Archbishop William E. Lori has defined promoting racial justice as a key part of being missionary disciples. Therefore, those who are invested with leadership and influence shall be fully engaged in this initiative.
The Archdiocese of Baltimore created The Journey to Racial Justice Coordinating Council. It is comprised of senior level staff throughout the Archdiocese to support this archdiocesan-wide initiative. This includes the archdiocesan Pastoral Center as well as the parochial, educational, health care and social service institutions in the Archdiocese. Members of this council include:
Auxiliary Bishop Bruce Lewandowski, C.Ss.R.
Archbishop’s Vicar for Hispanic Ministry
Archdiocesan Executive Director of Communications
Dr. Donna Hargens
Archdiocesan Superintendent of Catholic Schools
Dr. Camille Brown
Associate Superintendent for School Leadership and Community Programs
Father Raymond Harris
Pastor of Holy Family, Randallstown
Father James Proffitt
Director of the Archdiocesan Division of Clergy Personnel
Archdiocesan Director of Human Resources
Archdiocesan Human Resources Manager
Archdiocesan Chief Financial Officer
Executive Director of the Maryland Catholic Conference
Evangelization & Vocations
Sister Rita Michelle Proctor, O.S.P.
Superior General of the Oblate Sisters of Providence
Director of the Archdiocesan Office of Parish Renewal
Archdiocesan Director of the Office of Hispanic Ministry
Dr. Deacon Curtis Turner
Head of St. Frances Academy, Baltimore
Mary Ellen Russell
Archdiocesan Director of Community Affairs
If you are interested in supporting these efforts, please contact Sherita Thomas at Sherita.Thomas@archbalt.org.