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 Gregory W. Gordon, Diocese of Las Vegas
  • Bishop Curtis Guillory, SVD, Bishop emeritus, Diocese of Beaumont
  • Bishop Gerald Kicanas, Bishop emeritus, Diocese of Tucson
  • Bishop Barry C. Knestout, Diocese of Richmond
  • Bishop Edward Scharfenberger, Diocese of Albany
  • Bishop David P. Talley, Diocese of Memphis
  • Bishop Gerald L. Vincke, Diocese of Salina
  • Bishop Thomas R. Zinkula, Diocese of Davenport


  • Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM Cap, Archdiocese of Boston
  • Cardinal Joseph William Tobin, CSsr, Archdiocese of Newark
  • Bishop Frank J. Caggiano, Diocese of Bridgeport
  • Bishop John H. Ricard, SSJ, Bishop emeritus, Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee
  • Msgr. Kieran E. Harrington
  • Mr. Patrick Markey
  • Mr. Donald Rogers
  • Mr. Fritz Zuger