In partnership with lay, ordained, and religious leaders and organizations across all sectors of the Catholic community in the United States and Rome, Leadership Roundtable seeks to elevate and implement best practices in management and leadership to establish a culture of co-responsible, servant leadership for a healthy, thriving Church in the U.S.


Leadership Roundtable is working with Church leaders to institutionalize the following for the Catholic Church in the US in order to restore trust and credibility in the Church and its leaders.

  • Public performance standards in key areas of management, finance, human resources, and communications to improve practices and functions.
  • A variety of internal and external evaluative means to ensure the established performance standards are measured and to provide increased transparency and accountability.
  • Greater participation of laity, particularly women, in senior management of Church institutions.
  • A methodology for developing the next generation of leaders, lay and ordained, whereby those selected for key leadership and management positions have the professional skills to succeed.


Leadership Roundtable is composed of faithful Catholics, called by the Holy Spirit and thinking with the Church, who put themselves at her service. We value:

  • Transparency
  • Co-responsibility
  • Accountability


  1. Collaborating and partnering with all U.S. Bishops and all Church leaders—lay, ordained, and religious—Leadership Roundtable promotes dialogue and fosters full utilization of the unique gifts of lay experts in the multiple aspects of stewardship: leadership, management, finance, communications, and human resources.
  2. Identifying best practices in the multiple aspects of stewardship—management, finance, communications, and human resources—Leadership Roundtable works to help address specific needs within the Church. Then, working together with all partners, it helps fulfill the Church’s mission by promoting, adapting, and applying these best practices.
  3. Using its convening power and desire to partner, Leadership Roundtable provides an avenue for the laity to exercise their Baptismal duties and incorporate their expertise into daily life of the Church, thus serving the Catholic Church in the United States.