Stewardship initiative honors superintendent of schools

Photo Caption: Dr. Sharon Weiss is the recipient of the Pope Francis Leadership Award from the Resource Renewal Project.

The Resource Renewal Project, a stewardship initiative of the Coleman Group of Chicago, has named Dr. Sharon Weiss as the recipient of its Pope Francis Leadership Award. She will be honored at a dinner in Chicago on Jan. 12.

The organization noted that Weiss, superintendent of Catholic schools for the Diocese of Peoria, has provided “tremendous vision, faith, support and compassion to the children, teachers, principals and priests of Peoria, as well as to the broader Catholic community.” She was also cited for working “closely and collaboratively” with Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, and for reflecting the “patience, prudence and thoughtfulness” Pope Francis has demonstrated in his ministry.

“I am grateful and honored to receive the Pope Francis Leadership Award from the Coleman Consulting Group,” Weiss said. “My co-workers, Mr. Jerry Sanderson, Dr. Susan Stolt, Mr. Bill Engelbrecht, Mrs. Roberta Gifford and Mrs. Pat Schelp, are a wonderful team that assists me daily in making Bishop Jenky’s vision a reality for his Catholic schools.”

At the same celebration, the Resource Renewal Project will also award The Brother Thomas Minta, CSC Leadership Award to Roberta Nichols, communications coordinator at St. Raymond de Penafort Parish in Mount Prospect, and The Father Patrick J. Henry Leadership Award to Father Wayne Watts, pastor of St. John Berchmans Parish in Chicago.

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