Stewardship Webinar: On-the-Job Stewardship: A Short Course for Parish Business Managers
Tuesday,May13,2014,1:00 PM-2:00 PM
May 13, 2014 1:00 – 2:00 PM On-the-Job Stewardship: A Short Course for Parish Business Managers
Presented by Sharon Hueckel
The Biblical steward was a person who was trusted by the owner to hire, fire, and make decisions, one who treated the property with the same care as if it were his, but “in trust” for the owner. In today's church, that's you -- the business manager -- the chief steward of all of the temporal goods of the parish. This webinar will explore the spirituality of stewardship and what it means, day-to-day, for the parish business manager or director of administration.
Sharon Hueckel was the winner of the ICSC Bishop Connare Award in 2009, and she has been writing, speaking, and helping parishes to embrace the spirituality of stewardship since the publication of the U.S. Bishops’ pastoral letter on stewardship in the spring of 1993. Then the director of stewardship and development for the Diocese of Lafayette-in-Indiana, she developed a small group, faith-sharing version of the pastoral letter (The Disciple as Steward) and wrote a series of stewardship bulletin inserts which circulated widely and later became Stewardship by the Book. She served five years on the ICSC Board of Directors and served on Our Sunday Visitor’s Customer Advisory Panel on Stewardship.
Her work with parishes in the Lafayette Diocese and her experience in the last twelve years as first a parish director of administration and now the Director of Pastoral Ministries in two very large, multi-lingual parishes in southern California means that she understands, from the inside, what kinds of stewardship formation and stewardship materials a parish needs and will use. She is passionate about stewardship as a way of life. In print and in person, her theme is always that all is gift and the only appropriate response to that giftedness is gratitude.