About Us


Partners in Mission is a full-service consulting and professional education firm focused exclusively on developing excellence in Catholic school advancement and leadership. Our dedicated team of professionals partner with clients to advance their missions by providing comprehensive and effective solutions to address the challenges they face every day.

Specializing in advancement program assessments, volunteer leadership, enrollment management, capital campaign management, annual fund segmentation, major gift solicitation, planned giving, stewardship, strategic planning and leadership training, among other related services, Partners in Mission offers proven strategies and best practices to advance the mission of growth and excellence in Catholic schools, dioceses, religious congregations and parishes.

Our team has served over 500 of such organizations around the country in more than thirty states. Our consultants are accomplished professionals who bring a wealth of experience to Catholic school advancement; many of us actually began our advancement careers working at our high school alma maters. As partners among ourselves and with our clients’ missions, we value, understand, and embrace the importance of Catholic education in our personal and professional lives — and remain committed to ensuring its strength and vitality for years to come.


We could not be more pleased with our collaboration with the Partners in Mission team. Kathleen Casey skillfully guided us through our first comprehensive Strategic Plan in over 10 years. We continued our relationship with Chris Hagerty and Larry Furey in executing a feasibility study - leading immediately into a capital campaign. This partnership has resulted in a clear strategic vision, buy-in at all levels of the school, and an energized community that has supported the campaign at a pace far exceeding our expectations. 

-Barry Thornton, Ed. D President Junipero Serra High School