McConnaha Named Franciscan Sisters’ Sponsored Ministries CEO

Sister JulieAnn Sheahan

August 23, 2018

MANITOWOC, WIS. — Scott McConnaha has been named president and CEO of Manitowoc, Wis.-based Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity Sponsored Ministries (FSCCM). McConnaha has been with FSCCM for the past 10 years. He has served as acting president and CEO there since June 1.

“Scott McConnaha is a servant leader. He considers his work his vocation, a call from God to collaboratively serve the church in Catholic healthcare and Catholic higher education,” said Sister Natalie Binversie, Community Director of the Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity and the chair of FSCCM’s Board of Trustees. “He has knowledge and experience in areas needed in this time of transition and change,” she added.
“I am thrilled and humbled to be asked to serve as this system’s leader,” said McConnaha. “Over the 10 years that I have been a part of this wonderful ministry, I have gotten to witness the tremendous good that our organizations do in their communities and I am looking forward to many more years of helping to carry out the mission of our Franciscan Sisters.”

Since 2008, McConnaha has served at FSCCM, first as director of corporate relations and then as vice president of mission and strategy. From 2002-2008, he worked at the St. Louis-based Catholic Health Association of the United States (CHA), first as a communications manager in the mission and ethics department and then as editor of CHA’s official journal Health Progress. McConnaha holds master’s degrees in English (University of Missouri-St. Louis) and theology (St. Louis University) and an MBA (University of Scranton). He is a fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives and a veteran of the U.S. Army.

The Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity Sponsored Ministries is a not-for-profit corporation established in 1985 (formerly named Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity HealthCare Ministry) to monitor and manage the health care ministry of the Congregation of the Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity. The health care ministry spans three states—Wisconsin, Nebraska and Ohio—and has existed for over 100 years. In 2012, the name was changed to Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity Sponsored Ministries to reflect the addition of the congregation’s Silver Lake College of the Holy Family, located in Manitowoc, to the corporation. Collectively these ministry organizations have more than 4,000 employees. For more information, visit

Note: Looking for a beautiful Pilgrimage Reflection on solitude? Scott published such a prayer aid. Find it on the FSCCM website. Click here.

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