Strategic Planning Working Group

Monsignor Mauricio West,

Vicar General and Chancellor, Catholic Diocese of Charlotte

Rev.Fr. George Nkeze Jingwa, Ed.D.

Pro-chancellor/ President

Rev. Fr Nkeze George Jingwa is the Pro-Chancellor and President of the Catholic University Institute of Buea (CUIB), Cameroon, and the Bishop\'s delegate for Special Duties, Government and Foreign missions for the Catholic Diocese of Buea, Cameroon, West Africa. He was a speaker at the 2009 International Symposium on African Education organized by the Salesian University (Rome), the university from where he obtained his PhD in Sciences of Education in 2007. He has a substantial experience in the field of education and academic arena. Rev. Fr. Nkeze has served as a College Principal, Diocesan Secretary for Education, the Pioneer Director of John Paul II institute of Theology for the Laity (JOPASIT) and Pioneer President of UIDB, Cameroon. Rev. Fr. Nkeze is a member of the International Association for Supervision and curriculum Development, ASCD, and a contributor to International and National periodicals such as the Periodicum Internationale trimestre editum a professoribus Pontificiae Studiorum Universitatis Salesianae-Romae, L\'effort Camerounais and Journal for Catholic Higher Education.

The Journal of Catholic Higher Education is the peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary, semi-annual journal of the association of Catholic Colleges and Universities. It is the only international journal dedicated solely to the distribution of scholarly work and commentary with a focus on contemporary Catholic Higher Education in the United States and around the world. His publications include African-centred Pedagogy and m\'bangsuma: Underpinnings from the Cameroon culture, (2007) Salesian University Press, Rome. How to be an Intercessor: A study Manual for Beginners, Maryland Printers, Bamenda, 2008; Lord Teach us How to Pray... A prayer Manual for Intercessors, Maryland Printers, Bamenda, 2011, Let my People go, 101: Prayers, Litanies and Invocations to Cast out Evil Spirits, Maryland Printers, Bamenda, 2011 and Curses, Hexes, and Spells: How to be Released from them, Maryland Printers, Bamenda, 2013 and : In New Wineskins: The Economy of Communion as a Model for Catholic Business Schools in Africa-The case of the University Institute of the Diocese of Buea (UIDB), newly published in the 2012 summer edition of Journal for Catholic Higher education.

Recently he was selected as a member of the organizing committee representing the African Continent for the 9th International symposium on Catholic Social Thought and Management Education scheduled to take place in Manila, the Philippines in 2015. Rev. Fr. Nkeze\'s expertise is in Catholic and African-centered Education He also loves restoring the African identity.

Robert Gallagher

Robert Gallagher serves as Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Good Will Publishers, Inc. Prior to joining Good Will as an executive, Mr. Gallagher was a partner in a successful law firm. He has used his financial and legal expertise, as well as his energetic entrepreneurship, to launch multiple ventures related to the publishing and distribution of Catholic media. He is a Knight of Malta and serves as an active board member or volunteer with numerous civic, educational, and religious organizations

Jim Kelley

Jim Kelley, CFRE, has been a professional fundraiser for 27 years. He is the Director of Development for the Catholic Diocese of Charlotte, North Carolina and he is also Executive Director of the Diocese's Foundation. Jim has been certified by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) since 1993 and serves as presenter for two national training programs.

In 1997 he was recognized as the Outstanding Fundraising Executive by the Charlotte Chapter of AFP. Jim has served on the International Catholic Stewardship Council (ICSC) board since 1994 and was elected president of the board in May 2007; and has served in several ICSC committees. He authored, co-authored and edited several Catholic stewardship manual publications.

 In 2000 Jim received the Bishop Connare Award for Excellence from ICSC. Mr. Kelly has significant board experience having chaired 21 nonprofit boards over the last 20 years. Jim holds a bachelor’s degree from Yale University. In the past ten years, Jim has been recognized with five major awards for his service and volunteerism. Two of these awards have been named in honor of him –one from the local Homeless Services Network and one from the United Way of Central Carolinas.

Rick Rotondi

Rick Rotondi has over 25 years of experience in Catholic publishing. As Vice President of New Business Development for Saint Benedict Press, he acquires and develops titles and video programming and makes Saint Benedict Press content available in new channels through licensing, distribution, and special sales.


