The NACMS staff is dedicated to serving the Marianist Family with resources, programs, publications, research, and library materials. Learn more about the mission, our team, and our contact information!

Our Mission

The North American Center for Marianist Studies provides resources to people interested in the Marianist Family—including brothers, sisters, priests, and laypeople—and to Marianist ministries. Through programs, publications, research, and a special library collection, NACMS strives to link the vision of the Marianist Founders—William Joseph Chaminade, Adèle de Batz de Trenquelléon, and Marie Thérèse de Lamourous—to the contemporary Church and world. NACMS is sponsored by the Society of Mary, a Catholic religious order.

Our Staff

Mike Bennett, Media Administrator. Mike oversees social media content, newsletter, website, and audio and video production. He utilizes audio-visual media to capture the lived experiences of the Marianist Charism to build our media library and to inspire others to deepen their Marianist commitments.

Lauren Boyd, Office Coordinator. Lauren oversees the daily operations of the NACMS office.  She is responsible for bookkeeping for all NACMS accounts, facilitates office communications, manages distribution of our resources, and provides support in preparation for and during programs and meetings. 

Caitlin Cipolla-McCulloch, Program Administrator. Caitlin oversees NACMS programming, which provides the Marianist Family throughout the world opportunities to engage their lives in the Marianist Spirit. Her work at NACMS builds the capacity of NACMS staff the Marianist Family as a whole to grow intellectually and spiritually in the Charism.

Mallory Fowler, Program and Technology Assistant. Mallory provides research, logistical, and technological support to the NACMS staff. Working especially with the Office Coordinator and Media Administrator, she serves the staff by enacting online strategies, preparing meeting minutes, managing office tech hardware, and organizing records, both in print and online.

Daniel Jordan, Publications Coordinator. Dan is the managing editor for our website and chief editor for print publications intended for wide audiences and for scholarship.

Andrew Kosmowski, SM, Lead Librarian. Brother Andrew arrived after five years at the Marian Library. Major responsibilities include reference research and cataloging items NACMS owns to provide an accurate catalog. He is active in theological and Catholic librarianship, presenting at conferences for Atla and the Catholic Library Association. He also collaborates with librarians at other institutions for mutual benefit, such as ensuring Marianists are identified correctly in appropriate library databases.

George Lisjak, Director. George ensures that the complex of efforts around research, programs, publications, library development, resourcing, and links to the worldwide Marianist Family are funded and operating well. He conducts some programs and oversees the NACMS Working Groups, which are designed to promote quality and innovation in the areas listed above.

Timothy Phillips, SM, Resident Scholar. Brother Tim is the Scholar-in-Residence at NACMS. He spends part of the year in Dayton assisting NACMS with special projects, and spends the other part of the year assisting the Marianists of Eastern Africa in Nairobi, Kenya.

Teresa Trimboli, Librarian. Teresa provides reference services to the staff and those NACMS serves. In addition, Teresa's responsibilities include the maintenance of the Library's print periodical and newsletter holdings, as well as being responsible for a variety of specialized changing library projects. 

Our Location

The NACMS office is housed in the Chaminade Center at Mount St. John, the same property on which the Bergamo Center for Lifelong Learning, Marianist Environmental Education Center, the Marianist Mission, the Novitiate, and Queen of Apostles are located. For more on our location please visit our "Visit Us" page.

NACMS Mailing Address
Chaminade Center
4435 E. Patterson Rd.
Dayton, OH 45430-1083

Contact Information

Phone: (937) 429-2521