NRVC board and staff

NRVC board and staff


NRVC Board

2020-2021

The NRVC National Board. Row 1: Sisters Marichui Bringas, C.C.V.I.  and Jean Marie Fernandez, R.G.S.  Row 2: Sister Virginia Herbers, A.S.C.J., board vice chair; Father Charles Johnson, O.P., Sister Lisa Laguna, D.C.  Row 3: Sister Kristin Matthes, S.N.D.deN. board chair; Father Adam MacDonald, S.V.D. board vice chair; Sister Belinda Monahan, O.S.B. Row 4:  Brother Brian Poulin, F.M.S., Mr. Len Uhal, Sister Mindy Welding, I.H.M., Sister Deborah Borneman, SS.C.M. member of executive committee ex officio.

The National Board ensures the implementation of the NRVC goals, objectives, and policies. The National Board is composed of 8-12 members, in addition to the NRVC National Office non-voting members of the Board. The NRVC National Office oversees the daily operation of the organization and is accountable to the National Board. 

The term of office for a Board member is three years. Board members shall serve no more than two consecutive terms. By the spring of each year, the National Board selects new members from those recommended by the membership to bring particular skills to the Board and to help ensure a balance of gender, geographical and cultural representation.

The responsibilities of the National Board are:

  • Select the executive committee.
  • Oversee and evaluate the National Office staff; review and modify job description as needed.
  • Determine goals and objectives; establish policies.
  • Recommend the development of programs and services.
  • Provide for a national biennial convocation.
  • Provide for national coordination of Member Areas.
  • Act as an official voice for the organization.
  • Approve the annual budget and review financial reports.
  • Determine annual dues.
  • Allocate funds for Member Areas.
  • Establish and evaluate committees, advisory boards, and task forces; dissolve when appropriate.
  • Appoints all committee members.
  • Appoints Board liaisons to committees.
  • Review Constitutions and propose amendments as necessary.
  • Select Board members as specified in the Constitution.      

Nomination applications for the 2020-2023 term are now being accepted until February 1, 2020. Complete a nomination form to nominate an NRVC member or a self-nomination form

NRVC Board contact information

Board Chair

Sister Kristin Matthes, S.N.D. de N. '15

 M.Ed. Bowling Green State University, M.A. Theology, Xavier University
240-863-1916 |  kristin.matthes@sndden.org

 

Vice-Chairs

Father Adam MacDonald, S.V.D. '17

M.Div. Catholic Theological Union
563-876-3332 ext. 316 | adamsvd@yahoo.com

 

Sister Virginia Herbers, A.S.C.J. '17

M.A. Pastoral Studies, Aquinas Institute 
203-248-4225 ext. 450 | vherbers@ascjus.org

 

Board members

Sister Marichui Bringas, C.C.V.I. '20

M. Business Management, Upaep. Puelba. Mexico 

210-213-5422 | marichui.bringas@amormeus..org

 

Sister Jean Marie Fernandez, R.G.S. '20

M.A. Counseling Psychology, University of San Francisco
415-676-8251 | fernje53@yahoo.com

 

Father Charles Johnson, O.P. '17

 MDiv, Univ. of St. Mary of the Lake
504-837-2129, ext. 6 | cjohnson@opsouth.org

 

Sister Lisa Laguna, D.C. '17

M.S. Education, Mount St. Mary University
650-949-8890 | srllaguna@doc1633.org

 

Sister Belinda Monahan, O.S.B. '17

Ph.D. Anthropology, Northwestern University
 847-975-6710 | bhemonahan@gmail.com

 

Brother Brian Poulin, F.M.S. '20

M.A. Sustainable International Development, Brandeis University
214-934-9740 | poulinb.org

 

Mr. Len Uhal (Society of the Divine Word) '18

M.S. Health Services Administration, Cardinal Stritch University
563-876-3332 | luhal@dwci.edu

 

Sister Mindy Welding, I.H.M. '18

  M.A. Religious Formation/Youth and Youth Adults, Neumann University        M.A. Pastoral Care and Counseling/Spiritual Direction
570-346-5414 | reachoutIHM@gmail.com

ex-officio

Sister Deborah Borneman, SS.C.M.

