2018 CPPCD Conference

CPPCD 44rd Annual Conference, Kansas City, Kansas, April 15-18


 Conference Rates

Full Conference Registration, CPPCD member Lodging and meals on Site $625
Full Conference Registration, Non-member Lodging and meals on Site $695
Day Rate (applies to Monday, April 15) Includes lunch only $95
Special Package Rate 2018 Conference + Membership for new Diocesan Members $825

Pope Francis

“How needed pastoral councils are! A bishop cannot guide a diocese without pastoral councils. A parish priest cannot guide the parish without the parish council. This is fundamental!” (Pope Francis, Assisi, Oct 2013)
– Pope Francis

Keynote Speakers

Mark Mogilka

Bishop Frank J. Caggiano
Bishop of Bridgeport

On February 22, 2014, he formally convoked the 4th Synod of the Diocese of Bridgeport, the first in 32 years, as an opportunity for renewal and pastoral planning.

In his role as Vicar General for the Diocese of Brooklyn, then-Auxiliary Bishop Caggiano led a multi-year Strategic Planning Process that was a dynamic, consultative and deliberative process of organizational renewal designed to place the Diocese of Brooklyn’s parishes on solid footing – pastorally and financially – and promote the long-term viability of the parishes in Brooklyn and Queens.  

In addition, as a result of the Synod for the Diocese of Bridgeport, Bishop Caggiano implemented a multi-year pastoral planning process and has moved the Diocesan parishes into a Deanery model of collaboration.  For these actions, and for his strong encouragement of lay collaboration with the clergy, Bishop Caggiano was the recipient of the 2015 Lumen Gentium Award by the Conference on Pastoral Planning and Council Development (CPPCD).

He presently serves on four committees of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB): Committee on Evangelization and Catechesis; Subcommittee on the Catechism; Orthodox Union Catholic Dialogue; Committee on Laity, Marriage, Family Life and Youth.

Jim Lundholm-Eades
Director of Services and Planning for Leadership Roundtable

Jim Lundholm-Eades is currently the Director of Services and Planning for Leadership Roundtable, a nonprofit organization that serves the Church through bringing best practices in church management to Catholic dioceses, religious orders and organizations.

His ministry spans 43 years and has included diocesan roles directing of parish services, planning, Catholic schools and education as well as Catholic social services. Jim holds graduate degrees in education, educational administration, business administration, pastoral counseling and counseling. Jim’s published works are wide ranging to include best practices in Church management, diocesan strategic planning, leadership for pastors, effective presbyteral councils, effective parish pastoral councils, diocesan strategic planning as well as chemical dependency and families.

He has been a national speaker on Catholic planning and best practices in diocesan administration. He has taught graduate level courses in both Australia and the US, including diocesan and parish planning, leading parishes and schools, administration and stewardship, and financial management. Jim is married with two adult children and three grandchildren.

Barbara Sutton

Dr. Hoffsman Opino
Professor of theology and religious education, Boston College

Hosffman Ospino, PhD is an Associate Professor of Theology and Religious Education at Boston College, where he is also Director of Graduate Programs in Hispanic Ministry.

He has written extensively on questions related to Hispanic ministry, Catholic education, evangelization, and catechesis. Dr. Ospino was the principal investigator for the National Study of Catholic Parishes with Hispanic Ministry (2014) and co-investigator for the National Survey of Catholic Schools Serving Hispanic Families (2015).

He is the author and editor of more than 10 books as well as dozens of academic and pastoral publications. He serves on the board of several national organizations and is a member of the leadership team coordinating the process of the Fifth National Encuentro of Hispanic/Latino Ministry.


