Board of Directors
The Catholic Foundation of North Georgia is governed by a Board of Directors, comprised of the Archbishop, clergy, and lay leaders. The Board of Directors is responsible for ensuring that the mission, vision, and strategic plan are fulfilled for all Catholics in our archdiocese. The Board oversees the investments, policies, and professional management of the Foundation.
Michael Petrik, Esquire • Chair
Matthew Gries • Vice Chair
Donna Bergeson • Treasurer
John Ripoll • Secretary
Lisa Churchfield • Deputy Treasurer
The Reverend Henry Atem
Consuelo León Ecuyer
The Most Rev. Gregory J. Hartmayer, OFM Conv.
Jo Ann Herold
Jean Harvey Johnson
James “Jaime” Lanier
Richard S. White
David K. Withers
The Reverend Monsignor Edward J. Dillon
Michael L. Keough
Clarence H. Smith
Pastors Advisory Council
A Pastors Advisory Council, comprised of one pastor from each of the ten deaneries in our archdiocese, provides feedback and insight to the Catholic Foundation. The Pastors Advisory Council members also approve the Parish Enrichment Grants.
The Reverend Henry Atem • Chair
The Very Reverend Liam Coyne
The Reverend Timothy Gadziala, J.C.L.
The Reverend Tim Hepburn
The Reverend Stephen Lyness
The Reverend John Murphy
The Reverend Tri John Bosco Nguyen
The Reverend Jefferey Ott
The Reverend Pedro Poloche
The Reverend Sunny Joseph Punnakuziyil
The Reverend Matthew VanSmoorenburg
“Work willingly at whatever you do, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people. Remember that the Lord will give you an inheritance as your reward and that the Master you are serving is Christ.” – Colossians 3:23-24