M. Div., Loyola University
773-363-5454 | debbiesscm@nrvc.net

 

Previous board members

It is with deep gratitude that we recognize the generous commitment of following members who have served on the NRVC board:

2019-2020

Sister Gayle Lwanga Crumbley, R.G.S.; Sr. Anna Marie Espinosa, I.W.B.S; Sister Virginia Herbers, A.S.C.J.; Father Charles Johnson, O.P.; Sister Lisa Laguna, D.C.; Father Adam MacDonald, S.V.D.; Sister Kristin Matthes, S.N.D.deN.; Belinda Monahan, O.S.B.; Sister Anita Quigley, S.H.C. J.; Mr. Len Uhal; and Sister Mindy Welding, I.H.M.

2018-2019

Sister Gayle Lwanga Crumbley, R.G.S.; Sr. Anna Marie Espinosa, I.W.B.S; Sister Virginia Herbers, A.S.C.J.; Father Charles Johnson, O.P.; Sister Lisa Laguna, D.C.; Father Adam MacDonald, S.V.D.; Sister Kristin Matthes, S.N.D.deN.; Belinda Monahan, O.S.B.; Sister Priscilla Moreno, R.S.M.; Sister Anita Quigley, S.H.C. J.; Mr. Len Uhal; and Sister Mindy Welding, I.H.M.

2017-2018

Father Toby Collins, C.R.; Sister Gayle Lwanga Crumbley, R.G.S.; Sister Anna Marie Espinosa, I.W.B.S.; Sister Virginia Herbers, A.S.C.J.; Brother Ronnie Hingle, S.C.; Father Charles Johnson, O.P; Sister Lisa Laguna, D.C.; Father Adam MacDonald, S.V.D.; Sister Kristin Matthes, S.N.D. deN.; Sister Belinda Monahan, O.S.B.; ; Sister Priscilla Moreno, R.S.M.; and Sister Anita Quigley, S.H.C.J.

2016-2017

Brother Ronald Hingle, S.C.; Sister Anita Quigley, S.H.C.J.; Brother Tom Wendorf, S.M.; Father Toby Collins, C.R.; Sister Gayle Lwanga Crumbley, R.G.S.; Sister Anna Marie Espinosa, I.W.B.S.; Sister Michele Vincent Fisher, C.S.F.N.; Sister Maria Iannuccillo, S.S.N.D.; Sister Kristin Matthes, S.N.D. deN.; Father Don Miller, O.F.M.; Sister Priscilla Moreno, R.S.M.; and Father Vince Wirtner, C.P.P.S.

2015-2016

Father Toby Collins, CR; Sister Gayle Lwanga Crumbley, RGS; Sister Anna Marie Espinosa, IWBS.; Sister Michele Fisher, CSFN; Brother Ronnie Hingle, SC; Sister Maria Iannuccillo, SSND; Sister Kristin Matthes, SNDdeN; Father Don Miller, OFM; Sister Priscilla Moreno, RSM; Sister Anita Quigley, SHCJ; Brother Tom Wendorf, SM; and Father Vince Wirtner, CPPS.

2014-2015

Sister Josita Colbert, SNDdeN; Sister Gayle Lwanga Lwanga, RGS; Sister Anna Marie Espinosa, IWBS; Sister Michele Vincent Fisher, C.S.F.N.; Brother Ronnie Hingle, S.C.; Sister Maria Iannuccillo, SSND; Mr. Mark McGuthrie, Father Don Miller, OFM; Sister Priscilla Moreno, RSM; Sister Anita Quigley, SHCJ; Father Vince Wirtner, CPPS; and Brother Tom Wendorf, S.M.

