Members of NCCL are invited into a process of listening and discernment as the Board of Directors and NCCL Staff present a new vision for our organization. These proposals take into consideration the Meitler final report, changing landscapes in the field, and recommendations from experts and stakeholders.

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NCCL Membership Meeting Process

Saturday, September 19th

paid
2:00pm America/New_York
Introduction to the Process

Examine the Meitler final report and learn more about the proposed vision for our organization.

Denise Utter

President, Chair of the NCCL Board of Directors

Denise Utter

President, Chair of the NCCL Board of Directors
In addition to serving as the President, Chair of the NCCL Board of Directors, Denise Utter is a writer, educator, and speaker who presents on topics of faith and evangelization at national, regional, and diocesan conferences. Her experience at both the parish and diocesan levels shapes her work as a consultant who accompanies church leadership teams in their efforts to create vibrant and engaging faith communities. Denise’s publications include articles for Catechetical Leader, Catechist Magazine, and Take Out: Our Faith on the Go! (OSV), and in online curriculum for Our Sunday Visitor, Center for Ministry Development, and the Archdiocese of Chicago. Denise partners at Strong Catholic Family Faith with other diocesan leaders who have a passion for affirming, empowering and equipping families in their mission to pass on their faith; she coordinates their social media page which can be found here. Denise earned a Masters of Arts in Pastoral Studies at Catholic Theological Union in Chicago. She and her husband Rob live in Chicago and have three adult children.
paid
2:00pm America/New_York
NCCL Financial Story

This report will take a look at the financial standings of our organization.

John Gaffney

Treasurer, NCCL Board of Directors

John Gaffney

Treasurer, NCCL Board of Directors
John Gaffney serves as the Diocesan Director for Evangelization and Catechesis in the Diocese of Des Moines, Iowa. He has been in that role since 2010. Before entering this ministry, he served in a variety of catechetical leadership roles at two parishes in the diocese: the Basilica of St. John and St. Theresa of the Child Jesus. John has a Master of Arts in Adult Education from Iowa State University as well as a Master in Ministry at Creighton University.
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2:00pm America/New_York
Organization Identity

Learn about the proposed vision, mission, and brand identity for our organization.

Victoria Radleigh Smith

Director of Mission Integration

Victoria Radleigh Smith

Director of Mission Integration
Victoria Radeigh Smith serves as the Director of Mission Integration for the National Conference for Catechetical Leadership. With 17 years of ministry experience, Victoria has spent nearly half of her life serving the Catholic Church. Victoria has both parish and diocesan experience and previously worked as a Coordinator of Youth Ministry for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. Throughout her career, she has coordinated or assisted in a variety of events, such as: The Los Angeles Religious Education Congress (Youth Day and Adult Days), The City of Saints Teen Conference, The National Catholic Youth Conference (NCYC), and the National Conference for Catholic Youth Ministry (NCCYM). Victoria holds a National Certificate in Youth Ministry Studies and is a certified Master Catechist for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. She and her husband, Andrew, live in Burbank, California.  
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2:00pm America/New_York
Organization Structure

Come hear how you can share in the mission of our organization.

Margaret Matijasevic

Executive Director

Margaret Matijasevic

Executive Director
Margaret Matijasevic is the Executive Director of the National Conference for Catechetical Leadership, based in Washington, D.C. She previously worked for 14 years in parish and diocesan roles in the Los Angeles Archdiocese, focusing on leadership through collaboration and the utilization of technology to spread the Gospel. She has presented at local, regional and national gatherings, is published in Catechist magazine, and appears in a video series.

