Board of Directors
Co-Founder, President & CEO
James P. Manfredonia
Fr. Timothy E. Byerley
Fr. John Butler
Executive Board Members
Michael J. Castellano
Sean T. Flanagan
Terence J. Gallagher, Esq.
Vincent P. Manning, Esq
Thomas R. Oswald
National Board of Advisors
Cardinal Justin Rigali
Archbishop Emeritus of Philadelphia
The Most Rev. Charles J. Chaput
Archbishop of Philadelphia
The Most Rev. David M. O’Connell, C.M.
Bishop of Trenton
The Most Rev. Arthur J. Serratelli
Bishop of Paterson
Rev. Andrew Apostoli, C.F.R.
Vice-Postulator for the Cause of Canonization of Fulton J. Sheen
Michael P. Warsaw
President and CEO of EWTN
Thomas G. Furguson
Spring Lake, NJ
Cheryl & Jim with Mother Angelica
Ocober 20, 1996
Colette, Fr. Tim, Bob, Tom, Brian, Sean & Terry. Backstage at The Prudential Center, October 30, 2010
Gabriella conducting an interview.
Jim & Cheryl with Bishop O'Connell
Diane and Colette
Assisi, Italy March 11, 2013
Cheryl with Archbishop Charles Chaput
Gabriella at one of her Parish Visits
STANDING - Fr. Andrew Apostoli, Sam Singer (of happy memory), Dave Vacheresse, Jim Manfredonia, John Pepe, Raymond Arroyo, Bob Finan, Tom Oswald, Sean Flanagan.
SEATED - Kathy Boozan, Colette Dempsey, Diane Finan, Cheryl Manfredonia
(Not Pictured: Terry Gallagher, Mike Castellano, Brian Middleston, Susan Middleton,
Jim & Cheryl Manfredonia founded Domestic Church Media in 2003 with the intent of using the various means of communications to promote the cause of marriage and family life, and the teachings of the Catholic Church. They have been actively involved in Catholic Radio since 1996.
They founded Domestic Church Media on May 5, 2003 and soon began their quest to establish a Catholic radio presence in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and New York.
DCM's first station was a small leased LPFM in Shrewsbury, NJ that was launched on September 2, 2005.
But on September 14, 2008, they launched WFJS 1260 AM in Trenton. Less than three years later, they launched WFJS 89.3 FM in Freehold. In January, 2016, they began operation of WGYM 1580 AM in Hammonton, NJ, and in October, 2016, WSMJ 91.9 FM in Cape May was doated to DCM and added to their inventory of stations.
In 2012 they were awarded the Benmerenti Medal by Pope Benedict XVI for their service to the Church, the second highest Papal honor that a layperson can receive.
In 2014, while on Pilgrimge in Rome, they had the honor of greeting Pope Francis and receiving his blessing.
Gabriella Furmato began her work with DCM in 2012 as a volunteer who hosted her her own weekly radio program for young people, "Everything Is Grace". Since then she has worked as the Parish Visit Coordinator and is now Director of Community Relations. In addition, she has learned and mastered the many facets of radio, both in front of and behind the mic, as a Program Host, Producer and Engineer. In May, 2016 she obtained her Masters Degree in Theology from Immaculate Conception Seminary in South Orange, NJ.
Amy Maginnis came to Domestic Church Media in December, 2015, as a seasonal employee to help with various production and social media assignments. She also assisted during 2016 representing DCM at off-site events and functions. She has had a passion for radio since her first radio course at Monmouth University where she was a Communications Major. She understands how Catholic Radio enables us to spread Jesus' message and love via the airwaves and how it enables us to drop a little message of hope for everyone to hear.
Nick Straka is owner of NS Engineering. He takes care of ensuring that all of our stations are up and running at peak performance and in compliance with all FCC regulations and requirements. His expertise and skills in technology are what keep us on the air. Nick is rarely seen in color.
Patty Muka began working at DCM in 2014 but has always been a regular supporter and prayer warrior for the Apostolate. She takes care of our correspondences, general office duties, and is always there to lend a helping hand!
EmmaLee Italia is a graduate of Fransican University and volunteers her time and talents by designing our quarterly magazine, "Gratia!". In addition she designs and produces our print ads and other promotional materials. She often writes articles for The Monitor, the official newspaper of the Diocese of Trenton.