The Rev. Carl Markelz, bursar general, Carmelite Order
The Rev. Carl Joseph Markelz has been elected bursar general of the Carmelite Order and will serve a six-year term as treasurer in Rome. Markelz will manage the assets of the order, administer the financial affairs of the General Council and be in communications with the treasurers of the provinces. He will prepare estimated budgets for projects and l convene the international financial commission, complete a financial plan, examine the yearly financial reports and establish criteria consistent with the Order's preferential option for the poor and the marginalized. He replaces Rev. Kevin Alban of the British Province, who has served in the post since 2007. Markelz is in the second year of a three-year term as prior provincial for the order, based in Darien. He had been the primary authority in the province, the provinces¿ spiritual leader and the official representative of the province to the General Curia in Rome, and to other ecclesial and civic authorities. Markelz, a Joliet native, received a bachelor¿s degree in business administration from Loyola University. Among teaching assignments, he received master's degrees in moral theology and education. He also served as principal at Mount Carmel High School in Chicago for 15 years.