The National Leadership Roundtable on Church Management is an organization of laity, religious, and clergy working together to promote excellence and best practices in the management, finances, and human resource development of the Catholic Church in the U.S. through the greater incorporation of the expertise of the laity. We are a Catholic 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that brings together leaders from the worlds of business, finance, academia, philanthropy, non-profit organizations, and the Church to serve the Catholic Church in the United States.

The Leadership Roundtable serves the Church through our Standards for Excellence program; ChurchEpedia, our collection of best practices; and consultancy services, which have assisted several archdioceses, dioceses, and religious communities across the country. Please explore this site to learn ways the Leadership Roundtable can assist you, your parish, diocese, or Catholic non-profit organization. Sign up for our email updates, or click Contact Us to reach a member of the Leadership Roundtable staff.


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Addressing Economic Challenges Facing Pastoral Leaders

The Leadership Roundtable is pleased to announce it has received a grant of $750,000 as part of Lilly Endowment Inc.’s National Initiative to Address Economic Challenges Facing Pastoral Leaders. The initiative supports a variety of religious organizations across the nation as they address the financial and economic struggles that can impair the ability of pastors to lead congregations effectively.

Bishops and pastors have described the Leadership Roundtable as a practical, effective, ministry of hope,” said Kerry Robinson, executive director of the Leadership Roundtable. “We are honored to partner with Lilly Endowment to expand our capabilities to assist Church leaders in addressing economic challenges facing the Church and become stronger pastoral leaders.”

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Important National Search Announced February 2016
Grateful for the outpouring of trust and confidence in the Leadership Roundtable on the part of Church leaders for its service in strengthening Church management and helping to solve contemporary complex temporal challenges, the Leadership Roundtable board has announced it will add a CEO to expand its capacity to serve the Church into its second decade.

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Mid-Atlantic Congress - February 4-6, 2016

The annual Mid-Atlantic Congress - Forming Catholic Leaders for Faith-filled Service, co-sponsored by the Association of Catholic Publishes and the Archdiocese of Baltimore, in partnership with the National Leadership Roundtable on Church Management.



Pastoral Planning: Communio in Action
March 2015

Jim Lundholm-Eades, Director of Programs & Services for The Leadership Roundtable, gave a presentation on pastoral planning for the Archdiocese of Hartford.

This presentation explores best practices in pastoral planning, what a Catholic pastoral plan actual looks like, and practical tools for guiding and implementing change.




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