National Conference for Catechetical Leadership

National Conference For Catechetical Leadership

Dedicated to quality catechetical leadership that brings the teaching ministry of Jesus to every Catholic child, youth and adult.

Executive Director

The Executive Director shall:

  • be hired by and responsible to the Board of Directors
  • serve at the discretion of the Board of Directors and receive compensation as fixed by the Board.
  • be the chief executive officer of the Conference
  • serve without vote as an ex-officio member of all committees except the Leadership Discernment Committee; and
  • carry out those duties assigned by the Board of Directors.

Board of Directors

The Board of Directors shall consist of the President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Executive Director, Episcopal Advisor, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) liaison, and five at-large members.

Representative Council

The Representative Council shall be composed of Professional member delegates from each of the following categories as indicated:

  • one (1) representative diocesan director or staff person from each ecclesiastical province in the United States;
  • one (1) representative parish catechetical leader from each province;
  • one (1) representative from each partner organization;
  • one (1) representative from each Conference forum; and
  • two (2) representatives of the Eastern Churches.


Conference forums are constituency-based groups whose participants share a common role within the catechetical community. Conference forums serve as consultative bodies to the Representative Council.


Federate groups are focus-specific groups of Conference members, national in scope, existing to enhance and strengthen the Conference mission.


  • Conference Committees: NCCL is served by a wide variety of committees working on behalf of the catechetical mission of the Church.  The NCCL president and executive directors are ex-officio members of all conference committees. 
Click here for a list of the charges of each committee
  • Leadership Discernment Committee: Prepare the candidate slates for officers or at-large Board of Directors positions. Continually refine and facilitate the leadership discernment process.
  • Ad hoc Committees:

    • Partnership on Adolescent Catechesis: Diocese of Grand Rapids, Diocese of Orlando, Archdiocese of Washington, DC, Diocese of Providence

    • Strong Catholic Families: Diocese of Buffalo, Diocese of Cincinnati, Archdiocese of Los Angeles, Diocese of Providence, Diocese of Rochester


    • Partnerships


    NCCL, like most national member organizations, has an annual audit conducted by an outside firm. An audit is an unbiased examination and evaluation of the financial statements of an organization. Auditors ensure the fiscal accuracy and responsibility of the organization.

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