LCWR

Leadership Conference of Women Religious

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LCWR Officers

In its tripartite governance structure, the LCWR president, president-elect, and past president work in collaboration and consultation with one another and with the secretary, treasurer and executive director of the LCWR national office. Below are the officers as well as the regional chairs for 2016-2017, and a list of the past LCWR presidents and executive directors since 1957.

Mary Pellegrino, CSJ
President of LCWR

Congregation Moderator
Sisters of St. Joseph
Baden, Pennsylvania

Teresa Maya, CCVI
President-Elect of LCWR

Congregational Leaders
Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word
San Antonio, Texas

Marcia Allen, CSJ
Past President of LCWR

Facilitator
Manna House of Prayer
Concordia, Kansas

Mary Beth Gianoli, OSF
Mary Beth Gianoli, OSF
Secretary of LCWR

Leadership Team Member, Congregational Secretary
Sisters of St. Francis
Oldenburg, Indiana

Pat Eck, CBS
Pat Eck, CBS
Treasurer of LCWR

Congregation Leader
Sisters of Bon Secours of Paris

Joan Marie Steadman, CSC
Joan Marie Steadman, CSC
Executive Director of LCWR

LCWR Regional Chairpersons for 2016 - 2017

  • Region 1 -- Rosemary Brennan, CSJ*
  • Region 2 -- Carol Wagner, RDC
  • Region 3 -- Kathryn Clauss, IHM
  • Region 4 -- Rose Marie Jasinski, CBS*
  • Region 5 -- Leona Bruner, SSF
  • Region 6 -- Marian Durkin, CSA
  • Region 7 -- Ginger Downey, OLVM
  • Region 8 -- Maria Hughes, ASC
  • Region 9 -- Teresa Sandok, OSM
  • Region 10 --Jan Renz, ASC
  • Region 11 -- Marilyn Geiger, OSF
  • Region 12 --Marilyn Springs, IWBS
  • Region 13 -- Jan Ginzkey, OSB
  • Region 14 -- Judith Dieterle, SSL
  • Region 15 -- JoAnn Showalter, SP

*Member of the LCWR Executive Committee

Past National Chairpersons and Presidents of LCWR

  • 1957 -- Alcuin McCarthy, OSF*
  • 1959 -- M. Maurice Tobin, RSM*
  • 1960 -- Mary Helen Wright, BVM*
  • 1964 -- Mary Luke Tobin, SL*
  • 1967 -- Mary Omer Downing, SC*
  • 1970 -- Angelita Myerscough, ASC*
  • 1971 -- Thomas Aquinas (Elizabeth) Carroll, RSM*
  • 1972 -- Margaret Brennan, IHM*
  • 1973 -- Francis Borgia Rothluebber
  • 1974 -- Francine Zeller, OSF*
  • 1975 -- Barbara Thomas, SCN*
  • 1976 -- Joan Chittister, OSB
  • 1977 -- Joan Doyle, BVM*
  • 1978 -- Mary Dooley, SSJ*
  • 1979 -- Theresa Kane, RSM
  • 1980 -- Clare Fitzgerald, SSND
  • 1981 -- Bette Moslander, CSJ*
  • 1982 -- Helen Flaherty, SC*
  • 1983 -- Catherine Pinkerton, CSJ
  • 1984 -- Margaret Cafferty, PBVM*
  • 1985 -- Miriam Therese Larkin, CSJ*
  • 1986 -- Carol Quigley, IHM
  • 1987 -- Helen Maher Garvey, BVM
  • 1988 -- Nadine Foley, OP
  • 1989 -- Helen Marie Burns, RSM
  • 1990 -- Kathleen Popko, SP
  • 1991 -- Donna Markham, OP
  • 1992 -- Anita deLuna, MCDP*
  • 1993 -- Doris Gottemoeller, RSM
  • 1994 -- Andree Fries, CPPS*
  • 1995 -- Nancy Schreck, OSF
  • 1996 -- Anne Munley, IHM
  • 1997 -- Mary Waskowiak, RSM
  • 1998 -- Camille D'Arienzo, RSM
  • 1999 -- Nancy Sylvester, IHM
  • 2000 -- Mary Mollison, CSA
  • 2001 -- Kathleen Pruitt, CSJP
  • 2002 -- Mary Ann Zollmann, BVM
  • 2003 -- Constance Phelps, SL
  • 2004 -- Christine Vladimiroff, OSB*
  • 2005 -- Beatrice Eichten, OSF
  • 2006 -- Mary Dacey, SSJ
  • 2007 -- Mary Whited, CPPS*
  • 2008 -- J Lora Dambroski, OSF
  • 2009 -- Marlene Weisenbeck, FSPA
  • 2010 -- Mary Hughes, OP
  • 2011 -- Pat Farrell, OSF
  • 2012 -- Florence Deacon, OSF
  • 2013 -- Carol Zinn, SSJ
  • 2014 -- Sharon Holland, IHM
  • 2015 -- Marcia Allen, CSJ

Past Executive Secretaries and Directors of LCWR

  • 1960 -- M. Florence Wolff, SL*
  • 1963 -- M. Josetta Butler, RSM*
  • 1964 -- M. Rose Emanuella Brennan, SNJM*
  • 1969 -- M. Claudia Zeller, OSF*
  • 1971 -- Ann Virginia Bowling, IHM (Associate)*
  • 1972 -- Mary Daniel Turner, SNDdeN*
  • 1976 -- Lora Ann Quiñonez, CDP*
  • 1986 -- Janet Roesener, CSJ
  • 1992 -- Margaret Cafferty, PBVM*
  • 1998 -- Mary Christine Fellerhoff, CSA
  • 2002 -- Carole Shinnick, SSND
  • 2008 -- Jane Burke, SSND*
  • 2011 -- Janet Mock, CSJ

*Deceased