Archdiocesan Offices and Agencies

The following listings are organized as they are in the Archdiocesan Directory, that is, by departments. If you are looking for organization that have liaison with our archdiocese, go to that page. Also, Secretariats and Vicariates are listed separately.

If you know the name of the person that you'd like to reach, then go to our alphabetical phone listing.

Accounting Services, Office of

This office is responsible for the development, coordination, and administration of the archdiocesan accounting and financial activities, which include but are not limited to the following: financial budgets, annual reports, archdiocesan accounting and financial policies and procedures,
treasury functions, Archdiocesan Deposit and Loan Fund, and payroll.

1400 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis, IN 46202-2367
Fax: 317-236-7327

Brian Schmidt, CPA, Controller, 317-592-4005
Julie Laughlin, Director of Catholic Charities and Agency Reporting, 317-261-3371
Carey Kendall, Supervisor, Parish and Agency Services, 317-236-1519
Chris Bramble, CPA, Accountant, 317-592-4099
Sr. Dina Bato, SP, Accountant, 317-236-1418
Angela Erfman, Accountant, 317-236-1525
Sandi Jackson, Accounts Payable Specialist, 317-236-1561
Melinda Buckler, Payroll Specialist, 317-236-1439
Liz Davis, Payroll Support Specialist, 317-592-4065
Diane Sutton, Accounting Cash Specialist, 317-261-3376
Patti Gotway, Billing Specialist, 317-236-1572


The archives centralizes, preserves, protects, and makes available those records and materials that pertain to the origin and history of the archdiocese.

Xavier Building
1400 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis, IN 46202
1-800-382-9836 ext. 1429

Julie Motyka, Archivist, 317-236-1538
Karen Oddi
, Archives Assistant, 317-236-1429
Sr. James Michael Kesterson, SP, Archives Assistant
Judy Livingston, Archives Assistant

Catechesis, Office of

The Office of Catechesis supports the archbishop in his role as chief Shepherd and catechist. This office helps implement the archbishop’s vision of faith formation in collaboration with various archdiocesan leaders, formulating and carrying out plans to teach the Faith with an emphasis on missionary discipleship as well as connecting faith and daily life.

1400 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis, IN 46202-2367
Fax: 317-592-4032

Ken Ogorek, Director of Catechesis, 317-236-1446
Erin Jeffries, Coordinator of Ministry to Persons with Special Needs, 317-236-1448
Gabriela Ross, Coordinator of Catechetical Resources, 317-236-1437
Rose Ruiz, Administrative Assistant, Catechesis, 317-236-1550

Catholic Campaign for Human Development

The Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) is the domestic antipoverty agency of the U.S. Catholic bishops. It was established in 1969 to address the root causes of poverty in the United States through promotion and support of grassroots organizations that are helping the poor participate in the decisions and actions that affect their lives. CCHD also educates people about poverty and its causes and provides concrete opportunities to live out love of God and neighbor in ways that express our baptismal call and continuing
eucharistic transformation.

CCHD is made possible by the support of Catholics in the United States especially through an annual parish collection. Grants to local antipoverty efforts are screened, awarded and monitored in partnership with local dioceses and require the approval of the diocesan bishop.

1400 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis, IN 46202-2367

Theresa Chamblee, Director

Catholic Charities Bloomington

This agency provides counseling services to families and children in the Bloomington Deanery on a sliding-fee scale. Private insurance is also accepted. Services are offered at the Bloomington office, in Catholic and private schools, and at other sites in the deanery.

803 N. Monroe St., Bloomington, IN 47404

O’Connell Case, Clinical Director

Becky’s Place

Women’s and children’s emergency shelter

1108 Fifth St., Bedford, IN 47421 812-508-2910

Corrina Hayes, Program Director

Catholic Charities Indianapolis

This agency provides counseling and outreach services to families and children, the aging, and those in need of emergency and special services in central Indiana.

