NRVC member areas & committees

NRVC member areas & committees

NRVC member areas

 

 

There are 12 member areas designated for local gatherings, networking and professional development. NRVC members self-select a primary member area and a secondary member area. As a benefit of NRVC membership, members may attend gatherings and programs in any of the member areas at a special membership price. Potential members may attend select events for a higher price. 

NRVC members can obtain meeting dates, agendas, and minutes in the members only section of this website, listed under "Resources." Not a member? Call your member area coordinator or the NRVC director of member relations and services for more information on the benefits of belonging to an outstanding organization dedicated to religious vocation directors. NRVC has members in 20 countries beyond the United States.

 

NRVC member area coordinators

Deep South

Sister Vicki Lichtenauer, S.C. '17
816.718.2660
vickil@sls.org

Sister Monica Gundler, SC ‘14
513.504.5592
Monica.gundler@srcharitycinti.org

Delaware Valley

Sister Celeste Mokrzycki, SSJ ‘15
215.248-7200
cmokrzycki@ssjphila.org

Sister Maryanne Tracey, SC '17
973.290.5325
mtracey@scnj.org

Heartland

Ms. Lori Benge ‘17
314.203.1678
bengel@adorers.org

Mr. Len Uhal ‘15
563.876.3332
luhal@dwci.edu

Hudson Valley

Sister Anna Maria Lionetti, RSHM ‘14
914.631.8872, ext. 215
annamarialion@gmail.com

Sister Marie Mackey, CSJ ‘16
718.791.7911
csjmack@gmail.com

Lake Erie/Ohio River

Sister Monica Seaton, OSU '17
270.229.4103 ext. 218
monicaseaton@maplemount.org

Sister Mary Teresita Richards, SND ‘15
419.277.5184
trichards@toledosnd.org

Mid-Atlantic

Sister Diane Roche, RSCJ '17
504.388.8026
droche@rscj.org

Sister Mindy Welding, IHM ‘15
610.547.9715
sismindy@gmail.com

Midwest

Sister Maria Brizuela, OSF '14
815.325.4183
fsshvocations@aol.com

Sister Connie Bach, PHJC ‘15
574.340.6409
Connie.ss@att.net  

New England

Sister Natalie Cain, SSJ ‘15
413.536.0853
ncain@ssjspringfield.com

Father Rocco Puopolo, SX ‘15
508.429.2144
frrocco@xaviermissionaries.org

Pacific Northwest

Sister Michael Francine Duncan, SSMO ‘13
503.644.9181
srmichaelfrancined@ssmo.org

Sister Christine Still, OSF ‘15
253.797.0173
cstill@osfphila.org

Southwest

Brother Jonathan Beebe, CSC '16
917.538.7561
holycrossvocations@earthlink.net

Sister Bridget Waldorf, SSND '17
507.217.0663
bwaldorf@ssnd.org

Upper Midwest

Sister Edith Bogue, OSB ‘16
218.723.6555
edithosb@duluthosb.org

Mr. Gregory Darr '17
773.369.1857
gdarr@maryknoll.org

West Coast

Sister Mary Yun, OP '15
213.760.3085
mary@msjdominicans.org

Brother Chris Patiño, FSC '16
310.849.1061
brochrisfsc@dlsi.org

International Members

NRVC members are also located in Bangladesh, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Dominican Republic, France, Ghana, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Nigeria, Peru, Philippines, Trinidad and Tobago, Uganda, United Kingdom and Zambia.



Committees, advisory boards, and task forces

Committees, advisory boards, and task forces may be established by the National Board according to the needs expressed by the membership and prioritized by the National Board. Membership on committees, advisory boards, and task forces is determined by the National Board within the guidelines in the NRVC Procedures, if applicable or delegated to the executive director, director of member relations and services, or the executive committee. 

Black Religious Committee

The purpose of the Black Religious Committee is: to assist the NRVC members in their discernment with black candidates; to address particular interests and/or needs of black religious in relationship to vocation ministry; and to identity and research those issues related to black religious vocations. 

Members of the Black Religious Committee include: Sister Josita Colbert, S.N.D.deN.; Sister Gayle Lwanga Crumbley, R.G.S.; Sister Patricia Dual, O.P.; Sister Magdala Marie Gilbert, O.S.P.; Sister Chala Marie Hill, F.H.M.;  Friar Douglas McMillan, O.F.M. Conv.; and Sister Patricia Rogers, O.P.

Editorial Board

The Editorial Board serves in an advisory capacity to the NRVC content editor and executive director in matters pertaining to the publication of HORIZON and to the maintenance of the NRVC website. 

Members of the Editorial Board are: Ms. Margaret Cartwright; Father Tom McCarthy, O.S.A.; Brother Paul Michalenko, S.T.; Sister Elaine Penrice, F.S.P.; Sister Elyse Ramirez, O.P.; Sister Mary Rowell, C.S.J.; Mrs. Carol Schuck Scheiber (editor); Ms. Jennifer Tomshack; and Brother Tom Wendorf, S.M.

Finance Advisory Committee

The purpose of this committee is to assist and to advise the executive director and the National Board in fulfilling their responsibilities of overseeing the financial affairs of the National Religious Vocation Conference. 

Members of the Finance Advisory Committee include: Mrs. Maureen Cetera.; Sister Janice Bemowski, R.C.; Sister Anna Maria Espinosa; Ms. Melissa Keane-Smetana; Ms. Geraldine Smrcina; and Mr. Keith Zekind.

Resource Advisory Committee

The Resource Advisory Committee serves in an advisory capacity to the NRVC director of member relations and services in matters pertaining to vocation ministry resources available to both members and non-members. This includes downloadable digital resources and printed resources.  

Members of the Resource Advisory Committee include: Sister Deborah Borneman, S.S.C.M.; Brother Jonathan Beebe, C.S.C.; Sister Maria Brizuela, O.S.F.; Sister Michael Francine Duncan, S.S.M.O.; Father Adam MacDonald, S.V.D.; Mrs. Patrice Tuohy; Mr. Len Uhal; and Sister Mary Yun, O.P.



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