Conference Board

Executive Committee


  • Terri Ashmore, Managing Director, Basilica of St. Mary, Minneapolis
  • Monsignor John Bauer, Pastor, Basilica of St. Mary, Minneapolis
  • Bruce Croteau, Director of Liturgy, St. James Cathedral, Orlando
  • Reverend Miguel Gonzalez, Pastor, St. James Cathedral, Orlando
  • Maria Laughlin, Director of Stewardship & Development, St. James Cathedral, Seattle
  • Reverend Jerry Riney, Pastor, St. Stephen Cathedral, Owensboro, Kentucky
  • Monsignor Robert Ritchie, Rector, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, New York
  • Very Reverend Michael G. Ryan, Pastor, St. James Cathedral, Seattle
  • Very Reverend Greg Sakowicz, Rector, Holy Name Cathedral, Chicago
  • Reverend Marek Smolka, Associate Pastor, Holy Name Cathedral, Chicago
  • Reverend Andy Matijevic, Associate Pastor, Holy Name Cathedral, Chicago
  • Johan Van Parys, Director of Liturgy and Sacred Arts, Basilica of St. Mary

Additional members of the Chicago team:

  • Michelle M. Peltier, Director of Liturgical Services and Special Events
  • Kenneth Ortega, Director of Faith Formation
  • Mark Teresi, Assistant to the Rector for Planning and Development

For “everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.” How then will they call on him in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in him of whom they have never heard? And how are they to hear without someone preaching? And how are they to preach unless they are sent? As it is written, “How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the good news!”

Romans 10:13-15