NRVC Staff

NRVC Staff

The National Leadership Team 

The NRVC utilizes a team model of leadership established in 2019. The pillars in this model are member-focused, mission-driven, accountable, and leaderful. The National Office postal address is 5416 S. Cornell Ave., Chicago, IL 60615. We work remotely and can all be reached at the email addresses below. You can also leave a phone message at the National office at 773.363.5454.

Marge Argyelan   Marge Argyelan
Director of database administration 

  • Oversees registrations, including membership, workshops, and events; and assists members with access to resources and benefits, including Misericordia grant applications.
  • Maintains the membership databases, creating protocols to ensure data integrity and safety. 
  • Liaison to website services, publications, and Governance Committee.

Marge joined the NRVC team in April of 2015. She has served in the nonprofit sector most of her career, either providing direct service or in an administrative capacity. Marge earned a Bachelor of Science degree in public administration from Indiana University and a Master of Arts in Pastoral Studies from Loyola University in Chicago. Prior to coming to NRVC, Marge worked at St. Gertrude Parish in Chicago as Director of Parish Management and Facilities. An active Catholic, Marge lives on the north side of Chicago with her husband.

Sister Dina Bato, S.P.
Director of membership

  • Develops strategies for NRVC membership appeals and renewals including follow-up with lapsed members.
  • Leads efforts in support of annual events such as Summer Institute, World Day for Consecrated Life, Catholic Sisters Week, World Day of Prayer for Vocations, Religious Brothers Day, and Vocation Awareness Week.
  • Liaison to the African American Vocation Committee and Incorporating Cultural Diversity Committee.

Sister Dina joined the NRVC team in August 2022. As a Sister of Providence of Saint Mary of the Woods, Indiana, she made her perpetual profession in 2017. She holds a bachelor's degree in accounting from Virginia Tech and a master's in pastoral theology from Saint Meinrad School of Theology. Sister Dina has supported congregational vocation promotion events, along with experience in parish and young adult ministry. Sister Dina is a Core Team member and Finance Committee chair for Giving Voice. She enjoys writing, cooking, baking, music, walking, and time with friends and family.

Sister Deborah Borneman, SS.C.M.   
Director of mission integration

  • Liaison to all major collaborators, USCCB-CCLV, Member Area Coordinators, and serves as ex officio, non-voting member of the National Board.
  • Cultivates member engagement by planning and implementing the Orientation Program for Vocation Ministers, Convocation, and resources.
  • Provides consultation and presentations on assessment, promotion, and research to members, religious leadership, institutes, and organizations.

Sister Debbie joined the NRVC team in August 2011. A Sister of Saints Cyril and Methodius, she has served in vocation ministry for over 20 years and has additional ministerial experience in pastoral care, youth ministry, college campus ministry, congregational leadership, and immigration. She regularly presents throughout the United States and Ireland. She also presented recently on vocations in Canada, and Rome. Sister Debbie holds a Master of Divinity degree and a Master of Arts degree in Pastoral Studies from the Loyola University of Chicago. She is a generous inviter who lives with abundant hope, boundless compassion, and radical availability.  

MaureMaureen Ceteraen Cetera
Director of finance and operations

  • Safeguard and manages the assets of the NRVC.
  • Assists in developing and maintaining the structure and financial model needed to sustain and grow the organization.
  • Acts on behalf of the organization for financial and contractual purposes. 

Maureen joined the NRVC team in August 2016. Her 30 years of experience with Church finance and accounting include positions with the Archdiocese of Chicago as Accounting Manager, Budget Manager, and Financial Analyst; Business Manager at Old Saint Patrick's Church; and Office Administrator for the NALM. Maureen’s degrees include an undergraduate degree in Accountancy from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, an MBA from Saint Xavier University, and a Master of Arts in Pastoral Studies from Catholic Theological Union. She serves the Archdiocese of Chicago as a lay ecclesial minister and has 30-plus years of parish ministry experience. Maureen and her husband, Tom, have three children and are active in their parish, St. George.

Phil Loftus Phil Loftus
Director of development 

  • Develops and implement strategies to raise funds for the NRVC.
  • Cultivates fruitful relationships with donors and collaborators for the advancement of the NRVC mission via grants, planned giving, and endowment monies.
  • Implements all development strategies and functions, provides consultation for marketing of these efforts.

