Back row left to right: Br. Paul Bednarczyk, CSC,
The National Religious Vocation Conference began in 1988 as a combination of the National Conference of Religious Vocation Directors (NCRVD) and the National Sisters Vocation Conference (NSVC). Today the NRVC has an annual membership of over 1,300 women and men, most of whom are vocation ministers for religious congregations. The organization is divided into 14 regions plus international members. The National Board consists of eight to twelve representatives and the NRVC Executive Director.
Mission of the NRVC
The National Religious Vocation Conference is a professional organization of vocation ministers that presents religious life as a viable option in the Catholic Church. NRVC promotes vocation awareness, invitation, and discernment to life as a religious sister, brother, or priest. NRVC reflects all forms of religious life and provides educational opportunities, resources, and other supportive services for spiritual, professional, and personal growth.
NRVC GOAL #1
The NRVC proclaims a positive and hopeful image of religious life in the Church and society, while affirming the call to holiness of each person.
NRVC GOAL #2
The NRVC provides education, resources, networking, and support to its members and others involved in vocation work.
NRVC GOAL #3
The NRVC promotes dialogue among national organizations concerned with Church vocations, in particular to religious life.
NRVC GOAL #4
The National Religious Vocation Conference recognizes and values the diversity within our church and strives to be inclusive of this diversity in all of its endeavors and programs.
NRVC GOAL #5NRVC GOAL #6
The National Religious Vocation Conference fosters dialogue on vocational issues with a variety of church organizations with special emphasis on those who serve young adults and parents.
The Executive Director, staff, and board of the NRVC ensure that the administrative responsibilities of the organization support and facilitate the purpose and mission of the organization.