Our Board of Trustees and Officers

(2022 - 2025)

Dr. Arvin D. Eballo

- President -

Arvin D. Eballo is a full professor and a researcher at the Institute of Religion and the Center for Theology, Religious Studies, and Ethics of the University of Santo Tomas (UST), Manila, Philippines. He completed his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Philosophy at UST. He finished his Master of Arts Degree in Religious Education (with High Distinction) and his Doctor’s Degree in Religious Education (with High Distinction) at De La Salle University-Manila as a scholar. From 2006 to 2011, he worked as a community organizer for Barangay Kalawakan, Dona Remedios Trinidad, Bulacan. He was the recipient of Gawad Santo Domingo (Outstanding Faculty Member in the Field of Community Development) on March 19, 2012. He was the president of the Philippine Association for the Sociology of Religion (PASR) from 2014 to 2016. He was granted by Indiana University a research fellowship in 2018. He was the director of the UST-Simbahayan Community Development Office from the academic year 2019 to 2020. His works on history, sociology, anthropology, and politology of religion have appeared in some scholarly publications, e.g., The SAGE Encyclopedia of Sociology of Religion (contributor). Contact E-mail: aeballo@yahoo.com

Sr. Auria U. Arabit, SdP, PhD

- Vice President -

Sr. Auria U. Arabit, SdP, PhD belongs to the Congregation of the Sisters of the Poor of St. Catherine of Siena (SdP). She took courses on Consecrated Life in Rome, Italy; earned her Master's Degree in Religious Education in De La Salle University, Manila and holds a Doctoral Degree in Systematic Theology from Loyola School of Theology, Ateneo De Manila. She is the Graduate Program Coordinator of the Department of Theology and Religious Education, DLSU. She is teaching in the undergraduate and graduate programs in DLSU, Manila and also taught in Loyola School of Theology, Ateneo De Manila. She published a book, wrote articles in religious study and theology and developed educational materials. She presents research papers at local and international level and has been active in speaking engagements on ecological advocacies and spirituality. She is ministering to the underprivileged and abandoned children in Gloria Christi Regis Center, Inc. Tagum City. She dedicates her free time in giving faith formation to the residents of the Drug Rehabilitation Center and conducts night apostolate to the homeless along the streets. She is the Youth Coordinator and Vocation Animator of the Sisters of the Poor (SdP).

Dr. Jeramie Molino

- Corporate Secretary -

Dr. Jeramie Molino teaches Christian Faith Education (CFE) for undergraduate students, Religious Studies in Master's and PhD in Educational Management at Saint Louis University, Baguio City. She is presently the Head or Chair of the Department of Religion.

She received her Master of Education with specialization in religious education at Columban College in Olongapo in 2010. She took her first doctorate degree in Educational Management at Saint Louis University, Baguio City (2014), and her second doctorate degree in Applied Theology at De La Salle University, Manila (2022 - K12 CHED scholar).

She is currently active in the Campus Ministry and an advisor to a number of youth ministries and organizations. She is also an active training facilitator on team building, recollection, and workshops for youth in the areas of biblical, ecology, leadership, and vocation.

She has been actively involved in various paper presentations, research, and publications both local and international. Her areas of research include empirical theology, religious education, youth spirituality, and eco-theology. She has authored and co-authored journal articles, book chapters, and Scopus-indexed journals. Her latest publication (2021) is a collaborative work on new environmental measures published in The Journal of Empirical Theology in Europe.

Joseph Renus Galang

- Treasurer -

Joseph Renus F. Galang has a degree in Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy, cum laude, from the Mother of Good Counsel Seminary, and a Master of Arts in Education, major in English, from Angeles University Foundation. Currently, he is writing his dissertation for his Doctor of Philosophy in Applied Theology at De La Salle University in Manila. He is an Assistant Professorial Lecturer at Angeles University Foundation and at De La Salle University. He has taught classes in philosophy, theology, sociology, literature, and creative writing. 

