Priest leadership program half finished

Paul Breaux with the Catholic Leaders Institute talks to the priests of the Diocese of Wichita participating in the Good Leaders, Good Shepherds program at the Spiritual Life Center, Wichita.

The priests of the Diocese of Wichita taking part in Good Leaders, Good Shepherds are half way through the program offered by the Catholic Leadership Institute.
The priests participating in the program met Tuesday through Thursday last week at the Spiritual Life Center, Wichita, for the fourth of the six module program.
Ursuline Sister Ellen Doyle, one of the presenters, said the priests discussed leadership models and working in teams during one of the presentations.
The priests participating in the program will ultimately be better pastors, she said. “This is really supportive of the office of governing they receive in Holy Orders.
Priests also receive the offices of teaching and of administering the sacraments as part of Holy Orders.
Sister Ellen said the priests studied team leadership last week after completing modules about leadership of self and leadership of one-to-one.
The priests will complete the Good Leaders, Good Shepherds program in June. It began in December of 2008.
Sister Ellen is the former president of Chatfield College in St. Martin, Ohio. Also presenting last week was Paul Breaux, a former director of youth ministry for the Diocese of Salt Lake, who also works in leadership development.
Good Leader, Good Shepherd teaches leadership skills to priests to help them excel as Christian leaders and Christian witnesses.
The program:
• Follows Jesus as the ultimate model of leadership
• Believes that prayer inspires and sustains all leaders
• Is motivated by the love for the Church