Cathy Stevens

Cathy Stevens was born and raised in the Catholic faith, and has been married to Deacon Rick for 36 years. His ordination in May 2017, following years of intensive formation, has enriched her faith in countless ways, including the gift of befriending so many inspiring Catholic women along the way. They have a grown son and daughter, Matthew and Katie.

Cathy is a nurse who manages clinical operations for a pharmaceutical company. In her free time, she enjoys freelancing for the Catholic Spirit, tutors ESL students, and serves at St. Ann Parish in Raritan as an Extraordinary Minister and Lector. She believes in working together for worthy causes by strengthening communication, collaboration and spiritual unity. Cathy also belongs to the Sgt. John Basilone Columbiettes and the Rosarian Altar Society at St. Ann.

As of early 2018, she is eagerly anticipating a new chapter of her life as a grandmother, with the birth of her daughter Katie and husband Steve’s first child.

Liz Vacchiano
Secretary for Wives of Deacons Program
Immaculate Conception Seminary School of Theology


Elizabeth Vacchiano (Liz), currently the Secretary for Student Support Services, has joined the Center for Diaconal Formation to assist in programing for wives of deacons and deacon candidates.  Liz will continue to provide support for potential and matriculated students as well as to the Graduate and Undergraduate Associate Deans.   

Liz has been with Immaculate Conception Seminary for four years.  She earned a certificate in Catholic Evangelization in May 2017 and completed her Master in Theology in May 2020.  Liz holds a BS in accounting from Montclair State University.  She and her husband, Anthony, are the parents of five children.  Liz is active in her parish St. Vincent Martyr, Madison as an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion and is a member of the contemporary choir.