The Committee for Lifelong Mission fosters continued connection among members of the FMS Family, specifically Returned Missioners and DC-based Program Alumni (DC Service Corps, Nonprofit Servant Leadership Program, and Domestic Volunteers) in their commitment to working for peace, justice, and hope with a grounding in the Franciscan charism.


The Committee for Lifelong Mission’s priority is bringing together a supportive community that allows lifelong mission to flourish.  Annual goals include:

1) Host and/or facilitate the alumni retreat 

2) Mentoring initiatives in support of current program participants

3) On-going virtual discussions – past topics have included Laudato Si, Contemplative Prayer, and Racial Justice

4) Facilite gatherings around significant FMS events such as Recommissioning Mass and the World Care Benefit and Celebration

 

Connect with us at lifelong@franciscanmissionservice.org.

Committee members: Bridget Higginbotham (Domestic Volunteer 2011-’12), Lee Lechtenberg (Lay Mission Class 23), Amanda Saunders (NPSL 2016-’17), Janice Smullen (Lay Mission Class 31), Catherine Sullivan (Lay Mission Class 31), Jeff Sved (Lay Mission Class 28), Rose Urankar (DC Service Corps 2017-’18), and Megeen White Testa (Lay Mission Class 1)