CV: Service activities

  • Invited participant, Pax Christi International / Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace conference, “Nonviolence and Just Peace: Contributing to the Catholic Understanding of and Commitment to Nonviolence,” Rome, 11-13 April 2016.top
  • Strategic Planning Task Force on Global Connections, University of St. Thomas, 2015-.
  • Board of Directors, The Gilead Project, 2015-
  • Advisory Board, Institute for Catholicism and Citizenship, University of St. Thomas, 2014-.
  • Catholic Peacebuilding Network steering committee, 2013-.
  • Advisory Board, Muslim-Christian Dialogue Center, University of St. Thomas, 2008-.
  • Liaison Committee, Department of Catholic Studies, University of St. Thomas, 2012-.
  • Faculty adviser, Catholic Relief Services Student Ambassadors, University of St. Thomas, 2014-15.
  • Curriculum Committee, Theology Department, University of St. Thomas, 2011-12, Spring 2016.
  • Theology Department Summer Workshop on “Teaching and the Teaching of Vatican II.” University of St. Thomas. 31 May – 3 June 2011.
  • Ad hoc committee on clinical faculty, 2010-11.
  • Faith and the Catholic Tradition Review Committee, University of St. Thomas, 2004-08.
  • Master of Arts in Theology Program Committee, School of Divinity, University of St. Thomas, 2003-07.
  • Executive Director, Bridgefolk movement for Catholic-Mennonite dialogue and grassroots unity, 2001-07.
  • General editor, Bridgefolk Series, Pandora Press, 2004-.
  • Invited participant, Forum on Catholic Traditions on Peace and War, Woodstock Theological Center at Georgetown University, sponsored with the US Jesuit Conference, 6 November 2003.
  • Co-chair, steering committee of Bridgefolk movement for Catholic-Mennonite dialogue and grassroots unity, 2001-04.
  • Lead organizer, Bridgefolk gathering on “Spiritual Practices for Violent Times: Catholics and Mennonites Bridging the Divide,” Saint John’s Abbey, 17-20 July 2003.
  • Lead organizer, Bridgefolk gathering on “Creating Peacemaking Communities for the New Millennium: Catholics and Mennonites Bridging the Divide,” Saint John’s Abbey, 12-14 July 2002.
  • Moderator and co-convener, Mennoonite-Catholic Theological Colloquium, 2000-.
  • Member-at-large, Mennonite Central Committee Peace Committee, 2001-
  • Convener, and member of planning and leadership group, for “Bridging Retreat” of Mennonites and Roman Catholics working to bridge their traditions, Laurelville (Pa.) Mennonite Church Center, 20-22 August 1999.
  • Christian Education Committee, Indiana-Michigan Conference of the Mennonite Church, 1990-1996.
  • Chair, Special Committee for Long-Term Planning, Kern Road Mennonite Church, South Bend, Ind., 1991-1993.
  • Steering Committee of Fellowship of Reconciliation Task Force on Latin America and the Caribbean, 1987-89.
  • Charter member of Servicio Paz y Justicia – Nicaragua (SERPAJ-Nic.), 1984-1985.top