1400 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis, IN 46202-2367
Fax: 317-261-3375

David Bethuram, Agency Director, 317-236-1530
Craig Fall, Associate Director, 317-236-1534

For Seniors

Ellen Brown, Service Line Director, 317-236-1555
Adult Day Services, 317-466-0015
Caregiver Support, 317-261-3378
Senior Companion Program, 317-236-1552
RSVP: Senior Volunteer Program, 317-236-1557

For Housing and Homelessness

Bill Bickel, Service Line Director, 317-635-7830
Holy Family Shelter, 317-635-7830

Holy Family Transitional Housing
907 N. Holmes Ave., Indianapolis, IN 46222

For Crisis Relief

David Bethuram, Service Line Director, 317-236-1530
Crisis Office and Christmas Store, 317-236-1435
Immigration Services, 317-236-1517
Refugee Services, 317-236-1518

For Individual and Family Support

Craig Fall, Service Line Director, 317-236-1534
Individual, Couple, and Family Counseling, 317-236-1500
School Social Work, 317-236-1523
St. Joan of Arc Neighborhood Youth Outreach, 317-283-6710
4217 Central Ave., Indianapolis, IN 46205

St. Elizabeth/Coleman Pregnancy and Adoption Services

Offers full-service, licensed adoption services for couples wishing to complete international or domestic adoptions in Indiana and birth mothers who are considering adoption. Addresses the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of women and families experiencing crisis and unplanned pregnancies. Staff members are available for adoption education.

2500 Churchman Ave., Indianapolis, IN 46203

Priscilla Kamrath, Director of Community Relations
Renee Hummel, Director of Adoptions

Catholic Charities New Albany

See St. Elizabeth Catholic Charities

Catholic Charities Tell City

This agency serves the Tell City Deanery by providing programs to alleviate hardships for the poor and vulnerable through financial assistance, food assistance, educational programs, and other material support.

802 Ninth St., Tell City, IN 47586

Joan Hess, Agency Director

Martin’s Cloak Food Pantry

Distributes food to the people of the northern part of the deanery.

Table of Blessings

A weekly hot meal program, serving a free nutritious meal every Thursday at the EUCC (Evangelical United Church of Christ) Fellowship Hall.

Perry County Food Coalition

Serves as the fiscal agent for five, local food pantries, conducts food drives and soliciting funds to support the pantries.

Emergency Assistance and Winter Coat Giveaway

Helps those struggling to pay for utilities, rent prescriptions and other necessities.

Lifeline for Families

Assists low income pregnant women and mothers with young children by providing help with diapers, formula, and maternity clothing.

Budget Basics

Teaches financial basics of budgeting, helping families achieve financial independence.

Catholic Charities Terre Haute

This agency serves the poor, the hungry, the homeless, the elderly, the neglected children and the needy of the Terre Haute Deanery with spiritual, material and emotional support.

1801 Poplar St., Terre Haute, IN 47803

John C. Etling, Agency Director

Bethany House

Emergency homeless shelter plus soup kitchen and clothes closet

1402 Locust St., Terre Haute, IN 47807

Christmas Store

Provides basic need items to help families celebrate the traditions of Christmas with gifts under their trees.

1440 Locust St., Terre Haute, IN 47807

Terre Haute Catholic Charities Foodbank

Distributes food to west-central Indiana charitable food pantries.

1356 Locust St., Terre Haute, IN 47807

Household Exchange

Provides needy families with basic household necessities

1409 Locust St., Terre Haute, IN 47807

Ryves Youth Center at Etling Hall

After-school and preschool services

1356 Locust St., Terre Haute, IN 47807

Catholic Schools, Office of

The Office of Catholic Schools administers Catholic education and lifelong faith formation for school leaders, teachers, staff, students and families in the archdiocese.

1400 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis, IN 46202-2367
Fax: 317-261-3364

Gina Kuntz Fleming, Superintendent, Catholic Schools, 317-592-4051
Mary McCoy, Assistant Superintendent, Elementary Education, 317-236-1522
Rob Rash, Assistant Superintendent, Personnel and Legal Support, 317-236-1544
Benjamin Potts, Assistant Superintendent, Secondary Education, 317-236-1529
Erich Bangert, Coordinator of School Business Management, 317-236-1432
Phillip Gonzalez, Coordinator of Latino Outreach, 317-592-4047
Margaret Hendricks, Program Coordinator, Chastity Education, 317-236-1478
Sylvia Brunette, Assistant Program Coordinator, Chastity Education, 317-236-1478
Joni Ripa, Project Manager, Administrative and School Personnel, 317-236-1444
Maureen Okerson, Business Manager, 317-236-1440
Robin Hartkorn, Administrative Assistant, Schools, Data Coordinator, 317-236-1441

Notre Dame ACE Academies (Mother Theodore Catholic Academies)

