Dr. Marc DelMonico is a professional Catholic theologian and ministry consultant with many years of combined experience in a wide variety of Catholic ministerial endeavors ranging from strategic development and implementation of national standards and resources for Catholic lay ecclesial ministers, the practice of Catholic and ecumenical liturgy in intercultural contexts and the art of its implementation, to faith-based justice and advocacy, to parish-based ministerial trainings and national ministry workshops.
Dr. DelMonico is a scholar and teacher in the field of Catholic theology, with a specific focus in the theology of the church and of ministries. He has several years combined experience as a highly rated theology professor to undergraduates, college-educated adults and graduate students. He also possesses wide capabilities in digital communications strategy, grant and development endeavors, as well as business project management and experience.
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In 2023, there have been significant developments within the national Catholic Church related to professional standards and competencies in support of lay ministry.
At the USCCB, I worked with representatives from two other national organizations to produce a series of testimonial videos about Catholic prison ministers.
In 2019, my office organized a wide-ranging conversation about the importance of lay ministry and ministry formation with the Chairman of the USCCB Subcommittee on Certification for Ecclesial Ministry and Service, Most. Rev. Gerald Kicanas, Bishop emeritus of Tucson,...
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My work at the USCCB allowed me to research topics of interest for those engaged in ministry today. One of these topics is conflict management and resolution.
Today’s readings are full of opportunities to reflect on the foundational experience of Christianity – faith. They remind us that God often shatters our concepts of how God acts in history and in our lives and invites us to take those first steps, even in the midst of uncertainty!
Leadership – whether it is in the church or in society – is not about self-protection, self-aggrandizement, or self-enrichment. Rather it is about being of service, a duty of care, and sharing freely the gifts we have been given.