Public Policy Committee for the MCC

The Public Policy Committee (PPC) is made up of 15 people appointed by the Board of Directors (Missouri Bishops). These members represent each of the four dioceses in Missouri. The number of representatives from each diocese reflects its Catholic population. Each member serves a three-year term and is required to attend monthly meetings. Those appointed have diverse areas of expertise in areas including education, health, social welfare, government relations, policy analysis and formation. The role of the PPC is to provide expertise/experience in reviewing pending legislation, mobilize Catholics for legislative action and assist with the Missouri Catholic Conference (MCC) Annual Assembly. The PPC also serves as an advisory body to the Board of Directors on legislation.

Archdiocese of St. Louis:

Brandon Rothkopf

Kurt Nelson

Jared Bryson

F. Javier Orozco

Gabe Jones

Msgr. Jack Schuler

Sister Cathy Doherty

Diocese of Kansas City/St. Joseph:

Ron Schieber

Shawn Furey

Bill Francis

Diocese of Jefferson City:

Deacon Wayne Linhardt

Sister Kathleen Wegman

Sister Elizabeth Youngs

Diocese of Springfield/Cape Girardeau:

Nicole Allcock, Chair

Michael Fritz

View the 2017 Public Policy Priorities