September 24, 2018

The Salvatorian Family traces its roots back to the Apostolic Teaching Society founded in Rome on December 8, 1881, by the Venerable Francis Mary of the Cross Jordan. Fr. Jordan saw the Church as a “discipleship of equals” and he imagined a new community within the Church made up of priests, brothers, sisters, and lay members working side by side, using all the ways and means which the love of Christ inspired.

Today, the Salvatorian Family consists of three branches: Society of the Divine Savior (Salvatorian Fathers and Brothers), the Sisters of the Divine Savior (Salvatorian Sisters), and International Community of the Divine Savior (the Lay Salvatorians). Salvatorians minister in more than 40 countries, responding to the signs of the times and striving to be a prophetic voice of renewal in the Church and the world. Salvatorians seek to fulfill their mission by being one with those they serve, manifesting to the world the goodness and kindness of our Savior.

In 2001, seeking to establish a new collaborative ministry in a mission diocese within the United States, the three branches of the Salvatorian Family came together to establish Jordan Ministry Team to serve alongside the clergy and people of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Tucson. By supporting the work of teachers, catechists, lay ecclesial ministers, and permanent deacons, Jordan Ministry Team serves at the parish and school level to help spread the Good News of the God's mercy and love embodied in Jesus, the Divine Savior. Today we are happy to offer our services in person and online to those parishes, schools, and organizations for the benefit of those communities desiring to enrich their prayer, ministry, and service.






Fr. Jeff Wocken, SDS
Director of Jordan Ministry, holds a B.A. in Music from the University of Alabama in Huntsville, a Masters of Divinty from Franciscan School of Theology, Berkeley and a M.A. in Liturgical Studies, Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley. Fr. Jeff has served in formation ministry for the Salvatorian community and in parishes both as a liturgical musician and pastoral minister. He has experience in developing and leading workshops and retreats on spirituality, liturgy, and sacraments. Contact Fr. Jeff Wocken, SDS at (520) 623 2563 or click here to email him directly.

Martina Dickson has her B. A. in Education and has worked as a teacher in TUSD.  Most recently she served as a program coordinator with the Pima County Sheriff's Department.  She is our Administrative Assistant and the first one you’ll probably talk to when you call or come into our office. Contact Martina at (520) 623-2563 or click here to e-mail her directly.


Peggy Guerrero holds a B.S. in Education and an M.Ed. from the University of Cincinnati and a Master of Arts in Pastoral Ministries from St. Mary’s University in Minnesota.  She has served as a teacher and administrator in Catholic schools for 25 years. Parent and grandparent, she has been active in a variety of ministry roles, including retreat leader, parish council and pastoral team formator, liturgy planner, RCIA team member, and youth/school leadership retreat leader. Contact Peggy at (520) 623-2563 or click here to e-mail her directly.



Rebecca M. Piña holds a Master of Arts in Latin-American Literature from the University of Arizona. Rebecca is experienced in secondary and post-secondary education also Translation/Interpretation Studies from University of Arizona. Rebecca completed the Lay Ecclesial Ministry Certification Program in the Diocese of Tucson in June 2012. Active in Hispanic Ministry, she is also a mother of two grown sons. She is available for retreats and classes in Spanish or English for kids, youth, and families. Contact Rebecca at (520) 623-2563 or click here to email her directly.



JMT Advisory Council and Team 2017-2018

Back (left to right):

Fr. Jeff, Dcn. Ken, Martina, Raul


Mike, Rebecca, Jackie, Peggy


Sr. Jane, Rita and Angie