Five representatives from the Diocese of Raleigh were among the 1,100 stewards who attended the 57th International Catholic Stewardship Council’s annual conference Oct. 6-9 in Chicago.
Robert Watts, director of Parish Stewardship in the Office of Evangelization and Discipleship, led the group, which included one priest and three lay leaders.
Mickey McGoldrick and Mary Morgan, both of Raleigh’s St. Raphael Parish, attended the conference with Beth Mongeau, of All Saints Parish in Hampstead, and Monsignor Joseph Ntuwa, pastor of All Saints, Hampstead.
“This was a tremendous opportunity to support parishes in their efforts to learn more about the latest trends and implementation strategies,” Watts said of the experience. “Our delegation was impressed with the caliber of presenters and the keynote address delivered by NASA astronaut Dr. Tom Jones, which was very inspirational!”
For Morgan, the event was an opportunity to represent the diocese and work with others.
“It is so exciting to be able to share this with our parishes and have the resources to continue our efforts in discipleship, stewardship and evangelization in our parish,” said Mongeau. “It gives us the opportunity to look at what we are doing with a new vision … and helps us take a look at where we want to build and grow.”