NEWS: A change on the National Staff at Pax Christi USA

Sr. Patty Chappellfrom Sr. Patricia Chappell, SNDdeN
Executive Director, Pax Christi USA

Dear Companions on the Journey,

It is with a heart filled with mixed emotions that I announce to you that I have accepted Johnny Zokovitch’s letter of resignation from Pax Christi USA, effective June 6, 2016.

Johnny taking photos at the Pax Christi USA prayer service at the MLK Center in Atlanta in 2013.

Johnny taking photos at the PCUSA prayer service at the MLK Center in Atlanta in 2013.

For the past 15 years Johnny has served PCUSA with fidelity and steadfastness and has helped provide the historical memory of our organization. We all know of Johnny’s professional and personal commitment to all, whether we be individual members, National Staff, National Council and to countless individuals and groups that he has met along the way. He has been the public face for us on the website both in front and behind the scenes. We can never fully express our gratitude to Johnny for all that he has been and done for PCUSA.

In leaving Pax Christi USA, Johnny states in his letter that “this new phase of my life will take place with Pax Christi International … [spending] up to 6 months in Brussels each year while also relocating and spending the rest of my time in Washington, D.C. …”

In the midst of our gratitude, we are also excited for him about this new chapter in his life, one that no doubt will include travel and new experiences along with personal and professional growth opportunities. While we are saddened to see him leave, our prayer for Johnny is “that God will raise you up on eagle’s wings, bear you on the breath of dawn, make you to shine like the sun … and hold you in the palm of God’s hand.”

With utmost gratitude and best wishes for all that lies ahead,

Sr. Patricia Chappell, SNDdeN
Executive Director

6 responses to “NEWS: A change on the National Staff at Pax Christi USA

  1. Jerry Stein

    thanks for all you’ve been doing, Johnny! Glad you can maybe do even more on an international level. We sure need and enemy-loving church!

  2. Joseph Mattern

    Big loss for PC and all of us. Best wishes and blessings from all of us PC folks here at Casa Esther Catholic Worker House in Omro, WI

  3. Congratulations Johnny. Prayers and blessings on your new adventure.

  4. Good luck, Johnny. Sounds like a wonderful adventure / journey.

  5. Wishing you all the best and more on your new path. I am so thankful for your talent, your passion & companionship this past 15 yrs. on the journey here at Pax Christi USA – Namaste!

  6. Diane Sharple Saad

    Congratulations, John, on your position International. Thank you for all the good work accomplished … So pleased that you’re going to tackle a much needed representation in our world. God bless and keep you always.
    In Christ’s love and peace,
    Diane Sharple Saad
    87 Leaf Lake Drive
    Suwanee, GA 30024