Harrisburg Chapter

Date of Chartering May 31, 2016

Diocese of Harrisburg Bishop Ronald Gainer

President Camille Kostelac-Cherry

Chapter Chaplain Most Reverend Ronald W. Gainer, D.D., J.C.L.


Chapter History

Legatus of Harrisburg formally chartered on May 31, 2016. It became the fourth chapter in the great state of Pennsylvania, joining the Philadelphia, Lehigh Valley, and Pittsburgh Chapters.

In September 2015, several Catholic business leaders in the Diocese of Harrisburg, PA were intrigued when they received a business-sized envelope with a letter from Bishop Ronald Gainer asking them to consider forming a new Legatus chapter.


When the Harrisburg Chapter chartered on May 31 at the Hershey Hotel in Hershey, Pa., Bishop Gainer, the chapter’s chaplain, celebrated Mass and delivered the homily. During the investiture and pinning ceremony, he handed each member-couple their pins, shook their hands and posed for pictures with them.

The fact that the bishop is the chapter’s chaplain also sends a signal to prospects that Legatus is worth their consideration. Bishop Gainer was the founding chaplain of Legatus’ Lexington Chapter when he was a bishop in Kentucky, and he had been wanting to start a new chapter since he arrived in Pennsylvania two years ago.

We are grateful to the Most Reverend Ronald W. Gainer and the blessing of our efforts to grow Legatus in Harrisburg and the surrounding area. And we are eager to welcome those who have an interest to learn more about Legatus and consider joining an organization that combines a unique blending of our Catholic Faith and business ethics.



Chapter Officers

President: Camille Kostelac-Cherry
Vice-President: Norm Basso
Treasurer: Bill Lytle
Membership Chair: Maria DiSanto
Program Chair: John Ulsh
Directors: Richie Musser

Chapter Chaplain

Most Reverend Ronald W. Gainer, D.D., J.C.L.
Bishop of Harrisburg
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Chapter Administrator

Hilary Smith

Regional Director

John Knowles
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