The Provincials of the the Congregation of the Mission in the USA elected Father Ray Van Dorpe, CM as the new President of the National Conference of Visitors of the United States . Fr. Van Dorp is currently Provincial of the Western Province of the Congregation of the Mission in the USA. He succeeds Father Carrol who served for six years.
The National Conference of Visitors was formed in 1978. Currently this conference is made up of the three Visitors who represent the provinces in the USA. They meet on a yearly basis.