About Us

Members of the Corporation

The Widows Corporation is made up of up to thirty-five volunteer Members of the Corporation who are elected to open-ended terms. The current Members of the Corporation are:

  • The Right Rev'd Allen L. Bartlett, Jr., (elected 1986)
  • James L. Pope, (1992)
  • Paul Spencer Adkins, (1993)
  • Donald H. Roberts, Jr. (1993)
  • Helen R. Bosley, CFA (1998)
  • Roderic H. Ross, CLU, CHFC (1999)
  • The Rev'd Judith L.T. Beck (2002)
  • The Rev'd Rodger C. Broadley (2002)
  • The Rev'd Donald T. Graff (2002)
  • David P. Hegg, FSA (2002)
  • Nolan N. Atkinson, Jr., Esquire (2004)
  • Shirley Gracie (2004)
  • The Right Rev'd Sean W. Rowe (2007)
  • The Rev'd E. Clifford Cutler (2007)
  • Gordon B. Fowler, Jr. (2007)
  • Louisa C. Ridgway (2007)
  • Kathleen A. Stephenson, Esquire (2007)
  • Andrew B. Williams, CFA (2007)
  • The Right Rev'd Edward L. Lee, Jr. (2012)
  • The Rev'd Thomas L. McClellan (2012)
  • Mary Campbell, CPA (2012)
  • Theresa Rollins, Ph.D., CPA (2012)
  • The Right Rev'd Dorsey McConnell (2012)
  • The Rev'd Richard C. Alton (2014)
  • The Rev'd Dr. Theodore C. Babcock (2014)
  • Dana B. Hall, CFA, MDiv (2014)
  • SooHee Lee Lim, CFA (2015)
  • The Rev'd Canon Scott T. Quinn (2015)
  • The Right Rev'd Audrey Scanlan (2015)
  • Albert S. Dandridge, III, Esquire (2016)
  • Stephen B. Heimann, Esquire (2016)
  • The Right Rev'd Daniel G. P. Gutierrez (2016)
  • Clifford W. Komenchak (2017)
  • The Rev'd Isaac Miller (2017)
  • Neville E. Strumpf, Ph.D., R.N. (2017)

The Members of the Corporation elect officers and members of three standing Committees to manage the affairs of the Corporation. The Officers of the Corporation are:

  • The Right Rev'd Daniel G. P. Gutierrez, Bishop of Pennsylvania, President
  • James L. Pope, Vice-President
  • Nolan N. Atkinson, Jr., Esquire, Secretary
  • Kathleen A. Stephenson, Esquire, Assistant Secretary
  • John A. Miller, Treasurer
  • The Rev'd Sherry A. Deets, Assistant to the Treasurer

The Acting Committee is responsible for the management of all the affairs of the Corporation and for setting policy, subject to ratification by the Members of the Corporation. The Acting Committee is chaired by the Vice-President of the Corporation and consists of eight members elected for a maximum of two four-year terms:

Class of 2018:

  • Helen R. Bosley, CFA
  • The Rev'd Rodger C. Broadley

Class of 2019:

  • Dana B. Hall, CFA, MDiv
  • David P. Hegg, FSA

Class of 2020:

  • Albert S. Dandridge, III, Esquire
  • Gordon B. Fowler, Jr.

Class of 2021:

  • The Right Rev'd Edward L. Lee, Jr.
  • Roderic H. Ross, CLU, CHFC

The Audit Committee is responsible for engaging the firm of accountants to conduct an annual audit of the financial statements of the Corporation and for overseeing their work as well as the preparation of the IRS form 990 that must be filed each year. Members are elected for one-year terms without limits:

  • Dr. Theresa Rollins, CPA, Chair
  • Paul Spencer Adkins
  • Mary Campbell, CPA
  • Stephen B. Heimann, Esquire
  • Donald H. Roberts, Jr.
  • Kathleen A. Stephenson, Esquire

The Nominating Committee is responsible for bringing forward recommendations for open seats as Members of the Corporation as well as for membership in the three standing committees. Members are elected for one-year terms without limits:

  • The Rev’d Donald T. Graff, Chair
  • The Rev’d Dr. Theodore C. Babcock
  • The Rev’d Rodger C. Broadley
  • The Rev’d E. Clifford Cutler
  • Shirley Gracie
  • The Rev’d Thomas L. McClellan
  • Roderic H. Ross, CLU, CHFC

The day-to-day management of the work of the Corporation is carried out by Executive Director John A. Miller and Chaplain The Rev’d Sherry A. Deets. Chaplain Deets is assisted by local Assisting Chaplains throughout Pennsylvania:

  • Diocese of Bethlehem: The Rev'd James Rinehart
  • Diocese of Central Pennsylvania: The Rev’d Carenda Baker
  • Diocese of Northwestern Pennsylvania: The Rev’d Alan Coudriet
  • Diocese of Pittsburgh: The Rev’d Dr. William “Jay” Geisler

The Corporation is professionally advised by the following firms / persons:

  • Firm of Accountants: BBD LLP
  • Actuary: CPS Actuaries
  • Chief Examining Physician: Position temporarily unfilled
  • Custodian of Securities: PNC Bank
  • Investment Consultants: Colonial Consulting, LLC
  • Solicitor: Laura N. Solomon, Esquire