Notre Dame ACE Academies (Mother Theodore Catholic Academies) manages five Indianapolis urban Catholic schools as a consortium.
Fax: 317-236-1422

Gina Kuntz Fleming, Executive Director, 317-592-4051
Chris Brunson, Director of Finance, 317-236-1516
Mark Lecher, Facilities Manager, 317-236-1542
Peggy Elson, Curriculum Coordinator, 317-236-7322
Susan Burris, Staff Accountant, 317-236-1505
Rose Springman, Executive Assistant, 317-236-7324


IMPACT is a federally funded program that supports the after-school programs at the Mother Theodore Cattholic Academies (MTCA). Programming includes language arts, mathmatics, science, fine arts, foreign language, technology, summer camp and more.

21st Century Learning Centers

Tina Page, Program Director, 317-236-1580

Catholic Youth Organization (CYO)

The Catholic Youth Organization provides programmed spiritual, cultural, social, and physical development for young people in the archdiocese to help provide a sense of Christian responsibility. CYO also conducts summer residential and year-round outdoor education at Camp Rancho Framasa in Brown County.

580 E. Stevens St., Indianapolis, IN 46203

Bruce Scifres, Director
Jerry Ross, Assistant Director

Camp Rancho Framasa

2230 Clay Lick Rd., Nashville, IN 47448-4641

Kevin Sullivan, Camp Director

St. Mary’s Child Center

A not-for-profit early childhood education center that is focused on helping young children who are at great risk for a wide range of social, emotional, economic, and environmental problems. It offers preschool at two locations for children at risk for developmental delays.

901 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. St., Indianapolis, IN 46202 317-635-1491

Constance Sherman, Director

Catholic Relief Services

Created in 1943, Catholic Relief Services is the official international humanitarian agency of the Catholic community in the U.S. It is an organization of 5,000, working in 91 countries and reaching more than 100 million of the world’s poorest people, helping those in need regardless of race, religion or nationality.

We are committed to upholding the sacredness of life and the dignity of every person, promoting international peace and justice, and creating global solidarity. In partnership with diocese, parishes, Catholic schools, colleges and organizations, we provide opportunities for Catholics in the United States to learn about and connect with their brothers and sisters overseas.

1400 N. Meridian St. Indianapolis, IN 46202-2367

Theresa Chamblee, Director

Cemeteries Association, Catholic

The Catholic Cemeteries Association maintains and operates eight Catholic cemeteries in the Indianapolis Archdiocese—Calvary, Holy Cross, St. Joseph, and Our Lady of Peace in Indianapolis; Calvary and St. Joseph in Terre Haute; and St. Malachy North and St. Malachy West in Brownsburg.

Calvary, Holy Cross, and St. Joseph Cemeteries Office
435 W. Troy Ave., Indianapolis, IN 46225 317-784-4439
Fax: 317-789-0360

Our Lady of Peace Cemetery
9001 N. Haverstick Rd., Indianapolis, IN 46240 317-574-8898
Fax: 317-580-1783

Calvary and St. Joseph Cemeteries Office
4227 Wabash Ave., Terre Haute, IN 47803 812-232-8404
Fax: 812-232-3877

St. Malachy North Cemetery
56th St. and N. 267, Brownsburg, IN 46112 317-271-3123
Fax: 317-271-1824

St. Malachy West Cemetery
State Road 136, Brownsburg, IN 46112 317-271-3123
Fax: 317-271-1824

Circle of Grace Program

This program promotes the safety and dignity of children and safeguards them from harm.

1400 N. Meridian Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202-2367

Sr. Cathy Campbell, SP, Coordinator 317-726-5285

Clergy, Religious and Parish Life Coordinators, Vicariate for

The Office of Clergy and Parish Life Coordinators consists of three departments that work directly with priests, parish life coordinators, seminarians, permanent deacons, candidates for the permanent diaconate, and candidates for the seminary and for religious life. These departments work in a collaborative effort to facilitate discernment, create awareness, and assist in education and spiritual development. The office strives to enable, empower, and support these individuals while identifying and providing for present and future ministerial needs within the archdiocese.

