NCBWL installs new board members

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The new board members for the Nashville Catholic Business Women’s League were installed during the organization’s April meeting. Lynne Warne will succeed Teri Hasenhour Gordon as president.

The Nashville Catholic Business Women’s League’s new board was installed at the April meeting held in the Bishop’s Hall at the Catholic Pastoral Center. 

The new board members include: President Lynne Warne; President-Elect Claudia Weber; Second Vice President, Programs Lisa O’Neill-Sullivan; Communications Director Cora Newcomb; Treasurer Deb Fay; Secretary Janine Moore; Spiritual Life Chair Cheryl Pryor; Membership Chair Kim Hoover; Publicity/Outreach Chair Lisa Link; Hospitality Chair Faye Knochenmus; Development/Pearls of Wisdom Co-Chair Patricia Vance; Development/Pearls of Wisdom Co-Chair Veronica Moreland; Parliamentarian Cindy Zwickel.

Bishop J. Mark Spalding spoke to NCBWL members during the meeting, which also featured remarks from Judy Orr, executive director of Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Nashville, about the impact Catholic Charities has had on the Nashville community, and from diocesan Superintendent of Schools Rebecca Hammel, with updates about Catholic schools in the diocese.

Outgoing NCBWL president Teri Hasenhour Gordon and board members were recognized for their hard work and dedication over the last two years.

The members brought in donations to fill 25 blessing bags full of pampering products for new moms seeking assistance at Catholic Charities, plus infant clothing, toys and baby items. Each month a different nonprofit is chosen for the organization’s social outreach program. 

 The Nashville Catholic Business Women’s League is the Diocese of Nashville’s oldest business organization and celebrated its 70th anniversary in 2020. Membership is open to all Catholic women. 

Through monthly meetings and a variety of programs, members enjoy networking, inspiration, and connections with women throughout the Nashville area. 

A hallmark of the League is its commitment to Catholic education. The NCBWL has raised a total of $350,000 over the life of its scholarship program, which provides tuition assistance to one deserving female freshman at each of the local Catholic high schools for all four years. 

For more information about the League, visit

Women’s spiritual retreat

The Nashville Catholic Business Women’s League will host a Women’s Spiritual Retreat July 23-24 at Bethany House in Dickson County.

The focus of the retreat will be reflecting on the gifts of 2020 as Catholics withstood the pandemic. The program includes: participation in a SoulCore session, which activates the body as we pray the Rosary; a financial and estate preparedness for our survivors presentation; Mass; and time for reflection and bonding with other participants.

Father Joe McMahon, pastor of Holy Family Church in Brentwood, will be the main presenter. 

The cost is $100 and covers all three meals, bedding in an individual room, presentations, and access to outdoor areas for hiking and contemplation. The maximum number of participants is 16.

For additional information and a registration form, visit and click on events. You do not need to be a member to attend.

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