The mission of NCCW is carried out through the work of three commissions, each under the direction of a national commission chair and is often mirrored at archdiocesan/diocesan, regional, and local parish levels.

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The Leadership Commission provides organization development, opportunities for training, as well as public relations resources, and publications to strengthen leadership. The 2020-2021 focus is on mentorship.

Chair:  Ruth Warren

Jeannie Friddell, Yvette Carr, Susanne Nelson Helms, Alma Meyer, Martha Klinikowski, Kathy Wilmes, Rosie Schuhmacher, Marion Smith Reynoso, Joan Mack, Barbara Young Birds, Liz Schiavone




The Service Commission engages the members of NCCW, and all people, in working to address the needs and concerns of their individual communities; and supports and enhances family life within the Church and society.


Chair: Mary Ann Cummins

Connie Andrews, Kathryn Parish Reese, Kathleen Boesch, Nympha White, Diane Tugander, Madeline Tymes, Rosalyn Bourgeois, Rozena McVey, Pat Fike, Patricia Ryan, Kimberly Padan, Paula Freimuth




The Spirituality Commission reinforces faith and supports service to the Church and to the world through discipleship and spiritual growth; and encourages legislative advocacy at the local, state, and national levels, guided by Catholic social teaching.

Chair: Kathleen Penno

Jackie Brandon, Michelle Peckham, Mary Ann Ruether, Evelyn Getty, Geralyn Kogut, Marianne Paradise, Rita Faith Maher, Becky Borglin, Nina Romero-Caron, Denise Pencola, Angie Milatzo, Carol Monaco, Susan Johnson, Laura Dodson, Alison Mimms, Nancy Larson, Mary Jo Sherwood


Human Trafficking