2018 Midwest District Mission Congress participants. Photo courtesy of Paco Gonzalez and Lewis University.

Perpetuating the Lasallian Catholic heritage and identity, three Saint Mary’s delegates attended the 2018 Midwest District Mission Congress at Lewis University July 18-20. Ann Merchlewitz, executive vice president and general counsel; Benjamin Murray, vice president for Financial Affairs; and Timothy Gossen, vice president for Mission and Student Life, took part in this event that strengthens our core mission and brings together Lasallian leaders. The Midwest District Mission Congress is an opportunity for delegates from all ministries in the District, together with the District Council and the Lasallian Mission Council, to come together to create the strategic direction for the District. Since Brother Larry Schatz will conclude his term as Visitor in July 2019, this year’s Mission Congress will provide guidance to the new Visitor and his team on the voice of the direction of the District.