2013-2014

Ms. Nan Brenzel; Sister Josita Colbert, SNDdeN; Sister Michele Vincent Fisher, CSFN; Sister Elsa Garcia, CDP, Sister Marcia Hall, OSP; Brother Ronnie Hingle, SC; Sister Maria Iannuccillo, SSND; Father Donald Miller, OFM; Sister Jo-Anne Miller, CSJP;  Sister Priscilla Moreno, RSM; Brother Tom Wendorf, SM; and Father Vince Wirtner, CPPS. 

2012-2013

Sister Josita Colbert, SNDdeN; Sister Michele Vincent Fisher, CSFN; Sister Elsa Garcia, CDP; Mrs. Maryellen Glackin; Sister Marcia Hall, OSP; Brother Ronnie Hingle, SC; Sister Maria Iannuccillo, SSND; Sister Jo-Anne Miller, CSJP; Father Anthony Vinson, OSB; Father Freddy Washington, CSSp; and Father Vince Wirtner, CPPS.    

2011-2012

Sister Josita Colbert, SNDdeN; Father Kevin DePrinzio, OSA; Sister Michele Vincent Fisher, CSFN; Sister Elsa Garcia, CDP; Mrs. Maryellen Glackin; Sister Marcia Hall, OSP; Sister Maria Iannuccillo, SSND; Father Anthony Vinson, OSB; Father Freddy Washington, CSSp;  and Father Vince Wirtner, CPPS.

2010-2011

Sister Josita Colbert, SNDdeN; Father Kevin DePrinzio, OSA; Sister Elsa Garcia, CDP; Sister Margaret Michael Gillis, FSP; Mrs. Maryellen Glackin; Sister Marcia Hall, OSP; Sister Barb Kwiatkowski, OSF; Sister Angele Lewis, SNDdeN; Father Luis Madera, OSA; Sister Marcy Romine, OSF; and Father Anthony Vinson, OSB.

2009-2010

Josita Colbert, SNDdeN; Kevin DePrinzio, OSA; Margaret Michael Gillis, FSP; Maryellen Glackin; Barb Kwiatkowski, OSF; Angele Lewis, SNDdeN; Marty Lukas, OSFS; Marcy Romine, OSF; and Anthony Vinson, OSB.               

2008-2009

Josita Colbert, SNDdeN; Patti Donlin, RSM; Margaret Michael Gillis, FSP; Maryellen Glackin; Joseph Jozwiak, FSC ; Mary Beth Kubera, DC; Marty Lukas, OSFS; Marcy Romine, OSF; Anthony Vinson, OSB; Teri Wall, OP; and Andrea Westkamp SMIC.  

2007-2008

Sister Patti Donlin, RSM; Mrs. Maryellen Glackin; Brother Joseph Jozwiak, FSC; Sister Mary Beth Kubera, DC; Father Marty Lukas, OSFS; Sister Mary McNally, OSF; Sister Marcy Romine, OSF; Sister Janet Ryan, SNJM; Father Anthony Vinson, OSB; and Sister Teri Wall, OP.

2006-2007

Sister Patti Donlin, RSM; Mrs. Maryellen Glackin; Brother Joseph Jozwiak, FSC; Sister Mary Beth Kubera, DC; Father Marty Lukas, OSFS; Sister Mary McNally, OSF; Sister Marcy Romine, OSF; Sister Janet Ryan, SNJM; Sister Teri Wall, OP; and Father Anthony Vinson, OSB.

2005-2006

Father Clemente Barron, CP; Sister Renée Daigle, MSC; Sister Charlene Diorka, SSJ; Father Ron Hoye, CM; Sister Anita Lowe, OSB; Father Marty Lukas, OSFS; Sister Mary McNally, OSF; Father Mark Padrez, OP; Sister Janet Ryan, SNJM; Sister Teri Wall, OP; and Sister Mary Walsh, CSJ.   

2004-2005

Father Clemente Barron, CP; Sister Renée Daigle, MSC; Sister Charlene Diorka, SSJ; Sister Kathy Littrell, SHF; Father Ron Hoye, CM; Sister Anita Lowe, OSB; Father Marty Lukas, OSFS; Sister Mary McNally, OSF; Sister Janet Ryan, SNJM; sister Deborah Suddarth, OSF; and Sister Teri Wall, OP.

