Bernard McCoy, 2011 —
Rev. Fr. Bernard McCoy, O.Cist. is the Superior of the Cistercian Abbey in Sparta, Wisconsin and the founder and Chief Executive Officer of LaserMonks. com, a nationally known office supplies company. LaserMonks began as an effort to sustain the Our Lady of Spring Bank Cistercian Abbey but it quickly went from gross sales of $2,000 to over $2.8 million. All profits are used to help charitable works around the world. The Cistercian order has also created TorchLight, a foundation for passing on “the torch of kindness” as a vehicle for investing venture capital for good works.
Fr. Bernard’s academic background includes astrophysics, classical liberal arts, philosophy, classical and modern languages, mystical and monastic theology and spiritual formation.