Christian Brothers Services sponsors RCRI

Christian Brothers Services to present at Resource Center for Religious Institutes National Conference

Romeoville, Illinois, Oct. 1, 2019—Christian Brothers Services (CBS) will offer sponsorship, exhibition and industry expertise at the 2019 Resource Center for Religious Institutes (RCRI) National Conference Oct. 1 through Oct. 4 in Dallas.

CBS will again co-sponsor the keynote address, “Moving Towards a Culture of Catholic Encounter,” presented by Sr. Norma Pimentel, MJ, and will have representation from all areas of CBS, including BMT Management & Financial Consultants (BMT) and Catholic School Management, divisions of Christian Brothers Services, offering numerous presentations.

Mary J. Foley, Managing Director, CSM, will present at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 2, “Finding Friends and Funds for Ministry.”

Tom Drez, Chief Information Officer, will present at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 2, “Cybersecurity Awareness 101.”

Jim Ceplecha, Managing Director, will present at 9 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 3, “Benchmarking Fees and Documenting Your Processes for Your Defined Contribution Plan.”

Constance Neeson, Director, BMT, will present at 2 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 3, “Finance Office Practice—How to Optimize Benefit Eligibility for Religious,” and at 9 a.m., Friday, Oct. 4, “Government Programs, Update 2019-2020.”

In addition to the sponsorship, CBS will partner with Christian Brothers Investment Services (CBIS) to host a reception Thursday, Oct. 3 and welcomes any RCRI attendee that wishes to join for an evening of Texas BBQ, music and fraternity.

Stop by CBS booths 309, 310, 311 and 312. Staff will be available to meet with members and educate attendees on the latest collaborative and cost-effective programs and services, including plan flexibility and greater coverage and benefit choices.

RCRI is an organization committed to integrated education, advocacy, consultation and collaborative initiatives to support religious institutes in meeting their current and emerging stewardship responsibilities.

Contact Info:

Matt Robbie                                                     

Marketing and Communications Manager



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.