12601 Parallel Parkway
Kansas City, Kansas 66109

CPPCD 43rd Annual Conference, Chicago, April 17-20

Conference Schedule

Sunday, April 15, 2018

  • 1:30 pm: Registration
  • 3:30 pm: Welcome/Orientation
  • 5:00 pm: Mass
  • 6:30 pm: Dinner and Keynote: “What Makes Pastoral Planning in US Dioceses Successful”, Jim Lundholm-Eades

Monday, April 16, 2018

  • 8:00 am: Breakfast
  • 9:00 am: Opening Prayer
    Keynote: Evangelical Discernment, Evangelization, and Pastoral Planning”, Hosffman Ospino
  • 10:30 am Break
  • 10:45 am Keynote: Process/Discussion
  • 12:00 noon Lunch
  • 1:30 pm Keynote: Most Rev. Frank J. Caggiano
  • 3:00 pm Break
  • 3:15 pm Keynote Process/Discussion
  • 6:00 pm Options: Dinner with Bishop Frank Caggiano or Free Evening

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

  • 8:00 am: Breakfast
  • 9:00 am: Morning Prayer
    Keynote: “Anatomy of the Joy of the Gospel and Its Wisdom for Evangelization in a Time of Paradigmatic
     Hosffman Ospino
  • 10:30 am: Break
  • 10:45 am: Keynote: Process/Discussion
  • 12:00 Noon: Lunch
  • 1:30 pm: Group Process and Conversation – “Using the Wisdom of the Room”
  • 3:30 pm:  CPPCD Business Meeting
  • 6:30 pm: Awards Banquet

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

  • 8:00 am: Breakfast
  • 9:00 am: Opening Prayer
    Keynote: “From Theory to Practice” – Jim Lundholm-Eades 
  • 10:30 am: Closing Mass

Featured Talks

What Makes Pastoral Planning in US Dioceses Successful

with Jim Lundholm-Eades

What do we see in examples of successful pastoral planning in dioceses across the US? What has emerged over recent years as the driving frames of reference and practices for the best pastoral planning in US Catholic dioceses? There are plenty of great examples of success in pastoral planning at this time in the history of the US Catholic Church, but what are the common elements that lead to that success? Jim will explore the difference between good practice and best practice in pastoral planning that has emerged in recent years from his national perspective as director of programs and services for Leadership Roundtable.

Evangelical Discernment, Evangelization, and Pastoral Planning

with Hosffman Ospino

In this presentation, we will explore core aspects of Christian discernment, exploring how these can be at the service of pastoral planning for evangelization in missionary key. We will study two cases of pastoral planning that use the See-Judge-Act methodology and assess how those cases can enhance current efforts of pastoral planning in the United States.

Pastoral Planning and the Journey Within

Most Rev. Frank J. Caggiano

For pastoral planning to truly succeed, it must be accompanied by a unique spirituality, to avoid making it a business exercise and losing its ministerial nature. This talk will reflect upon the nature of this spirituality and explore it’s characterization as a “journey of the heart” that allows us to then journey with others in intentional planning.

Anatomy of the Joy of the Gospel and Its Wisdom for Evangelization in a Time of Paradigmatic Changes

with Hosffman Ospino

This presentation takes a detailed look at Pope Francis’ Apostolic Exhortation The Joy of the Gospel, identifying key themes that can help leaders engaged in pastoral planning to better respond to some urgent realities define the lives of Catholics in the United States today.

From Theory to Practice

with Jim Lundholm-Eades

How do we use the Joy of the Gospel in our work and our lives? What are the practical applications to pastoral planning and evangelization in our parishes and dioceses? This presentation will use Jim’s own experience and practice as well as incorporating what has evolved throughout the conference time among all participants.


 Conference Rates

Full Conference Registration, CPPCD member Lodging and meals on Site $625
Full Conference Registration, Non-member Lodging and meals on Site $695
Day Rate (applies to Monday, April 15) Includes lunch only $95
Special Package Rate 2018 Conference + Membership for new Diocesan Members $825

“Relevant. Engaging. Practical”

At CPPCD I find some of the best, brightest, most knowledgeable, faith-filled and thoughtful people from throughout the country.
They willingly share their wisdom, experience, vision, a good laugh and the support we all need to be people of hope who help the Church proactively plan for the future.”

– Mark Mogilka, Director of Stewardship and Pastoral Services, Diocese of Green Bay