Welcome to the Catholic Strengths and Engagement Community

We have exciting news to share! CSEC has moved!

If you have been a part of the Catholic Strengths and Engagement Community in the past and went to our previous site, you might be surprised to find yourself here. CSEC has moved from the Connected Community platform we have used for the past four years. The purpose of the Catholic Strengths and Engagement Community is to provide networking and sharing opportunities for parish and diocesan leaders who wish to build engagement and foster strengths development. We have heard many of you express your frustrations with the complexity of the site, and found that the cost of the platform ($5500/annually) was prohibitive, particularly when most members said they did not use the site well or at all.

With the help of Kirsten Hangas, CSEC now has a Facebook group page, found here:


The Facebook group will be our primary place for sharing, asking questions, and networking. You may share documents, video links, and PowerPoint slide decks as you have in the past, with the ease of connecting to the group within your already existing (or new) Facebook feed. Documents that are shared on the Facebook group page will also be stored and organized in a searchable manner for later use. (See below for more details.) Please consider putting your Clifton StrengthsFinder Top 5 in your profile on Facebook if you have not already done so. This helps us know one another better and spreads the word about Strengths to those who are not already aware of this wonderful tool for discovering and developing our God-given talents.

Documents and links already shared in the Connected Community libraries have been moved and stored in folders and are now available through our new CSEC Sharing site: csecsharing.wikispaces.com

Member Don Simoneaux continues to explore platforms and processes to facilitate our sharing and networking.  We will continue to support this website, www.CSEC.info as a general place for people to find us. CSEC.info will also continue to be our place for CSEC Live registrations and initial information about engagement and strengths to inquiring leaders.

CSEC at the International Catholic Stewardship Conference

CSEC will be represented at the ICSC, October 5-8 in Orlando, FL with an exhibit table and many opportunities to network and share. Please let Stephanie Moore or Leisa Anslinger know if you plan to attend the ICSC. Your help at the table will be appreciated! Strengths coaches: we may have the opportunity to offer coaching to conference participants if you are willing to serve in this manner. Please let us know so that we may plan accordingly.

About the Catholic Strengths and Engagement Community

Can you imagine it? Imagine your parish, filled with people who are alive with faith. Imagine a living community in which every person is recognized as having talents, given to them by our good and gracious God, to be developed and shared throughout their lives.

Do you dare to dream of a parish in which people are engaged in a living relationship with Christ and one another, who live in mission as disciples?

The Catholic Strengths and Engagement Community (CSEC) has been established to help you create and sustain such an engaged community in which members know and live their strengths. 

CSEC is a grassroots 501(c)(3) non-profit charity that is dedicated to providing networking and sharing opportunities for parish and diocesan leaders in order to build engaging faith communities in which people are invited to know and live their God-given talents as disciples of Jesus Christ. We rely on the active participation of parish and diocesan leaders in order to enliven the community through sharing of time and talent in community initiatives and through financial stewardship.

The Catholic Strengths and Engagement Community is a non-profit public charity. Your tax-deductible donations help to support the ministry of CSEC.