Committees, advisory boards, and task forces

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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