Thanks to all who joined us for CWR Conference 2022 in Cincinnati! After last year’s conference in Memphis provided the opportunity to gather in person for the first time in two years, we were happy to again see old friends and make new ones at conference. The annual conference is a unique professional education and networking opportunity tailored specifically to meet the needs of professionals who work on behalf of women religious.

We were grateful to welcome kenote speake Sr. Norma Pimentel. Sr. Norma is a Missionary of Jesus and serves as Executive Director of Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley. In 2020, Sr. Norma was named one of Time magazine’s 100 most influential people. Her talk, “Instruments of Peace: How We Can Be Agents of Unity in Our Society Today,” addressed the importance of working together to ensure all human life is respected.

CWR returned to Cincinnati this year after previously holding its conference in the Queen City in 2008. Thanks also go to our 2022 host hotel, The Summit, for providing a perfect setting for conference.

The full conference schedule, including workshop options and evening outing can be found here.

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With art galleries, chef-curated dining experiences and much more, The Summit provides a one of a kind setting for this year’s conference. Room reservations can be made online at the conference group rate of $169 per night using The Summit’s dedicated CWR reservations page.


  • The Conference will officially kick off with a welcome reception on Tuesday evening, September 27.
  • On Wednesday night, conference goers will have the opportunity to visit the American Sign Museum where they will also enjoy a catered dinner featuring Cincinnati-style barbecue.
  • Thursday night, attendees will have options aplenty for an evening on their own.

Norma Pimentel, a Sister with the Missionaries of Jesus, is Executive Director of Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley. Sr. Norma oversees the charitable arm of the Diocese of Brownsville.