2020 CPPCD Conference


How do we become increasingly relevant as a Church to the real issues in people’s lives?
How is God calling us to more deeply en-gage our people through planning, consultation, and leadership development?
What are the principles and best practices to guide our work?


Conference Rates





     New member paying dues

Early Registration*




After February 7th




Single Day Attendee




*Early Registration runs through Friday, February 7th 2020. Full registration includes multi-day program, lodging and meals.

†Cost per day

About the Presenters

Jack Jezreel, a popular national speaker and teacher, received a Master of Divinity degree from the University of Notre Dame. He is the originator of the JustFaith program, and now serves as Senior Advisor for JustFaith Ministries. His newest book is titled A New Way to Be Church: Parish Renewal from the Outside In.

Marti Jewell, D.Min., Associate Professor Emerita of the Neuhoff School of Ministry at the Universi-ty of Dallas, served as the Director of the Emerging Models of Pastoral Leadership Pro-ject. Her books include Navigating Pastoral Transitions: A Parish Leaders’ Guide, and she has received multiple awards for her research, including the Lumen Gentium Award from CPPCD in 2019.

Mark Mogilka, Senior Consultant for Meitler, church planning and management consulting firm located in Milwaukee, after serving for 42 years in diocesan ministries. In 2007 Mark received the Yves Congar award from CPPCD and co-authored the book entitled Pastoring Multiple Parishes.

Chris Lowney, is chair of one of America’s larg-est hospital systems, Catholic Health Initiatives. A one-time Jesuit seminarian and former man-aging director of JP Morgan, he is author of several books including Pope Francis: Why He Leads the Way He Leads and Heroic Leader-ship: Best Practices from a 450 –Year Old Com-pany That Changed the World.


5629 State Road
Parma, Ohio 44134

(440) 884-9300

Jesuit Retreat Center, Cleveland, Ohio

Conference Schedule

Sunday, April 26, 2020

1:30 pm Registration Opens

5:00 pm Welcome: Jim Barrette, CPPCD Chair

Celebration of Eucharist

6:00 pm Dinner

7:00 pm Personal and Shared Reflection

8:00 pm Networking Reception

Monday, April 27, 2020

7:45 am     Breakfast available

9:00 am     Gathering Prayer

9:30 am     Keynote: A New Way to be Church; Vatican II Realized—Jack Jezreel

11:00 am   Dialogue/Resonance/Response

12:00 pm   Lunch

1:30 pm     Keynote: New Planning for a New Church: Transformative and Strategic—Jack Jezreel

3:00 pm     Group Reflection

6:00 pm     Group Evening Out

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

7:45 am Breakfast Available

CPPCD Annual Business Meeting

9:00 am Gathering Prayer

9:30 am Keynote: Open Wide the Doors: Fostering Parish Vitality—Mark Mogilka and Marti Jewell

11:00 am Dialogue/Resonance/Response

12:00 pm Lunch

1:30 pm Panel of Local Practitioners

3:00 pm Personal Reflection

5:00 pm Celebration of Eucharist or Evening Prayer

6:00 pm Social Hour

7:00 pm Dinner and Awards Ceremony

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

7:45 am Breakfast Available

9:00 am Gathering Prayer

Keynote: Everyone Leads: How to Revitalize the Catholic Church—Chris Lowney

11:00 am Dialogue/Resonance/Response

12:00 pm Celebration of Eucharist and Sending

“Relevant. Engaging. Practical”

At CPPCD I find some of the best, brightest, most knowledgeable, faith-filled and thoughtful people from throughout the country.
They willingly share their wisdom, experience, vision, a good laugh and the support we all need to be people of hope who help the Church proactively plan for the future.”

– Mark Mogilka, Director of Stewardship and Pastoral Services, Diocese of Green Bay

A Special Thank You to the Annual Convention Program Committee:

Catherine Butel, Chair Diocese of Scranton, PA

Frank Berning, Past Chair, Diocese of Albany, NY

Ellen Rhatigan, Diocese of Brooklyn, NY

Pete Schafer, Diocese of Youngstown, OH

Brenda Kresky, Diocese of St. Cloud, Minnesota

Rick Krivanka, Jesuit Retreat Center, Parma, OH