Leadership Team

To speak with someone confidentially about church worker justice issues, call Don Pribor at 773.404.0004 ext. 261

Zachary Johnson, Executive Director  | 773-988-2352 | zach@cta-usa.org

Zach has a long history in the Catholic social justice community. He comes to Call To Action from the Salvation Army Harbor Light Center, Minnesota’s largest homeless shelter, where he was Program Director. Zach also organized and hosted the 2016 national Faith and Resistance Retreat on Racial Equity, and has worked with the Catholic Worker Community, Minnesota Neighborhoods Organizing for Change (NOC) and the Minnesota Harm Reduction Coalition. He’s a regular guest speaker on topics of homelessness, social justice, anti-racism, and applied ethics, and is a graduate of Viterbo University in La Crosse, Wisconsin.

 

Crystal K Oct 2014Crystal King, Director of Administration | 773.404.0004 x260 | crystal@cta-usa.org

Crystal joined the Call To Action staff in 1998. She handles day-to-day office administration which includes billing and payments, accounting, mail and postage, office supplies, and provides clerical assistance on projects as needed. In addition, Crystal supports conference registration and other administrative tasks. Crystal was born and raised in Chicago and is the sixth of seven children.

 

Austen C Octo 2014Judy Austen Coker, Director of Operations | 773.404.0004 x271 | austen@cta-usa.org

Austen has worked in Operations Management in both the non and for-profit worlds since moving to Chicago in 1989. Some of her many tasks at Call To Action include payroll/hr, finance, benefits administration, database management, development and communication. Austen has great passion for the movement and the justice-focus of Call To Action’s mission and outreach.

 

Christine Haider-Winnett, Communications Manager | (510) 838-1784 | christine@cta-usa.org

Christine credits CTA’s 20/30 young adult community with bringing her back to the Catholic faith of her childhood, and she is thrilled to join CTA as Communications Manager. She has spent over a decade working for justice in the Catholic Church, and recently served as Coordinator for Equally Blessed (a coalition of Catholic organizations committed to LGBTQ equality, of which CTA is a member). As a woman called to ordained ministry, Christine has a particular passion for gender justice in the Catholic Church. She served as Co-President of the Women’s Ordination Conference from 2012-2014. In September 2015, she was ordained a deacon through Roman Catholic Woman Priests and is currently pursuing the priesthood. Christine lives in Berkeley, CA, with her family.

 

Patti Kay, Accountant | 773.404.0004 x265 | patti@cta-usa.org

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Don Pribor, Church Worker Justice Organizer | 773.404.0004 x261 | don@cta-usa.org

Don has worked as a music director in multicultural Catholic parishes in the Archdiocese of Chicago and in the Oakland Diocese in the San Francisco Bay Area. Don is convinced that when the church treats its workers with justice and compassion, Catholics are able to witness to the wider world what a just and compassionate society looks like. A church that allows for workers to be faithful to their conscience, even when this faithfulness stands in tension with the teaching of the bishops , is able to be a model of a healthy community that honors a diversity of ideas and opinions. In the last chapter of his last book (“Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos or Community?”), Dr. Martin Luther King reminds us that humankind has arrived at a point in our history where we can never live apart again, and that we must learn somehow to live with each other in peace. The joyous challenge for the Catholic church is for Catholics to witness to King’s insight in our own communities and institutions.