2018 Orientation Program for New Vocation Directors, July 10-14

2018 Orientation Program for New Vocation Directors, July 10-14

Presenters: Sr. Deborah Borneman, SS.C.M.; Sr. Sharon Dillon, S.S.J.-T.O.S.F.; Fr. Adam MacDonald, S.V.D.; Br. Chris Patiño, F.S.C.

2017 NRVC Summer Insttitute

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This workshop is intended for new and recently appointed vocation directors.  Its goal is to provide participants with the skills, context, theory, challenges and practicalities of contemporary vocation ministry. Topics will include theology of call; candidate issues; discernment, assessment, and the application process; the role of membership and religious leadership; advertising and education; ethics and boundaries; and self-care of the vocation director.

Schedule

This workshop begins at 9:00 a.m. on July 10 and ends at 4:30 p.m. on July 14. Overnight accommodations are contracted for six nights with arrival on July 9 and check out on July 15.  

Fees

Workshop fees include materials, speaker, morning light refreshments, and facility fees. The fees do not include meals or parking. 

Commuter:  
$750 – NRVC Member    
$1,225 – Non-NRVC Member

Resident:  
$1,440 – NRVC Member     
$1,915 – Non-NRVC Member  

Late registration

Registrations for workshops received after June 25 will incur a $100 late fee per workshop:

Cancellations

Cancellations for workshops and/or accommodations must be received in writing before June 25 to receive a full refund, less a $100 processing fee per workshop. After the deadline, all fees are non-refundable for the cancellation of workshops and/or accommodations. 

Presenters

 

Sister Deborah M. Borneman, SS.C.M. is a member of the Sisters of Saints Cyril and Methodius. She began working for the NRVC in 2011 and currently serves as the Director of Member Relations and Services. Sister Debbie has served previously in youth ministry, campus ministry, parish pastoral care, and as vocation director for her congregation. She also ministered as coordinator for vocation awareness programs 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 is also a nationally certified design and event planner.

Sr. Sharon Dillon, S.S.J.-T.O.S.F.Sister Sharon Dillon, S.S.J.-T.O.S.F. is a member of the Sisters of St. Joseph of the Third Order of St. Francis and currently serveds as Executive Director. She was vocation director for her community and served as Executive Director for the Franciscan Federation. Sister Sharon has also co-founded, directed and served on the boards of several nonprofits that specialize in providing hospitality and support for people with intellectual and medical/physical challenges. She has a master’s in education, is certified in special education, physical education, and social restoration. She is also a Franciscan spiritual director.

Fr. Alan McDonald SVDFather Adam MacDonald, S.V.D. is a native of Flint, Michigan, was ordained a priest of the Society of the Divine Word in 2000.  Since 2011, Father Adam has served as a Vocation Director for his congregation. He previously served in the Philippines, on the Provincial Council for the Chicago Province and as Vice-Provincial. He holds a Master of Divinity degree from the Catholic Theological Union in Chicago, and a Certificate in Spiritual Direction from the Center for Spiritual Development in Orange, California. He currently serves on the NRVC National Board and has previously served on the NRVC Editorial Board and the Vocation Ambassador Design team.

Brother Chris Patiño, F.S.C.Brother Chris Patiño, F.S.C. is a De La Salle Christian Brother and currently serves as Director of Vocation Ministry for the Christian Brothers' U.S. Western Province. He previously served in education in Los Angeles and Tucson. Brother Chris holds an undergraduate degree in Religious Studies (University of Arizona) and a Master of Arts in Pastoral Studies (Loyola University of Chicago). In addition to his responsibilities as vocation director, he serves on the Provincial Council, the Board of Trustees of De La Salle North Catholic High School in Portland, the Religious Brothers Conference Board, and as NRVC West Coast Member Area Co-coordinator.


 

 

 

A very good overview of vocation ministry, its professional standards, and expectations for safeguarding inquirers while meeting the needs of congregational leadership.  

 —Sister Mary Kay Dobrovolny, R.S.M.

Well done. Almost too much information, but you never know when you need to reference it in the future.

—Brother Michael Andrejko, F.S.C.

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