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Read About USCCA Conference Panelists

Have you registered yet as an attendee of 29th USCCA International Conference? This week, we would like to introduce you to more of the panelists and session chairs who will be there at DePaul University's Lincoln Park campus on August 2–4, 2024:

Fr. Lance P. Nadeau, M.M. was elected Superior General of the Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers in July 2021.  Prior to his election, Fr. Nadeau served as Maryknoll missioner in Tanzania, Egypt, and Kenya.  He was the Regional Superior of Maryknoll’s Africa Region from 2010 – 2016.  In Tanzania and Egypt, he was involved in parochial and educational ministries. In Kenya, he was engaged in HIV communal health ministry and university chaplaincy.

Kathleen O’Brien’s commitment to her Catholic faith and passion for Chinese culture were nurtured during her time at Bradley University; she also has a Master’s in systematic theology from Catholic Theological Union. Kathleen has served as a Maryknoll Missionary in China, as a USCCA staff member, and as staff for Maryknoll in the Mission Formation Department, where she is currently involved with her local parish as the co-chair of the Parish Council. 

Rev. Hugh O’Donnell, CM is an Emeritus Director of USCCA. He joined the Vincentians in 1952, was ordained a priest in 1961, and received his Ph.D. from the University of Fribourg in 1966. In 1993, he accepted a mission to Taiwan as provincial superior; under his tenure, the Vincentians re-entered China for the first time since 1950. Today, Fr. O'Donnell heads up a leadership program at DePaul University for sisters and priests from China.

Fr. Peter Shen is from Xingtai Diocese of Hebei Province, China. He graduated from Jilin Catholic Major Seminary in 2012, and was ordained to the priesthood in China in 2016; he received a master's degree in Pastoral Theology at National Catholic Seminary in China in 2023. He is currently sponsored by the Maryknoll China Project and is studying for a master’s degree in International Communications at St. John’s University in New York City.


Register today to ensure your opportunity to participate as an attendee at the upcoming conference. After registering yourself, remember to share this information by forwarding it to your friends! We look forward to seeing you at DePaul University on August 2–4, 2024.

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