The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis announced Nov. 14 that it has hired the Los Angeles-based firm of Kinsale Management Consulting to review clergy files as part of an archdiocesan plan to take a comprehensive approach to addressing the issue of clergy sexual misconduct.
Kinsale Management, which provides consulting services for executives in businesses, is headed by its founding CEO, Kathleen McChesney, a former head of what is now the Secretariat of Child and Youth Protection at the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops in Washington.
McChesney was the highest ranking female official in the FBI when she was named in late 2002 to head the newly created child protection office. She held the post for three years.
"We are confident in the credentials and relevant expertise of Kinsale Management Consulting to conduct a thorough review of our clergy files," said Dominican Father Reginald Whitt, archdiocesan vicar for ministerial standards.
"Our number one goal was to find someone with extensive experience and expertise nationally in this area, and Kinsale certainly has those qualities," the priest said in a statement.