Summer Conferences on Pastoral Management



Financial Issues in the Contemporary Parish:

Future date to be announced
This program is open to seminarians entering 3T and 4T and recently ordained priests.

Human Resources in the Contemporary Parish:

Open to men entering third theology, fourth theology, newly ordained and international priests,  this conference is devoted to focusing on human resource issues in the parish.  There is no cost to attend. 

Monday, August 7

3:00-5:00 p.m.            Arrival/Check-in

 5:00 p.m.                      Evening Prayer

7:00 p.m.                       The Pastor as Human Resources Leader

9:00 p.m.                       Social

Tuesday,  August 8

7:00-8:00 a.m.             Breakfast

8:15 a.m.                        Eucharist

 9:00 a.m.-noon           The Church and Best Practices in Human Resources

                                        A Comprehensive Approach to HR in the Church Principles of Christian HR

                                        Basics of Employment Law and the Church

                                        Case #1

12 Noon                         Lunch

1:30-3:00 p.m.             Parish HR Administration – The Hiring Process

                                        Basics of the Hiring Process
                                        Interviewing Techniques
Legal Implications of Interviewing
 Case #2

3:00-3:30 p.m.             Break

3:30-5:00 p.m.             The Healthy Church Workplace

                                         Principles of a Healthy Church Workplace
                                         Principles of Parish HR

5:15 p.m.                        Evening Prayer

5:30 p.m.                        Dinner

Evening                           Free

Wednesday, August 9

7:00-8:00 a.m.              Breakfast

8:15 a.m.                         Eucharist

9:00-10:15 a.m.             Personnel Policies and Practices in Parishes

                                          Policies, Recordkeeping 
                                          Case #3

10:15-10:45 a.m.           Break

10:45-noon                    Compensation and Benefits

                                        Compensation, payroll, benefits

12 noon                          Lunch

1:30-3:00 p.m.            Conflict Management

3:00-3:30 p.m.             Break

3:30-5:00 p.m.           Terminating the Employee Relationship

                                       Performance Management
                                      Voluntary and Involuntary Terminations
     Cases #4 and #5

5:15 p.m.                       Evening Prayer

5:30 p.m.                      Steak-out

7:30 p.m.                      Social

Thursday, August 10

7:00-8:00 a.m.              Breakfast

8:15 a.m.                         Eucharist

9:00-10:15 a.m.            Special Topics in Parish HR

                                         The New Pastor, Deacons, Lay Ecclesial Ministers, Schools 
                                         The Employee Crisis

10:45-noon                   Communication and Summary

                                         Collaboration, trust, people skills for the 21st century
                                         Summary: Qualities and Traits of Healthy Church Relationships

12 noon                         Lunch and Departure    

  Contact Krista Koronios at or

Click here for a registration form.


Toolbox for Pastoral Management:

Future date to be announced
 This program is in conjunction with Seton Hall.  For more information, visit the website, or request information via email at