Trusteeship as Ministry
Download the registration
Join the AFCU July 11-13, 2013 at St. Bonaventure University, St. Bonaventure, NY
The program cost of $400 includes program registration, housing and meals.
For information, call (716) 375-2143 or write firstname.lastname@example.org
This workshop is designed to help Franciscan religious who serve as trustees on boards of colleges, hospitals, secondary schools and service agencies. It is increasingly important for religious to understand and embrace the importance of an appointment to boards that govern ecclesial ministries
founded by our congregations and provinces.
Board service, while voluntary, is a significant form of public responsibility for an institution’s welfare. The trustee must ensure fidelity to the mission and represent the sponsor. This service includes responsibility for increasingly complex areas of legal, financial and organizational compliance. It also includes the possibility of contributing to institutions that touch thousands of lives.
"Attending this workshop is a wonderful opportunity to enter into relationship with other religious board members, gain some insight into particular responsibilities, and recognize the importance of empowering lay men and women who share a passion for sponsored ministries."
Sr. Joanne Schatzlein, OSF
To be called to such service is a privilege. It is also hard work and great responsibility. The workshop will address these issues and provide assistance to those holding such appointments.
- To provide Franciscan religious with a framework for understanding the importance of service on boards of trustees or directors
- To provide an orientation to the responsibilities of serving as a trustee for sponsored works of one’s province/congregation
- To survey skill sets that board membership and participation requires
- To support Franciscans called to this form of responsibility for ministries in a North American context