Text Box: NACAR
4231 Elm Street
East Chicago, IN
Text Box: Avoiding Seven Deadly Mistakes in
Associate Ministry

Our Facilitators


Marci Madary lives in Wisconsin and serves NACAR as President of the Board.  She has been Affiliate Co-Minister with the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration since 1977.  Marci’s ministry involves

providing direction and leadership for FSPA Affiliation and the Associate Move-ment.  Marci’s background is in educa-tion; she has worked as a pastoral minister in a parish and is part of a Catholic Worker community.  Marci has a Masters of Arts in Pastoral Studies from St. Mary’s University in Winona, MN.




Tim O’Brien lives in Illinois.  He is a Passionist Partner and the Executive Director of the Com-munity of Passionist Congregation, Holy Cross Province.  Tim services NACAR as Board Member and Treasurer.  Tim has

recently completed his doctoral work in philosophy from the Union Institute on Organization Behavior/Development and holds a Master of Arts in Management from John F. Kennedy University.





North American Conference of Associates and Religious








Program Overview


This workshop, designed for new and veteran Associate Directors will examine seven area of importance within Associate Ministry:

1.     Knowing the charism

2.     Creating a mission statement

3.     Developing associate leaders

4.     Maintaining a healthy relationship with congregational leadership

5.     Keeping your program fresh

6.     Inviting and interviewing

7.     Finding resources

The workshop will consist of input from NACAR facilitators as well as group discussion on topics of interest brought by participants.

The workshop is limited to      50 participants




Registration Form


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Registration Deadline: August 31, 2007

Check One: 

Full workshop includes room, meals, and all workshop materials

____Full Workshop  (Member Rate)  $300

____Full Workshop  (Non Member)   $350

____If needed, I am willing to room with                 someone else.

Commuter package includes lunch on Saturday & all workshop materials

____Commuter Rate (Member Rate)  $200

____Commuter Rate (Non Member)   $250


Full payment enclosed            $ __________


Note:  Check payable to NACAR                       US Currency only please.  No refund for cancellation after posted deadline.  Cancellation prior to deadline will be subject to a 20% administrative fee.  No refunds for no-shows.  Substitutions may be made.