Sergio Lopez

Sr. Trainer for Leadership Development


Catholic Relief Services


I'm a husband, a father, a contemplative social activist, and a leadership educator with more than 15 years of experience supporting people-powered social change initiatives. My mission is to leverage the power of the soul to help changemakers and their organizations build their capacity for creating a more just and peaceful world. As a Sr. Trainer for Leadership Development at Catholic Relief Services, I am responsible for leading the agency’s efforts to inspire and train volunteers to grow in their capacity and identity as leaders by designing and facilitating learning journeys that transform volunteer supporters into servant leaders for the global common good. In addition to working at Catholic Relief Services, I also teach pastoral leadership at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, have served on two educational non-profit boards, and offer leadership and organizational consulting through the Center for Non-Profit Leaders. I hold an MA degree in Organizational Leadership from Gonzaga University as well as an MA degree in Religious Studies from Mount Saint Mary’s University in Los Angeles. I specialize in the areas of organizational leadership, servant-leadership, faith-based activism, diversity and inclusion, and peaceful masculinities.