Historical Note/Scope and Content

Historical Note


A service organization for pastors, lay leaders, and diocesan staff that seeks to promote "consultative processes to foster effective planning for the pastoral life of the church," the CPPCD was incorporated in 1990 following the merger of the National Pastoral Planning Conference (NPPC), founded in 1972, and the Parish and Diocesan Council Network (PADICON), which began as Diocesan Parish Council Personnel in 1974. The collection contains minutes of governing bodies, publications, reports, and subject files.

Related material is in the papers of Rev. Robert G. Howes in this repository.

Gift of the Conference for Pastoral Planning and Council Development, 1991.


Scope and Content


Series 1, Governance Files, 1973-1999, contains minutes and reports of the Coordinating Committee and other policy-making bodies of the CPPCD and its predecessor organizations, arranged in chronological order.

Series 2, Administrative Subject Files, 1973-2003, contains information on various programs sponsored by the conference, along with general administrative records. The records are arranged alphabetically by subject and chronologically thereunder.

Series 3, Conventions Files, 1973-2000, includes minutes, papers, programs, and reports documenting the annual conferences of the CPPCD and its predecessors. Audio recordings of presentations are in Series 6.

Series 4, Committee Records, 1991-1999, contains correspondence, minutes, and reports of CPPCD committees, arranged alphabetically by name of committee and chronologically thereunder

Series 5, Publications, 1978-1995, includes an incomplete file of newsletters and several other publications by the CPPCD and its predecessors, arranged in chronological order.

Series 6, Audio Recordings, 1983, 1985, 1991-2000, contains audiocassette recordings of selected presentations at CPPCD conventions

Series 7, Curated Website Captures, 2011-, provides access to versions of the CPPCD's website..