Communications & Media Relations
The Office of Communications tells the story of the Catholic Church in Orange County, one of the largest and most diverse faith communities in the U.S.
With a mission to preserve and enhance the integrity of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange, the Office of Communications is composed of an experienced team who work collaboratively to produce comprehensive and dynamic strategic communications. This includes multi-faceted, well-crafted tactical programs and the distribution of timely messaging to the public, parishioners, clergy, diocesan staff members and the news media.
The office uses analytics, traditional communications platforms and new technologies to engage, educate and inform secular and religious audiences across Southern California and beyond.
Comprised of experts with experience in communications, marketing, advertising and journalism, the communications team is dedicated to develop and deliver messaging that is authentic, effective and inspiring.
The Office of Communications is located at the Pastoral Center on the Christ Cathedral Campus.
13280 Chapman Avenue
Garden Grove, CA 92840-4414
The Office of Communications distributes press releases to the daily and weekly secular newspapers and broadcast outlets throughout Southern California and across the globe. The office also responds to inquiries and requests from media outlets.
The Office of Communications manages multiple social media platforms to share news and information in an engaging and accessible format. The office utilizes blogs, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, Snapchat, Facebook and a smart phone application.
The Office of Communications is responsible for the management and coordination of all internal communications between the Pastoral Offices and the diocese’s 62 parishes and Catholic centers, 41 schools and the many ministries and outreach programs. The Internal Communications program includes a variety of newsletter, e-mail and other digital media campaigns.
Orange County Catholic
Orange County Catholic is the official newspaper and digital news platform of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange. OC Catholic is produced in collaboration with Southern California News group, publisher of the Orange County Register, Los Angeles Daily News and 9 additional newspapers across the Los Angeles, Riverside, San Bernardino and Orange County regions.
OC Catholic Radio
Orange County Catholic Radio produces original content from studios at the Tower of Hope on the Christ Cathedral Campus that airs on Relevant Radio – AM 930, AM 1000, EWTN and SiriusXM radio channel 130. Live streaming and podcasts are available at www.occatholic.com.
Meet The Team
Tracey KincaidDirector, Strategic Communications
A 30-year communications executive, Tracey assumed the leadership for strategic communications and public relations of the Diocese of Orange and the Christ Cathedral Campus in November 2018. Her career spans three industries including health care, education and energy.
Her communications leadership experience extends across multiple functions, including: executive strategic communications counsel and planning; crisis, internal and external communications and brand development and management; marketing communications and advertising; digital strategy and content; media relations, community and public relations.
Prior to the Diocese, she held vice president and senior management roles with the University of California Irvine, Zenith Education Group, United HealthCare (PacifiCare Health Systems) and Southern California Edison.
She earned an Accredited Business Communicator (ABC) designation from the International Association of Business Communicators and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism and Public Relations from California State University at Long Beach.
She and her husband enjoy traveling and visiting their daughter, a master’s degree candidate at Loyola University Chicago.
Christina is the assistant to the Director of Communications and supports the Office of Communications team’s activities in numerous ways, as well as handling administrative duties. Prior to joining the Diocese of Orange in 2013, she worked for Freeman McCue Public Relations.
Christina earned her bachelor’s degree in communications from California State University, Fullerton.
Jim GovernaleRadio Program Manager
Jim is a longtime radio veteran in his native Southern California home. He’s worked for nearly three decades as an on-air host, music director, program manager, voiceover and audio production specialist. Some of the radio stations on his resume include KKLA, KFSH, KRLA, KOLA and KYMS.
His primary role today is ‘Radio Program Manager” on the Christ Cathedral Campus. In his role, Jim produces several radio programs for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange. The programs air on several networks, including Relevant Radio, EWTN Network Radio, and Sirius XM Satellite Radio. These podcasts are also posted on occatholic.com.
Jim attended Don Bosco Tech in Rosemead, and then studied communications at California State University, Fullerton. He also learned the art of radio at Fullerton College, where he was inducted to the Radio Broadcasting ‘Wall of Honor’ in 2003. Jim and his wife, Mindy, have four children and one grandchild. He is a parishioner of Our Lady of the Assumption in Claremont.