Glenmary Announces New Director of Commission on Justice, Peace and Integrity

Posted: 10/25/2016

CINCINNATI, Ohio (Oct. 25, 2016) - Tom Navin has been hired to be Glenmary Home Missioners' Director of the Commission on Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation (JPIC). The position was formerly known as the Director of the Commission on Justice.

Navin has worked for nearly 20 years in the field of Catholic social justice. He spent the last 12 years as Director of Social Action and Prison Ministry for the Diocese of Little Rock, Ark. He has also served in the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston, Texas.

Navin has certificates in Parish Social Ministry, and Formation Toward Christian Ministry. He studied marketing at Indiana University after attending high school at Ursuline High School in his hometown of Youngstown, Ohio. He was the founder of the Catholic Charitities' Summer Institute, a week-long program that immerses high school students in Catholic teaching and theology, and was the recipient of the Annual Community service Award from The Institute of Interfaith Dialogue in Little Rock.

With the JPIC, Navin will be a catalyst, facilitator and collaborator at many levels, working with and between many groups. He will strengthen Glenmary's efforts by forming connections, fostering gatherings, providing workshops, and exchanging materials and resources with other groups working on similar issues.

"While serving in the Little Rock Diocese I worked with three priests from the Glenmary Home Missioners and learned about their work in poverty communities," Navin said. "They are a group that indeed makes a difference while carrying out the work expected of us in Matthew 25. Being a follower of that message, it is a wonderful opportunity to be able to work alongside members of this community."

Navin will work from his home base of operations in Lakeside Park, Ky. He has five children, 11 grandchildren and three great grandchildren.