Rich, a Maryknoll Affiliate in the Albany Chapter since 2006 and a Board member since 2013, loves being in the company of other Affiliates and Maryknollers. His wife Denise and two young adult children, bring him much joy as he adjusts to retirement.
On the Affiliate leadership team, Rich meets regularly with Lay Missioners, Sisters, and Fathers and Brothers to discuss present challenges and to help plan for the future. To advance the Affiliate movement, Rich wants to:
- Develop a better sense of what it means to be an Affiliate.
- Make the Affiliate Movement stronger by increasing membership.
- Find greater ways of collaborating with all Maryknoll entities in their mission work in the US and abroad, building on the relationships we already have with other Maryknollers.
- Foster communication among all Affiliates.
Rich’s personal desire is to be in mission overseas when the opportunity presents itself. For now he looks forward to spending time with Affiliates and other Maryknollers in Guatemala at MAC 2017.