Creative Catholic Works was formed to be a source of inspiration and education for Catholics and non-Catholics. Our specific focus is the family. Our lived experience has highlighted more than ever, the need to engage parents and inspire children to understand that God exists in a very real and tangible way. We believe this understanding of the divine can strengthen families, and by doing so, heal the many wounds in our world. We believe that no one person can change the world, but that God, working through the individual, can help each of us influence our immediate network i.e. our family, our friends, etc.
Our mission is to help families discover the strength and peace that comes with collaborating with God in all aspects of their lives. We believe this is achieved by exploring the truth and beauty of the Catholic faith through art and education.
Our goal is for families to cultivate a healthy understanding of human dignity and how we are meant to exist in this world as God intended. We support local communities with educational media and events that uplift and inspire. Our work is rooted in Catholic tradition and inspired by Pope John Paul II’s Theology of the Body teachings which beautifully define the concept of self-gift.
Meet the Team
A native of San Francisco, Chris has been in the media production business for over 30 years, with his post-production facility (Milomix Productions, LLC) now based just north of the city in San Rafael, CA. Chris is husband of 23 years and the father of two teenage girls.
Chris is a seasoned professional and versatile director, producer, and editor. He mixes artistry with professionalism to tell his clients’ stories and has a special interest in helping non-profit organizations communicate their message, sharing their goal to improve the quality of life for those they serve.
In the early 2000s, Chris felt a deep calling to use his skills to contribute to Catholic media. In 2008, he produced the first of several promotional videos for Immaculate Heart Radio. In 2014, he co-founded Creative Catholic Works after co-producing a music CD and live concert tour for a project entitled, Tota Pulchra, the ‘All Fair’. This would become the first of many educational media projects designed to promote the truth, beauty and goodness of the Catholic faith. Chris has also worked with San Francisco Archbishop Corleone’s office, producing various projects including the 2016 annual appeal video.
Chris’ goal is to partner with individuals and organizations to use the powerful medium of video and audio to educate and inspire.
Advisor/Theology of the Body Educator/Voice of TOB Minutes
Klarissa Chichioco is a daughter of God, wife, co-author and voice for the Theology of the Body Minutes that play in Ohio, Georgia, and Central Texas Catholic Radio.
After a profound encounter with Christ and the teachings of Pope St. John Paul II’s Theology of the Body in 2009, Klarissa began attending courses at the TOB Institute in Pennsylvania and speaking at local and national conferences on the topics of purity and chastity.
Klarissa is a proud Aztec (San Diego State University) with a degree in Psychology, a youth and young adult minister (Queen of Apostles, San Jose), and a full-time Saint maker at home.
Associate Producer and Social Media Strategist
As a producer and content strategist at GoPro for 6 years, Mario managed and grew the creation and social media programming for the 5.4 million+ subscribed YouTube Channel.
He now focuses on enabling organizations to tell their story through social media and growing digital communities and email lists by providing value with engaged audiences. Mario has also directed, filmed, and edited content that includes two award-winning short documentaries, “Our Orangutan Brethren” and “Seed Vault”, as well as dozens of additional multi-million-viewer viral YouTube videos.
Anna Maria Mendieta
Advisor – Concerts and Sacred Music
Ms. Mendieta is the principal harpist with the Sacramento Philharmonic and Opera. She enjoys a busy career as a soloist, orchestral musician, recording artist and teacher, and has played with orchestras and chamber music groups across the country. Ms. Mendieta has performed for dignitaries including the King and Queen of Spain, for National Hispanic Week in Washington D.C., and was invited by an orchestra in Spain to perform concerts for Pope Benedict XVI at the Vatican and in Madrid. She has recorded several albums for the Sugo Music record label and has appeared in movies, TV, radio, and the Emmy Awards. Other performance credits include Theater Flamenco and Leading Ladies of Tango.
Advisor/Theology of the Body Educator
John earned his MA in theology from the University of San Francisco and did doctoral work in systematic theology at the Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley. He was the associate director of the St. Ignatius Institute, University of San Francisco, from 1994 to 2001. Currently he conducts classes on John Paul II’s Theology of the Body for parishes and groups within the Diocese of Sacramento. He regularly gives talks to engaged couples who are participating in the Diocesan Pre-Cana program.
Michele co-founded Creative Catholic Works with Chris Miloslavich and directed it from 2014 until 2019. She is Canadian born, studied biology at CUNY and the American Museum of Natural History, and after marriage raised 4 children and is now grandmother of 2. Michele lives in Ohio and has worked in education on a paid and volunteer level for forty years. She has dedicated the last 15 years to the creation of educational programs in authentic personhood. After founding California Catholic Women’s Group, a non-profit dedicated to education on the dignity and vocation of women in 2005, she and Chris transformed the CCWF to Creative Catholic Works where the focus of education and inspiration is on the relationship between man and woman and the family, foundational to a vibrant society. The work has its foundation on the writings of St John Paul II.
Tony Hall has been actively involved in the public arena, entertainment industry, and private sector in San Francisco, the greater Bay Area, and internationally for over 40 years.
With over 30 years experience and expertise in the internal workings of all three branches of government, he won an elected seat as Supervisor for the City and County of San Francisco in 2000.
Mr. Hall was unusually respected and regarded as the one legislator whose accomplishments directly benefited the lives of ordinary San Franciscans regardless of race, color or creed. His concern for the valid quality of life issues affecting all San Franciscans was unparalleled and reflected in his long-term vision for the future of San Francisco.
As a professional singer, and church cantor for over 40 years, and a published columnist, he promotes the relevance of the family unit in all aspects of society.
Tony and his wife Nora are strong proponents in the sanctity of Life, and the power of the individual of faith. Together they have raised seven children and are proud grandparents to 13.
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