Jim Ennis is the Executive Director of Catholic Rural Life (CRL). Before joining CRL in 2008, he was the director of FoodAlliance Midwest, an affiliate of the national organization, FoodAlliance. He also brings a background in project management and marketing from his employment with the Pillsbury Company and the Clorox Company. Jim earned a MBA from the University of Minnesota- Carlson School of Management, and holds a BS degree from the University of California-Davis, where he studied Agricultural and Managerial Economics. Jim works from Catholic Rural Life’s headquarters in St. Paul, Minnesota.
Peg Louiselle is the Director of Development for Catholic Rural Life. Peg works to strengthen Catholic Rural Life’s programs and impact by raising awareness and garnering support for the organization and its mission. She has over 10 years of experience as a Senior Director of non-profit development, and founded her own design organization. A Minnesota native, Peg works out of Catholic Rural Life’s St. Paul headquarters.
Annie Brickweg is the Project Coordinator for Catholic Rural Life. Annie works to support Catholic Rural Life’s programs by providing administrative and logistical support and event planning. A Minnesota native, Annie graduated from the University of Mary, in North Dakota, with Bachelor of Science degree in Business and Catholic Studies.
Robert Gronski is a Consultant for Catholic Rural Life. He tracks policy perspectives on food, farm, environmental, and rural community issues and helps frame these within the perspective of Catholic Social Teaching. Robert closely follows the U.S. Farm Bill and its implementation; he produces resources to help inform our members. He also brings an international perspective to his advocacy work given his experiences overseas, mainly Southeast Asia and the Pacific, plus doctoral studies of the global agri-food system from the University of Missouri-Columbia. Robert works from his home office in St. Louis, Missouri.
Cassie Carter is the bookkeeper for Catholic Rural Life.