Dear friends of the Jesuits,
In September 2017, I wrote to you to introduce myself as Director of Advancement for the Jesuit Province and to say hello. It is now time for me to say goodbye. In the spirit of “the more things change the more things stay the same”, I will be returning to the Treasury Department of the Jesuit Province (from where I came) as Director of Finance.
I have truly enjoyed my work over the past five-plus years. I have been honored to meet so many of you over this time, and I will miss you all. I am truly amazed by the deep commitment that so many friends of the Jesuits have to the Jesuit mission and ministry
I will truly miss the excellent team at the Office of Advancement – Colleen Franks, Michael DeCarlo, Erica Zlomislic, Carolyn Hogg, Brother Gerry Forest, SJ, and Mathilde Goldberg. I have truly been blessed with excellent colleagues and friends. I also would like to thank those former Advancement Directors who have always been available to answer my questions and ministry to you, our friends – Fathers Robert Wong, SJ, Robert Foliot, SJ, and Winston Rye, SJ.
I am very pleased to welcome Scott McMaster, who becomes Director of Advancement on July 4, 2022. I am certain that he will become well-known to you all very soon.
Thank you and God Bless.
Barry J. Leidl