In mid-October, the Pax Christi USA National Council held the second of their two bi-annual meetings for 2020. This meeting included newly-elected and newly-appointed National Council members Charlene Howard (MD), Peter Majura Aloys (VA), Manuel Padilla (OR), Sherry Simon (AR), Sr. Diane Smith, CSJ (CA) and Fr. Fred Thelen (MI).

The National Council also elected a new Executive Committee to serve in 2020-21. The Executive Committee includes: Bishop John Stowe, OFM Conv, Bishop-President; Isaac Chandler, National Council Chair; Madeline Labriola, Vice Chair; Brian Ashmankas, Treasurer; and Charlene Howard, Secretary.

For short bios on each of the council members, click here.

The National Council took up the business of reviewing the draft versions of the 2021 General Plan and the 2021 budget, heard reports from members of the national staff, provided an orientation and overview of Pax Christi USA and the National Council for incoming members, and conducted a robust discussion on the “Signs of the Times”, looking at the ecclesial and political signs of our times that are relevant to our work moving forward.

Pax Christi USA wishes to also offer a heartfelt thanks to all of the outgoing members of the previous National Council: Robert Shine, Jean Stokan, Michelle Sherman, Mary Kate Small, Ronnie Fellerath-Lowell, and Sr. Rose Marie Tresp. To each of you, we extend our gratitude for your leadership and vision!

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