Annual Report

Annual Report

A time of transition and growth


Dear Friend of NRVC,2016-17 Annual Report

On the topic of change, Cardinal Bergolio, now Pope Francis, said, “Fidelity is always a change, a blossoming, a growth. The Lord brings about a change in those who are faithful to Him." These words serve as guidance and inspiration to NRVC as we faithfully move into a new chapter of our organization. 

In September of 2016 Brother Paul Bednarczyk, C.S.C., who served as NRVC Executive Director for 14 years, was called to leadership in his community.  Brother Paul created a lasting legacy for the organization through his years of extensive networking and outreach. NRVC’s profile as a national and international “go-to” organization for all things related to religious vocations was firmly established. Brother Paul spearheaded many important projects during his tenure, including the 2009 Vocation Study, the Moving Forward in Hope initiatives, the International Vocation Conference, expanded member services, and a restructuring of the NRVC national office. He brought intelligence, competence, and humor to his role, and honesty that helped highlight the challenges and opportunities facing religious communities in the 21st century. We are grateful for his service and wish him countless blessings in his new role. 

In June 2017 NRVC hired Sster Sharon Dillon, S.S.J.-T.O.S.F., for a limited contract to serve as executive director. Under Sister Sharon’s direction the NRVC staff and board began preparation for a new five-year strategic plan. In December 2017, NRVC Development Director Mr. Mark Teresi announced his plans to end his term. Mark also served as director of the National Fund for Catholic Religious Vocations, established by the National Religious Vocation Conference, which serves as a direct benefit to NRVC members. Mark laid the groundwork for achieving the fund’s ambitious goal of eradicating the obstacle of educational debt to religious vocations. We now begin our search to find someone to carry on this important work as well as the much needed sponsorship and development for NRVC.

Throughout all these changes, NRVC saw a blossoming and growth in the NRVC membership, staff, and board. Members continue to receive excellent programming, services, and resources and the board continues the planning and collaboration necessary for furthering NRVC’s mission to promote vocations to religious life and provide vocation-related advocacy and education on behalf of and for the benefit of our members. We are primed for the changes the Lord continues to hold in store. We pray that we embrace the transitions and growth with grace, compassion, and, above all, hope.

In His Heart,

Brother Ronald Hingle, S.C.
NRVC Board Chair


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