Rev. Carl L. Pieber, C.M., Ph.D., Executive Director
Father Pieber has served as CAMM's Executive Director since August of 2007. He has also served as the Director of Development for the Congregation of the Mission since April of 2004. He earned a Doctor of Philosophy degree in University Administration from State University of New York at Buffalo, in 1991. His Master of Divinity is from DeAndreis Institute of Theology, in Lemont, IL. He also holds a Master of Arts in Religious Studies, from DePaul University, in Chicago, IL, and a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from Cardinal Glennon College, in St. Louis, MO.
Prior to joining CAMM, Father Pieber served as Director for the International Congregation of the Mission, in Rome, Italy, and as the Director of Development for the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston, Texas.
Earlier in his ministry, Father served as Director of Student Activities and also as Associate Director of Campus Ministry at DePaul University in Chicago, IL.
Lizanne Magarity Pando, Director of Communications
Though Lizanne came from a long history in the Automobile business, she is no stranger to the Priests and brothers of St. Vincent de Paul, the Vincentians. “My father was forever running fundraisers for one parish thing or another. And we were expected to help when we were told. Some where along the line I learned to love the work of the Vincentians and learned a thing or two about fundraising and marketing.”
“We grew up in Immaculate Conception parish, here in Germantown, as did my parents. We had many friends, young and old who were Vincentians. Some have passed on but many of them are still working today. I am truly honored to work for such great men.”
Lizanne is a graduate of Mount St. Joseph’s Academy in Flourtown, University of Delaware, BA in Chemistry and Business. She has worked for McNeil Pharmaceutical, Magarity Chevrolet & Ford, and started a center at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia for those with Down Syndrome by creating a Buddy Walk for Trisomy 21 (Down Syndrome) at Villanova that still continues today.
She is married 20 years to her husband, Jim, and has two daughters, Cyndi – 11 and Jenna – 10.
When things need to be creative or you need to get the word out there, Lizanne is the one to call. She is always willing to listen and loves to help.
Fr. Michael Shea, C.M. Associate Director of The Central Association of the Miraculous Medal
Rev. Michael J. Shea, C.M. was born in Brooklyn, New York as the youngest of six children. After graduation from high school, he entered the Vincentian minor seminary in Princeton, New Jersey. He was ordained a priest in 1970 and for the next 13 years he taught in a number of high schools in Philadelphia.
From 1983 to 1993 Father Shea divided his time between Niagara University, NY and Auburn Univ., AL. In 1993 he was assigned to St. Lazare Retreat House in Spring Lake, MI and served there until his recent assignment to the Central Association of the Miraculous Medal.
Fr. Has recently become a regular writer for the Catholic Standard and & Times, and could be heard saying Mass on Holy Spirit Radio, 6ABC and being interviewed on His Sign Radio. Fr. Shea is a 2005 Life Achievement Award recipient of the Right to Life of Michigan and the current Associate Director of The Central Association of the Miraculous Medal.
In 2005, Fr. Shea received the Life Achievement Award from the right Life of Michigan. He also promoted devotion to Mary by having a life-sized statue to Mary's apparition to St. Catherine Laboure sculpted and erected on the grounds of St. Lazare Retreat House. Bishop Walter Hurley, the bishop of Grand Rapids, dedicated the statue on July 18, 2007.
Fr. Shea will be responsible for promoting Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal & and Mary's Miraculous Medal Family (the largest prayer apostolate in the world) throughout the United States. Fr. Shea is available to come to archdioceses, dioceses, parishes, Schools, Nursing facilities, other religious organizations to speak on the Special Devotion to Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal and the Miraculous Medal Novena.
If you would like Fr. Shea to come to speak to your Parish or Group, please email him at email@example.com or call 800-523-3674