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.

Jayne Helmlinger, CSJ
President of LCWR

Sisters of St. Joseph
Orange, California

Elise García, OP
President-Elect of LCWR

Dominican Sisters
Adrian, Michigan

Sharlet Wagner, CSC
Past President of LCWR

Sisters of the Holy Cross
South Bend, Indiana

Theresa Sandok, OSM
Secretary of LCWR

President
Ladysmith Servite Sisters
Greenfield, Wisconsin

Kate Katoski, OSF
Kate Katoski, OSF
Treasurer of LCWR

President
Sisters of St. Francis of Dubuque, Iowa

Carol Zinn, SSJ
Executive Director of LCWR

LCWR National Board

  • Yesenia Fernandez, MGSpS
  • Marcia Ann Fiutko, FSSJ
  • Susan Francois, CSJP
  • Eileen Haynes, SCL
  • Jane Herb, IHM
  • Mary Jo Nelson, OLVM
  • Theresa Sandok, OSM
  • Michelle Marie Stachowiak, CSSF

LCWR Regional Chairpersons for 2019 - 2020

  • Region 1 -- Luke Parker, SJC
  • Region 2 -- Cathy Sheehan, DW
  • Region 3 -- Eileen White, GNSH
  • Region 4 -- Toby Lardie, HM
  • Region 5 -- Renee Daigle, MSC
  • Region 6 -- Sharon Gray, SCN
  • Region 7 -- Ginger Downey, OLVM
  • Region 8 -- Betsy Pawlicki, OP
  • Region 9 -- Jean Steffes, CSA
  • Region 10 -- Rita Menart, PBVM
  • Region 11 -- Rosemary DeGracia, OSB
  • Region 12 -- Elizabeth Ann Vasquez, SSCJ
  • Region 13 -- Jan Ginzkey, OSB
  • Region 14 -- Kathy Stein, CSJ 
  • Region 15 -- Guadalupe Guajardo, SNJM

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
  • 2016 -- Mary Pellegrino, CSJ
  • 2017 -- Teresa Maya, CCVI
  • 2018 -- Sharlet Wagner, CSC
  • 2019 -- Jayne Helmlinger, CSJ
  • 2020 -- Elise García, OP 

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
  • 2014 -- Joan Marie Steadman, CSC

*Deceased