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Volunteer of the Year

Since 2011, Msgr. John Enzler has been the president and CEO of Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington, charged with leading an agency that serves tens of thousands of people facing the most pressing human needs in our community each year. A native Washingtonian, Father John has more than 40 years of experience as a priest, leader and advocate serving the needs of the most vulnerable in our community.

His commitment to the poor and underserved extends beyond his work for Catholic Charities to include service on the boards of many national and local organizations such as Providence Hospital, Order of Malta, Christ Child Society and Mount St. Mary’s University, among many others. He has been active among several local interfaith networks and is a recognized and respected figure in the metropolitan area community. He was ordained a priest for the Archdiocese of Washington in 1973 and was named Monsignor by Pope John Paul II in 1985. He has served as pastor at three parishes, The Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament in Washington, DC, Our Lady of Mercy in Potomac, MD and Mount Calvary Parish in Forestville, MD.