Presenters

Denise Utter

President, Chair of the NCCL Board of Directors

Denise is the President, Chair of the NCCL Board of Directors

Bio

Denise Utter

President, Chair of the NCCL Board of Directors
In addition to serving as the President, Chair of the NCCL Board of Directors, Denise Utter is a writer, educator, and speaker who presents on topics of faith and evangelization at national, regional, and diocesan conferences. Her experience at both the parish and diocesan levels shapes her work as a consultant who accompanies church leadership teams in their efforts to create vibrant and engaging faith communities. Denise’s publications include articles for Catechetical Leader, Catechist Magazine, and Take Out: Our Faith on the Go! (OSV), and in online curriculum for Our Sunday Visitor, Center for Ministry Development, and the Archdiocese of Chicago. Denise partners at Strong Catholic Family Faith with other diocesan leaders who have a passion for affirming, empowering and equipping families in their mission to pass on their faith; she coordinates their social media page which can be found here. Denise earned a Masters of Arts in Pastoral Studies at Catholic Theological Union in Chicago. She and her husband Rob live in Chicago and have three adult children.
John Gaffney

Treasurer, NCCL Board of Directors

John Gaffney is a Diocesan Director and serves as Treasurer on the NCCL Board of Directors.

Bio

Denise Utter

President, Chair of the NCCL Board of Directors
In addition to serving as the President, Chair of the NCCL Board of Directors, Denise Utter is a writer, educator, and speaker who presents on topics of faith and evangelization at national, regional, and diocesan conferences. Her experience at both the parish and diocesan levels shapes her work as a consultant who accompanies church leadership teams in their efforts to create vibrant and engaging faith communities. Denise’s publications include articles for Catechetical Leader, Catechist Magazine, and Take Out: Our Faith on the Go! (OSV), and in online curriculum for Our Sunday Visitor, Center for Ministry Development, and the Archdiocese of Chicago. Denise partners at Strong Catholic Family Faith with other diocesan leaders who have a passion for affirming, empowering and equipping families in their mission to pass on their faith; she coordinates their social media page which can be found here. Denise earned a Masters of Arts in Pastoral Studies at Catholic Theological Union in Chicago. She and her husband Rob live in Chicago and have three adult children.
Margaret Matijasevic

Executive Director

Margaret Matijasevic serves as the Executive Director for NCCL.

Bio

Denise Utter

President, Chair of the NCCL Board of Directors
In addition to serving as the President, Chair of the NCCL Board of Directors, Denise Utter is a writer, educator, and speaker who presents on topics of faith and evangelization at national, regional, and diocesan conferences. Her experience at both the parish and diocesan levels shapes her work as a consultant who accompanies church leadership teams in their efforts to create vibrant and engaging faith communities. Denise’s publications include articles for Catechetical Leader, Catechist Magazine, and Take Out: Our Faith on the Go! (OSV), and in online curriculum for Our Sunday Visitor, Center for Ministry Development, and the Archdiocese of Chicago. Denise partners at Strong Catholic Family Faith with other diocesan leaders who have a passion for affirming, empowering and equipping families in their mission to pass on their faith; she coordinates their social media page which can be found here. Denise earned a Masters of Arts in Pastoral Studies at Catholic Theological Union in Chicago. She and her husband Rob live in Chicago and have three adult children.
Victoria Radleigh Smith

Director of Mission Integration

Victoria Radleigh Smith serves as the Director of Mission Integration for NCCL.

Bio

Denise Utter

President, Chair of the NCCL Board of Directors
In addition to serving as the President, Chair of the NCCL Board of Directors, Denise Utter is a writer, educator, and speaker who presents on topics of faith and evangelization at national, regional, and diocesan conferences. Her experience at both the parish and diocesan levels shapes her work as a consultant who accompanies church leadership teams in their efforts to create vibrant and engaging faith communities. Denise’s publications include articles for Catechetical Leader, Catechist Magazine, and Take Out: Our Faith on the Go! (OSV), and in online curriculum for Our Sunday Visitor, Center for Ministry Development, and the Archdiocese of Chicago. Denise partners at Strong Catholic Family Faith with other diocesan leaders who have a passion for affirming, empowering and equipping families in their mission to pass on their faith; she coordinates their social media page which can be found here. Denise earned a Masters of Arts in Pastoral Studies at Catholic Theological Union in Chicago. She and her husband Rob live in Chicago and have three adult children.

Exhibitors