1400 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis, IN 46202-2367
Fax: 317-236-1401

Very Rev. Joseph M. Feltz, VE, Vicar
Ann Williams, Executive Assistant
Ron Massey, Business Manager (part time), 317-236-1491

Deacons, Office of

Deacon Michael East, Director of Deacons, 317-236-1493

Deacon Formation, Office of

Fax: 317-236-1401

Deacon Kerry Blandford, Director of Deacon Formation, 317-236-1491
Rev. Jeffrey Godecker, Spiritual Director

Personnel: Priests, Religious and Parish Life Coordinators

Fax: 317-236-1401

Very Rev. Joseph M. Feltz, VE, Director
Ann Williams, Executive Assistant 317-236-1495

Rev. Joseph Rautenberg, PhD, Ethics/Bioethics Consultant 317-236-1449

Vocations, Office of Priestly and Religious

Fax: 317-236-1401

Rev. Eric M. Augenstein, Director 317-236-1496
Andy Miller, Associate Director 317-236-1490

Advocacy for Priests

This agency is responsible for the advocacy, pastoral care, and ongoing formation of priests.
1400 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis, IN 46202-2367
Fax: 317-236-1401

Rev. Gerald Kirkhoff, Director
Ann Williams, Executive Assistant, 317-236-1495

Empowering Pastoral Leaders

Matthew Hayes, Project Director, 317-236-1562
Peggy Crawford, Administrative Assistant, 317-236-1562

Communications Center, Catholic

This agency is responsible for media relations, archdiocesan publications, print
services, advertising, management of the archdiocesan website, special events, and video and audio productions.

1400 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis, IN 46202-2367
Fax: 317-236-1593

Greg A. Otolski, Executive Director, Secretariat for Communications, Director of Communications
Cindy Clark, Executive Assistant, 317-236-1585
Carolyn Noone, Director of Special Events, 317-236-1428
Brandon A. Evans, Website Manager, 317-236-1577
Annette Danielson (part time), Print Services Assistant, Archdiocesan Directory and Yearbook Coordinator, 317-236-1587

Criterion Press, Inc.

Criterion Press, Inc., publishes The Criterion—the official weekly newspaper of the Archdiocese of Indianapolis and the largest weekly newspaper in the state of Indiana. It also publishes the Archdiocesan Directory and Yearbook, pastoral letters, annual reports, archdiocesan periodicals and pamphlets, and occasional books.

1400 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis, IN 46202-2367
Fax: 317-236-1593

Greg Otolski, Associate Publisher
Michael A. Krokos, Editor, The Criterion
John Shaughnessy, Assistant Editor, 317-236-1554
Brandon A. Evans, Online Editor/Graphic Designer, 317-236-1577
Sean Gallagher, Reporter, 317-236-1574
Natalie Hoefer, Reporter, 317-236-1486
Jane Lee, Graphic Designer, 317-236-4073
Ron Massey, Business Manager (part time), 317-236-1454

Ecumenism and Inter-Religious Affairs, Office of

This agency helps develop ecumenical activities and programs for the clergy and people of all faiths.

2405 S. Seventh St., Terre Haute, IN 47802-3503

Very Rev. Richard Ginther, VF, Director

Family Ministries, Office of

The office provides educational, pastoral and advocacy programs to support the family and promote the dignity of each person, and provides healing ministries (bereavement support and divorced/separated support), marriage preparation, Natural Family Planning and family enrichment.

1400 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis, IN 46202
Fax: 317-236-1401

Scott Seibert, Director
Deb Van Velse, Healing Ministries Coordinator
Carmen LeMark, Pre-Cana
Keri Carroll, Administrative Assistant

Fatima Retreat House, Our Lady of

“Come away by yourselves ... and rest a while” (Mk 6:31). Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House is a place where one can rest in God. It is a peaceful setting for personal and directed retreats, spiritual and educational programs, and group meetings in an environment conducive to prayer, spiritual enrichment, reflection, relaxation, and creative thinking.

5353 E. 56th St., Indianapolis, IN 46226
Fax: 317-545-0095

Georgene Beiriger, Director
Rev. James M. Farrell, Director of Mission Advancement
Mary Schaffner, Associate Director-Spirituality Ministries
Cheryl McSweeney, Associate Director-Program Manager
Mary Lechtanski, Office Manager

Human Life and Dignity, Office of

This office works to teach respect for all human life from conception to natural death. Provides programs for Pro-Life activities including: Birthline (assistance to pregnant women), Project Rachel (post-abortion healing), Project Rachel (post-abortion healing) and health ministries.

