News from The Reid Group

August 2017

  • We want to express our deep appreciation to Kathy Johnson for her 10+ years of superb work with The Reid Group as our Director of Communications. Kathy has helped us develop and expand our website, edited our eletter “Transforming Challenges,” assisted with drafting proposals and much more.  We wish Kathy a happy and enriching retirement chapter in her life.
  • Maureen Gallagher continues to work with four Milwaukee area parishes that are collaborating in ministry, parish councils and sharing staff.
  • Maureen Gallagher also continues to work with religious communities who are re-imagining themselves and the legacies they will leave to empower others to build the reign of God. The Wisconsin Religious Collaborative is one example of communities with different charisms and missions coming together to develop ways to share human and financial resources, as well as a collaborative vision.  Maureen also represented The Reid Group at the recent LCWR conference in Orlando.
  • Maureen Gallagher and John Reid continue working with the U.S. Federation of the Sisters of St. Joseph on an organizational audit. Their final report with recommendations is due in mid-August.  The Leadership Assembly meets in November to discern decisions regarding the future structure and focus of the 51 year old Federation of 16 Congregations. 
  • John Reid and Carol Guenther co-taught a class for the School of Theology and Ministry at Seattle University to graduate students in July entitled, “Creative Conflict Management: Paving the Road to Peace in a Conflicted World.”
  • John Reid with his wife Maureen Reid are facilitating a team building retreat for the faculty and staff of Our Lady of Grace Catholic School in Castro Valley, California on August 16th.
  • Tom Reid is offering a presentation entitled “Self-Care of the Minister: Living a Balanced Life” for the priests of the Diocese of Honolulu on August 25th.
  • Tom Reid and John Reid are continuing their work with Bishop O’Connell and the Diocese of Trenton on the implementation phase of Faith in Our Future, a parish revitalization project.
  • Tom Reid was part of the core team that recently put on the Richard Rohr inspired Men’s Rites of Passage for 66 men ranging in ages from 24 to 87. It was held at Skalitude Retreat Center situated in the foothills of the North Cascade mountains.  He was one of the teaching elders and delivered a reflection on Men & Grief.  Tom is scheduled to present on Self-Care of the Minister: Living a Balance Life – for the priests of the Diocese of Honolulu on August 25.