Pre-Convocation: Dynamic Communication Strategies

Pre-Convocation: Dynamic Communication Strategies

Pre-Convocation Workshop

Communiucation Pre-Convocation Workshop on November 3, 2022

This Pre-Convocation workshop will focus on three areas: internal communications, inquirer/discerner communications, and online/social communications. Often vocation communication plans and online efforts can seem overwhelming. Our hope is to offer strategies that both affirm ongoing communication efforts, as well as challenge us to identify new opportunities to share the vitality of religious life and extend an invitation of vocation discernment.


This workshop will provide principles, examples, and practices, while also allowing space for participants to get practical in their own context—identifying needs and developing ideas and next steps in a learning community. Participants can plan to walk away energized, with new ideas and practical steps in hand to further animate a vision of vocation ministry that uses communications to bring to life the Spirit’s presence in our world.


Mrs. Nancy Costello is the Communications Director for the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Coordinator for the Province Vocation Promotion Team for the Sisters. Prior to her role in Communications, Nancy served as the National Mission Integration Director for the Stella Maris Province of the Missionary Sisters. Nancy earned her B.S in Education at Cabrini (College) University; earned a M.S. in Education from West Chester University; and a M.S. in Pastoral Care and Counseling from Neumann University.  She holds a Certification in the Spirituality of Healthcare Organizations. Nancy previously served as a Delaware Valley Member Area Coordinator and is currently serving on the NRVC Board. She is married, a mother of an adult son and daughter, and the grandmother of seven.

Ms. Carol Schuck Scheiber has been working in vocation-related communications for most of her career. She has been involved in editing and writing for VISION Vocation Guide since its early days. In 1998, she began editing and writing for HORIZON, the NRVC newsletter, and, later, the NRVC social media sites. In 2000, Carol received the NRVC’s highest recognition, the Harvest Award, recognizing her outstanding service in vocation ministry. Most recently, she was part of the team that produced six NRVC webinars. Along the way she has accompanied her three young-adult children through their own vocation decisions. Carol lives in Toledo, Ohio with her husband.

Mr. Chris Swain currently serves as director of the Office of Lasallian Vocation Ministry for the De La Salle Christian Brothers in North America. He facilitates communication and collaborative projects related to the promotion of the Brothers vocation, as well fostering a broader culture of vocation. He participated and presented in the NRVC Vocation Ambassador Program and has presented to NRVC member areas on the topic of social media marketing and online presence. He has a background in communication and education, where he spent 10 years prior to his current role as teacher, campus minister, and coach in Catholic schools in the Lasallian charism. Chris has been married to his amazing wife, Kathleen, for six years, and they have two children, James and Annabeth.


This three hour workshop will be offered on November 3 before Convocation opens later that day. The workshop is offered twice. The morning session is from 9:00 am until noon. This workshop repeats from 1:30 - 4:30 pm enabling you to attend a second workshop of your choice. 


Workshop registration is open in the NRVC store. The price of $180 includes your choice of two workshops and lunch. Use the word "Communication"  for this workshop choice when you check out. 

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Sr. Connie Bach P.H.J.C.

17:15:55 - 2022. Apr 13

I appreciate the focus of the three areas being addressed.

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