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 2022-23 focus is on membership.

Chair:  Liz Schiavone

April Adams, Megan Hamberger, Chris Heiderscheidt, Deanna Holmer, Tracy Janis, Alycia Laureti, Joan Mack, Mary Matheus, Alma Meyer, Carolyn Morrison, Melanie Rigney, Diane Tugander, Ruth Warren




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: Yvonne Pygatt

Rosalyn Bourgeois, Michelle Chambers, Rhonda Kollman, Ann Minnicus, Kathryn Parish-Reese, Nympha White, Melissa Young-Spillers




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: Kim Padan

Nancy Bachicha, Jackie Brandon, Mary Glosson, Heather Johnson, Karen Kitchell, Alison Mimms, Carol Monaco, Theresa Pavlik, Michelle Peckham, Julie Rothery, Mary Ann Ruether, Cynthia Simien, Debra Drager