New name: What we have previously branded as the Felician Sponsored Leadership Conference (FSLC), we are rebranding as the Felician Leadership Summit (FLS).

The next FLS will occur from September 25th to September 28th, 2022. We remain joyfully optimistic that we can safely gather then.

Read below to learn more about our distinguished group of speakers for FLS 2022.

M. Shawn Copeland
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M. Shawn Copeland is professor emerita of systematic theology at Boston College. Copeland is author or editor of seven books, including Knowing Christ Crucified: The Witness of African American Religious Experience (2018), and essays on theological anthropology, political theology, social suffering, gender, and race.
Andre Cirino, OFM
Andre Cirino, OFMFriar
Andre Cirino, OFM, is a friar minor of the Franciscan Province of the Immaculate Conception, NYC. He studied at Immaculate Conception College and did graduate studies at West Virginia University, Woodstock Jesuit School of Theology, Franciscan studies at the Pontifical University of St. Anthony, Rome. HIs ministerial experience includes parishes, Franciscan formation, education, and publication. He has also worked at the Little Portion Retreat House for the poor in Bronx, and he lectured at the Franciscan International Study Centre, Canterbury, England. Since 1984, he has conducted pilgrimages annually to Italy, Prague, England, Mallorca, France, Germany and the California Missions.
Ann Garrido
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Over the past two decades, Ann has taught a range of courses in pastoral theology, homiletics, and catechetics while also serving in a variety of administrative positions including Director of Field Education, Director of Distance Learning, Director of the Aquinas Ministry Integration Project, Director of the Doctorate of Ministry program, and Director of the Masters in Catechesis of the Good Shepherd.
SM Elizabeth Imler, OSF
SM Elizabeth Imler, OSFVice President of Mission Integration and University Ministry at University of St Francis
Sr. Elizabeth Imler entered the Franciscan Sisters of the Sacred heart in 1982. Her educational background began at St. Mary’s College, Notre Dame University with majors in Physics/Chemistry/Secondary Education. She continued her Master’s Program at Indiana-Purdue University at Fort Wayne. She completed another Master’s Degree at the International Institute at Bonaventure University in New York. Currently, she serves as the University of St. Francis Vice President of Mission Integration and University Ministry.