program in high school with the Consecrated Women of Regnum Christi. Amelia was consecrated in 2010, studied her Bachelors in Religious and Pastoral Studies, and then received her assignment to Washington D.C. While in DC she completed a Youth Ministry Certificate Program through Franciscan University. Amelia served in ECYD for 8 years in the DC area and loved being able to accompany the young women to deep encounters with our Lord and greater confidence in their call to do great things for him. She also serves as a member in the ECYD Life Department Team for the North American Territory. She is now the Girl’s ECYD director in Houston, TX.
Lourdes (Lu) Perez
Lu was born in Mexico City where she grew up an met the Movement through her school. She joined RC in high school and was a missionary in Overbrook Academy in 2004-2005. Before getting consecrated she got a degree in Communication from the Anahuac University in Mexico City and worked for Hewlett-Packard for a year in the marketing area.
She was consecrated in 2010 and studied in Monterrey for 4 years where she got a bachelor’s in religious and Pastoral Studies and received her assignment to go to Atlanta, GA to work in ECYD where she was for one year. After this year, she moved to Rhode Island where she served at Overbrook Academy for seven years. Five years as a Formation Instructor and two years as the Formation Director. Four of these years, she also served as the Local Director for the RCMC. She is serving in Houston as part of the Youth team in Houston, TX. She is also the Director of the RCMC program in North America.