Christian Brothers Services to Sponsor Speaker at LCWR 2017 Assembly

Romeoville, Ill., August 1, 2017 - Christian Brothers Services (CBS) is sponsoring featured speaker, Jan Richardson at the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) Assembly 2017 in Orlando, Florida, from August 8 – 11, 2017.

Richardson, an artist, writer and ordained minister in the United Methodist Church, serves as director of The Wellspring Studio, LLC, and has authored several books including, In the Sanctuary of Women: A Companion for Reflection & Prayer; In Wisdom’s Path: Discovering the Sacred in Every Season; Circle of Grace: A Book of Blessings for the Seasons, and her most recent work, The Cure for Sorrow: A Book of Blessings for Times of Grief. She has traveled widely as a retreat leader and conference speaker.

In addition to sponsoring a featured speaker, CBS will also be exhibiting at the assembly. Representing CBS will be Brother Thomas Hetland, FSC, religious institutes relationship manager; Sister Geraldine Hoyler, CSC, religious institute consultant; Sister Yvonne Weidner, OSF, member relations associate and Matt Robbie, business development specialist.

LCWR is an association of the leaders of congregations of Catholic women religious in the United States. The conference represents nearly 80 percent of the approximately 48,500 women religious in the U.S. and serves to assist its members to collaboratively carry out their service of leadership to further the mission of the Gospel in today’s world.


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.