The Center for Church Management in the Villanova School of Business provides education and scholarship in the Augustinian Catholic tradition on strategic, management, and financial matters in service to leaders of churches and other Christian faith-based ministries.

This highly-engaged Advisory Council meets monthly for a one-hour online meeting to discuss specific strategic decisions that will promote or direct the mission of the Center for Church Management. We also meet annually for a 2-day, in-person meeting to celebrate Center accomplishments, review our 5-year strategic plan progress, meet with Dean Joyce Russell, and engage in learning and discussion about topical issues facing the Church and her leaders.

Terryl Brown
Chef Legal Counsel/Deputy Fire Commissioner, Legal Affairs
New York City Fire Department

Lisa Capodici '83 VSB
Vice President, Investor Relations
Cardinal Health, Inc.

George J. Casagrand '82 VSB
Powderhorn Associates LLC

Michael J. Castellano
Retired, Chief Financial Officer & Managing Director
Lazard, Ltd.

Charles Cognata

Thomas J. Colligan
Retired, Managing Partner

Brendan Dignan ’97 VSB
SVP, Head of Product Risk Management
LPL Financial

Bryan T. Froehle, PhD
Vice-Chair, Professor of Practical Theology
St. Thomas University

David Grenon ’61 VSB
Retired, Founder & CEO
Protector Group Insurance Agency

Diane Manning
Northeast Industry Lead, Not-for-Profit and Higher Education
Capital One Bank

Ed McAssey
Retired, Board of Directors, COO
Lasko Products, LLC, COO

Kevin Mead ’03 VSB
Specialty Resources, Inc.

Most Reverend Richard E. Pates
Bishop Emeritus
Roman Catholic Diocese of Des Moines

Most Reverend Joseph A. Pepe
Bishop Emeritus
Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Las Vegas

Richard Smith
Retired President
The Sugar Bowl

Paul Stein ’93 VSB
Partner, Advisory Services
Ernst & Young


Richard J. Burke
Catholic School Management, Inc.

Deacon Alvin A. Clay III
Davidson Trust Company

Mr. Peter Flynn
Vice Chancellor for Administrative Services
Diocese of Fort Worth

Dr. Kathleen McChesney
Kinsale Management Consulting

Dr. Robert J. Miller
Director of Planning
Archdiocese of Philadelphia

Most Reverend George V. Murry, SJ
Diocese of Youngstown

Center for Church Management
Villanova University
800 Lancaster Avenue
Villanova, PA 19085
Tel: (610) 519-6015
Fax: (610) 519-6054

Matt Manion
Faculty Director
(610) 519-6430

Chesley Turner
(610) 519-6015


Master of Science in Church Management