Staff listing by department

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.

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


Vicariates/Secretariats

Catholic Charities, Secretariat for

Responsible for coordinating the social ministries of the archdiocese to work for peace and social justice through service and advocacy.

  • 1400 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis, IN 46202-2367
  • 317-236-7319
  • David J. Siler, Executive Director
  • David Bethuram, Associate Executive Director
  • Theresa Chamblee, Director for the Catholic Campaign for Human Development, 317-236-1404
  • Theresa Chamblee, Executive Assistant, 317-236-1404

Website: www.catholiccharitiesindy.org


Catholic Education and Faith Formation, Secretariat for

Responsible for coordinating the ministries of lifelong formation and education, including Catholic schools, religious education for adults, youth, and children, youth ministry and the Catholic Youth Organization and St. Mary’s Child Center and the Catholic Urban School Consortium, in order to teach and share Catholic beliefs, traditions, and values.

  • 1400 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis, IN 46202-2367
  • 317-236-1430
  • Harry Plummer, Executive Director
  • Brenda Pfarr, Executive Assistant

Website: www.archindy.org/oce


Clergy and Parish Life Coordinators. Vicariate for

Responsible for assisting in the assignment, training, and support of clergy, parish life coordinators, and seminarians in accordance with canon law.
  • 1400 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis, IN 46202-2367
  • 317-236-1495
  • Very Rev. Stephen W. Giannini, VE, Vicar
  • Ann Williams, Executive Assistant
Advocacy for Priests, Vicariate for

Responsible for the advocacy, pastoral care, and ongoing formation of priests.

  • 1400 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis, IN 46202-2367
  • 317-236-1489
  • Very Rev. Gerald Kirkhoff, VE, Vicar
  • Ann Williams, Executive Assistant

Website: www.archindy.org/clergyplc


Communications, Secretariat for

Responsible for all archdiocesan communications activities, including those of Criterion Press, Inc., and the Catholic Communications Center.

  • 1400 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis, IN 46202-2367
  • Greg A. Otolski, Executive Director, 317-236-1585
  • Mary Ann Klein, Executive Assistant, 317-236-1585
  • Ron Massey, Coordinator of Administration (part time), 317-236-1454

Finance and Administrative Services, Secretariat for

Responsible for coordinating the financial, accounting, cemetery services, and management services of the archdiocese to promote generous sharing and responsible use of all human and material resources, including the property, liability, vehicular and workers compensation program for the archdiocese.

  • 1400 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis, IN 46202-2367
  • 317-236-1410
  • Brian Burkert, CPA, Chief Financial Officer/Executive Director, 317-236-1410
  • Michael J. Witka, Director of Parish Financial Services/Director, Risk Management, 317-236-1558
  • Stacy Harris, CPA, Director of Financial Analysis, 317-236-1535
  • Helen Baar, Administrative Assistant, Property Insurance, 317-236-1452

Website: www.archindy.org/finance


Lay Ministry and Pastoral Services, Secretariat for

Responsible for coordinating pastoral services and lay ministry formation to provide for the pastoral and leadership needs of the people of the archdiocese.

  • 1400 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis, IN 46202-2367
  • 317-236-7325
  • 1-800-382-9836 ext. 7325
  • E-mail: chancery@archindy.org
  • Annette "Mickey" Lentz, Chancellor, Executive Director
  • Cathy Mayer, Executive Assistant

Website: www.archindy.org/layministry


Spiritual Life and Worship, Secretariat for

Responsible for coordinating the ministries of worship, adult initiation, and retreat ministry.

  • 1400 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis, IN 46202-2367
  • 317-236-1483
  • Fr. Patrick Beidelman, STL, Executive Director
  • Christina Tuley, Executive Assistant

Website: www.archindy.org/worship


Stewardship and Development, Secretariat for

Responsible for directing stewardship and development programs of the archdiocese to promote generous sharing and responsible use of all human, financial and material resources.