Phil Loftus joined the NRVC team in 2018. He brings 30 years of marketing experience to his role of increasing donor awareness and support of NRVC.  Phil’s career has focused on launching and growing brands and leading innovative initiatives, including the “Got Milk?” campaign. Phil holds a degree in economics from the University of Illinois. He and his wife, Lorreto Kennedy, have three children and are active parishioners at St. Mary's of the Woods Parish. Phil currently serves on the Board of Regents at St. Ignatius College Prep. He is also the Executive Director of the National Fund for Catholic Religious Vocations.

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Carol Schuck Scheiber Phil Loftus
Publications editor

  • Manages the NRVC Newsletter and social media platforms; website contributor and editor
  • Manages HORIZON including editorial development, production, advertising sales and promotion, and subscriptions.
  • Liaison to Communicators for Women Religious

Carol Schuck Scheiber has been a publications editor for NRVC since 1998. She edits HORIZON, the NRVC Focus on Ministry monthly newsletter, VISION Vocation Guide, and contributes to NRVC’s websites and social media. She also helps form communications strategies for NRVC. Carol has applied her expertise in communications to numerous nonprofits over the years. She has presented at communications workshops as part of the NRVC Summer Institute. She and her husband are parents to three young adults.  

Curtis C. Long Phil Loftus

  • Contracted for web services for 
  • Services include programming, maintenance, development, page design, security, data management, and troubleshooting
  • Provides technical support and training for the NRVC team leadership

Curtis C. Long is the chief executive officer of ideaPort LLC, contracted for web services for Curtis and his staff have managed and developed websites for NRVC through TrueQuest Communications since 2001. ideaPort LLC is a multifaceted web design and programming company focusing on creating/improving the online presence of small to mid-sized companies and organizations. 

TrueQuest Communications

  • Directs all VISION Vocation Network initiatives on behalf of the NRVC.
  • Oversees editorial, advertising, marketing, and promotion of VISION Vocation Network. 
  • Fields article and advertising inquiries for VISION and discerner inquiries about religious life.

TrueQuest Communications

TrueQuest Communications is a publishing services provider specializing in Catholic content and a global Catholic market. On behalf of the NRVC, TrueQuest publishes the NRVC's annual VISION Vocation Guide and

Patrice Tuohy, publisher | executive editor, VISION Vocation Guide
Anne Marie O'Kelly, director of production
Carol Schuck Scheiber, managing editor
Jennifer Rebecca Tomshack, contributing editor
Dan Grippo, co-founder | marketing director emeritus | marketing consultant
Curtis Long, CEO IdeaPort Consultants | Director of web management

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Past NRVC Staff

With deep gratitude for their commitment to the NRVC mission since 1988:

Brother Paul Bednarczyk, CSC (executive director); Sister Cathy Bertrand, SSND (executive director); Sister Cecilia Bianchio, PHJC (secretarial assistant); Ms. Cecilia Blue (finance coordinator); Ms. Judy Burnell (finance coordinator); Sister Sharon Dillon, SSJ-TOSF (executive director); Sister Charlene Diorka, SSJ (associate director); Andrew Grcevic (office assistant); Sr. Charlene Herinckx, SSMO (director of membership); Mr. Charlie Holden Corbett (program and communication coordinator); Mr. David Hotek (managing editor); Mr. Justin Hurtado (director of finance and operations); Ms. Maureen Kern (bookkeeper); Sister Mary Ann Hamer, OSF (administrative assistant); Sister Patricia Knopp, SNDdeN (director of publications); Sister Alice Montavon, BVM (secretarial assistant); Ms. Maureen O’Meara (office assistant); Ms. Julie Durkin Montague (executive assistant); Mr. Wayne Montague (finance coordinator); Miss Debbie Prieto (administrative assistant); Ms. Maureen Reiff (secretarial assistant); Brother Joseph Samson, FSC (executive director); Mr. Al Spenadel (finance coordinator); Sister Deborah Suddarth, OSF (associate director); Mr. James Sullivan (finance coordinator), and Mr. Mark Teresi (director of development).

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