Date of Chartering
Legatus of Lincoln began formation in late 2003 with an introductory dinner hosted by Lincoln Bishop Fabian Bruskewitz. The first full year of programs started in 2004 with the Lincoln Chapter chartering on June 21, 2005 becoming the 48th charted chapter of Legutus.
The chartering ceremony was held at the Blessed John XXIII Diocesan Center with Bishop Bruskewitz concelebrating the Mass with Monsignor Liam M. Barr, V.F., chaplain, and Rev. Jerry Pokorski. The ceremony included the commissioning of officers and induction of 24 CEOs and spouses. A dinner and a keynote address by Legatus founder Thomas Monaghan followed the service.
On June 16th, 2015, the Chapter celebrated it’s 10 year anniversary. The special event included a video greeting from Tom Monaghan (Legatus Founder) and John Hunt (Executive Director), along with a panel discussion by four past presidents.
The Lincoln Chapter was honored to be the hosts of the 2016 Summit held at the Ritz-Carlton Grand Lakes Hotel on Orlando, FL.
Speakers who have addressed the chapter include Immaculée Ilibagiza, who shared the lessons and beauty of forgiveness, and Fr. Larry Gillick’s simple but profound talk on seeing God in our everyday lives.
There are currently two men’s forums and one women’s forum. The forums meet monthly in their small group setting to share and discuss aspects of their faith, family, and business.
An Evening with His Excellency
We welcome our Diocesan Shepherd for his annual address to our Chapter.
Originally ordained for the Diocese of Wichita, Kansas, in his 25 years as a priest, the Most Reverend James D. Conley has served the Catholic Church in a wide variety of ways—as pastor, college campus chaplain, director of Respect Life ministries, theology instructor and a Vatican official. He received a bachelor’s degree in English Literature from the University of Kansas and a master’s degree in divinity from
“7 Steps to Help Young People Return to the Church”
Brandon Vogt is a bestselling author, blogger, and speaker. He works as the Content Director for Bishop Robert Barron’s Word on Fire Catholic Ministries.
Brandon lives in Orlando, FL with his wife, Kathleen, and their five children (one of whom is a YouTube sensation.)
His work has been featured by several media outlets including NPR, FoxNews, CBS, EWTN, Vatican Radio, Our Sunday Visitor, National Review, and Christianity Today, and he is a regular guest on Catholic radio. Brandon has been
Special blessings to these Legates with birthdays in January:
Douglas Curry ~ Jan. 7
Nancy Bird ~ Jan. 7
Alice Benes ~ Jan. 24
Pat Miller ~ Jan. 26
John Woodrich ~ Jan. 28
A Legatus forum is a confidential group of 8-12 individuals meeting monthly to discuss matters of family, business, spiritual and personal interest. Forums deepen the Legatus experience. They provide a trustworthy Catholic, resource for advice on business and personal issues from a Catholic faith perspective as well as prayerful concern for each other.
For more information about joining a Men’s Forum, please contact Ed Malk or for our Women’s Forum, please contact Carol Zink.