Birthline Assistance (material assistance to pregnant and recent mothers), 317-635-4808
Project Rachel (post abortion healing for women and men), 317-452-0054

1400 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis, IN 46202-2367
Fax: 317-236-1401

Vacant, Coordinator of Human Life and Dignity
Jena Hartman, Birthline Coordinator, 317-236-1433
Keri Carroll, Administrative Assistant, 317-236-1521

Human Resources

Serves as a resource for matters pertaining to employment, compensation,
benefits, performance development, background checks, child protection training, and personnel policy administration.

1400 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis, IN 46202-2367
1-800-382-9836 ext. 1594
Fax: 317-261-3389

Edward P. Isakson, PHR, Director, 317-236-1549
Andrea Wunnenberg, PHR, Human Resources Operations Manager, 317-236-1533
Ginger Thomas, JD, MBA, SPHR, Human Resources Field Representative, 317-592-4031
Christa Bunch, Human Resources Specialist, 317-236-7314
Kristen Leffler, Human Resources Specialist, 317-236-1594

Information Systems

This office is responsible for information technology and telecommunication services for all offices in the Archbishop Edward T. O’Meara Catholic Center.  Deacon Ron Pirau, Chief Information Officer, provides strategic direction and oversight of outsourced service providers responsible for operational support of the information technology and telecommunication services.

1400 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis, IN 46202-2367

Operational Support Center, 317-236-1420

Deacon Ron Pirau, Chief Information Officer, 317-261-3379,

Intercultural Ministry, Office of

This office works to promote an increased awareness of the ethnic strengths and diversity of the archdiocese and to assist parishes in developing services to meet multicultural needs.

1400 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis, IN 46202-2367
1-800-382-9836, ext. 1443
Fax: 317-236-1401

Dcn. Mike Braun, Director of  the Secretariat for Pastoral Ministries 317-236-1531         
Oscar Castellanos, Director, 317-261-3380
Saul Llacsa, Coordinator of Hispanic Ministry, 317-236-7312
Rev. David Bu Nyar, Coordinator of Burmese Ministry, 317-255-4534
Pearlette Springer, Coordinator for Black Catholic Ministry, 317-236-1474
Ana Hernandez, Administrative Assistant, 317-236-1443

Management Services, Office of

Management Services coordinates all design and construction projects within the archdiocese; coordinates the purchase and sale of all real estate; property management of the Archbishop Edward T. O’Meara Catholic Center, SS. Peter and Paul Cathedral, and other archdiocesan properties as designated; and coordinates, hospitality, duplicating, and mail services for the Archbishop Edward T. O’Meara Catholic Center.

1400 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis, IN 46202-2367
Fax: 317-592-4059

Eric L. Atkins, AIA, Director
Katherine Wesolowski, Projects Coordinator


John Wahl, Associate Director of Management Services, 317-236-1473
Richard Dildine, HVAC Tech
Martin A. Jones, Maintenance Tech
Brent Perronie, Maintenance Tech
Patrick James, Maintenance
Fermin Luna, Maintenance
Christopher Trummer, Maintenance
Matthew Donahue, Maintenance


Reechelle Brooks Carter, Mail Center Coordinator, 317-236-1509


Helen James, 317-236-1400

Mission Office

The staff of the Mission Office supervises the missionary work of the Church, provides educational programs about this work, and manages financial appeals that support the missions. The national organizations served by the Mission Office are as follows: The Society for the Propagation of the Faith, Catholic Relief Services, The Holy Childhood Association, The Society of St. Peter the Apostle, American Board of Catholic Missions, The Catholic Near East Association, The Apostleship of Prayer, Campaign for Human Development, Religious Retirement, Afro- and Native American Missions, Aid for the Church in Eastern Europe, American Bishops’ Overseas Aid Appeal, Holy Places, Rice Bowls, and Work of the Holy Father (Peter’s Pence).

1400 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis, IN 46202-2367
Fax: 317-236-1434

Rev. Gerald J. Kirkhoff, Director
Sr. Maria Loretto Chinyere Emenogu, DMMM, Mission Educator
Dana Danberry, Office Manager

Parish Planning and Organizational Development

Parish Planning and Organizational Development encourages parish growth and development through effective leadership, planning, and organizational design.

