Christian Brothers Services to Sponsor Speaker at LCWR 2018 Assembly

Romeoville, Illinois, Aug.3, 2018 - Christian Brothers Services (CBS) is sponsoring featured speaker, Heidi Russell, at the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) Assembly 2018 to be held Aug. 7 through Aug. 10 in St. Louis, Missouri.

Russell is an associate professor at the Institute of Pastoral Studies at Loyola University in Chicago who holds an MDiv from Washington Theological Union and a Ph.D. in religious studies from Marquette University. Her presentation to the LCWR assembly is entitled, “Trinity as Source, Word and Spirit of Love: Relationship as Core of Reality.” She will share her personal spiritual and faith formation journey in seeking God. As she addresses Catholic sisters who are leaders of their orders, she will speak to the yearning for connectedness that women religious desire among their communities and with the larger world.

She is the best-selling author of a number of books including: Source of All Love: Trinity and Catholicity; The Heart of Rahner; as well as Quantum Shift: Theological and Pastoral Implications of Contemporary Developments in Science, in which Russell suggests ways in which people of faith might engage in recent scientific developments to foster their understanding of God. Before teaching, she served for six years as a parish director of Christian formation.

In addition to sponsoring a featured speaker, CBS also will 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, John Tortolani, executive director of BMT Management and Financial Consultants, Kelly Murphy, BMT consultant; Connie Neeson, BMT director of benefits, Matt Robbie, marketing and communications manager, and Bob Fiorentino, 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 49,000 women religious in the U.S. Founded in 1956, the conference assists its members to collaboratively carry out their service of leadership to further the mission of the Gospel in today's world.

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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.