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Sister Donna L. Ciangio

Sr. Ciangio Named 2018 Chancellor of the Archdiocese of Newark

Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, C.Ss.R., Archbishop of Newark, has appointed Sister Donna L. Ciangio, O.P., D. Min. of the Dominican Sisters of Caldwell as Chancellor of the Archdiocese of Newark. She succeeds Rev. Msgr. Michael A. Andreano, KCHS, who had served in the role as Chancellor since 2012 and who earlier this year accepted new responsibilities as pastor of Ss. Peter and Paul Church in Hoboken, NJ.

In commenting on the appointment, Cardinal Tobin stated: “Sr. Donna’s extensive experience in the areas of parish vitality and pastoral direction, congregational and leadership development, faith formation, Small Christian Communities, parish pastoral council development, and consulting with parishes and dioceses will serve the people of the Archdiocese well in the coming years as we begin to formulate and implement a vision of this local Church of Newark into the future.”

Sister Donna has spent the past 11 years as Principal and Founder of Church Leadership Consultation, an organization specializing in mission advancement, training and pastoral planning. From 1994 until 2007, she served as Director of Pastoral Services for the New York-based National Pastoral Life Center. She also serves on the Caldwell University Board of Trustees and the Board of Directors of the Center for Ministry Development. Sister Donna earned a B.A. in Fine Arts and a B.A. in Religious Studies from Caldwell University, her M.A. in Fine Arts from New York University and her Doctor of Ministry, with distinction, from Drew University.

She is the recipient of the Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice Papal Award, the Diocesan Award of the Diocese of Malolos, Philippines for outstanding service to the people of that diocese, the Diocesan Award of the Archdiocese of Agana, Guam, and the Msgr. Thomas A. Klesissler award from Renew International.