Institute Advisory Council
Advisory Council, left to right: Jerome Kearns, Michelle Hogan, Dr. Janet Smith, Greg Erlandson, Bishop Kevin Rhoades, Thomas Blee, Lori Dahlhoff, Bishop John Dooher, Bishop Joseph Sullivan, Father Val Peter and Father Virgil Elizondo.
About the Council members
Most Rev. Kevin C. Rhoades, Bishop of the Diocese of Fort Wayne - South Bend. Bishop Rhoades is widely known for his dedication to the sound formation of priests and the spiritual direction of families and young people. As Ordinary of the diocese in which Our Sunday Visitor is located, he is also Chairman of the Board of Our Sunday Visitor, Inc.
Most Rev. Joseph M. Sullivan, retired Auxiliary Bishop of the Diocese of Brooklyn, NY, is a renowned and respected national leader in Catholic Social Services.
Most Reverend John A. Dooher, Auxiliary Bishop of the Diocese of Boston, MA, is long time parish priest with a deep understanding of parish life and parishioner needs.
Rev. Val J. Peter is Executive Director Emeritus of Fr. Flannigan’s Girls and Boys Town of America and a recognized authority on troubled youth and education.
Rev. Virgil Elizondo founded the Mexican-American Catholic College in San Antonio and is the leading authority on Hispanic Catholics in the United States.
Dr. Janet Smith is a professor of moral theology and most widely known for her expertise in Natural Family Planning.
Thomas J. Blee is a retired attorney, member of the Board of Directors of Our Sunday Visitor, Inc. and former Executive Director of Our Sunday Visitor Institute.
Gregory R. Erlandson is President of Our Sunday Visitor Publishing division and a respected leader among the national Catholic press. Greg is the current president of the Catholic Press Association.
Dr. Lori Dahlhoff is the Religious Education Department Executive Director for the National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA) and a respected leader in catechesis and lay ministry. Lori has over twenty years of experience as a catechetical leader in parish, Catholic school, and diocesan settings.
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- FOCUS, the Fellowship of Catholic University Students
- Catholic Migrant Farmworker Network
- The Evangelical Catholic