2017 Spirituality of Stewardship Leadership Conference
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2017 Spirituality of Stewardship Leadership Conference

Our focus on moving from "maintenance to mission" was continued with this Leadership Conference focusing on the Spirituality of Stewardship. Stewardship is so much more than financial giving. Stewardship, evangelization and discipleship all go hand in hand. Videos, PowerPoints and handouts from the conference presentations are included here.

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Archbishop Listecki

Opening Prayer and Archbishop’s Reflection

Archbishop Jerome Listecki reflects on the gospel of the Good Samaritan and how it ties into stewardship, our call to always reach out beyond ourselves, and the way St. Martin de Porres lived his life. The archbishop concludes his talk by stating: "If we get our stewardship right, it will increase our Church a hundred fold."

Fr. Maurice Nutt, Keynote

Keynote Presentation – Stewardship: A Call to Live Out Discipleship

Fr. Maurice Nutt, C.Ss.R., Convener of Black Catholic Theological Symposium - a dynamic, energizing and personal presentation that focuses on what stewardship means and how it is connected to our call to discipleship. "Stewardship … is at the heart of what it means to be a missionary disciple."

Tracy Earl Welliver

Leading Our Sons and Daughters Toward an Everyday Stewardship

Tracy Earl Welliver, Director of Parish Community & Engagement, Liturgical Publications, Inc. – centers on five things that need to change when we talk about stewardship…for all ages, five steps to catechizing effectively, and five keys to building a stewardship culture for young people.

Randy Nohl

Looking Ahead: Synod Implementation

Randy Nohl, Director of Synod Implementation – reviews what has occurred the past three years since the archdiocesan Synod was held in 2014 and what is being planned for the future.

Shawnee Sykes

Black Catholic Prayerful Reflections

Shawnee Sykes, Chair of the Steering Committee for the Black Catholic Pastoral Plan, introduces an insightful document written by Bishop Joseph Perry which describes the rich history and contributions of Africans and African-Americans in the Church – a part of the Church’s history that impacts us all as brothers and sisters in Christ. Catholics in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee are invited to read and discuss Black Catholic Prayerful Reflections in preparation for the Black Catholic Pastoral Plan that will be released in 2018.

Fr. Maurice Nutt, Closing Prayer

Closing Prayer and Send-off

Fr. Maurice Nutt, C.Ss.R., Convener of Black Catholic Theological Symposium – “An evangelizer must never look like they just came from a funeral.” We are called to ignite, renew, and energize ourselves and our parishes throughout the Archdiocese of Milwaukee.

The PowerPoint presentations and handouts that were used at the Spirituality of Stewardship Leadership Conference on November 3 & 4, 2017 can be found below.


Stewardship and the Pope Francis Connection

Mary Ann Otto– Pastoral Minister, St. Mary and St. Joseph Parishes, Appleton

Leading Our Sons & Daughters Toward an Everyday Stewardship

Tracy Earl Welliver – Director of Parish Community & Engagement, Liturgical Publications

  • Handouts not yet available, please review his video presentation listed above
Aiming for Impact: Data-Driven Stewardship

Ben Brzeski - Director of Communications & Stewardship, St. Anthony on the Lake, Pewaukee
John Stanley - Author of Connected for Good: A Gameplan for a Generous Life and creator of the Generosity Gameplan

  • Aiming for Impact –PowerPoint Slides
    PowerPoint slides from this presentation that highlighted how we can make decisions that are rooted in something more than guesses, personal preferences and “that’s what we’ve always done.” 
  • Aiming for Impact – Resources
    Links to resources related to stewardship best practices, parish engagement, personal generosity formation, and demographics, trend research and parish development
How to Move On Down the Road!

Maintenance to Mission

Barb Vite - Parish Stewardship Director, Archdiocese of Milwaukee
Michelle Nemer - Associate Director of Synod Implementation, Archdiocese of Milwaukee



Susan L. McNeil, M.Div. 
Director, Department for Catholic Social Responsibility
Director, Office for Lay Ministry
Director, Synod Implementation

Rosalita Villa
Administrative Assistant

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