"As Catholic professional business men and women, we are called to live our Christian ethics not only on Sunday, but throughout our daily lives at home and at work."

Our goal in the Catholic Professional and Business Club, an unincorporated association (CP&BC), shall be to gather to share with others who seek a more ethical business environment.

Each of us shall strive to achieve a co-mingling of our ethical and professional obligations, in demonstration of the fact that ethics and business need not be mutually exclusive terms.


President: Cathy Pietanza

Treasurer: Peggy O'Donnell

Vice President: Dorothy Bengston

Secretary: Cathy Hearst

Board Members:

George Erbele, Ben Grimes, Cameron Menezes, Richard Navarro, John Pesta, Cathy Pietanza, Monica Ramos, Carolyn Sanny, Fr. Sam West

Board Meeting Location:

Catholic Charities, 400 12th St. Ste. 4, Modesto


Fr. Sam West

The Board of Directors meets on the fourth Wednesday of every month September through May (excluding December) at 7:00 a.m. at the offices of Catholic Charities, 400 12th St. Ste. 4, Modesto in Modesto, to plan future meetings and activities. Visitors are welcome.


Membership is open to anyone who supports or is a friend of the Mission Statement. However, the emphasis of this organization shall be on the Catholic faith. There shall be an annual membersllip fee in an amount to be determined by the Board of Directors in addition to the cost of the monthly program. Privileges of membership shall be determined from time to time by the Board of Directors and may include receipt of a monthly newsletter a discounted price for the monthly program and receipt of a certificate from the organization, evidencing the member's participation in this organization.


The Board of Directors shall consist of no less than 10 and no more than 20 persons chosen from the membership of the organization. The Board of Directors shall reflect the diversity of the membership and determine the number of its members annually. The term for a Director is 2 years commencing from the Installation of Officers meeting. A Director may serve on the Board for a maximum of three consecutive terms. The Bishop of Stockton shall appoint a priest as the CPBC's Spiritual Advisor who will serve on the Board of Directors ex officio.


The Membership shall hold monthly meetings on the Second Tuesday of each month from 7am-8:30am at the Old Mill Café in Downtown Modesto. The Club shall not meet in July & August. The Board of Directors shall meet on the fourth Wednesday of each month at 7:00 a.m. at the offices of Catholic Charities, 400 12th St. Ste. 4, Modesto, California. The Board meets September through May (excluding December).