  • 1400 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis, IN 46202-2367
  • 317-236-1415
  • Jolinda Moore, Director of Stewardship and Development, 317-236-1415
  • Ellen Brunner, Director of Catholic Community Foundation, 317-236-1427

Website: www.archindy.org/stewardship


Tribunal, Metropolitan

Responsible for assisting the archbishop in the judicial affairs of the archdiocese in accordance with canon law.

  • 1400 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis, IN 46202-2367
  • 317-236-1460
  • Rev. Stanley Pondo, JD, JCD, Vicar Judicial

Website: www.archindy.org/tribunal


 

Agencies and offices

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
  • 317-236-1410, Fax: 317-236-7327
    accountingservices@archindy.org
  • Brian Burkert, CPA, Chief Financial Officer, 317-236-1410
  • Tracy Lockwood, 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
  • Nancy Hildwein, Catholic Charities Accounting Supervisor, 317-236-1525
  • Chris Bramble, Accountant, 317-236-1531
  • Sr. Dina Bato, SP, Accountant, 317-236-1418
  • Melinda Buckler, Payroll and Billing Specialist, 317-236-1439
  • Sandi Jackson, Accounts Payable Specialist, 317-236-1561
  • Lori Erickson, Accounting Clerk, 317-261-3376
  • Website: www.archindy.org/finance

Archives

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 46202-2367
  • 800-382-9836 ext. 1429
  • E-mail: archives@archindy.org
  • Karen Oddi, Archivist 317-236-1429
  • Teresa Law, Records Management Coordinator 317-236-1538

Website: www.archindy.org/archives


Catholic Campaign for Human Development

The Catholic Campaign for Human Development was created by the U.S. Catholic bishops in 1970. It is an education-action campaign that offers building blocks of hope to break the cycle of poverty in the United States by providing grants and loans to poor communities who are pulling themselves out of poverty through community organizing, economic development, and other group-empowering initiatives.

  • 1400 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis, IN 46202-2367
  • 317-236-1404
  • Theresa Chamblee, Director

Website: www.archindy.org/cchd


Catholic Charities Bloomington

This agency provides co-parent negotiations and counseling services to families and children, particularly children at risk, in the Bloomington Deanery.

  • 803 N. Monroe Street, Bloomington, IN 47404 | 812-332-1262
  • Marsha McCarty, Director

Website: www.CatholicCharitiesBtown.org

Becky's Place

Women and children's emergency shelter

1108 Fifth St., Bedford, IN 47241, 812-508-2910

Corina Hayes, 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, 317-236-1500, Fax. 317-261-3375
  • David Bethuram, Agency Director 317-236-1530
  • Craig Fall, Associate Director 317-236-1534
  • Director, Adult Day Care Program 317-236-1527
  • Bill Bickel, Service Line Director, Holy Family Shelter and Holy Family Transitional Housing Program 317-635-7830
  • Ellen Brown, Service Line Director, Senior Companion Program 317-236-1555
  • Stephanie Davis, Director, Crisis Office 317-236-1556
  • Zach Sperka, Assistant Director, Crisis Office, 317-236-1512
  • Gabrielle Neal, Director, Refugee Resettlement Programs 317-236-1553
  • Tish Pyritz, Director, School Counseling 317-236-1523
  • vacant, Director, Individual,Couple, and Family Counseling 317-236-1537
  • Carolyn Currin-Holder, Director, St. Joan of Arc Neighborhood Youth Outreach 317-283-6710
  • Valerie Sperka, Director, Special Events 317-592-4072
  • Sue Sandefur, Administrative Assistant 317-236-1514
  • Donna Laughlin, Administrative Assistant 317-236-1531

Website: www.CatholicCharitiesIndpls.org


Catholic Charities New Albany - St. Elizabeth

This agency provides support on both a residential and an outreach basis.to women who experience crisis pregnancies. Also provides counseling services, programs for the developmentally delayed, child advocacy and adoption services.

