MISSIONARY SERVANTS OF THE MOST HOLY TRINITY
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Date: Sept. 4, 2012
THE VERY REVEREND JOHN EDMUNDS, S.T., ELECTED PRESIDENT OF THE CONFERENCE OF MAJOR SUPERIORS OF MEN (CMSM) AT THEIR ANNUAL GENERAL ASSEMBLY
Held August 1-4, 2012 in Houston, Texas, the annual assembly of the Conference of Major Superiors of Men (CMSM), whose leaders represent more than 17,000 Catholic religious brothers and priests in the United States, chose the Very Rev. John S. Edmunds, S.T., Superior General of the Missionary Servants of the Most Holy Trinity in Silver Spring, Maryland, as the President of the Conference for a two-year term.
The Very Rev. Brother Ben L. Consigli, FMS, Provincial of the USA Province of the Marist Brothers of the Schools, was elected as the CMSM Vice President. Abbot Lawrence R. Stasyszen, OSB, of St. Gregory Abbey, Shawnee, Oklahoma, was re-elected to another term as an At-large Board Member. In addition, four new At-large Members of the National Board of Directors were elected: the Rev. James A. Casciotti, SJ, Socius of the Maryland Province of the Society of Jesus; the Very Rev. Michael A. Duggan, MM, U.S. Regional Superior of the Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers; the Rev. Neil Pezzulo, First Vice President of the Glenmary Home Missioners; and the Very Rev. John Puodziunas, OFM, Provincial Minister of the Order of Friars Minor of the Assumption of the BVM Province.
Father Edmunds has been the General Custodian (Superior General) of the Missionary Servants of the Most Holy Trinity and the Chair of CMSM Region 3 since 2007. After his ordination in 1976, he served in several assignments for the Missionary Servants: as Associate Pastor of La Purisima Catholic Church in El Modena, California; as Associate Vocation Director; as Campus Minister at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana; as Associate Pastor of Holy Family/St. Ann’s Church in Lawtell, Louisiana; as Pastor of St. Joseph Church in Holy Trinity, Alabama; and as Director of Post-Novitiate Formation for the Holy Trinity Mission Seminary in Silver Spring, Maryland. Prior to his present leadership role, he was Pastor for seventeen years of Christ the King Church in Jersey City, New Jersey.