DFMC 2021 Annual Meeting - Speaker List


Nashville 2021!

DFMC 52nd Annual Meeting

October 3-6, 2021

Meeting Hosted by the Diocese of Nashville


  • Nashville Opening Plenary Session and Annual DFMC Business Meeting followed by Dinner Reception n the "Pub District"
  • Time to pray with daily liturgy, opportunities for adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and the Sacrament of Reconciliation

    Guest Speakers

    Most Reverend J. Mark Spalding, JCL - Bishop of Nashville
    Most Reverend José H. Gomez - Archbishop of Los Angeles and USCCB President

Presentations by

  • Fadi Chehadé, Co-CEO - Ethos Capital, LLC
  • Brian Cooper, Chancellor & Chief Operating Officer, Diocese of Nashville
  • William Whalen, Sr., MBA, JD, CPA, CMA, Chief Financial Officer and Diocesan Counsel for the Diocese of Nashville
  • Peter de Keratry, CFRE, Executive Director of Stewardship & Development for the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City and of the Catholic Foundation of Oklahoma, Archdiocese of Oklahoma City
  • Pajmon Zarrineghbal, Esq., Attorney at Law and Consultant for the Diocese of Orange
  • Dr. Clemens Sedmak, Ph.D., Professor of social ethics and Director of the Nanovic Institute for European Studies at the University of Notre Dame’s Keough School of Global Affairs; Concurrent Professor and Catholic Social Tradition Advisor at Notre Dame’s Center for Social Concerns and Kelli Reagan is a research associate in Catholic Social Tradition at the University of Notre Dame’s Center for Social Concerns
  • Tim Staggs, Vice President, Internal Audit & Compliance, Healthcare Realty Trust
  • Very Reverend John Hammond, Vicar General and Judicial Vicar, Diocese of Nashville, and Pastor of St. Patrick's Church and Matt Pietsch, Partner, Taylor, Pigue, Marchetti & Blair, PLL and Assoc General Counsel for the Diocese of Nashville
  • Peter Corrado, Director, Catholic Schools Endowment Foundation of Oregon (CSEF)
  • Todd Giessler, Director of Advisory Services, Ave Maria Mutual Funds
  • CAPTRUST - Stephen H. Schott, Principal, Senior Director, and Kyle Campbell, Financial Advisor, Relationship Manager
  • DFP - Michael Schierl, Founder, Julius Capital and Immaculata Law Firm; Walt Coughlin, Executive Vice President, Coughlin and Company; Panelists: Mary Beth Koenig, Chief Financial Officer, Diocese of Austin; Joe Anderson, Chief Financial Officer, Diocese of Phoenix; Clint Weber, President, Diocese of Fort Worth Advancement Foundation
  • Our Sunday Visitor - Joanie Lewis, Appeal and Campaigns Account Executive; PanelistsMatt Adams, Senior Campaign Consultant, Tina Sullivan, Senior Campaign Consultant, Ray Coogan, Senior Campaign Consultant, and Moderator: Rich Fischer, Sales Director
  • Living as a Missionary Disciple - TBD
  • Dr. Kelly Richmond Pope, Associate Professor, Driehaus College of Business, DePaul University
  • Matthew Socha, CPA, Partner, Cherry Bekaert, LLP
  • Internal Audit Forum in English with Don Borisch, Diocese of Rockford and in Spanish with Jorge Montenegro, Diocese of San Bernardino
  • Certified Diocesan Fiscal Manager (CDFM) Overview with Debbie Swisher, Diocese of Lexington
  • Up to 25.6 CPE Hours for attending the entire Conference
  • One-on-One interaction with the most important diocesan service providers
  • A unique and important opportunity for friendship, fellowship, and exchange with your peers from all over North America, the Caribbean, and the Pacific Islands.
  • Good food, good fun, and quality time to relax in one of the most exciting and hospitable cities in America!
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