National Planning Committee Members

NATIONAL PLANNING COMMITTEE

The Rev. Walter F. Kedjierski, Ph.D.
Executive Director, Secretariat for Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB)
National Ecumenical and Interreligious Officers Association (NEOA)
Washington, DC

The Rev. James C. Biegler
Episcopal Diocesan Ecumenical and Interreligious Officers (EDEIO)
Treasurer, National Ecumenical and Interreligious Officers Association (NEOA)
Ellison Bay, Wisconsin

The Rev. Dr. Jean G. Hawxhurst
Ecumenical Staff Officer for the Council of Bishops of The United Methodist Church (UMC)
National Ecumenical and Interreligious Officers Association (NEOA)
Simpsonville, Kentucky

Kristen Opalinski
Manager, Ecumenical and Inter-Religious Relations, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA)
Chicago, Illinois

Ms. Kathryn Lohre
Executive, Ecumenical and Inter-Religious Relations, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA)
Secretary, National Ecumenical and Interreligious Officers Association (NEOA)
Chicago, Illinois

The Rev. Margaret Rose
Director for Ecumenical and Interreligious Relations, The Episcopal Church (TEC)
President, National Ecumenical and Interreligious Officers Association (NEOA)
New York City

Ms. Tura Foster Gillespie
2020 National Chair
Chair, United Methodist Ecumenical and Interreligious Training (UMEIT)
Arlington, Virginia

Mr. Alexei Laushkin
Evangelical and Pentecostal Ecumenism and Dialogue Association (EPEDA)
President, Kingdom Mission Society
Herndon, Virginia

The Rev. Lisa Lewis Balboa
Past National Chair
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church
Trenton, Kentucky

Mr. Richard Mammana
Ecumenical and Interreligious Associate, The Episcopal Church (TEC)
New Haven, Connecticut

The Rev. Dr. Mari Larson
President, Lutheran Ecumenical and Interreligious Representatives Network (LEIRN)
Wichita, Kansas

The Rev. David Simmons, ObJN
Past National Chair
President, Episcopal Diocesan Ecumenical and Interreligious Officers (EDEIO)

Fr. Don Rooney
President, Catholic Association of Ecumenical and Interreligious Officers (CADEIO)
Springfield, Virginia

Mr. Rick Caporali
Catholic Association of Ecumenical and Interreligious Officers (CADEIO)
Registrar/Webmaster
Fredericksburg, Virginia

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