Our staff includes a talented and dedicated group of professionals with experience and expertise in the areas of grant writing, project management, communications, training, leadership and financial development.

Artie PingoltArthur A. Pingolt, Jr

Executive Director

Artie’s background has been split almost equally between non-profit education and fundraising and the for-profit world of investment banking. His experience has included Jesuit and Christian Brother schools, capital campaign consulting, and most recently as President of the Missionary Oblate Partnership, an organization with US and international membership that includes Oblates, lay men and women, other mission congregations and US Church leadership. Prior to becoming president of the Partnership, Artie was Managing Director of Institutional Equities for US Bank Piper Jaffray and Senior Vice President of Investments, Vector-Prudential Securities.

His educational background includes an AB, Political Science & Philosophy, Creighton University, graduate studies in Theology, Creighton University, and a Law Degree, William Mitchell College of Law.

Fr.Lord Winner CMF.RomeFather Lord Winner, CMF

Global Strategy and Content Consultant, Workshop Instructor

Father Lord Winner, CMF, a Claretian missionary and General Mission Procurator for his congregation, joined the Mission Project Service leadership team in 2016 as a strategic consultant and workshop instructor.

Fr. Winner has extensive experience in grant research, writing and training in the overall process of “project cycle management.” He has provided more than fifty ‘project management and fundraising trainings’ to missionaries throughout the world. The field of research for his Doctorate was 'Development Practice of Catholic Faith Based Organizations'. Fr Winner currently resides at the Claretian Generalate in Rome, Italy.

jenMPSJennifer Pingolt

Marketing and Communications Consultant

Jennifer has spent the greater part of her career in the “human relations” arena – and has served in various management positions within fortune 500 companies as well as start-up businesses. Over the last several years Jennifer has provided consulting services increasingly focused on strategy, social media and communications in the non-profit arena, servicing national and international organizations. Jennifer received a Masters’ in Vocational Education from the University of Minnesota and obtained her undergraduate degree in philosophy from Minnesota State.

Graciela Etchart, PhD.

Workshop Instructor

Graciela has a PhD in Sustainable Development from the University of Washington and an MBA-CPA from the University of the Republic of Uruguay. She has acted as a researcher in sustainable development and organizational management, as a professor of management, and as an auditor of development projects. Graciela is interested in organizational models that promote the sustainability of local development. Currently, Dr. Etchart is the director of the Office of Oblate Mission Sustainability of the Missionary Oblate of Mary Immaculate, Rome. She joined the Oblates as an Associate in 2001 and worked as the Partnership’s grant writer from 2008 until 2013.

Tom Drexler

Workshop Instructor

Currently the Executive Director of the Ignatian Spirituality Project, Tom has worked in Catholic ministry for the past 30 years. 20 of those years were spent in secondary and higher education and 10 as Executive Director of two separate Non-Profit Organizations. The latter drew on Tom’s abilities in non-profit organization and fundraising. One of the organizations, though based in Washington, DC, worked in 9 countries worldwide. In addition, Tom spent five years living and working in the Dominican Republic where he was part of a team that focused on a variety of community development projects, including construction of simple water systems, school houses, and basic sanitation projects.

Patricio M. Alvelo

Workshop Instructor

Patricio M. Alvelo has worked for the Catholic Church for more than 30 years. He holds a degree in Organization and Management of Civil Societies from UNSAM, Argentina. He also holds a Diploma in Resource Management from Procura A.C (Mexico) - Indiana University. He currently works as President at La Obra, a diocesan institution comprised of an elementary, a secondary and a vocational school. He is a member of the Diocesan Stewardship Council and the Board of Catholic Schools Office Directors in the dioceses. He is a teaching faculty in Resource Management and Fund Raising at UNSAM. He is a member of the CELAM’s team of experts in self-sustaining issues for the evangelizing work in Latin America. He has been content-writer of more than 200 workshops that he delivered solo or together with priests and lay people in different dioceses in Argentina and in many Latin American countries.

He was part of the leading team at Plan Compartir (National Bishop Conference in Argentina from 1999-2012). Plan Compartir was the first national Catholic Program training in Finance, Resource Management through Pastoral lenses. At Compartir, Patricio took care of fundraising and resource management to sustain the Plan’s day to day work and the many projects it carried out at national and international level. He fostered the creation, and later coordinated the Stewardship Network in the Catholic Church in Argentina.

Contributing Editorial Consultants:

Diane Conocchioli

Diane has resided and worked in Washington, D.C. since moving from her native Staten Island, New York in September, 1998. Diane’s areas of professional expertise include management of non-profit, faith-based organizations, including the Archdiocese of New York and The Catholic University of America. She specializes in finance and development, the annual audit and strategic planning. Diane has been a member of the Missionary Oblate Partnership since 2012, and serves as its grant-writer since 2013, as an independent consultant. At present, Diane also serves as co-Editor of the 9th Edition of the Agency Funding Guide and translator of the French version. Diane serves as a Lector and Extraordinary Minister of the Eucharist at The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. Diane’s academic background includes a BA from Fordham University in Politics and Economics as well as Graduate Studies at NYU’s School of Public Administration. In her leisure time, Diane enjoys her home, garden, cooking, dinner with friends, long walks, museums and is an avid fan of The Washington Nationals.

Melissa Keating

Bio coming soon...


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