NSC Members and NSC Council
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CURRENT NSC MEMBERS
Jimmy Archer has been involved in the Catholic Charismatic Renewal since 1975 when he was baptized in the Holy Spirit. His life was forever changed that day as the unconditional love of God was poured into his heart. Jimmy has served the Lord since out of gratitude in what he refers to as, “His heart Ministries” (formed by the heart of God to present His Heart!). Presently he is a member of the Pastoral Service Team for the renewal in West Virginia. He was on the NSC Council from March 2008 until he was elected to the National Service Committee in January 2011. He was re-elected January 2014 and again in January 2017.
Jimmy was born and raised in Brooklyn NY and moved his family to West Virginia in 1991 accepting a position with the Grumman Aerospace Corporation as Plant Manager of their newly constructed assembly plant. He was married in 2013 after his first wife died several years before.
He remains open to the love of the Father being poured out through the Holy Spirit revealing Jesus, and hopes to be continually transformed, becoming a conduit of His love to the world! (updated 11/2017)
Jim Beckman is a Scholar in Residence at the Augustine Institute in Denver, CO where he serves as a Professor of Leadership, Evangelization and Discipleship. He also coordinates the Leadership for the New Evangelization Program for the Institute. He has been involved with parish ministry, evangelization and leadership development for more than 30 years. A graduate from Franciscan University of Steubenville in 1987, Jim has served in various roles of leadership of national, regional and local ministry ever since. He is a dynamic and passionate speaker and has a great love for the Church. He has built solid and thriving ministry programs in several parishes over the years. He and his wife, Meg, live in Edmond, OK with their five children: Aaron, Claire, Daniel, Jonathan and Brian. He was elected to the NSC in March 2015. (Updated 11/2017)
Sister Lucy Lukasiewicz, DLJC was born, Linda Kay Lukasiewicz, in Grand Island, Nebraska. At age 17, Linda began to hear of and experience charismatic prayer meetings and baptism in the Holy Spirit. Soon after she she was given information about the Disciples of Lord Jesus Christ, which is a Catholic Charismatic Franciscan Religious Institute of Sisters. Linda came to the Disciples at age 19, and received the name Sister Lucy as a novice. She professed her first vows in 1984, and her final vows in 1988. She was elected Superior General January 21, 2002 and served in that position for 12 years, finishing her term in January 2014. She was elected to the National Service Committee in January 2012 and was re-elected in 2015.
Sister Lucy’s greatest joy is praising the Lord and bringing people to a deeper realization of a great God who has a plan for their life. Her heart says, ”Lord, I am your servant. I have come to do Your will.” (updated 7/2016)
Tom Mangan of Coraopolis, Pennsylvania received his BA in Psychology from Duquesne University. He was the Senior Coordinator of the People of God Community and is currently a member of Sword of the Spirit Council. He has also been President of the Catholic Charismatic Leaders’ Fellowship.
He is married to Patty and they have four children. He was elected to the NSC in January 2013 and re-elected in 2016.
Bill Marcotte has over 25 years of experience in Catholic pastoral ministry experience, both at parish and diocesan levels, and brings with him a wide-range knowledge and expertise in non-profit management and developing program strategies, including collaborative communication, visionary leadership and spearheading volunteer project teams.
Since July, 2013 Bill has been Pastoral Associate \ Parish Manager of St. Andrew Catholic Parish in Chandler, AZ. He previously served as Executive Director of Living Water Retreat Center, and has also served as Director of Youth and Young Adult Evangelization for the Diocese of Phoenix for over 5 years – giving support, training and vision to pastors and youth leaders throughout the Diocese of Phoenix for effective youth and young adult evangelization.
Bill earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree from Arizona State University in Communications\Public Relations and his Master’s of Theology Degree from the University of San Francisco.
Since 1984 Bill has been active in youth, young adult and adult evangelization pioneering a variety of new methods of evangelization and catechesis through the founding of Youth Arise North America (now Caritas in Veritate), and Catholic Network Ministry. From 1994 to 2000, he served as Our Lady of Mt. Carmel’s Director of Youth and Young Adults. In 1999 received the “Vision Award” from the Diocese of Phoenix in Youth Evangelization.
He is married to Beth and they have five children. Bill and his family reside in Tempe and attend Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Parish. He was elected to the NSC in March 2015.
Ron Riggins – newly elected to the National Service Committee in 2015. He is a convert to Catholicism, giving his life to Christ at a Charismatic Presbyterian Summer Youth Conference at age 17. He came into full communion with the Catholic Church at the Easter Vigil in 2003. He and his wife Terry have been married thirty-four years and have three adult children. Over the years he grew in various leadership roles, in his parish and in the Diocese of Arlington, for example, RCIA and Catholic Charities, and in the Renewal. He founded and continues to lead a bank consulting firm. Ron was invited to join the NSC Council last year, and has spoken to the Service Committee’s donors and this year’s Conference attendees on the Campaign, Toward the Jubilee: 50 Years of Grace for the New Evangelization.
Casey Sprehe A native of New Orleans, Casey and her husband Kevin are parents of four young children. She spends her time painting, building towers and being a personal chef and chauffeur for her family. Outside of the home, she is highly involved in the Charismatic Renewal and in her home parish.
Casey first experienced the power of the Holy Spirit at a teen retreat sponsored by the Catholic Charismatic Renewal of New Orleans in 2000. She earned an undergraduate degree in theology education from Holy Cross College and a master’s degree in Catechesis and Evangelization at The Augustine Institute. In 2013, she joined the NSC.
Casey enjoys speaking on matters of the Catholic faith. She has a heart for the New Evangelization and ministers around the country. She is especially called to bridge the generational gap and help millennials strengthen their faith and become leaders in the Charismatic Renewal and the Church.
Walter Matthews has been Executive Director for the National Service Committee of the Catholic Charismatic Renewal of the United States since January 1993. He began working for the National Service Committee as Associate Director in May 1984. He has been involved in the Catholic Charismatic Renewal since January 1972 and has served in various leadership positions in the Renewal for over 40 years.
In April 1990 Pope John Paul II appointed Matthews to a five-year term as a member of the Pontifical Council for the Laity. The department is at the direct service of the Pope. His term, which had been extended one year, ended in April 1996. He has also served as an Advisor to the U.S. Bishops’ Committee on the Laity.
He is a native of New York City and is married to the former Claire Casey. The Matthews have three adult children (two of whom are married), two grandchildren, and live in Locust Grove, Virginia. (Updated 2/2015)
The National Service Committee has gathered about 50 leaders from throughout the US as the NSC Council. For more information and for a list of Council members click here.
The National Service Committee has four Consultants. There is one Episcopal Consultant, two Theological Consultants, and one Liaison Consultant. For more information and biographies please click here.