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Framework for Collaboration
Territorial Director Fr. John Connor LC announces additional members to the new Territorial Committee for North America

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Two lay members of Regnum Christi have been named to a new Territorial Committee, rounding out a leadership team that will direct what has been called a “Framework for Collaboration” between all the different groups under the Regnum Christi umbrella.

North American Territorial Director Fr. John Connor LC sent a letter to the members of the Legion of Christ and Regnum Christi on the feast of the Assumption.  He said the Territorial Committee has had Legionaries and consecrated members on the team since early July and recently named lay RC members Donna Garrett and Mike Williams to join the group.

The territorial committee, which is made up of two territorial directors, two members from each council, and two lay members, will direct the common mission of the different branches of Regnum Christi.

The new lay members were chosen from a list of 10 candidates from across the country.  All the candidates have been long-time RC members and were all very qualified, said Fr. John, who serves as president of the committee.

In addition to the new lay members of the committee, the group includes: Fr. Kevin Meehan LC and Fr. Matthew Van Smoorenburg LC and Regnum Christi consecrated women Nancy Nohrden (NA Territorial Director for the RC consecrated women), Glory Darbellay and Michelle Reiff.

Because of the small number of RC consecrated men in the NA territory (most are in Europe), Matthew Reinhardt (NA and European Territorial Director for the RC consecrated men) requested he not be on the committee, but will remain informed of all proceedings.

Details of how the new “Framework for Collaboration” will apply to the North American Territory should be sent out to RC members by the end of this month, according to Fr. John.

Donna Garrett

Donna Garrett is a native of Omaha, Nebraska, and has been married to her husband Jeff for 26 years. They have 4 young-adult children. Donna is a second degree, second-level Regnum Christi member who has been with the movement for 15 years, serving as a facilitator for Familia, a Challenge Club formator, Challenge Club president, Youth and VAC (Vocation Action Circle) coordinator, Section Assistant and Section Director of Nebraska.  She has been a lay spiritual guide for 12 years for the Omaha section and currently serves the Heartland Locality as LCA.

Mike Williams

Mike Williams was born near Detroit, Michigan. He has been married to his wife Lisa for 27 years and they a 23-year-old son, Michael.  He and his wife are incorporated to the third level, second degree of RC. Mike became a member of ECYD in 1977 and Regnum Christi in 1980.  He has served as a team leader for both ECYD and Regnum Christi, and as section secretary and group leader of the Detroit men´s section. He also served on the territorial director’s team in Connecticut, assisting Regnum Christi sections and apostolates nationally. In 2005, he helped to found and then lead the national office of Mission Network.  Since his work with Mission Network ended  in 2010, he has worked in a marriage healing apostolate and an apostolate with college-age young adults, and continued participating on his parish RCIA team and serving as a spiritual guide and as a team leader in the Atlanta men´s section.



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