Becoming a Leader

Responding To the Call

A Calling to Leadership is an invitation to all baptized members of Pax Christi to discern for a Council. According to the Closing Reflection from Vatican II, Apostolate of the Laity, “We ask that you make a willing, noble, and enthusiastic response to God’s call. Christ is calling you! The spirit is urging you. Welcome this call with an eager heart and a generous spirit.”

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Council leadership at Pax Christi reflects callings at every stage of life. Adults are called. Youth are called too. Members bring their own unique gifts, and talents to leadership. There is a spirit of collegiality, inclusion, and openness at Pax Christi. Servant Leadership is at the heart of our Councils. We reach a decision to serve through Prayer, Reflection, and Community Affirmation.

We invite you to watch the Orientation Video, CLICK HERE TO VIEW, and meet community members who are transforming Pax Christi through their leadership.

How Does A Calling to Leadership Work? Four Step Process:

  1. Fill out a Nomination Form (No commitment required at this time) - CLICK HERE
  2. Gather Information and Discern (See Next Steps and Events below)
  3. Attend Commitment Night
  4. Attend Orientation - On-Boarding

Next Steps:

After you fill out a Nomination Form, you will be invited to attend gatherings on Zoom to learn more about serving on a Pax Christi Council. Watch for details. If you have questions, please contact Maura Schnorbach in Development and Engagement at 952-405-7220 or

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A Calling to Leadership Events 2023

  • Commitment Night
    Tuesday, May 9, 7:00pm in the Hall of Martyrs Room 268
  • New Leader Orientation/Onboarding
    Wednesday, August 9, 7:00pm in the Hall of Martyrs Room 268
  • Lay Leadership Kick off
    Tuesday, August 15, 6:30pm


View Nomination Form Here

Also includes a Commonly Asked Questions Sheet


Additional Resources

Orientation Video - CLICK HERE TO VIEW

Video created by the Lay Leadership Development and Engagement Council, March 2020. (20 minutes)

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Council Led: Pax Christi Orientation -

Power Point created by the Lay Leadership Development and Engagement Council, August 2020.

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Your Personal Invitation - CLICK HERE TO VIEW

Article by parishioner Dave Putrich, March 2020, Pax Christi Magazine

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