Requiescant in pace
His Eminence Basil Myron Schott, OFM
Metropolitan Archbishop, Byzantine Catholic Archeparchy of Pittsburgh
Episcopal Contact for NOCERCC, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
Rev. Elwyn Slider Steuernol
Director, Continuing Education for Clergy, Archdiocese of Portland in Oregon
Administrator, St. Agatha Church, Portland, Oregon
Member, NOCERCC Board of Directors, 1998 to 2007
Member, NOCERCC Governing Council, 2007 to 2008
Best Practices in Catholic Church Ministry Performance Management
Best Practices in Catholic Church Ministry Performance Management, edited by Charles E. Zech, director of the Villanova University Center for the Study of Church Management, and recently published by Lexington Books includes a chapter on “Performance Management and Ongoing Formation of Priests” by Jim Alphen, NOCERCC’s executive director. Click here to purchase.
NOCERCC has made arrangements with Lexington Books to offer this book to our members at a 25% discount. Please log in to the member section of our website for further information on purchasing Best Practices in Catholic Church Ministry Performance Management.
Encouraging Emerging Models Parish Survey Completion
In February 2010, the Emerging Models of Pastoral Leadership Project launched a nationwide, comprehensive survey of Catholic parish ministry and organization. NOCERCC has supported the project since it began in 2003.
Mailed to 3,500 randomly selected U.S. parishes, the survey is the most comprehensive investigation of its kind in 30 years and will offer a much-needed snapshot of the new forms and structures for ministry that are growing from the ground up.
The survey deadline has been indefinitely extended, so if your parish received the survey, the project’s leaders would be very grateful if you could do whatever you can to support getting the survey completed and submitted. The survey is available electronically as well.
The results of the survey will offer all those working in or concerned about parish ministry invaluable insights. Every survey-receiving community’s participation will make a difference. And the project is eager to have surveys returned.
If you have any questions, contact Trish Sullivan Vanni, Project Director of The Emerging Models of Pastoral Leadership project at email@example.com. Thank you!
NOCERCC's Cultivating Unity program in National Catholic Reporter
Tom Gallagher describes the need for strong relationships between bishops and priests in a May 6, 2009 article titled "Mission Management: Improving the bishop-priest relationship." This article expresses the same concerns addressed through NOCERCC's Cultivating Unity program.
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