Guild Officers

The Board of Directors of the Queen of the Americas Guild is comprised of church leaders and lay persons dedicated to sharing the miracle of Our Lady of Guadalupe.


Christopher Smoczynski


Steve Banaszak


Rebecca J. Nichols


Rebecca J. Nichols

Episcopal Moderator

Most Rev. Juan Miguel Betancourt, SEMV, Auxiliary Bishop, Archdiocese of Hartford


  • His Eminence Raymond Leo Cardinal Burke
  • Fr. Paul Check
  • Matthew Smoczynski
  • Clarke Ross

Founding Directors

  • Most. Rev. Jerome J. Hastrich, D.D., Bishop of Gallup, New Mexico
  • Father Christopher Rengers, O.F.M., Cap.
  • John Haffert – Blue Army, Our Lady of Fatima, Washington, NJ
  • Frank Smoczynski