Kim Mendoza

- Auditor -

Kim S. Mendoza has a degree in AB Philosophy from De La Salle University and finished her Master in Applied Theology in 2021 from the same university. She was a former faculty member at the Department of Theology of the Ateneo de Manila University. Kim continues her theological studies at Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium majoring in Systematic Theology. Her research interests include ecclesiology, servant leadership, synodality, and youth ministry.

Outside the academe, she was previously active in ministering to the youth of Christ the King Parish in Batasan Hills, Quezon City and headed the delegation of the Commission on Youth of the Novaliches diocese to the World Youth Day in Krakow, Poland (2016).

Dr. Robert B. Niverio

- Public Relations Officer -

Robert B. Niverio is a full time Senior High School Faculty of Assumption College-San Lorenzo, Makati City, Philippines. He is a graduate of AB Philosophy from St. Francis de Sales Regional College Seminary in Lipa City, Batangas. He took his education units from The National Teachers College and passed his Licensure Examination for Teachers (LET) in 2002. He finished his Master of Arts Degree in Religious Education at La Consolacion University in Malolos City, Bulacan in 2013. He took his doctorate degree in Religious and Values Education at De La Salle University-Manila (2022).

He is the current Team Leader of the Christian Life Education of the Senior High School Department of Assumption College and a part time Theology instructor at the college department. Aside from teaching, he is also a writer.  He co-authored the Christian Living Education Textbook Series of Vibal Publications, Inc. for Grades 8, 9 and 10. He also gives talks, seminars and facilitates recollections.

Renniel Jayson Jacinto Rosales

- Director-Data Privacy Officer and Website Administrator -

Renniel Jayson Jacinto Rosales is a full-time college instructor at Sta. Teresa College, Bauan, Batangas. He is a graduate of AB Philosophy at Oblates of St. Joseph College of Philosophy, Lipa City and took his Master of Arts in Applied Theology with specialization in Religious Education at De La Salle University-Manila (2021). He is currently taking up PhD in Applied Theology with specialization on Religious Education at De La Salle University-Manila while taking, at the same time, Advanced Certificate on Adult Faith Formation at Fordham University, New York. He published book, book sections, and journal articles on humanities, spirituality, Catholic Social Teaching, religious education, and catechetical work.

Aside from teaching, he facilitates recollections, retreats, team building, and strategic & pastoral plannings. He also gives talks and lectures on various topics related to Catholic Faith and education. He is active in Church affairs as he serves as the head of the Parish Ministry on Social Services, Committee on Social Communications, and Shrine Coordinator at the Parish and Archdiocesan Shrine of San Isidro Labrador, Cuenca, Batangas. His service extends to the Archdiocese of Lipa as he helps the Archdiocesan Commission on Catechesis in making catechetical modules and is an avid supporter of the Lipa Archdiocesan Social Action Commission in various ways.

Dr. Jessica Magallon-Avenido

- Director-Memberships Officer -

Dr. Jessica Magallon-Avenido finished her M.A. in Religious Education at Mother of Life Center, Quezon City, Philippines. Her catechetical training paved the way for her 5-year stint as staff of the Campus Ministry Office. Eventually, she engaged herself in full time catechetical instruction in the tertiary level. Among her field of interests are education, religion, curriculum development, journal management and values education. Her love for learning propelled her to enroll and finish the PhD program in Education, major in Curriculum and Instruction at the University of San Carlos, Cebu City, Philippines.  Currently, she serves as Head for Journal Publication of the University of San Jose-Recoletos and the Managing Editor of the Recoletos Multidisciplinary Research Journal and the Recoletos International Journal of Language and Literature of the same university.  

Ronaldo R. Celestial

- Director-Linkages Officer -

Ronaldo Roa Celestial was born in Guinobatan Albay, Bicol on August 13, 1967. He earned a Bachelor's degree in Philosophy at Adamson University, in 1988, and a Master of Education in Religious and Values Education (MERVED), in 2000, at De La Salle University (DLSU). He joined DLSU as fulltime faculty member in 2012 after the merger with De La Salle- Canlubang (DLSC) where he has been connected since 2003. For fourteen years in service, he has served in various capacities such as Director of Student Affairs and NSTP Coordinator (DLSC campus) and presently Vice Chair of the Theology and Religious Education Department (DLSU Campus).