1400 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis, IN 46202-2367
1-800-382-9836 ext. 7325

Annette “Mickey” Lentz, Director
Cathy Mayer, Executive Assistant

Pastoral Ministries, Secretariat for

Responsible for coordianting pastoral ministries for Youth, Youong Adults, Family Ministries, Human Life and Dignity, Intercultural Ministries, Ecumenism, Correction Ministry and Lay Ministry Formation to provide for the pastoral leadership needs of the people of the archdiocese. Lisisaon for Creation Care Commission.

1400 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis, IN 46202-2367

Deacon Mike Bran, Director
Lynee Weisenbach, Prison Ministry
Keri Carroll, Administrative Assistant

Purchasing, Office of

This office is responsible for negotiating purchasing contracts on behalf of the archdiocese and provides purchasing support for all parishes, schools, and agencies.

1400 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis, IN 46202-2367

Stephen M. James, Director

St. Elizabeth Catholic Charities

St. Elizabeth offers a wide variety of services to families. Their residential services provide emergency, short- and long-term housing for pregnant and or parenting women. The residential program also provides housing for under-18 pregnant youth. The agency is a licensed adoption agency in both Kentucky and Indiana. The agency is unique in that it provides free lifelong services to birth mother and child. The agency also provides in-home services to developmentally delayed adults throughout the community. The counseling program provides counseling to the community and accepts insurance and sliding-scale fee. The Court Appointed Special Advocates program is a volunteer program for Floyd and Washington counties, The volunteers assist children who have been abused and neglected to have a voice in court. Marie’s Ministry provides diapers and formula daily to the community. On the third Tuesday of every month, the program gives out maternity and baby items to families in need

702 E. Market St., New Albany, IN 47150

Mark Casper, Agency Director 812-949-7305 ext. 120
Dawn Bennett, Development Director 812-949-7305 ext. 122 Leslea Townsend Cronin, Social Services Director, 812-949-7305 ext. 121

Residential Services, 812-949-7305 ext. 105
Counseling Services, 812-949-7305 ext. 106
Adoption Bridges of Kentuckiana, 502-585-4369
Maries Ministry Services, 812-949-7305
Supported Living Services, 812-949-7305 ext. 126
Court Appointed Special Advocates, (CASA) 812-949-7305 ext. 123
Supervised Visitation, 812-949-7305 ext. 123

St. Elizabeth/Coleman Pregnancy and Adoption Services

See Catholic Charities Indianapolis

Stewardship and Development, Office of

The staff of the Office of Stewardship and Development serves the parishes, schools, and agencies of the archdiocese by providing education and consultation about stewardship and development. This office coordinates the United Catholic Appeal: Christ Our Hope annual renewal effort, development efforts for Catholic Charities, Catholic education, archdiocesan-wide capital
campaigns, and other stewardship activities.

1400 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis, IN 46202-2367
Fax: 317-592-4066

Jolinda Moore, Executive Director of Stewardship and Development 317-236-1462
Ron Greulich, Director of Stewardship Education 317-236-1426
Dana Townsend, Director of Donor Services, 317-236-1498
Cheri Bush, Director of Mission Advancement for Catholic Charities, 317-236-1411
Michael C. Kirk, Associate Director of Annual Major Giving, 317-236-1546
Dana Stone, Associate Director for Annual Appeals, 317-236-1591
Vacant, Data Entry Specialist, 317-236-1567
Barbara Clemons, Data Entry Specialist, 317-592-4062
Melanie Johnson, Gift Administration & Parish Resource Specialist, 317-236-1459
Cindy Riley, Project Coordinator and Administrative Support, 317-236-1415
Barbara Samsel, Administrative Assistant, 317-236-1590
Kimberly Pohovey, Director of Mission Advancement for Catholic Education Initiatives , 317-236-1568

Catholic Community Foundation, Inc.

Promotes the establishment and growth of endowments and planned giving to provide perpetual funding for parishes, schools, and other institutions of the archdiocese.

1400 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis, IN 46202-2367

Elisa M. Smith, Director of Catholic Community Foundation, 317-236-1427
Joanna S. Feltz, Director of Planned Giving, 317-236-1588
Melanie Johnson, Finance Administrator/Stock Gift Specialist, 317-236-1459
Rhobie Bentley, Donor Relations Coordinator, 317-236-1482

Tribunal, Metropolitan

After all efforts have failed, the tribunal settles controversies involving the rights and duties of members of the Church for the good of the Church. It now deals almost exclusively with questions of alleged nullity of marriage.

