Conference 2021: Presentations

Data You Need to Know for Vocation Communications

Charlene Herinckx, SSMO – Carol Schuck Scheiber

Key findings from NRVC’s 2020 study, including who was studied, the response to the call to religious life, how the pandemic has and hasn’t affected the discernment and process, what the appeal is now, attributes of those responding and outlook for the future.

Sister Charlene Herinckx, SSMO rejoined the National Religious Vocation Conference team in January 2021 as the director of membership. She previously served as the NRVC coordinator of programs and projects from 1999-2005. A Sister of St. Mary of Oregon, her ministry experience includes middle and high school teacher, school administrator, community vocation director, assistant archdiocesan vocation director and community leadership. Sr. Charlene holds a Master of Education degree from the University of Portland (Oregon) and a Master of School Administration from the University of San Francisco. Her hobbies include photography and card-making.

Carol Schuck Scheiber is the publications editor for the National Religious Vocation Conference. She edits and writes for HORIZON, the professional quarterly of the NRVC, and VISION, the annual guide to Catholic religious vocations. She’s been happily involved with Communicators for Women Religious for over 15 years. The mother of three young adults, she has had an up-close view of the Millennial and Gen Z “discernment journey.”