Membership in VOTF National : 30,000 plus is the inflated claim

Voice of the Faithful first national election VOTF National Election Committee

Only 3% voted. 29,000 did not vote.




Dear Friends,


The Election Committee is pleased to announce that Voice of the Faithful has successfully completed its first national election — open to all registered members - for the officers of the organization. The results of the election are presented below.

Office Candidate       Votes            New Officer



President:     Jim Post (MA)            Uncontested



Vice President:        1,048 votes cast

Gaile Polhaus (PA)  34%


Bob Strong (MA)  23%


Kris Ward (OH)  43%


Secretary/Clerk:      1,021 votes cast

Betsy Conway, CSJ (MA) 57%


Anne Southwood (MA)      43% 


Treasurer:    1,026 votes cast

Ann Carroll (MA)  52%


Ken Forton (MA)   48% 



We wish to thank all of the candidates who accepted their nomination to run as an officer of Voice of the Faithful, Inc. We were blessed to have an outstanding group of candidates, all of whom made compelling statements to serve the best interests of VOTF, and any of whom we would have been fortunate to have serve us.


We also wish to thank all of our members who took the time to review the candidates and to vote. Without you, this election could not have been possible. 

The election process was a collaborative effort by the dedicated volunteer and paid staff of the national office - and particularly our Web Manager Eileen Powers Hespeler - the Nominating Committee, and the Election Committee. The processes we developed should serve VOTF well in future elections.




Thanks again to everyone who made this election such a success.


Best wishes for a blessed and joyous New Year!


Warm regards,


Jim Walsh

Election Committee, Chairperson


PS If you did not receive an electronic ballot in December, you were not registered to vote. Why not take a minute now to register - there’s no time like the present. You can do so by clicking here  and then not only be eligible to vote but also to receive mailings such as our next annual report. If you have a question about your registration status, please contact our Web Manager at