Chicago 2019!

DFMC Annual Meeting

September 29-October 2, 2019

Chicago, Illinois

Hyatt Regency Chicago

Conference Highlights

2019 DFMC Annual Meeting


  • Opening banquet and entertainment with best-selling Catholic music artist Matt Maher
  • Time to pray with daily liturgy, opportunities for adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and the Sacrament of Reconciliation
  • Presentations by
    • Kerry Robinson, Global Ambassador and former president of the Catholic Leadership Roundtable for Church Management on a creating a culture of accountability, co-Responsibility and transparency.
    • Dr. Robert J. McCarty, D.Min., Pastoral Consultant who will take a hard look at why young people are leaving the Church and what can be done about it.
    • Brian R. Corbin, Executive Vice President of Member Services, Catholic Charities USA on sustainable ways to support the primary mission of the Church in a divided and hurting society.
    • Christopher J. Lukach, APR, President, AKCG – Public Relations Counselors who will explore reputation management in the age of outrage.
    • Suzanne Nunn, Interim CEO & Planned Giving Professional, Orange Catholic Foundation on preserving & protecting endowment assets.
    • Paul J. Sobel, CIA, QIAL, CRMA, Vice President/Chief Risk Officer for Georgia-Pacific, LLC and Chairman of the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO) who will introduce and explain the need for enterprise risk management in our complex environments.
    • Frank Napolitano, Director of Risk Management and Insurance Services or the Archdiocese of New York and James Evans, Jr., Principal Consultant, Albert Risk Management Consultants on captive insurance companies.
    • Keith Moulsdale, Partner at Whiteford, Taylor, Preston on How to Prepare Your Diocese for a Sea of Data Security Threats
    • Ashley Conley, Director of School Finance, Archdiocese of Baltimore and Catherine Favre, Director of Multi-Parish/School Accounting, Diocese of Beaumont on successes and failures of diocesan parish/school accounting services programs.
    • Sheila Murray, CFO and Matt Haverstick, General Counsel, Diocese of Greensburg will give insights on contingency planning for the Church in today’s crisis.
    • James Ceplecha, Managing Director Retirement Services at Christian Brothers Services, and Todd Timmerman, CFS, CEBS, AIF®, Managing Director RPA Financial, LLC on How to Protect Your Diocese From 403(b) Litigation.
    • Walt Coughlin, Executive Vice President at Coughlin & Co., and Michael Schierl, Senior Partner of Julius Capital will offer innovative funding solutions for your priority projects.
    • Joanie Lewis, Appeals and Campaigns Account Executive/Product Leader at Our Sunday Visitor (OSV), on funding the mission and expanding the vision.
    • Robert Seelig, Chief Executive Officer of Catholic Funeral and Cemetery Services who will explore creating and caring for a cemetery capital Fund.
    • Archbishop Borys Gudziak, the new Metropolitan Archbishop of Philadelphia of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, our special guest speaker on Living as a Missionary Disciple.
    • Kathleen McChesney, Ph.D., CEO of Kinsale Management Consulting on maintaining a culture of integrity to overcome scandal and sorrow in the Catholic Church.
    • Nanette Lowe, Executive Director of Human Resources and Eric Simontis,  Chief Financial Officer for the Archdiocese of Washington who will help you explore who will be the next you.
  • Internal Audit Forum in English and Spanish
  • Certified Diocesan Fiscal Manager (CDFM) Overview
  • Up to 21+ 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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