The North American Center for Marianist Studies provides resources to people interested in the Marianist Family—including brothers, sisters, priests, and laypeople—and to Marianist ministries. Through programs, publications, research, and a special library collection, NACMS strives to link the vision of the Marianist Founders—William Joseph Chaminade, Adèle de Batz de Trenquelléon, and Marie Thérèse de Lamourous—to the contemporary Church and world. NACMS is sponsored by the Society of Mary, a Catholic religious order.

Our People

Gabrielle Bibeau, FMI, Research and Program Assistant. Sister Gabby helps produce Sharing Our Marianist Stories, our NACMS podcast; teaches sections of the Marianist History Course for novices; provides support to the MSP 2.0 program; and researches and writes on projects related to the Marianist charism.

Lauren Boyd, Office Coordinator. Lauren is responsible for bookkeeping, distribution of our resources, processing orders for NACMS electronic and hard copy publications, and managing the databases related to this work.

Lawrence Cada, SM, Scholar in Residence. Brother Larry is often called upon to find or verify information related to Marianist Studies. Brother Larry is currently editing a new edition of Father Simler’s biography of William Joseph Chaminade.

David Fleming, SM, Scholar in Residence. Father Dave researches and writes on the Marianist heritage and its connection with contemporary theology and with the “Marian model of Church” in our time. His vast skill set includes presenting either in person or via teleconferencing on a host of Marianist topics. Father Dave also accompanies people who are learning about the charism and finding ways to make it real in their life and work.

Patti Gehred, Program Coordinator. Patti oversees a variety of NACMS programs offered to the Marianist Family. These programs provide face-to-face learning opportunities, as well as programming designed to include participants from around the world. NACMS is dedicated to creating curriculum that offers educational opportunities for those new to the Marianist Family and for Marianist scholars working to deepen their understanding of Marianist topics. Patti also creates and distributes the NACMS Newsletter and contributes to and monitors our social media presence, which includes Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Daniel Jordan, Publications Coordinator. Dan is the managing editor for our website and chief editor for print publications intended for wide audiences and for scholarship. He coordinates our activity with our web page designer.

George Lisjak, Director. George ensures that the complex of efforts around research, programs, publications, library development, resourcing, and links to the worldwide Marianist Family are funded and operating well. He conducts some programs and oversees the NACMS Working Groups, which are designed to promote quality and innovation in the areas listed above.

Thomas Redmond, SM,  Program Assistant. Brother Tom coordinates the training of retreat directors for the Spirit of Saragossa Retreat and has served as a retreat director for this same retreat. Brother Tom also assists in teaching some sections of the Marianist history class to Marianist novices, helps with MSP 2.0, and has a small practice in spiritual direction.

Teresa Trimboli, Head Librarian. Teresa serves as the administrator of the NACMS Library.  Along with library organization, she is responsible for acquisitions, cataloging, and providing reference services to the staff and those NACMS serves. Teresa also maintains a collaborative relationship with other Centers of Marianist Studies and with the Marianist Archives of both the Society of Mary and the Daughters of Mary.

Danielle Weidner, Administrative Assistant. Danielle works with the Director on administrative projects and serves the staff by preparing meeting minutes, payroll data, monthly calendars, and bills to ministries for use of our Business Center. She researches solutions to technology issues; partners with the Office Coordinator to provide reception and distribution services; and assists, as needed, with text preparation for publications: both electronic and print formats.

Our Location

The NACMS office is housed in the Chaminade Center at Mount St. John, the same property on which Bergamo Center for Lifelong Learning is located. As Mount St. John is a large campus and shares a common address for all ministries, please consult the attachment (Mount St. John Interior Campus) for our precise location.

NACMS Mailing Address
4435 E. Patterson Road
Dayton, OH