Mission Leader Virtual Seminar: Purpose in Transition – A Strategic Shift: Mission Leadership in Motion

Nov. 9 & 10, 2021
Daily from Noon - 4:30 /.m. ET

"This is important: to get to know people, listen, expand the circle of ideas. The world is crisscrossed by roads that come closer together and move apart, but the important thing is that they lead towards the Good."
– Pope Francis

While the mission of Catholic health care is unwavering, the who, what, where and how are always in flux; especially during these more than 18 months of pandemic. Amid this transformation, mission leaders are key strategic partners, utilizing their competencies to keep organizations moored in their identity, values and heritage during times of significant trials and challenges.

CHA's 2021 Mission Leader Virtual Seminar will look at the realities of the health care landscape – highlighting opportunities for mission leaders to proactively build the areas of competency not only needed here and now, but in the coming years of continued transformation.

The online, two half-day event will focus on the needs of all mission leaders, delving into our lived experience and opening up new and vital conversations. Sessions will explore incarnational spirituality and building community in a virtual reality and our identity within large cultural, spiritual, political and generational differences, well-being practice and more. Diversity, equity and inclusion will be a thread woven throughout all sessions.

Please register today to help make this an event where a vibrant community of mission leaders collectively focuses on the continually changing landscape of our work in the context of an ongoing transformation in health care and society at large.

Please register today. For additional information, please contact Dennis Gonzales, Ph.D., CHA senior director, Mission Innovation and Integration.

Who should attend?

This meeting is for all mission leaders from across Catholic health care and long-term care.


Nov. 9 & 10, 2021
Daily from Noon - 4:30 p.m. ET

Registration Fee:

Member $250
Other registrants: $500


Need an account? Sign up today.
Questions? Email CHAor call (800) 230-7823.



Day One | Tuesday, November 9
11:45 a.m. ET Pre-Program Welcome
Participants can log-in to the program early to make sure they're able to access the virtual content, and more importantly, to casually chat with the program hosts and fellow registrants.

Corinne Francis MA, M.Div.
Senior Vice President, Mission Integration
CommonSpirit Health

Dennis Gonzales
Senior Director, Mission Innovation and Integration
Catholic Health Association
12 p.m. ET Opening and Introductions

Dennis Gonzales
Corinne Francis

Diarmuid Rooney, MS Psych., MTS, D.Soc.Admin.
Senior Director, Ministry Formation
Catholic Health Association
12:15 p.m. ET Don't Forget to Breathe
This session, a meditative and grounding practice, will offer mission leaders a chance to inhale and exhale, uplifting the importance of self-care into the 18-plus months of pandemic.

Bronwyn Morgan
Founder and Resident Teacher
Bliss in Me Meditation

Diarmuid Rooney, MS Psych., MTS, D.Soc.Admin.
1:45 p.m. ET Break
2:15 p.m. ET Catholic / catholic – Navigating Today's Realities
This session will highlight how mission leaders navigate universal and unique Catholic and non-Catholic identities amid cultural and generational shifts, the emerging era of DEI work and a world of increasing secularism and plurality.

Sarah Jane Bradley
Sr. Judy Carle, RSM
Nuns and Nones

View the full agenda


How will this virtual conference work?
CHA has blocked three hours of time over two days – Nov. 9-10 – for the seminar. Video presentations, live chat, expert commentary, online opportunities to connect and more will be offered.

Registration FAQs

What does the registration fee include?
Registration includes access to the conference on Nov. 9-10, and program recordings and related resources shared during the event.

Will the content be available after the event?
The event will be held in November and after its conclusion, registrants will have access to recordings and related resources.

Can I purchase individual sessions?
While some sessions might be of particular interest, this conference is offered only as a two-day event. Individual sessions are not available separately.

Cancellation Policy

To cancel your registration, contact the CHA Service Center at servicecenter@chausa.org or (800) 230-7823. To receive a full refund, you must cancel your registration no later than Nov. 10, 2020, one week prior to start of the first session. No refunds will be given for cancellations received less than one week prior to the start of the conference. There is no charge for sending a substitute.


The right to change speakers or to modify program content is reserved by CHA.

During the meeting, you may be recorded by CHA staff or its designated contractor. By your attendance or participation at the meeting, you agree that CHA may copy, record and/or distribute in any such form your participation and involvement in any meeting session, activity or event. No persons or organizations other than CHA or its designated contractor may audiotape any portion of the meeting without prior written permission of CHA. 

CHA reserves the right to decline registrations and refund fees.


PERSID- Bradley, Sarah Jane- 092721 150Sarah Jane Bradley

112871 - Burns, Patricia - 092721 150Patricia Burns
President and Chief Executive Officer
CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Hospital
Westover Hills

25309 - Carle, Sr. Judy - 092721 150Sr. Judy Carle, RSM
Board of Stewardship Trustees
CommonSpirit Health

Francis_Corrine_150Corinne Francis, MA, M.Div.
Senior Vice President, Mission Integration
CommonSpirit Health

Dennis Gonzales -150Dennis P. Gonzales, Ph.D.
Senior Director, Mission Innovation and Integration
Catholic Health Association

Hill_Sarah_150Sarah E. Hill
Regional Vice President, Mission Integration
CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Health System

PERSID - Morgan,Bronwyn - 092721 150

Bronwyn Morgan
Founder and Resident Teacher
Bliss in Me Meditation


Diarmuid Rooney
Senior Director, Ministry Formation
Catholic Health Association of the United States
St. Louis

PERSID - Ross, Maria - 100521 150

Maria Ross
Brand strategist, TEDx speaker, and author

61844 - Santos, Andrew J. III  - 092721 150

Andrew J. Santos III, D.HCML. (cand.), MBA, M.Div.
Division Senior Vice President, Mission Integration
CHI Health

31182 - Sladich-Lantz, Mary Anne - 092721 150Mary Anne Sladich-Lantz
Senior Vice President, Mission and Formation
Providence St. Joseph

Vance_Derek 150Derek Vance
CHI Health St. Elizabeth