About the CCF board members
Catholic Community Foundation (CCF) for the Archdiocese of Cincinnati is the separate 501(c)3 organization formed to oversee funds for One Faith, One Hope, One Love and their distribution. The CCF was formed in March 2014.
The four ex officio directors are:
Archbishop Dennis M. Schnurr (CCF chair) was named coadjutor archbishop of Cincinnati in 2008 by Pope Benedict XVI and became archbishop the following year upon the retirement of his predecessor, Daniel E. Pilarczyk.
Archbishop Schnurr previously had served as bishop of Duluth, Minnesota since 2001. He studied canon law in Rome and was ordained a priest in the diocese of Sioux City, Iowa in 1974.
His service to the Church has included appointment as national executive director of the 1993 World Youth Day in Denver and as general secretary of the U.S. bishops’ conference.
You can read Archbishop Schnurr’s letter to the faithful about the importance of the campaign by clicking here.
Father Steve J. Angi (CCF vice chair) has been archdiocesan chancellor since 2011, when he also was appointed pastor of St. Louis Church in downtown Cincinnati. A Dayton native, Father Angi graduated from the Pontifical College Josephinum and received his Master of Divinity degree in 1985 from Mount St. Mary’s Seminary of the West. He holds an additional degree in canon law from the Catholic University of America. Previous service includes as pastor of Holy Family parish in East Price Hill, in addition to associate pastorships for St. Peter in Chains parish in Hamilton and Ascension parish in Dayton. At Seton High School he was director of campus ministry and a guidance counselor after earning a degree in counseling. For two years beginning in 2000 Father Angi served as a missionary in Wuhan, China, where he taught English and psychology at South Central University for Ethnic Communities. In 2009 he joined the Archdiocesan Tribunal as adjutant judicial vicar and was appointed vicar general in 2013.
He says: “My role as a director is to help facilitate a successful campaign together with the archbishop and the other directors so that our areas of Catholic Education, Fostering Vocations, Catholic Charities, and priest pensions can meet their needs as well as accommodating parishes that have met their initial goals. The campaign is important to meet the needs in its various areas so the mission and vision of the archdiocese can thrive. This is the first campaign in the archdiocese in over 60 years. It is much needed and many will be grateful for its success.”
Richard B. Kelly (CCF treasurer) is chief financial officer for the archdiocese. He graduated from the University of Cincinnati College of Law and also earned degrees in finance and theology from Xavier University, where he is an adjunct professor of business law and ethics.
Mr. Kelly is a chartered financial analyst, a chartered property and casualty underwriter, and a fellow with the Life Management Institute. His service has included membership on the investment committees for the Glenmary Fathers, the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, and the Athenaeum. He formerly served as chief investment officer for Safeco Corp. and for the Ohio Casualty Insurance Group. Mr. Kelly is a member of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul who works at its food pantry.
He says: “I see my role on the board as assuring that the monies are properly collected, accounted for, and distributed for the best use in ministry. The campaign is certainly bold. It’s a diocesan-wide capital campaign not attempted in over 60 years. The five components are all very much consistent with the archbishop’s vision of living our vocation to try to follow Christ.”
David W. Kissell (CCF secretary) is the director of the department of stewardship and chief development officer for the archdiocese. He is a graduate of LaSalle High School here in Cincinnati and holds a BA in Journalism from Ohio University. He is also currently pursuing a Master of Arts in Pastoral Ministry degree from the Athenaeum of Ohio.
David has spent his entire career working in development for the Catholic Church. Prior to his current role, he served as the Director of Development Operations for the archdiocese for 4 years. Before coming to the archdiocese, he served as Development Director for St. John the Baptist Parish, Dry Ridge, for more than 11 years.
David and his wife, Kristy, and their three sons are members of St. Bernard of Clairvaux Parish in Cincinnati.
The five other directors are volunteers who serve a maximum of two three-year terms. Each has made a personal financial pledge to One Faith, One Hope, One Love. They are:
Michael J. Conaton is a retired insurance executive whose past service to Xavier University has included as board chairman and interim president. He’s a Marine veteran who attended Xavier on a football scholarship, graduating with a degree in political science and philosophy. The Conaton Learning Commons building at Xavier is named for him.
Mr. Conaton was president, chief financial officer and board member of the Midland Company and received an honorary doctorate from Xavier. He and his wife, Nancy, are members of Our Lord Christ the King parish in Cincinnati.
He says: “I’m on the board of the Athenaeum so I come at the campaign that way. The seminary is the future because we have to have priests, and with the economy being the way it is we have to support Catholic education for the youngsters. Every one of the major pillars of the campaign is terribly important for the Catholic faith.”
David G. Hemminger is an attorney and Army veteran who went into private practice after a 30-year career with Procter & Gamble. He graduated from John Carroll University with a major in social science (minors in philosophy and business) before earning his law degree at the University of Notre Dame.
Mr. Hemminger’s studies included military science as part of the ROTC program, during which time he received the award of Distinguished Military Student. He retired from P&G as associate general counsel. He and his wife, Nancy, are members of St. Andrew parish in Milford, where he served for two years as president of parish council.
He says: “I am pleased to serve as a board member for the Foundation with the archbishop and the other highly committed board members. I hope with my experience in business and law that I can be an active contributor. The foundation will play an important role seeing that the generous pledges made by our fellow Catholics in our Archdiocese in the One Faith, One Hope One Love campaign are carefully administered in accordance with the expectations promised. The importance of this campaign to our Catholic community in the archdiocese is enormous as it provides the means to advance the key programs so critical to the mission of the Church.”
Jill Barber of CYMI Ltd. is a Certified Public Accountant with expertise in finance, taxes, estate planning, and risk management. CYMI’s senior leadership team provides wealth advisory services to the Mathile Family. Ms. Barber joined CYMI and the Mathile Family Office in 1999 as vice president and chief financial officer. She’s been chief client service officer since 2012. Ms. Barber has been involved in hundreds of successful business and philanthropic transactions that have helped the Mathile Family to change the landscape of the Dayton region and elsewhere.
Her responsibilities include overseeing tax and estate planning strategies for Family Office clients. In 2012, the Dayton Business Journal selected Ms. Barber for its “Forty Under 40” award given to future community leaders under the age of 40.
Ms. Barber graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in accounting and finance from Wright State University in 1994. She, her husband, and their two sons live in Dayton.
Richard T. Russell and Maureen T. Russell. Mr. Russell is a certified public accountant and retired CEO of Danis Construction in Dayton. Mrs. Russell earned a master’s degree in clinical counseling.
The Russells served as co-chairs for One Faith, One Hope, One Love’s largest parish campaign, at Incarnation parish in Centerville, which exceeded its goal of more than $3 million.
You can read more about the Russells and what they have to say about the campaign by clicking here and scrolling to the article “Winning Big.”
No board member receives any compensation for board service.
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