  • 601 E. Market St., New Albany, IN 47150 812-949-7305
  • Mark Casper, Director

Website: www.archindy.org/cc/newalbany


Catholic Charities Tell City

Catholic Charities in Tell City provides counseling services, advocacy for the poor, as well as coordination of direct emergency services as needed.

  • 802 Ninth St., Tell City, IN 47586
  • 812-547-0903
  • Joan Hess, Agency Director

Website: www.archindy.org/cc/tellcity


Catholic Charities Terre Haute

Catholic Charities in Terre Haute offers ministry to children, families, and aged persons with spiritual, material, and emotional needs.

    1801 Poplar Street, Terre Haute, IN 47803
  • 812-232-1447
  • John C. Etling, Agency Director
Bethany House
  • 1402 Locust St., Terre Haute, IN 47807
  • 812-232-4978
Catholic Charities Terre Haute Food Bank
  • 1356 Locust St., Terre Haute, IN 47807
  • 812-235-3424
Christmas House
  • 829 N. 14th St., Terre Haute, IN 47807
  • 812-234-7372
Ryves Youth Center at Etling Hall
  • 1356 Locust St., Terre Haute, IN 47807
  • 812-235-1265
Household Exchange
  • 1409 Locust St., Terre Haute, IN 47807 812-234-7372

Website: www.CatholicCharitiesTerreHaute.org


Catholic Education, Office of

The Office of Catholic Education administers Catholic education and lifelong faith formation for the archdiocese. It coordinates the work of the schools, commissions, religious education programs, youth ministry and other related educational ministries.

  • 1400 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis, IN 46202-2367
  • 317-236-1430
  • Harry Plummer, Executive Director for Catholic Education and Faith Formation, 317-236-1440
  • G. Joseph Peters, Associate Executive Director, Catholic Education (Administration), 317-236-1430
  • Gina Kuntz Fleming, Superintendent Catholic Schools, 317-592-4051
  • Rob Rash, Assistant Superintendent, Personnel, 317-236-1544
  • Mary McCoy, Assistant Superintendent, Instruction, 317-236-1522
  • Ken Ogorek, Director of Catechesis, 317-236-1446
  • Peg McEvoy, Associate Director, Evangelization and Family Catechesis, 317-236-1432
  • Kay Scoville, Director, Youth Ministry, 317-236-1477
  • Scott Williams, Program Coordinator, Youth Ministry, 317-236-1442
  • Beth Curtin, Administrative Assistant, Youth Ministry, 317-592-4006
  • Chris Kukelka, Program Coordinator, Schools Technology Implementation, 317-402-2169 (cell)
  • Margaret Hendricks, Program Coordinator, APTK (A Promise To Keep) Chastity Program, 317-236-1478
  • Erin Jeffries, Assistant Director, Special Religious Education (SPRED), 317-236-1448
  • Cindy Clark, Office Manager, Administrative and Teacher Personnel, 317-236-1444
  • Brenda Pfarr, Executive Assistant, 317-236-1440
  • Jeanette Hall, Administrative Assistant, Reception, 317-236-1430
  • vacant, Administrative Assistant, Faith Formation, 317-236-1431
  • Robin Andrews, Administrative Assistant, Catholic Schools, 317-236-1441
  • Sister Cathy Campbell, S.P., Circle of Grace, 317-526-5285
Archdiocesan Education Commission (AEC)
  • 1400 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis, IN 46202-2367
  • 317-236-1430
  • Harry A. Plummer, Executive Director, Catholic Education and Faith Formation 317-236-1440
  • Mother Theodore Catholic Academies (MTCA)
  • Mother Theodore Catholic Academies manages four Indianapolis urban Catholic schools as a consortium. The MTCA office is also contracted by ADI Charter Schools, Inc., to give oversight to its two charter schools 317-236-7324, Fax: 317-236-1422
  • Gina Kuntz Fleming, Executive Director, 317-236-7322
  • Chris Brunson, Office Manager, 317-236-1516
  • Mark Lecher, Facilities Manager, 317-236-1542
  • Rose Springman, Administrative Assistant, 317-236-7324
  • Vacant, Tuition Coordinator, 317-236-1421

Website: www.archindy.org/oce

  • IMPACT
  • 317-236-1580
  • 21st Century Learning Centers
  • Ashley Holloway, Program Director 317-236-1580

Catholic Youth Organization

The Catholic Youth Organization (CYO) provides programmed spiritual, cultural, social, and physical development activities for young people in the Indianapolis archdiocese between the ages of about eight and eighteen, to help provide a sense of Christian direction and responsibility.

