Corlis L. Sellers named associate director of Lifelong Faith Formation for Black Catholics


sellers-webCorlis L. Sellers, coordinator for the Racial Justice Commission in the Diocese of Camden, and Coordinator for the Black Catholic Ministry Commission, and liaison to the Offices of the Bishop and Lifelong Faith Formation, has been named associate director of Lifelong Faith Formation for Black Catholics in the Diocese.

“The Black Catholic community is diverse in heritage and culture. We want to share this rich spiritual heritage with the wider church,” she said upon her appointment.

“I look forward to working to ensure the bishop’s vision of a vibrant Catholic community in South Jersey that embraces and nurtures our diversity and deep faith.”

Sellers, a parishioner of St. Andrew the Apostle in Gibbsboro, received her bachelor’s degree in speech and drama education from Hampton University, Hampton, Va., in 1975.

From 1976-95, she served in management and professional positions in the U.S. Department of Labor, most recently as Northeast Regional Administrator for the Wage and Hour Division, providing leadership to more than 300 employees in the Northeast who administer and enforce a variety of labor standards laws that protect the rights of workers. In 2000, she received a Presidential Rank Award for Meritorious Achievement, for her work involving youth employment in the United States.

At St. Andrew Parish, she has served on the Parish Council, Multi-Cultural Committee, and Evangelization Committee.

Sellers is also a Trustee on the Board of Directors of the Catholic Jewish Commission, and a member of the Catholic Jewish Commission, Catholic Muslim Commission, and member of the Life and Justice Advisory Board.