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Brendan D.
Manson, MBA, M.A., M.Div.


Orange County, California

Mater Dei High School in Santa Ana, California, St. John’s Seminary (B. Phil. and M.Div.) in Brighton, Massachusetts, St. John’s Seminary (M.A.) in Camarillo, California, and Regis University (MBA) in Denver, Colorado.

Areas of expertise:
Campaign planning studies, capital campaigns, stewardship, parish life, donor relations, annual giving, Hispanic Ministry, multicultural ministry, strategic planning.

Community involvement:
Brendan has been involved in several international outreach programs in Mexico, Uganda, Peru, and Jamaica, volunteered at the Shea Center for Therapeutic Riding which serves people with disabilities, and is active in his local Catholic parish.

Interesting fact:
It wasn’t until Brendan’s brother, Robert, was born on May 25th that their mom found out she was pregnant with twins. Brendan was born seven minutes later. Their brother, Brian, was also surprised because the twins were born on his second birthday. Brendan is a dual citizen of Ireland.

Brendan is an avid scuba diver with a Dive Master certification; he enjoys paddle boarding, and plays the guitar, banjo and mandolin.

What I like about the Steier Group:
The Steier Group is a family ministry which measures its success not primarily by its profits but by the measure in which it has helped nonprofits increase their ability and impact to improve lives.