About Catholic Professionals Forum
The Catholic Professionals Forum is a metropolitan Milwaukee business networking group with a strong focus on strengthening faith that is evidenced in our conduct as Christian business people. We hold breakfast meetings nine times a year, with speakers presenting on topics of faith, business and community issues.
A group of volunteers runs the non-profit organization. Our meeting fees cover breakfast costs and other meeting expenses, as well as meals for clergy and religious, who attend at no cost. Any remaining funds after expenses are used for charitable donations.
Speakers have included Archbishop Jerome Listecki, Bishop Don Hying, Bishop Jeffrey Haines; Pat O'Brien, Milwaukee Economic Development Corp.; Mary Ellen Stanek, R.W. Baird; Dave Fulcher of the Milwaukee Catholic Home; Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch; Rich Meeusen, president of Badger Meter and co-chairman of The Water Council Board of Directors; Marquette University President Dr. Michael Lovell; Milwaukee Bucks President Peter Feigin; Oak Creek Mayor Steve Scaffidi; Peggy Troy, Children's Hospital; restaurateur Joe Bartolotta, and Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel.
Our goals are:
Strengthen our relationships with Christ
Strengthen our integrity as Christians in business
Strengthen our Catholic Christian faith
Strengthen our business relations and connections
Catholic Professionals Forum was launched as a merger of business groups at the Quad Parishes of the Milwaukee Archdiocese: St. Dominic, Brookfield; St. John Vianney, Brookfield; St. Joseph, Wauwatosa; and St. Mary's Visitation, Elm Grove. Since then, members of other parishes in the archdiocese, and of other Christian churches, have joined us.
Along with the opportunities to connect at our monthly meetings, we maintain a LinkedIn Group that many of our members and attendees have joined.
Our breakfast meetings are usually held at the Westmoor Country Club on Moorland Road in Brookfield. We hold breakfast meetings monthly except for June and July. The meeting cost is $18 in advance (nonrefundable), or $20 at the door; $25 for non-registered walk-ins. The cost applies whether or not you have breakfast. Please pre-register so we can have an accurate count for the food preparation, and so we can have a name tag ready.