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Regional Groups for Charism Carriers

Connect beyond your congregation with other charism carriers in your region (and beyond)

The following are regional groups that support the charism carrier movement.

Regional groups offer charism carriers networking and leadership opportunities as they grow in their role alongside religious and charism carriers from other congregations located within their geographic area. Many groups host conferences, workshops, or other gatherings to enhance the associate-religious relationship.


These groups are not part of the Leadership Collaborative and organize through their own structures. We want to support their work and help foster the larger network of charism carriers. If you would like more information about the regional group in your area and contact information is not listed below, contact us at

Charism Carrier - Regional Groups
Atlantic Religious Congregation
Associate Network

ARCAN consists of Associates and Sisters from congregations in Atlantic Canada. ARCAN was founded in 2002 to support the relationship between Associates and Sisters. 


Click here to view a newsletter and find out more about this group.

Conference of Associates and
Religious of Midwest Area


Midwestern Kindred Spirits

Midwest Kindred Spirits meets to support and collaborate with each other and with associate leadership in order to further the evolution and transformation of associate relationship within our respective congregations, intercongregationally and within the universal Church. Kindred Spirits has been meeting for about twelve years.

New England Region Associates


Texas and Louisiana


Bay Area Conference of
Associates and Religious

BACAR a network of associates, religious, affiliates, and friends who gather together for prayer, mutuality, inspiration, support and friendship. To facilitate these goals BACAR sponsors discussion groups virtual & in person, conferences, and an electronic newsletter. These activities create opportunities for promoting, developing and nurturing lay-religious relationships, community and ministries in the San Francisco and Monterey Bay Areas.

Click here to view BACAR's website.

Associate Directors


New England
Associate Leadership


Ohio Pennsylvania
Associate Leadership


Tri-State Conference 
of Associate Leadership


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