Director of Project and Process Management
Maria Stumpf serves as Director of Project and Process Management at the Catholic Leadership Institute.
Maria began her career in the corporate sector. Her roles ranged from building and leading client service organizations, establishing quality and process reengineering departments to global operations strategic planning. In 2005, Maria transitioned her skills and experience in support of her faith.
As its first employee, she managed the startup of the Theology of the Body Institute, leading the organization for its first six years. At the request of her pastor, she initiated the role of Director, Parish Services at Mary, Mother of the Redeemer Catholic Church. Prior to joining CLI, she served as the Director of Operations for the Legacy of Life Foundation.
Guiding organizations through growth and change is Maria’s passion. She has a gift for understanding the needs of clients both internal and external and uses that as the lens through which she improves operations. Enabling every staff member to see how critical their contribution is to the organization’s success is always her goal.
Maria has been involved in ministry at the parish and Archdiocesan level. She served as a high school catechist, LifeTeen leader, special projects support for the Office of Evangelization and as a founding member of the Philadelphia Archdiocesan Pastoral Council.
Maria holds a BA in Marketing and Information Systems from St. Joseph’s University and a Master of Arts in Theology from St. Charles Seminary, in Philadelphia. Throughout her career she has remained passionate about learning and has participated in multiple Executive Educational Courses at The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, and the Harvard Business School.
She and her husband, Bill, live in North Wales, Pennsylvania, with their son Ryan. She is blessed with three stepchildren, Mike (Breanne), Mark, and Shawn (Matt) and four grandchildren.