Former Trustee Jayne O’Donnell Named VOTF Development Coordinator

NEWTON, Mass., Mar. 21, 2013 – Voice of the Faithful®, a worldwide movement seeking reform of Roman Catholic Church governance, has named Jayne O’Donnell of West Hartford, Conn., as its new development coordinator.

A VOTF member since 2002, former trustee and co-chair of VOTF’s 10th Year Conference in 2012, O’Donnell will be coordinating VOTF’s major donor efforts, direct mail appeals, e-mail solicitations and grant writing.

She co-founded the Greater West Hartford VOTF affiliate, served as the VOTF regional coordinator for Hartford and was chair of the Hartford Regional VOTF steering committee.

A long-time parishioner of St. Timothy’s Church in West Hartford, O’Donnell has been actively involved in parish life. She was director of religious education from 1990 until 2010 and has taught second- and third-grade religious education classes. She also served from 2000 to 2006 as the first development coordinator for the parish middle school. She is a past chair of the St. Timothy Middle School board and Parish Council. In addition, she has been involved in the parish social outreach program.

O’Donnell holds a law degree from the University of Connecticut School of Law, Hartford, Conn., and a bachelor’s degree from Manhattanville College of the Sacred Heart, Purchase, N.Y.

She resides in West Hartford with her husband Edward (Bud) O’Donnell, and they are the parents of a son and daughter.

Voice of the Faithful®: Voice of the Faithful® is a worldwide movement of concerned mainstream Roman Catholics working to support survivors of clergy sexual abuse, support priests of integrity and increase the laity’s role in governance and guidance of the Church. More information is at

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