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Who We Are

To reach the National Religious Retirement Office, call 202-541-3215, email, or write to 3211 4th St NE, Washington DC 20017.


Sister Janice Bader, CPPS, Executive Director
Ms. Karen Canas, Administrative Assistant
Mrs. Monica Glover, Grants Administrator
Brother Robert Metzger, SM, Associate Director for Planning and Education
Brother Henry M. Sammon, FMS, JCL
, Associate Director for Fund Distribution

Affiliated Independent Consultants

Sister Anna Marie Tag, RSM
Ms. Dayna Larson-Hurst

Commission on Religious Life and Ministry

The Commission on Religious Life and Ministry establishes guidelines and criteria for the National Religious Retirement Office. The Commission includes:

Conference of Major Superiors of Men (CMSM)
Rev. John A. Pavlik, OFM Cap, Executive Director
Very Rev. James J. Greenfield, OSFS, President
Very Reverend Brian Terry, SA, President-Elect
Very Reverend Joseph C. Rodrigues, SDS, Vice President
Very Reverend Timothy P. Kesicki, SJ, Secretary/Treasurer and Board Member At-Large
Brother Larry Schatz, FSC, Board Representative

Council of Major Superiors of Women Religious (CMSWR)
Sister Marie Bernadette Thompson, OP, Coordinator
Mother Agnes Mary Donovan, SV, Chairperson
Sister Anne Theresa Walsh, ASCJ, Assistant Chairperson
Sister Cecilia Ann Rezac, MS, Secretary
Sister Mary Angela Highfield, OP, Treasurer

Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR)
Sister Joan Marie Steadman, CSC, Executive Director       
Sister Marcia Allen, CSJ, President       
Sister Mary Pellegrino, CSJ, President-Elect       
Sister Sharon Holland, IHM, Past President       
Sister Mary Beth Gianoli, OSF, Secretary

United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB)
Most Reverend Michael F. Burbidge, Chairman
Most Reverend William P. Callahan, OFM Conv.
Most Reverend Curtis J. Guillory, SVD
Reverend Monsignor Ronny Jenkins, JCD, General Secretary

Assistance Review Committee

The Assistance Review Committee recommends distributions of Planning and Implementation Assistance. 

Father Domenico Di Raimondo, MSpS, CMSM
Sister Jacquelyn Darner, MS, CMSWR
Sister Susan Scholl, FSM, LCWR
Most Reverend William P. Callahan, OFM Conv., USCCB

Management Committee

The Management Committee gives final approval of fund allocations and oversees operations.

Reverend John A. Pavlik, OFM Cap., Executive Director, CMSM
Sister Marie Bernadette Thompson, OP, Coordinator, CMSWR
Sister Joan Marie Steadman, CSC, Executive Director, LCWR
Reverend Monsignor J. Brian Bransfield, General Secretary, USCCB

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