2018 Diocesan Stewardship Day

8:30-9 a.m. Registration

9-9:15 a.m. Carrie Mummert
Opening Prayer and Intro

9:15-9:30 a.m.
Bishop Robert Guglielmone
My Vision for Stewardship in the Diocese of Charleston

9:30-10 a.m.
Eric McArdle
The Spirituality of Stewardship

10-10:15 a.m.

10:15-11:15 a.m.
Fr. Gary Kastl
Successful Stewardship Development in Three Different Parishes

11:15 a.m.

11:30 a.m.

12:15 p.m.

1:30-2:15 p.m.
Katie Conner
Stewardship and the Family

2:15 a.m.

2:30-3:30 p.m.
Fr. Jeff McGowan
Hospitality — Opening the Doors to a Vibrant Stewardship Parish

3:30-3:45 p.m.
Carrie Mummert
Closing Remarks

Mr. Eric McArdle
President, Catholic Stewardship Consultants

Eric McArdle is the President and co-founder of Catholic Stewardship Consultants. For over 20 years, Eric has worked with parishes across the country on every aspect of stewardship development. At CSC, Eric and his staff work closely with parish and diocesan clients, utilizing a proven spiritual-based process that focuses on communication, education, and evangelization. Parishes that implement the CSC

process have been successful in deepening the spirituality and practice of stewardship. CSC clients have seen parish life transformed, as individual parishioners and families grow in their relationship with God through a life of generous giving of their time, talent and treasure. Eric, his wife Lisa, and their five daughters are members of St. Mary on the Hill in Augusta, Georgia. At St. Mary’s, Eric has been involved in various parish ministries, and also has served in many key parish leadership roles. He is presently a member of the Pastoral Council.

Fr. Gary Kastl
Recent Pastor, St. Anne Catholic Church, Broken Arrow, Okla. President, Bishop Kelley High School, Tulsa, Okla.

Fr. Gary Kastl was ordained in 2007 for the Diocese of Tulsa. Since that time, Fr. Kastl has served the diocese in several leadership capacities including the Chair of the Priestly Life and Ministry Committee, the Director for Continuing Education and the Diocesan Clergy, and the Coordinator of Priests’ Retreats and Days of Recollection. He is currently a Leadership Consultant for the Catholic Leadership Institute. Stewardship has been an integral part of Fr. Kastl’s life, and he has been very successful in developing stewardship as a way of life in three different parishes, including his most recent pastoral assignment as pastor of St. Anne in Broken Arrow, Okla.

Katie Conner
Client Representative, Catholic Stewardship Consultants

Kathleen (“Katie”) Conner is a joyful wife, mother of nine, and attorney from Augusta, Georgia. She received a B.A. from the University of Notre Dame in 1992, and a J.D. from The Catholic University of America in 1995. In her legal practice, Katie represents abused and neglected children in the Georgia foster care system and serves as Legal Counsel to I-Care, a local non-profit dedicated to assisting victims of human trafficking and their children. She is honored to have recently joined the staff at Catholic Stewardship Consultants as a client representative. Katie and her husband, Steve, discovered stewardship many years ago and it has transformed their lives in unexpected and wonderful ways. She is delighted to share her personal testimony and eager to offer the gift of a stewardship way of life to those near and far.

Fr. Jeff McGowan
Pastor Emeritus, Queen of Peace Parish, Gainesville, FL

Fr. Jeff McGowan graduated from Catholic elementary, high school and college. He was ordained in 1989 for the Diocese of St. Augustine, was assigned as a Parish Administrator in 1992 and named pastor of Queen of Peace in 1997. During his pastorate the parish built their permanent church and elementary academy, which was honored as a National Blue Ribbon school in 2012. The parish is a Stewardship Parish, including tithing to other charities. His talk will discuss his stewardship journey at Queen of Peace and his reflections on how life in a stewardship parish is a glimpse of heaven, because God has so much in store for us when we walk in Divine Will and grow as disciples.
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