August 9, 2013

Father Taylor and Sister Jannette elected to national leadership roles

Criterion staff report

Father Kenneth Taylor, pastor of Holy Angels Parish in Indianapolis, and Franciscan Sister Jannette Pruitt, new coordinator of Black Catholic Ministry for the archdiocesan Office of Multicultural Ministry, were elected to national leadership roles at the Joint Conference of four black Catholic organizations held in Chicago on July 28-Aug. 1.

Father Taylor was elected for a two-year term as president of the National Black Catholic Clergy Caucus (NBCCC).

“We’re a means of support for ourselves and to be advocates for the black community throughout the U.S.,” Father Taylor explains. “We want to be sure that the Church hears the voice of the black community and the black clergy and religious.”

Sister Jannette was elected to the board of the National Black Sisters Conference (NBSC).

According to their website, the NBSC’s mission is “to strive to provide ongoing communication and dialogue that focuses on the education and support of African-American women religious.”

“I have always done anything I could do to help the sisters,” says Sister Jannette, “but to find out that I was nominated for the board was a shock, and I very humbly accepted.”

While serving in their outside leadership roles, Father Taylor and Sister Jannette will continue with their archdiocesan duties. †


Related story: Changes announced in Office of Multicultural Ministry

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