Daniel Conway, President Emeritus, Mission Advancement Services


An internationally known author, speaker and consultant on stewardship themes, Dan Conway has more than thirty years of experience helping Catholic organizations in strategic planning, communications, stewardship education, and development.

Dan joined the staff of O’Meara Ferguson’s Mission Advancement Services, following 20 years of consulting with Catholic organizations in the areas of strategic planning, communications, stewardship education, and development. He served as chief stewardship and development officer for St. Meinrad Archabbey and Seminary (1979-88), the Archdiocese of Louisville (1988-93), the Archdiocese of Indianapolis (1993-97), and the Archdiocese of Chicago (1998-99).

Mr. Conway taught in the International Catholic Stewardship Council’s Institute for Stewardship and Development for many years beginning in l993, and he writes a regular column on stewardship themes, The Good Steward, for diocesan newspapers and other publications.

During the past 12 years Mr. Conway has provided consulting services to more than 30 Catholic organizations, including archdioceses, dioceses, seminaries, Catholic schools, and religious communities. A graduate of Saint Meinrad College, he earned a Master of Arts degree in Religious Studies from Indiana University and a Master of Religious Education from St. Meinrad School of Theology.

Dan currently serves as Consultant for Mission Advancement to the Most Rev. Robert J. Carlson, Archbishop of St. Louis. He also serves as President Emeritus, Mission Advancement Services, for O’Meara, Ferguson, Whelan, and Conway, Inc.

Recent Awards

  • 2008 International Catholic Stewardship Council

    The Bishop William G. Connare Award for Distinguished Service in recognition of his dedicated service to stewardship and development programs in the diocesan and parish community.

  • 2009 Catholic Press Association of the United States and Canada

    First Place Award for Best Editorial—National or International Issue “Economic Crisis is a Failure of Responsible Stewardship” Daniel Conway, The Criterion (weekly newspaper of the Archdiocese of Indianapolis)