Sisters of St. Joseph name Mary Anne Doyle, CSJ,

the new Executive Director

of the Corporation for the Sponsored Ministries

Download a PDF version of this press release here: CSM Exec Dir announcement 6-8-18

June 6, 2018

Brighton, MA: On Monday, June 4, 2018, the Board of Directors of the Corporation for the Sponsored Ministries [CSM] of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Boston unanimously approved the decision to offer Sister Mary Anne Doyle, CSJ, the position of Executive Director of the Corporation for the Sponsored Ministries. This appointment was affirmed by the CSJ Leadership Team and will be effective in August 2018.

An inclusive and nationwide search for the position of Executive Director was conducted in conjunction with the independent search counsel of The Reid Group. The Reid Group vetted, interviewed, and evaluated an extensive pool of potential candidates. The search committee, consisting of four CSJ Board members, subsequently narrowed the talented field to three exceptional candidates. The interview team that included CSM Board members and executives from the ministries selected Sister Mary Anne Doyle, CSJ.

Sister Mary Anne began her ministry in education. Since the early 1980s, she has been involved in facilitating a variety of groups both nationally and locally in the development and implementation of planning processes.  She was also a member of the CSJ Leadership Team for six years where one of her major responsibilities was planning and oversight of CSJ facilities.

Currently, Sister Mary Anne is the Parish Business Manager at St. Julia Parish in Weston, MA.  Previous positions include Associate Director of the 8th Synod of the Archdiocese of Boston during which she designed processes that enabled the parishioners of the archdiocese to participate and offer their perspectives on where the church ought to be moving. At the conclusion of this synod, she designed and implemented the formation process for the establishment of Parish Pastoral Councils in all the parishes of the Archdiocese of Boston. Sister Mary Anne has served on several boards of CSJ Sponsored Ministries including Regis College, Fontbonne Academy, Jackson Walnut Park, Bethany Health Care Center, the former Aquinas College and the former Mount St. Joseph Academy – now St. Joseph Preparatory High School.

Sister Mary Anne Doyle, CSJ, brings to this position a passion for mission as witnessed in each of the CSJ sponsored ministries. In addition, she brings the skills necessary to encourage collaboration and communication among all Sponsored Ministries of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Boston, provide formation opportunities for the Boards and staff of the ministries, and assist with strategic and financial planning for these ministries.

Sister Mary Anne succeeds Suzanne Kearney whose vision and expertise as Executive Director of the Corporation for fifteen years has been invaluable. Suzanne and Sister Mary Anne will work together during this time of transition in the Sponsored Ministry Office. In considering this position Sister Mary Anne stated, “I would love the opportunity to work with our Sponsored Ministries as they develop strategic and financial plans to ensure their long-term vitality and viability. That vitality is dependent on the ministries’ recognition that they belong to something larger than themselves and that collaboration is ‘the name of the game’ in today’s culture and society.”

We are grateful that Sister Mary Anne Doyle accepted the offer of the CSJ Corporation for Sponsored Ministries Board of Directors and look forward to her leadership in this position.


Rooted in the Core Values of the Sisters of Saint Joseph, the Corporation for the Sponsored Ministries connects the Congregation and its Sponsored Ministries through a lived commitment to the charism and mission of the Sisters of Saint Joseph of Boston. Supporting each ministry’s service to the dear neighbor, the Corporation furthers the effectiveness of mission, quality of ministry and viability through governance, programs and resources.

The sponsored ministries of the Sisters of Saint Joseph of Boston strive to bring the message of God’s active and inclusive love to people of all races and religious beliefs, and to those who find themselves at the breaking points of society. They embrace the Sisters’ Core Values which are: Gracious Hospitality, Love and Service of the Dear Neighbor without Distinction, Peaceful Resolution of Conflict, and Care for All God’s Creation.