National Catholic ministerial organizations have worked throughout the first decade of the 21st century to collaborate in supporting excellence in pastoral ministry through the study of the emerging models of pastoral leadership in the Catholic Church, and applying these models to parish life. The life of the church depends upon sustained collaboration at all levels. The vision of the Emerging Models of Pastoral Leadership Project is for a more fully collaborative, competent, and mission-focused pastoral leadership, strengthened in their service to parish communities at all levels. The organizations which have formed the Project have researched and reported on a wide variety of contemporary ministry strengths and challenges. They provide these findings in dialogue with pastoral leadership.