Board of Directors

Board of Directors

We seek to keep healthy human dynamics at the forefront, making others feel heard, treating others with respect, fostering and giving trust, avoiding gossip or murmuring, living transparently (with each other on the team and from an audit standpoint), and always being honest and fair in our dealings. We nurture and seek to bring out the best from each person and build teamwork.

Fr. Daniel
Brandenburg, LC

Chairman

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“Since joining the Board in 2017, my dream and mission has come even more clearly to fruition, of bringing Christ’s love to those most in need around the world. The beautiful work of CWM is making a significant impact.”

Kathie
Methfessel

Secretary

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“My prayers are that I will trust God to help me facilitate and enhance Catholic World Mission’s beautiful endeavor of spreading the hope and joy of the gospel to those in need, and seeking those who are inspired to do so.”

Jeff Hodges, Treasurer of Catholic World Mission

Jeff
Hodges

Treasurer

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“My favorite pillar of CWM is Evangelization. Finding and accepting Christ’s love is a gift that gives eternally, so bringing that gift to as many people as possible throughout the world is truly walking the apostolic walk that Jesus calls us to walk.”

Evelyn Auth

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“Using the gifts I have been given to serve others is an important way to fulfill God’s will for my life. CWM helps people in need in many parts of the world. Importantly, its evangelical mission projects address both material and spiritual needs. By focusing on both, CWM lifts people up, reminds them of God’s merciful, enduring love, and brings them closer to the Faith. I feel privileged to serve this mission!”

Dr. Oscar Tanaka Board of Directors headshot

Dr. Oscar Tanaka

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“I am truly inspired by the way the numerous CWM projects bring aid and hope to so many of our brothers and sisters around the world who are in great need. Being a witness to how people respond to Christ’s call with such generosity and live the Corporal Acts of Mercy is one of best things about serving on this Board.”

John Meyer

Nick Donnelly

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“I love how Catholic World Mission supports some of the most vulnerable communities by promoting hands-on experience for people to serve the poor, Eucharistic Adoration, and vocations to the priesthood by supporting seminarians.”

Board of Directors

Fr. Joshua West, LC

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“One of the many joys of working with Catholic World Mission is knowing that the Faith is at the center of all the projects she supports. CWM directly helps those bishops, priests, nuns, and lay people who are present with those in need without going through administrative agencies.”

The Team

The Team

James

Flanagan

Executive
Director

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“I’m humbled to lead a talented team that is committed to uplifting those in spiritual and material poverty.  Our approach to partnering with religious leaders around the world ensures that your donations will have the greatest impact possible to help communities in need.”

Dcn Peter Ranft

Director
of Development
and Communications

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“At Catholic World Mission (CWM), we get to make a difference for so many in need while spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ.  Our team is dedicated to ensuring each donor is connected to a charitable need that has been reviewed thoroughly and that every gift supports its intended cause.  As a Deacon in the Catholic Church, my mission is to serve God and as part of the CWM team, I get to do this every day.”

Angelica Figueroa

Director
of Business
and HR

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“Catholic World Mission makes an amazing impact in serving communities and touching lives throughout the world.  Education is a huge component in enabling individuals to thrive in achieving goals.  I am so thankful to be a part of an organization that diligently succeeds in helping to fulfill the needs of people while also spreading of the Gospel of Jesus.”

Beth Keller

Gift Processor

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“I’m happy to play a small part in helping people to get the help that they need along with the message that God loves them and is watching over them. It’s rewarding to get the updates and see the blessings that have been shared with people that are most in need. I also enjoy spending time with family and traveling.”

AJ Morrissette

Development Coordinator

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“At Catholic World Mission (CWM) we make a worldwide impact. We recognize the essential role of donors in progressing our mission and the work which upholds our mission. At CWM, I see my Catholic faith in practice each day. I love spending time with my wife, two dogs, cat, and two guinea pigs. God bless.”

Alec Barnes

Bookkeeper

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“I am so pleased to be helping Catholic World Mission in providing people with the basic needs of life throughout the world while expanding and growing our Catholic faith.”

Angie Nassar

Graphic Design
& Website Coordinator

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“I enjoy working at CWM, it is amazing to be able to connect with communities around the world and help them. I love Education projects because it is a powerful tool and the gateway to personal and community growth. I like spending time with my family, trying different foods, biking, and cooking. I love to travel.”

Carmen Escobedo

Graphic Designer

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“It is an honor to contribute piece by piece to dignified living across the world. One of the pillars of the Catholic World Mission that resonates and speaks to me directly. I love spending time with my family, photography and traveling.”

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