Dear Collaborators,

Lenten greetings to you.

Last month, DIA had its annual Board retreat at a beautiful Catholic retreat center along the Chattahoochee River in Atlanta.  At the retreat, we welcomed our two newest Board members, Tim Navone (Marin Catholic) and Kate Sell (Mission Advancement Partners), and I am most grateful for the experience, expertise, and energy they will bring to DIA.  In addition, we had a consultant from The Table Group, who is a proud parent at one of our DIA schools, facilitate an engaging and challenging visioning process for our mission.  Stay tuned for some exciting updates on this front!

This semester, our annual DIA Fellowship began with a great cohort of Catholic educators from schools on both coasts and the Midwest.  These Fellows are embarking upon a unique experience as they work to strengthen the Catholic culture of their respective institutions.  We will have an opportunity to learn of the fruits of their work in the annual Summit next October in our nation’s capital.  Please pray for the Fellows and their schools over the coming months.

Finally, I am pleased to share that one of our DIA school chaplains, Fr. Michael McClellan, will be hosting a virtual meeting for other school chaplains later this month.  There has been a desire among some of our chaplains to have scheduled time with one another, and Fr. McClellan has graciously agreed to take the lead on organizing this.  

May God bless you and your ministry in Catholic education in the remaining months of this school year.

Duc in Altum!

P.S., If you are interested in having The Table Group work with your school’s Board or leadership team, please let me know.  Founded by Patrick Lencioni, who co-founded Amazing Parish, The Table Group provides world-class leadership services to its clients.