2003-2004

Sister Anna Marie Broxterman, CSJ; Father Clemente Barron, CP; Sister Renée Daigle, MSC; Sister Charlene Diorka, SSJ; Sister Sue Kidd, CND; Sister Kathy Littrell, SHF; Sister Anita Lowe, OSB; Father Marty Lukas, OSFS; Sister Mary McNally, OSF; and Sister Deborah Suddarth, OSF.

2002-2003

Father Steve Albero, O. Praem; Father Clemente Barron, CP; Sister Anna Marie Broxterman, CSJ; sister Renee Daigle, MSC; Sister Joan Gallagher, SP; Sister Susan Kidd, CND; Sister Kathy Littrell, SHF; Sister Anita Lowe, OSB; Sister Mary McNally, OSF; Father James McVeigh, OSF; Sister Deborah Suddarth, OSF and Sister Lizette Valenzuela, SND.

2001-2002

Father Steve Albero, O. Praem.; Father Clemente Barron, CP; Sister Renee Daigle, MSC; Sister Deborah Drago, RGS; Sister Joan Gallagher, SP; Sister Susan Kidd, CND; Sister Kathy Littrell, SHF; Sister Anita Lowe, OSB; Brother Jim McVeigh, OSF; Father Warren Sazama, SJ; Sister Deborah Suddarth, OSF and Sister Maryanne Tracy, SC.

          2000-2001

Sister Renee Daigle, MSC; Sister Deborah Drago, RGS; Sister Bertha Franco, CCVI; Sister Susan Kidd, CND; Father Jack Kurps, SCJ; Brother James McVeigh, OSF; Sister Carol Mucha, RSM; Father Warren Sazama, SJ; Sister Maryanne Tracey, SC; Sister Carol Tropiano, RSM; and Sister Marcia Ziska, OSB.

1999-2000

Sister Bertha Franco, CCVI; Father Michael Kissane, O. Carm.; Father Jack Kurps, SCJ; Brother James McVeigh, OSF; Sister Kathleen Pales, SSJ; Sister Andrea Peters, SCSJA; Father James Price, CP; Sister Theresa Rickard, OP, Sister Carol Tropiano, RSM; and Sister Marcia Ziska, OSB.

 



NRVC Staff

NRVC Team Leadership 

  • Member-focused
  • Mission-driven
  • Leaderful
  • Accountable

We are a strong, high-functioning, work group that trusts and challenges one another and engages directly with our members. Our accountability is to our members, our board of directors, our benefactors, and our personal consciences.  The NRVC Annual Report provides a rich narrative of our work on behalf of  members, donors, discerners, religious institutes, the Catholic Church, and the world.
 

 

Sr. Debbie Borneman, SS.C.M.

Sister Deborah Marie Borneman, SS.C.M.
director of mission integration

  • Acts as liaison to all major collaborators, USCCB-CCLV, Member Area Coordinators, and serves as ex officio, non-voting member of the National Board.
  • Cultivates member engagement by planning and implementing professional workshops, programs, and resources.
  • Provides consultation and presentations on assessment, promotion, and research to members, religious leadership, institutes, and organizations.
     

Sister Debbie began working for NRVC in August 2011. A Sister of Saints Cyril and Methodius, she served 10 years as vocation director for her congregation and is currently serving as second councilor on the SS.C.M. Leadership Team. She has ministerial experience in pastoral care, youth ministry, college campus ministry, immigration advocacy, and the Office of Vocations for the Diocese of Harrisburg. Sister Debbie has a Master of Divinity degree and a Master of Arts degree in Pastoral Studies from Loyola University of Chicago. She focused her research on the weariness of women religious in promoting vocations to religious life. 
E-mail: debbiesscm@nrvc.net

 

Marge Argyelan   Marge Argyelan
director of membership

  • Oversees registrations, including membership, workshops, and events; and assists members with access to resources and benefits, including Misericordia grant applications.
  • Maintains the membership databases, creating protocols to insure data integrity and safety. 
  • Liaison to publications/website services.
     

