Meet Our Staff

Name Staff Title Phone Number
E. Generes Dufour Director (512) 949-2462
John Gilluly Associate Director (512) 949-2460





Deacon Doots Dufour
Director, Criminal Justice Ministry

After serving 21 years in the U.S. Army, retired as Lieutenant, Deacon "Doots" joins the Diocese of Austin as Director of the Criminal Justice Ministry, helping many inmates find resources back into civilian life. He is more than influential in the views of the public and what needs to change within the Criminal Justice system to reduce recidivism and methods of punishment. Deacon Doots attended the University of Notre Dame before proudly serving in the Korean War and Vietnamese War.



John Gilluly
Associate Director, Criminal Justice Ministry

Following a career in Finance, John joined the Diocese as Associate Director of the Criminal Justice Ministry. He is also a graduate of the Diocesan Institute of Ecclesial Ministry, a comprehensive 4-year faith formation program of the Diocese of Austin. John conducts Catholic service programs in prison and jail units in the Diocese, and advises and coordinates other volunteer teams in their ministry outreach programs to the incarcerated, the formerly incarcerated, and their families. He is a Certified Volunteer Chaplain’s Assistant at the Texas Department of Criminal Justice’s Travis and Bartlett State Jail units.