Recent graduates of Loyola Marymount University’s parish business administration certificate program, a collaborative effort of LMU and the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, were recognized June 16 for having completed their formation process.The graduates were recognized by Archbishop José Gomez during the 10 a.m. Mass at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels. Offered through the LMU Center for Religion and Spirituality in conjunction with the archdiocese’s Office of Parish Life, the program covers consensus building, budget preparation and management, facilities management and plant maintenance, fundraising and development, human resources, and canon law. It also helps students make connections with archdiocesan staff and within the business manager community.“This program is open to those already employed in parish administration, those seeking a career in parish administration, or those who are looking to expand their knowledge so as to better serve as a volunteer, council member or other leadership role in a parish or similar setting,” said instructor Greg Chambers, who leads the program with Pat Joyce, business manager at Holy Angels in Arcadia. Classes meet twice a month on Saturdays during the fall and spring semesters at LMU. The next session begins in fall 2014.The 18 graduates of the Parish Business Administration Certificate Program (with their home parishes) are: Eric Brown and Andrea Fowler, St. John Fisher; Vincent Castillo, St. Alphonsus; Andrew Cho, St. Christopher; Jeanette Cole, St. Anselm; Jordi Combs, St. John Eudes; Kevin Corcoran, St. Kateri Tekakwitha; Sandra Domingue, St. Agatha; Teresa Donnelly, St. Peter Claver; Consuelo Galicia-Sheehan, Cathedral Chapel; Guadalupe Garcia, Archdiocese of Los Angeles; Gabriella Gutierrez, St. Mark University Parish; Karina Arias, St. Columbkille; Margaret Miller, St. Mary Magdalene (Corona, San Bernardino Diocese); Rosalinda Montes, Divine Saviour; Michael Morgan, St. Ambrose; Christina Palacios, St. Paul the Apostle; and William Vera, Our Lady Queen of Angels.For more information, call, (310) 338-2799; email [email protected] or [email protected]; or visit{gallery width=100 height=100}gallery/2013/0628/bizmgrs/{/gallery}