Catholic Charities USA Names Fr. Ragan Schriver, of Catholic Charities of East Tennessee, as New Board Member-elect

ALEXANDRIA, Va., June 15, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Catholic Charities USA (CCUSA), one of the nation's leading human services organizations, announced today that Fr. Ragan Schriver, Executive Director of Catholic Charities of East Tennessee, has been named as a new Board Member-elect.  His Board membership is scheduled to take effect during CCUSA's Annual Gathering in St. Louis, MO, held September 29 to October 3, 2012.

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"We are so very fortunate that Fr. Ragan will be joining our Board; he brings not only a wealth of experience, but also a tremendous amount of passion and energy for life and our work," said Rev. Larry Snyder, President and CEO of CCUSA.  "We have benefited from his engagement and inspiring speaking for many years, and now we welcome his further involvement and leadership."

A native of Knoxville, TN, Fr. Schriver has been Executive Director of Catholic Charities of East Tennessee since 1999.  During much of that time, he also served as an Associate Pastor and high school coach and teacher in the Knoxville area.  Presently, he is the Pastor of Holy Family Catholic Church.  He has served as Chair of the Diocesan Directors section of CCUSA, as Director of the Catholic Campaign for Human Development, and as a member of CCUSA's Social Policy Committee.  Fr. Schriver was honored as the professional of the year by the Tennessee Conference of Social Welfare, and is an avid runner, tennis player and cyclist.

Catholic Charities USA's members provide help and create hope for more than 10 million people a year regardless of religious, social, or economic backgrounds. For almost 300 years, Catholic Charities agencies have worked to reduce poverty by providing a myriad of vital services in their communities, ranging from health care and job training to food and housing.

SOURCE Catholic Charities USA




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