VOTF NATIONAL News
At the VOTF Holy Trinity affiliate meeting in Washington DC on February 24th,
VOTF will be awarding Bishop Thomas Gumbleton with a National VOTF Priest
of Integrity Award. Bishop Gumbleton will be acknowledged as a priest of
integrity whose prophetic voice of support for victims and survivors of clergy
sexual abuse continues to change for the better the landscape of silence
that enabled decades of abuse.
More details will be available shortly on the VOTF website.
See VOTF press release.
Call to Action also responded with a strong show of support for Bishop Gumbleton.
Go to www.cta-usa.org.
Voice Of The Faithful National Search for Executive Director
Voice of The Faithful(VOTF) has announced the opening of its search for an
executive director. In a statement, VOTF President Mary Pat Fox said, "Voice
of the Faithful with 35,000 members in the United States and 37 other countries
and 120 affiliates is
looking for an experienced professional to support the network and help move
this grassroots organization to a new level of prominence in establishing a
voice for Catholics in the US and throughout the world."
Fox announced that Mark Mullaney, president of his own consulting firm and
past chief operating officer of both for-profit and not-for-profit companies
in Boston and Chicago will lead the search. Mullaney was the chairman of the
last National Executive Director Search for VOTF in 2004 and is a founding
member of Voice of the Faithful. Fox noted "...the importance of the national
reach. The need to have a professional search conducted for this position is
clear to the VOTF Board of Trustees, Officers and National Representative Council
(NRC) and to the operating units and affiliates of VOTF. This search enables
us as an organization to focus on the current needs as well as the future development
of the mission and goals of VOTF".
Other search committee members include VOTF national secretary Gaile Pohlhaus,
PhD and Independent Lay Theologian; National Representative Council/NY Ed Wilson,
a corporate lawyer for 40 years and vice president and general counsel of Loral
Corp., New York; Evelyn Seely, affiliate representative; VOTF Trustee Svea
Fraser, MDiv; office staff representative Alice Campanella, with a graduate
degree in Library and Information Science. The members of the committee are
charged with identifying candidates who have spiritual depth as well as a commitment
to furthering the mission and goals of VOTF.
Inquiries concerning the new Executive
Director position should be directed to email@example.com
As in the past, the search committee will use consultant services as warranted
and has access to a network of over 4000 senior executives worldwide. Fox
noted, "We are excited about the process in place and expect to complete
this important task in a timely manner. The opportunity, at this critical
juncture, is significant and the committee and
available resources are prepared to respond."