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.


(Left to right) Ellen Dauwer, SC; Noreen Walter, SCL; Steve Dillard, SJ; Joye Gros, OP; Kathleen Turley, RSM

(Left to right) Ellen Dauwer, SC; Noreen Walter, SCL; Steve Dillard, SJ; Joye Gros, OP; Kathleen Turley, RSM

The Executive Committee of the Board of Directors is composed of:

  • Sr. Joye Gros, OP (Co-Chair and Region 10)
  • Sr. Kathleen Turley, RSM (Co-Chair and At Large)
  • Rev. Steve Dillard SJ (Treasurer and At Large)
  • Sr. Noreen Walter, SCL (Corporation Secretary and Region 13)
  • Sr. Ellen Dauwer, SC (Executive Director, ex-officio)

Other Board Members:

  • Sr. Elaine Davia, CBS (Region 4,6)
  • Sr. Mary Glackin, IHM (Region 3)
  • Sr. Kathleen Goike, IWBS (Region 12)
  • Rev. Richard Hall, omi (At Large)
  • Sr. Karen Hawkins, SP (Region 15)
  • Sr. Anna Hang-Nga Nguyen, SCC (At Large)
  • Rev. James Paradis, OSA (Region 7,8,9)
  • Sr. Marilyn Pray, SSJ (At Large)
  • Sr. Elyse Marie Ramirez, OP (At Large)
  • Sr. Mary Walsh, CSJ (Region 2)



RFC Regions

Region 1Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Connecticut 
Region 2New York, New Jersey 
Region 3Eastern Pennsylvania 
Region 4Western Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, West Virginia, District of Columbia, North Carolina 
Region 5Mississippi, Alabama, Louisiana, Arkansas, Georgia, Florida, South Carolina, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands 
Region 6Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee 
Region 7Michigan, Indiana 
Region 8Illinois 
Region 9Wisconsin, Iowa 
Region 10Eastern Missouri 
Region 11Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Wyoming 
Region 12New Mexico, Texas 
Region 13Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma, Western Missouri 
Region 14 NorthCalifornia North, Nevada, Utah 
Region 14 SouthCalifornia South, Arizona, Hawaii, Guam 
Region 15Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Alaska 

RFC Members from Canada and from other countries attend events in the region of their choice.


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