Monday, June 16, 2014

New Roman Catholic woman bishop for Midwest Region of RCWP

On June 22, 2014, Rev. Nancy L. Meyer (photo) of Brownsburg, Indiana, will become the latest RCWP bishop. Rev. Meyer, who was ordained a Roman Catholic woman priest in 2010, was elected by the members of the Midwest Region of Roman Catholic Womenpriests to succeed Bishop Regina Nicolosi who is retiring. Seven bishops will perform the ceremony, which will take place at Calvary United Methodist Church in Brownsburg, including Bishop Regina who will preside, with four other bishops from the United States, one from Canada and one from Austria.

According to her biography on the RCWP Midwest Region website, Bishop-elect Meyer, who was born and raised in Dayton, Ohio, holds a Masters in Spirituality from Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska, and a BS in Biology from Marian (College) University. She has a certificate from Washington Theological Union in Theological Studies and a certificate in Pastoral Family Life from the College of Mt. St. Joseph. She was ordained a deacon in August, 2009, and a priest in May, 2010. Prior to becoming a Roman Catholic woman priest, Meyer was a pastoral associate at the Catholic Community of St. Christopher in Indianapolis, working with RCIA, marriage preparation, women's spirituality, outreach and with refugees especially those from Sudan. As a Sister of St. Francis, she taught in the secondary schools and was vocation director, postulant director and associate vocation director for the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Meyer facilitates a home church community and is a member of the program coordinator team for the Midwest Region. You can read some of her homilies on the St. Mary of Magdala Catholic Community website.

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