Welcome From Our Director of Regional Coordinators
Greetings from Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. I am Joan LaPore, Director of Regional Coordinators. I work at Wright State University Catholic Campus Ministry and find myself enveloped by “the chapel in the woods” when I am at work. I am surrounded by inspiring young adults that I refer to as my spiritual children. I am blessed.
MCCW has seven large regions. Each region is led by a team that includes a Regional Coordinator, a Communications Coordinator, and a Liturgist. The regional teams are made up of discerned volunteers who serve a two-year term with MCCW. The culmination of the team’s term is the regional retreat that is held near the end of the two years.
Have you been to an MCCW Regional Retreat? There are inspiring guest speakers, opportunities for connecting with military sisters in the faith, and time for discerning future MCCW volunteer leaders. The regional team is busy throughout their term with planning, budgeting, seeking retreat centers. All that can only happen with additional volunteers. Each regional team relies on you, MCCW sisters in Christ, to help launch a retreat. Regional retreats are also a lot of fun while raising money to support our future military chaplains. It feels good to give back some of the blessings we have been given.
Do you enjoy volunteering? Do you like organizing social events? Are you skilled at planning liturgies for Mass or the music for Mass? Are you interested in learning more about discernment? Are you skilled with technology and enjoy writing blogs or emailing groups about upcoming events? Do you love numbers and budget spreadsheets? These are all gifts that MCCW volunteers share. Do you think there might be a place for you at the ever-growing MCCW volunteer table? Please let us hear your talents and your gifts and how MCCW can help connect, unite, and inspire you to be a regional volunteer.