Board of Directors

Catholic Rural Life is governed by a Board of Directors comprised of clergy and lay persons, drawn from diverse backgrounds and representing different parts of the country.

Most Rev. Edward J. Weisenburger, President

Bishop of the Diocese of Tucson, Arizona
Tucson, Arizona

 

Ms. Anne Cullen Miller, Treasurer

President, Catholic Community Foundation of Minnesota
Mendota Heights, Minnesota

 

Dr. Christopher Thompson, Secretary

Professor, Moral Theology and Director, Center for Theological Formation
St. Paul, Minnesota

 

Most Rev. Brendan J. Cahill

Bishop of the Diocese of Victoria, Texas
Victoria, Texas

 

Most Rev. Robert D. Gruss

Bishop of the Diocese of Rapid City, South Dakota
Rapid City, South Dakota

 

Most Rev. John T. Folda

Bishop of the Diocese of Fargo, North Dakota
Fargo, North Dakota

 

Sr. Esther Mary Nickel, R.S.M.

Associate to the Director of the Office of Liturgy, Diocese of Saginaw, Michigan
Alma, Michigan

 

Rev. Larry Snyder

Vice President, Office for Mission, University of St. Thomas
St. Paul, Minnesota

 

Ms. Cecilia Calvo

Senior Advisor on Environmental Justice, Jesuit Conference
Washington D.C.

 

Mr. Julian Heron

Owner, Tuttle, Taylor and Heron
Washington D.C.

 

Mr. Kelly Spiering

Farmer and Owner, Spiering Farms
Powell, Wyoming

 

Mr. Max Becher

Farmer and Owner, First Steps Farm
Ojai, California

 

Mr. Anthony Granado, USCCB Observer

Director, Office of Domestic Social Development, USCCB
Washington DC