Keynote Addresses and Biographies

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Thursday, June 1, 2017
7:00 P.M.

Fr. Ricky Manolo, CSP
Adjunct Faculty Member
Santa Clara University

Journeying Together in Christ: Two Models of Collaboration

What types of collaborative ministry models exist in your parish community? Is there a positive atmosphere of collaboration or are there dynamics of resistance between smaller cultural groups (e.g., Hispanic, Vietnamese, youth, young adults, lower income social classes, etc.) and larger cultural groups? This presentation provides two models of collaborative ministry, one based on intercultural communication theory, and the other based on shared parishes between socio-cultural groups. Our goal is to use these models as starting points in our journey towards greater unity.

Rev. Ricky Manalo, CSP, is a Paulist priest and a liturgical composer, who teaches at Santa Clara University.  He also serves as the main facilitator of the Cultural Orientation Program for International Ministers/Priests (COPIM) of Loyola Marymount University. He studied composition and piano at the Manhattan School of Music, theology at the Washington Theological Union, and liturgy, culture, and sociology at the Graduate Theological Union (GTU), Berkeley, CA. Fr. Ricky's music is published chiefly by Oregon Catholic Press. His recent book, The Liturgy of Life: The Interrelationship of Sunday Eucharist and Everyday Worship Practices, was a finalist of the 2015 Excellence in Publishing Awards by the Association of Catholic Publishers.  Currently, he is a member of a USCCB steering committee that is creating a national pastoral plan for U.S. Asian Pacific Catholics. He remains an advisor to the U.S. Bishops’ Committee on Cultural Diversity in the Church and the Committee on Divine Worship.  When he is not traveling throughout the world, he resides at Old St. Mary's Cathedral in Chinatown, San Francisco, CA.



Saturday, June 3, 2017
10:00 A.M.

Kerry Alys Robinson
Founding Executive Director and Global Ambassador
Leadership Roundtable

Choosing Joy

A passionate celebration of the myriad ways we can exercise baptismal responsibility to benefit the Church. It can be done and it can be fun! Lay leadership is vital for the Church to thrive. Investing in lay leadership, and in particular in women and young adults is paramount. Lay-clergy-religious collaboration in ministry and in solving challenges facing the Church in order to strengthen the Church’s mission is happening. It is innovative, exciting, inspiring, and joyful.


Kerry Alys Robinson is the founding executive director and global ambassador of Leadership Roundtable, dedicated to promoting excellence and best practices in the management, finances and human resource development of the Catholic Church by harnessing the managerial expertise and financial acumen of senior level lay executives.

Kerry is a member of the Raskob Foundation for Catholic Activities and FADICA (Foundations and Donors Interested in Catholic Activities). She has been an advisor to and trustee of numerous grant making foundations, family philanthropies and charitable nonprofits since 1990 including the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Catholic Campaign for Human Development, America Media, Jesuit Volunteers Corps, and the National Pastoral Life Center.

Kerry served as the director of development for Saint Thomas More Catholic Chapel and Center at Yale University and led a $75 million fundraising drive to expand and endow the Chapel's intellectual and spiritual ministry and to construct a Catholic student center on Yale’s campus.

She is the prize-winning author of Imagining Abundance: Fundraising, Philanthropy and a Spiritual Call to Service and the founding editor of The Catholic Funding Guide: A Directory of Resources for Catholic Activities.