CWR CONFERENCE 2021
The Guesthouse at Graceland
3600 Elvis Presley Blvd.
Memphis, TN 38116
CWR will hold its 2021 Annual Conference in Memphis, Tennessee, October 5-8 at the Guesthouse at Graceland. It was announced during the 2020 CWR Conference that the theme for Conference 2021 will be All Shook Up: Moving Forward with Grace and Soul. CWR will welcome Mary Pellegrino, CSJ, as the keynote speaker for Conference 2021.
Further details on Conference 2021, including registration information, will be available soon. We look forward to seeing you in Memphis in the fall!
CWR’s 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. A look back at Conference 2020 – CWR’s first virtual conference – including CWR awards and member milestones, can be found here.
Keynote Speaker: Mary Pellegrino, CSJ
From 2008 to 2018 Sr. Mary served as Congregational Moderator of her community, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Baden, Pa. From 2015 to 2018 Mary also served in the presidency of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) in the United States. In both of those roles Mary worked to support, encourage and promote the ongoing renewal of religious life in the face of unprecedented challenges and changes in the church, American society and the global community. Currently, Mary assists religious communities in planning for the future through the lens of mission in her role with the Religious Institutes Service Group of Plante Moran, PLLC. Prior to serving in congregational leadership, Mary served in vocation/formation ministries for her congregation as well as parish and campus ministries. Over the years Mary has written and presented extensively on topics related to vocation/formation and religious life. She holds a Master’s degree in Christian Spirituality and a certificate in Spiritual and Retreat Direction from Creighton University, along with a Master’s degree in Religious Education from Fordham University.