The Subcommittee on the Church in Africa is composed of eight bishops. Each year the subcommittee, with the assistance of its staff, reviews and evaluates grant applications and makes funding decisions.

Subcommittee Members


  • Bishop Peter L. Smith, Auxiliary Bishop, Archdiocese of Portland in Oregon


  • Bishop John P. Dolan, Diocese of Phoenix
  • Bishop Gregory W. Gordon, Auxiliary Bishop, Archdiocese of Las Vegas
  • Bishop Gerald Kicanas, Bishop Emeritus, Diocese of Tucson
  • Bishop Patrick M. Neary, CSC, Diocese of St. Cloud
  • Bishop Edward Scharfenberger, Diocese of Albany
  • Bishop David P. Talley, Diocese of Memphis
  • Bishop Gerald L. Vincke, Diocese of Salina
  • Archbishop Thomas R. Zinkula, Archdiocese of Dubuque


  • Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM Cap, Archdiocese of Boston
  • Cardinal Joseph William Tobin, CSsR, Archdiocese of Newark
  • Archbishop Nelson J. Pérez, Archdiocese of Philadelphia
  • Bishop John H. Ricard, SSJ, Bishop Emeritus, Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee
  • Mr. Patrick Markey
  • Mr. Donald Rogers
  • Mr. Fritz Zuger