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

Alma Meyer, Martha Klinikowski, Kathy Wilmes, Rosie Schuhmacher, Joan Mack, Barbara Young Birds, Jean Bazley, Alycia M. Laureti, Gloria Krzyzanowski, 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, Paula Freimuth, Mary Ann Brenner




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, Marianne Paradise, Rita Faith Maher, Becky Borglin, Denise Pencola, Angie Milatzo, Carol Monaco, Susan Johnson, Laura Dodson, Alison Mimms, Nancy Larson, Mary Jo Sherwood, Suzanne Marie Gardiner, Nancy Bachicha, Rita Lueckenotte, Kimberly Padan


Human Trafficking
  • Human Trafficking Information Resource

  • Youth Mentoring Guide

  • Suggested Resources And Speakers

  • Items Needed for Survivors

  • Prayer To End Human Trafficking

  • Human Trafficking Poster

  • Human Trafficking Notice