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Christian Brothers Services set to make an Impact at Key 2023 Conferences

Romeoville, Illinois, Sept. 22—Christian Brothers Services (CBS) is pleased to announce its participation in two significant events—the 2023 Diocesan Fiscal Management Conference (DFMC) and the 2023 Resource Center for Religious Institutes (RCRI) National Conference. CBS is set to make a significant impact at both gatherings.

DFMC Conference Sponsorship

  • CBS will serve as a Gold Sponsor at the DFMC Conference, scheduled to take place in Denver from September 24-27 at the Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center. DFMC provides expert guidance in fiscal management to the Catholic Church and operates as an extension of the Diocesan Bishop in fiscal matters. CBS will send a team of experts who are eager to share their insights with the conference attendees, including Senior Relationship Manager Matt Dent; Relationship Manager Jim Ceplecha; Health Benefit Services Senior Manager John Airola, and Retirement Planning Services Senior Manager Karen Herba.

Keynote Address Co-Sponsorship at RCRI National Conference

CBS, in collaboration with Christian Brothers Investment Services (CBIS), also will serve as the Keynote Address Co-Sponsor at the 2023 RCRI National Conference, to be held from September 26–29 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in St. Louis. RCRI, an organization deeply committed to the comprehensive support of religious institutes in fulfilling their stewardship responsibilities, organizes this event as a platform for integrated education, advocacy, consultation, and collaboration.

Presentations and Engagement

During the RCRI conference, representatives from CBS, BMT Management & Financial Consultants, and Catholic School Management (CSM), which are divisions of CBS, will be actively involved in various presentations, including:

  • Mary J. Foley, Managing Director, CSM, will present "Giving in the Here and the Hereafter" at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, September 27.
  • Jeff Harrison, CBS Director of Risk Control Services, will present "Can You Afford Not to Confront Unsafe Drivers" at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, September 27.
  • Constance Neeson, Director of Benefit Eligibility Management, BMT, will present "Government Programs Update: 2023-2024" at 9 a.m. on Friday, September 29.

In addition to their active participation, CBS will join with CBIS to host a post-liturgy reception on Thursday, September 28, at the Hyatt Regency's Grand Ballroom, offering attendees an evening filled with food, music, and camaraderie. All attendees are welcome.

BMT will sponsor the Thursday morning refreshment break at the conference and host a Client Recognition Luncheon from 12:30 to 2:00 p.m. in the Hyatt Grand Foyer, on the hotel's 4th floor. Clients interested in attending the luncheon may RSVP at

Engaging with Attendees

Event attendees are encouraged to stop by the CBS Gold Booth 115 during the DFMC Conference and with CBS at Booths 411 and 413, and BMT at Booths 410 and 412 during the RCRI Conference. Knowledgeable staff members will be available to meet with attendees and provide insights into the latest collaborative and cost-effective programs and services, including enhanced plan flexibility and expanded coverage and benefit choices.

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About Christian Brothers Services
Founded in 1960 and headquartered in Romeoville, Illinois, Christian Brothers Services is a nonprofit, Catholic organization that administers cooperative programs in the areas of health, retirement, property/casualty, and technology as well as financial, administrative and Catholic school consulting to church congregations, organizations and dioceses internationally.

About Catholic School Management
Founded in 1973, NCEA Financial Consulting Services focused exclusively on finance and development consulting services for Catholic school and diocesan administrators. In 1979 demand for a broader scope of services resulted in the creation of Catholic School Management (CSM). In 2014, Christian Brothers Services acquired CSM's growing operations, making CBS the national leader in consultative guidance for Catholic schools. CSM's team of experts represents more than 500 years of experience in the education field with a focus on strategy, planning and leadership.

About BMT
Founded in 1972 and headquartered in Tarrytown, New York, Brenner, McDonagh & Tortolani, Inc., BMT Management and Financial Consultants was acquired by Christian Brothers Services in 2017. Providing premier consulting services to 280 religious institutes and many sponsored ministries in need of assistance, BMT offers the management of daily operations, including accounting and financial management, benefits eligibility management, human resources, investment consulting and real estate planning and sustainability studies.

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