Veronica Rayas, Ph.D., is the director of the Office of Religious Education in the Diocese of El Paso. She holds a Ph.D. from Fordham University in religious education. Her doctoral thesis, entitled “The Family’s Catechesis: The Mexican American Family as a Place of Catechesis Through Their Spirituality,” focused on the catechetical principles present in the traditions and life of faith of many Mexican American families. She teaches us that the Hispanic family is a privileged place to deliver faith in everyday life. Veronica has extensive experience in various ministries such as catechist, youth ministry, Catholic school teacher, and pastoral associate.