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

Subcommittee Members


  • Bishop Jeffrey M. Monforton, Diocese of Steubenville


  • Cardinal Blase J. Cupich, Archdiocese of Chicago
  • Bishop John M. Botean, Romanian Greek Catholic Eparchy of St. George in Canton
  • Bishop Robert Fisher, Auxiliary Bishop of Archdiocese of Detroit
  • Metropolitan-Archbishop-elect Borys Gudziak, Ukrainian Archeparchy of Philadelphia
  • Bishop Donald J. Hying, Diocese of Madison
  • Bishop Edward C. Malesic, Diocese of Greensburg
  • Bishop Witold Mrozieweski, Auxiliary Bishop of Diocese of Brooklyn
  • Bishop Gerald L. Vincke, Diocese of Salina


  • Bishop Gregory J. Hartmayer, OFM Conv, Diocese of Savannah
  • Bishop Patrick J. Zurek, Diocese of Amarillo
  • Mr. Patrick Markey, Executive Director, Diocesan Financial Management Conference

National Staff

The national staff manages day-to-day operations, including allocations, education, and promotion.

Tetiana Stawnychy, Director
(202) 541-3401 

Andrew Kirkpatrick, Grants Specialist
(202) 541-3402

Elena Baydina, Grants Administrator
(202) 541-3238

Fax: 202-541-3460