NRVC member areas & committees

NRVC member areas & committees


NRVC member areas

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 19 countries beyond the United States.

 

NRVC member area coordinators

Delaware Valley

Sister Marianne Lallone, IHM ‘19
610.220.0232
ihmvoc@gmail.com

Sister Barbara O'Kane, MPF '20
973.538.2886 x 146
vocations@filippiniusa.org

Heartland

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

Sr. Maria Victoria Cutaia, OSB '18​
660.944.2221 ext.127
vocation@benedictinesisters.org

Hudson Valley

Brother Joseph Bach, OSF '20
718.309.5282
brjbach@franciscanbrothersosf.org

Sister Mary O'Donovan, O.Carm ' 18
845.768.2303
srmaryod@stmhcs.org

Lake Erie/Ohio River

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

Sister Jennifer Zimmerman, SND ‘19
419.438.6056
jennyzimmerman@yahoo.com

Mid-Atlantic

Sister Barbara Bartlett, SHCJ '19
202.340.5771
bbartlettx@yahoo.com

Sister Judy Long, '21
443.843.3795
judylong@baltimorecarmel.org

Midwest

Sister Kathleen Branham, OSF '20
513.503.4276
kbranham@oldenburgosf.com

Sister Connie Bach, PHJC ‘15
574.340.6409
Cbach@poorhandmaids.org 

New England

Sister June Fitzgerald, OP '20
570.336.3991
jfitzgerald@oppeace.org

Ms. Sandy Piwko, '21
508.767.1356
directorassumption@gmail.com

Pacific Northwest

Sister Julian Cleary, OSB ‘19
503.816.1003  
jcleary@stplacid.org

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

Southeast

Sr. Colleen Brady, OSF ' 18
239.464.5188
colleenbrady@live.com

Sister Kathy Farrelly, O'Carm. '20
337.322.2255
kff1@lusfiber.net

Southwest

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

Brother Mark Motz, SM  '20
314.250.4505
mmotz@marianist.org

Upper Midwest

Sister Stephanie Spandl, SSND '18
651.488.5124
sspandl@ssnd.org 

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

West Coast

Sister Nancy Uhl, SNDdeN '19
213.447.5070
uhl@sndden.org

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

International Members

Mrs. Margaret Cartwright 
0867820149
vocationsireland1@gmail.com

Sister Mary Rowell, C.S.J.
905-372-2741
mrowell@csjcanada.org

NRVC members are also located in Australia, Bangladesh, Belize, Brazil, Canada, Dominican Republic, Ghana, Guyana, Honduras, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Peru, Philippines, Uganda, United Kingdom, and Zambia.  



Board Standing Committees

Much of the work of the Board takes place in committees. A Standing Committee is a permanent committee that serves NRVC on an ongoing basis. An Ad Hoc committee is a temporary committee that addresses a particular interest or need in a designated time frame.

Committees serve as catalysts and advocates for relevant issues making recommendations to the National Board regarding appropriate procedures, research, and development of particular projects.

Any Board member may request to form a new committee. This request must include: the purpose, composition of membership, time commitment, terms of service, anticipated financial needs and resources, and the responsibilities of the committee. The decision to form the new committee will be approved by the Board through formal vote. 

African American Vocation Committee

The African American Vocation Committee is a standing committee whose purpose is to assist the NRVC members in their work with Black/African American candidates who are discerning religious life. The committee ordinarily meets two times a year, once in person the other via electronic means; in the interim, Committee members will weigh in electronically on an as-needed basis.

Members of the African American Religious Committee include: Sister Gayle Lwanga Crumbley, R.G.S. (Chair), Sister Josita Colbert, S.N.D.deN., Sister Patricia Dual, O.P., Sr. Desiré Finlay, C.S.S.F., Sister Magdala Marie Gilbert, O.S.P., Sister Chala Marie Hill, F.H.M., Friar Douglas McMillan, O.F.M. Conv., and Sister Laura Mercier, S.S.F. and Deacon Mel Tardy.

Development Committee

The NRVC Development Committee is a standing committee responsible for assisting the NRVC in its effort to maintain a sustainable financial structure for both the near and long term. The Development Committee will assist and advise the NRVC Director of Development in fundraising initiatives and provide consultation for marketing of these efforts. The Committee advances the mission of the NRVC through the active pursuit of donors, grants, planned giving, and endowment monies. 

Members of the Development Committee include: Mr. Len Uhal (Chair), Ms. Katherine Barth, Mr. Phil Loftus, Fr. Adam MacDonald, S.V.D., and Mr. Guy Vaccaro.

Finance Advisory Committee

The Finance Advisory Committee is a standing committee whose purpose is to assist and to advise the Director of Finance and Operations and the National Board in managing and overseeing the financial affairs of the National Religious Vocation Conference. 

Members of the Finance Advisory Committee include: Br. Brian Poulin, F.M.S. (Chair), Mr. Mark Alaimo, Mr. Dan Brown, Mrs. Maureen Cetera, Sr. Charlene Herinckx, S.S.M.O., and Mr. Len Uhal. 

Governance Committee

The Governance Committee is a standing committee whose purpose is to assist and advise the National Board and National Office, particularly the Executive Committee, in overseeing and maintaining accountability structures so that the operations of the organization are undertaken in the best interests of the National Religious Vocation Conference.

Members of the Governance Committee include: Sr. Virginia Herbers, A.S.C.J. (Chair), Ms. Marge Argyelan, Sr. Lisa Laguna, D.C., Sr. Belinda Monahan, O.S.B., and Sr. Mindy Welding, I.H.M.

Incorporating Cultural Diversity in Religious Life Committee

The Incorporating Cultural Diversity in Religious Life Committee is a standing committee whose purpose is to assist the National Religious Vocation Conference (NRVC) members in their ministry with culturally diverse candidates who are discerning Religious Life and to provide resources for our members as they work with their own religious congregations to understand and implement cultural diversity.

Members of the committee include Sr,. Maria De Jesus Bringas Aguirre, CCVI, (Chair), Br Joseph Bach, O.S.F., Sr. Jean Marie Fernandez, R.G.S., Mr. Phil Loftus, Sr. Joni Luna, S.P., Sr. Miriam Mitchell, S.H.Sp.,, Sr. Cheryl Wint, O.S.F. 



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