Marge joined the NRVC staff in April of 2015. She has served in the nonprofit sector most of her career, either providing direct service or in an adminstrative capacity. Marge earned a Bachelor of Science degree in public administration from Indiana University and a Master of Arts in Pastoral Studies from Loyola University in Chicago. Prior to coming to NRVC, Marge worked at St. Gertrude Parish in Chicago as Director of Parish Management and Facilities. An active Catholic, Marge lives on the northside of Chicago with her husband.
Email: margyelan@nrvc.net

 

MaureMaureen Ceteraen Cetera
director of finance and operations

 

  • Safeguards and manages the assets of the NRVC.
  • Assists in developing and maintaining the structure and financial model needed to sustain and grow the organization.
  • Acts on behalf of the organization for financial and contractual purposes. 

Maureen joined the NRVC staff in August 2016. Her 29 years of experience with church finance and accounting include positions with the Archdiocese of Chicago as Accounting Manager, Budget Manager, and Financial Analyst; Business Manager at Old Saint Patrick's Church in Chicago; and Office Administrator for the National Association for Lay Ministry. Maureen’s degrees include an undergraduate degree in Accountancy from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Master of Business Administration from Saint Xavier University, and Master of Arts in Pastoral Studies from Catholic Theological Union. She serves the Archdiocese of Chicago as a lay ecclesial minister and has 30-plus years of parish ministry experience, including finance, evangelization, stewardship, development, catechesis, youth ministry, adult faith formation, and women’s ministry. Maureen and her husband, Tom, have three children and live in Tinley Park where they are active in their home parish, St. George.
Email: mcetera@nrvc.net

 

Phil Loftus Phil Loftus
director of development 

  • Develops and implements strategies to raise funds for the NRVC.
  • Cultivates fruitful relationships with donors and collaborators for the advancement of the NRVC mission via grants, planned giving, and endowment monies.
  • Implements all development strategies and functions, provides consultation for marketing of these efforts.
     

Phil Loftus joined NRVC in 2018. He brings 30 years of marketing experience to his role of increasing donor awareness and support of NRVC.  Phil’s career has focused on launching and growing brands and leading innovative initiatives, including the “Got Milk?” campaign. Loftus holds a degree in economics from the University of Illinois, Champaign. He and his wife, Lorreto Kennedy, have three children and are active parishioners at St. Mary's of the Woods Parish in Chicago. Phil currently serves on the Board of Regents at St. Ignatius College Prep and VISION's Vocation Gateway Taskforce. He is also the Executive Director of the National Fund for Catholic Religious Vocations.
Email: ploftus@nrvc.net

 

Publications

TrueQuest Communications

  • Directs all NRVC publishing initiatives, including NRVC Newsletter, Catalyst, HORIZON, and VISION.
  • Oversees editorial, advertising, marketing, and promotion of NRVC publications. 
  • Fields article and advertising inquiries for HORIZON or VISION and discerner inquiries about religious life.
     

TrueQuest Communications

TrueQuest Communications is a publishing services provider specializing in Catholic content and a global Catholic market. On behalf of the NRVC, TrueQuest publishes the NRVC's annual VISION Vocation Guide; oversees the design and production of all NRVC publications, including HORIZON; manages all NRVC websites, including NRVC.net and VocationNetwork.org.

Patrice Tuohy, publisher | executive editor, VISION Vocation Guide
Anne Marie O'Kelly, managing editor of production
Carol Schuck Scheiber, editor HORIZON, VISION, Focus on Vocation Ministry
Jennifer Rebecca Tomshack, general editor
Dan Grippo, co-founder | marketing director emeritus | marketing consultant
Curtis Long, CEO IdeaPort Consultants | Director of web management

General emails: mail@truequestweb.commail@vocationnetwork.org

 



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