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Justice and Peace

JPIC Directorate & JPIC Office

The Holy Name Province has two groups to assist its various ministries and the public experience this invitation to transform the world.

JPIC Directorate

The Directorate for Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation is one of the structures charged by the Provincial Leadership to help the friars and ministries of Holy Name Province fully live the call. The Directorate is comprised of friars and lay partners in ministry who meet to plan and coordinate the larger JPIC agenda of the province as determined by the decisions of Chapter meetings, the Provincial Council and the initiative that grow organically from the needs of the HNP ministries.

JPIC Directorate members (2011–2014)

  • Jacek Orzechowski, OFM, Chair
  • Larry Hayes, OFM, Council Liaison
  • Stephen DeWitt, OFM
  • John Gill, OFM
  • Karl Koenig, OFM
  • Suzanne Kush, CSSF
  • Russel Murray, OFM
  • Megan Nerz
  • Paul O'Keeffe, OFM
  • A. Francis Soucy, OFM
  • Gonzalo Torres, OFM
  • Russ Testa, JPIC Animator

JPIC Office

In 2000, the Holy Name Province created an Office for Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation to help the Province and its ministries strengthen the quality and quantity of their JPIC programs. The Office takes its direction from the JPIC Directorate and the administration of Holy Name Province. In addition to province-wide initiative and action, the Office and its staff assist individual Province ministries as their JPIC needs arise.

JPIC Office Staff Members
  • Russ Testa, Director
  • Fran Eskin-Royer, Sr. Staff Assistant

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