Religious Formation Conference

The Religious Formation Conference (RFC) is a national Roman Catholic organization serving religious institutes of women and men with programs and services for those in the ministry of initial and lifelong formation, and general congregational membership.

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Codirectors Needed for New Intercongregational Collaborative Novitiate

Dear Friends and Collaborators of the Religious Formation Conference,

The RFC is happy to announce that it is opening a search for two Codirectors for the soon-to-open Intercongregational Collaborative Novitiate. With the assistance of a grant from the Hilton Foundation, the Conference has concentrated its efforts in two major projects: the formation of an intercongregational novitiate and the development of an online searchable database of formation resources.

Through the efforts of a committee of well-experienced formators, leaders, newer religious, and other skilled members, the Intercongregational Collaborative Novitiate will open in Chicago in August, 2021.

For this pioneering initiative in the area of initial formation, RFC is seeking two experienced religious formators who are able to work collaboratively and flexibly with each other and with the Board.

Those interested are encouraged to submit a letter of interest, a current resume, and names of three references (none will be contacted without prior consent of the applicant) to the Conference at The search will continue until the positions are filled but preference will be given to applications received by January 15. A job description is available upon request and questions can be directed my way at


Applications to the Intercongregational Collaborative Novitiate are now open as well.

An email with detailed information has been sent to those who expressed interest in participating in the program. If you would like to be included in this email, please contact me at (or simply reply to this email).

Thank you for your continued support of the Conference and of the initiatives of this major grant. We look forward the opening of the Intercongregational Collaborative Novitiate in August 2021!

Please don't hesitate to reach out with questions and/or requests for more information.

Advent hope,

Ellen Dauwer, SC
Executive Director

Office: 773.675.8362


5401 S. Cornell Ave. Suite 304
Chicago, IL 60615
Phone: 773.675.8362
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