Amy Hereford, CSJ

Sr. Amy Hereford provides legal and consultation services for religious communities and other non-profits:

* Respecting the unique nature of the religious community and the spirit of religious life

* Providing legal education and consultation designed for Catholic religious and their professional advisors

* Providing legal and strategic planning services to nonprofit organizations

Web Seminars

There is an ongoing need for religious communities to obtain legal and consultation services that respect the unique nature of the religious community. Amy Hereford has established a reputation among religious communities for providing quality service on a variety of legal issues and strategic planning and organization.

Amy provides seminars over the web on a variety of topics of interest to leaders, treasurers and members of religious institutes. For more information ...

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Consultation and Education

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Amy Hereford is a Sister of St. Joseph. She has been in religious life for over 30 years and has served in a variety of ministries, in education, in administration and in communication.

She has degrees in science, communication and theology, as well as in civil and canon law. This background helps her assist religious institutes with their legal needs, and help those who are making important choices about the future of their institutes.

Beginning in teaching and communication, Amy then moved into management and administration and then into consulting. As a consultant, she has worked mainly with small to mid-sized religious communities and non-profits across the US and beyond, especially in assisting organizations in moving to the next level of strategic development. She helps clients maximize their resources for the sake of their mission and uses computers and information technology effectively to enhance communication and further organizational goals.

Sr. Amy has been admitted to practice in Missouri, Massachusetts and before the US Tax Court. She is a member of the Canon Law Society of America where she has contributed articles and presentations and has served on the Consecrated Life Committee.


Sr. Amy has two recent books that address two important issues in religious life today.

Navigating Change (RLP 2015) is an inter-disciplinary examination of the phenomenon of religious communities that are approaching the end of their life-cycle.

Religious Life at the Crossroads (Orbis 2013) has been hailed as a "...thoughtful exploration of religious life unfolding today."