Before coming to Saint Benedict Press in 2010, Rick held positions at publishers C.D. Stampley Enterprises and Sophia Institute Press. Rick has been published by periodicals including Catholic Digest, New Oxford Review, and Crisis magazine, and is co-author of the book and video series Queen of Heaven. Rick is an experienced marketer and has assisted large nonprofits with direct mail communications and fundraising.


Rick is a magna cum laude graduate of Georgetown University with a bachelor's degree in English and Philosophy. A native of greater Boston, Rick makes his home in Charlotte, NC where he is an active member of St. Vincent de Paul parish and the Order of Malta.

Rev. Fr. Basil Sede

 Rev. Fr. Basile Sede Noujio was born in Fianog - Kumba, Cameroon on the 28thof December, 1970.   After obtaining his Advanced Level, Fr. Sede studied at the St. Thomas Aquinas’ Major Seminary in Bambui, Cameroon and was ordained Priest on the 16th of April 1998. 

He served in Ikasa Parish in the Ndian Division of Cameroon; and then in Bishop Rogan Minor Seminary, Buea Cameroon as the Spiritual Director, and then in Mbonge  and Kumba-Mbeng Parishes in the Diocese of Buea. He also served as the Principal of St Francis High School, Kumba and as Chaplain of St. Joseph College, Sasse. In 2008, Fr. Sede went for further studies at the Université Catholique d'Afrique Centrale (Catholic University of Central Africa), Yaounde, Cameroon where he obtained an MA in Philosophy in 2010. Immediately after, he was appointed pioneer Executive Vice President and Vice President for Pastoral Services in the then newly erected Catholic University Institute of Buea. 

In 2012 Fr. Sede was admitted into the Pontifical Lateran University, Rome for further studies.  In 2016 Fr. Sede obtained his PhD in Philosophy specializing in Philosophy of History and Comparative Philosophy. While studying for his PhD at the Pontifical Lateran University, with the assistance of the authorities of the University, Fr. Sede got admitted into the Sophia University in Lopiano – Florence, where he did a one year diplomat course in Management Sciences with a focus on the Economy of Communion.  As a PhD student, Fr. Sede also had the opportunity to perform his priestly duties in Italy, Germany, Belgium, Holand and in the United States of America where he presently lives.

Fr. Sede has served at St. James the Greater Parish, Concord and St. Vincent the Poor Parish, in the Catholic Diocese of Charlotte. Presently he is the Pastor of St. Benedict the Moor Parish, Winston Salem and Good Shepherd Mission, King, in the Catholic Diocese of Charlotte. 

 Alongside his Pastoral duties, Fr. Sede is coordinating the affairs of the Catholic University Institute of Buea in the United States, establishing valuable relationships, including with the local Christian Communities and the St. Benedict St. Benedict Printing Press in Charlotte.

Vincent F. Saele

Vincent F. Saele is a retired senior fundraising executive with over 40 years of experience in the United States and Canada. He is a former Senior Vice President of Johnson & Wales University, Senior Counsel for Home & Hospice Care of Rhode Island, Senior Counsel for Changing Our World, Inc. of New York, and Vice President & Partner of Community Counseling Service Co., Inc. (CCS) headquartered in New York city.


Vince is a recognized lecturer/mentor for fundraising professionals, non-profit Boards, clergy and executives. He is a former trustee of Canisius College, Buffalo, NY, his alma mater where he received both his BS and MS degrees. Vince continues to assist various organizations and institutions both in the United States and world-wide. He and his wife Suzanne are residents of Indian Land, South Carolina.

Eric Sede

Eric was born in Cameroon and studied at the Bishop Rogan Minor Seminary Buea, before moving to Italy to further his studies.   Eric obtained a Doctor in Pharmacy from the University of Ferrara, Italy in 2004, and then moved to the USA

Eric is a pharmacist and managing director at Global Bridge Pharmaceutical Inc. headquartered in Charlotte NC. He is passionate about collaborative healthcare projects between the United States and Africa. His vision is to use his professional experience and long term relationships to improve health outcomes in Cameroon and other African countries.  As a devoured Catholic, Eric is passionate about the welfare of the clergy and is a permanent host to visiting Clergy and Christians from Africa.  He is also a very active member of his local Parish in Charlotte as well as Cameroonian Catholic and Community Associations.    Besides spending time with family and friends, Eric also enjoys travelling and sports.

Frank Sadat