Pastoral Council

The Pastoral Council is made up of elected members of the Paulist Center Community who generously serve the wider community as “keepers of the vision.”  They work with the Center’s administration and staff to ensure that the Center’s mission is carried out in ways that both meet the needs of our members and push the mission beyond our threshold. Elections are held every spring to elect new members to two-year terms.

The Council meets for two hours once a month to discuss such topics as strategic planning, new ways of supporting various ministry groups and Center finances. Center Director Fr. Michael McGarry, CSP, is an ex-officio member of the Center and Maggie Keefe acts as its chair.

For more information or to get involved, contact Maggie Keefe.

The Pastoral Council will be holding elections for 2 open seats this spring. The Pastoral Council meets for 2 hours each month and works with the Director and Staff, as well as non-staff ministry leaders, to guide the work and community life at the Paulist Center

Please prayerfully consider running for a two-year term (and potentially remaining for another two years!). We would be blessed to have your talents. Requirements are to obtain the approval (signature or email) from 25 other members of the community and to provide a background statement and photograph to submit for the ballot. Attending the Annual Auction is an easy way to get those signatures! Once the nominations are submitted we expect to have a community-wide vote in May. The term will start with the August meeting. For questions about this, contact Maggie Keefe at

Here are some additional documents for this year’s Pastoral Council Elections: Nomination Petition, Candidate Information.

2017/2018 Pastoral Council

Mike Bohen

Maggie Keefe
Council Chair

Payal Salsburg

Dave Coughlin

Abril Novoa Camino

Bill Mitchell

Keesha Hayes

John Domino