1400 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis, IN 46202-2367

Very Rev. Joseph L. Newton, JCL, Vicar Judicial
Rev. Msgr. Frederick C. Easton, JCL, Adjunct Vicar Judicial
Ann Tully, BS, MTS, Coordinator of the Tribunal, Judge Instructor/Assessor
Rev. Patrick Cooney, OSB, JCL, Defender of the Bond and Promoter of Justice
Rev. James R. Bonke, JCL, Defender of the Bond (part time)
Sr. Paula Modaff, S.P., Auditor (part time)
Nancy Thompson, Judge Instructor/Assessor
Joseph Gehret, Advocate
Kay Summers, MAPT, Ecclesiastical Notary/Assessor
Daniel Ross, Advocate
Perry Langley, Ecclesiastical Notary
Tara Sheringer, Ecclesiastical Notary

Other Staff:

Rev. Msgr. Frederick C. Easton, JCL, Adjunct Vicar Judicial, Judicial Vicar Emeritus
Rev. Robert Gilday, STB, Adjunct Vicar Judicial
Rev. Paul M. Shikany, MDiv, JCL, Adjunct Vicar Judicial
Rev. Stanley L. Pondo, JD, JCD, VF, Adjunct Vicar Judicial
Rev. J. Nicholas Dant, MDiv, STL, Archdiocesan Judge
Rev. Vincent Lampert, MDiv, Archdiocesan Judge
Rev. Clifford Vogelsang, STB, MDiv, Archdiocesan Judge

Victim Assistance

This office provides pastoral care to victims of sexual abuse by any
archdiocesan clergy, employees, volunteers or religious working on behalf of the archdiocese. It is also responsible for monitoring compliance with all requirements of the U.S. bishops’ Charter for Protection of Children and Young People.

P.O. Box 1410, Indianapolis, IN 46206

Carla Hill, Victim Assistance Coordinator
Cathy Mayer, Executive Assistant

Review Board

Eileen Ahrens, Chair
Ed Haskins, PhD
Mary Catherine Horty

Worship, Office of

This office fosters the renewal and growth of liturgy in the archdiocese. It offers consultation services, training programs, and printed and online resources for parish liturgical ministers. It is also responsible for archdiocesan liturgical celebrations at which the archbishop presides.

1400 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis, IN 46202-2367

Very Rev. Patrick J. Beidelman, STL, Executive Director for Worship and Evangelization
Andrew Motyka, Director of Archdiocesan and Cathedral Liturgical Music
Deacon David Henn, Assists with Episcopal Liturgies
Christina M. Tuley, Executive Assistant

Evangelization Commission

This commission promotes evangelization as the essential focus of all the plans, actions, projects, and programs of the archdiocesan Church.

1400 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis, IN 46202-2367

Very Rev. Patrick J. Beidelman, STL, Executive Director

Youth Ministry, Office of

This office is committed to serving parishes and schools by working in collaboration with youth ministers and pastors to provide an engaging ministry for youth at the parish level as well as offering experiences of the larger Church. The office of Youth Ministry staff offers consultative services, training, mentoring and certification for parish youth ministers and volunteers as well as providing spiritual opportunities for teens in the archdiocese.

1400 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis, IN 46202-2367

Scott Williams, Director of Youth Ministry, 317-236-1442
Julia Puscas, Program Coordinator, 317-236-1477
Ana Hernandez, Administrative Assistant. 317-592-4006

Young Adult and College Campus Ministry, Office of

The mission of Young Adult and College Campus Ministry is to minister specifically to and build Catholic Communities of young adults (ages 18-35) within the Archdiocese of Indianapolis. This includes, but is not limited to college campuses, parishes and young adult movements. A “Universal Call to Holiness” is our focus for all college students and young adults with a mission to create a greater “Culture of Vocation” and Catholic identity and presence in and through the lives of all young adult Catholics within the Archdiocese of Indianapolis and all those who encounter this mission territory. Evangelization of fallen away Catholics and non-Catholics will be a priority of this ministry as “no soul should ever be lost” Heb 3:12-13.

1400 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis, IN 46202-2367

Matthew Faley, Director, 317-236-1436
Madison Kinast, Associale Director, 317-592-4067
Rebecca Kovert, Event and Volunteer Coordinator, 317-261-3373

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