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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
Mrs. Monica Glover, Program Specialist
Ms. Tiffany Lezama, Administrative Assistant
Brother Robert Metzger, SM, Associate Director for Planning and Education
Brother Henry M. Sammon, FMS, JCL
, Associate Director for Fund Distribution

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. John S. Edmunds ST, President
Very Rev. James J. Greenfield, OSFS, President-Elect
Very Rev. Brother Ben L. Consigli FMS; Vice President
Very Rev. John Puodziunas OFM, Secretary/Treasurer
Rev. Michael Lorentsen OFM Conv., Board Representative

Council of Major Superiors of Women Religious (CMSWR)
Sister Stephania Newell, FSGM, Coordinator
Sister Regina Marie Gorman, OCD, Chairperson
Mother Agnes Mary Donovan, SV, Assistant Chairperson
Mother Regina Pacis Coury, FSGM, Secretary
Sister Mary Angela Highfield, OP, Treasurer

Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR)
Sister Janet Mock, CSJ, Executive Director
Sister Carol Zinn, SSJ, President
Sister Sharon Holland, IHM, President-Elect
Sister Florence Deacon, OSF, Past President
Sister Barbara Blesse, OP, Secretary 

United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB)
Most Reverend Robert J. Carlson, Chairman
Cardinal Sean O'Malley, OFM Cap.
Most Reverend Michael F. Burbidge
Reverend Monsignor Ronny Jenkins, JCD, General Secretary

Assistance Review Committee

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

Very Reverend Thomas H. Smolich, SJ, CMSM
Sister Jacquelyn Darner, MS, CMSWR
Sister Maryanne Fitzgerald, SC, LCWR
Most Reverend Samual J. Aquila, 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 Stephania Newell, FSGM, Coordinator, CMSWR
Sister Janet Mock, CSJ, Executive Director, LCWR
Reverend Monsignor Ronny Jenkins, JCD, General Secretary, USCCB

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