  • 580 E. Stevens St., Indianapolis, IN 46203 317-632-9311
  • Edward J. Tinder, Director
  • Jerry Ross, Assistant Director
Camp Rancho Framasa
  • 2230 Clay Lick Rd., Nashville, IN 47448-4641
  • 888-988-2839
  • Kevin Sullivan, Camp Director

Website: www.cyoarchindy.org


Chancery

Office of the Archbishop

317-236-1403

Most Rev. Joseph W. Tobin, C.Ss.R.

Theresa Brydon, Executive Assistant

Office of the Auxiliary Bishop
  • 317-236-1405
  • Most Rev. Christopher J. Coyne, SLD
  • Dianne Adams, Executive Assistant, 317-236-1405

Office of the Vicar Judicial

  • 317-236-1460
  • Very Rev. Stanley Pondo, JD, JCD
Office of the Chancellor
  • 317-236-7325
  • Annette “Mickey” Lentz
  • Cathy Mayer, Executive Assistant

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

Website: www.catholiccemeteries.cc


Clergy, Religious and Parish Life Coordinators: Formation and Personnel, 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 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 the present and future ministerial needs within the archdiocese.

  • 1400 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis, IN 46202-2367
  • 317-236-1495 Fax: 317-236-1401
  • Very Rev. Stephen Giannini, VE, Vicar
  • Ann Williams, Executive Assistant
  • Ron Massey, Business Manager (part time) 317-236-1491
Deacons, Office of
  • Deacon Michael East, Director of Deacons
  • Deacon Kerry Blandford, Director Deacon Formation, 317-236-1490, Fax: 317-236-1401
  • Rev. Noah Casey, Spiritual Director
  • Personnel: Priests and Parish Life Coordinators
  • Very Rev. Stephen Giannini, VE, Director
  • Ann Williams, Executive Assistant 317-236-1495, Fax: 317-236-7315
  • Rev. Joseph Rautenberg, Ethics/Bioethics Consultant, 317-236-1449
Vocations, Office of Priestly and Religious
  • Rev. Eric M. Augenstein, Director
  • Elizabeth Escoffery, Associate Director 317-236-1490, Fax: 317-236-1401
Advocacy for Priests, Vicariate for

This agency is responsible for the advocacy, pastoral care, and ongoing formation of priests.

  • 1400 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis, IN 46202-2367
  • 317-236-1489
  • Very Rev. Gerard Kirkhoff, VE, Vicar
  • Ann Williams, Executive Assistant, 317-236-1495, Fax: 317-236-1401

Website: www.archindy.org/clergyplc


Communications Center, Catholic

This agency is responsible for media relations; archdiocesan publications; print services; advertising; content of the archdiocesan web site; and video and audio productions, including the weekly TV Mass for Shut-Ins.

  • 1400 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis, IN 46202-2367
  • 317-236-1585, Fax: 317-236-1593
  • E-Mail: info@archindy.org
  • Greg A. Otolski, Executive Director, Secretariat for Communications, Director of Communications, 317-236-1585
  • Mary Ann Klein, Executive Assistant, 317-236-1585
  • Carolyn Noone, Director for Special Events, 317-236-1428
  • Brandon A. Evans, Website Manager, 317-236-1577
  • Jerry Boucher, Graphics Specialist, 317-236-1588
  • 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 and occasional books, pastoral letters, annual reports, archdiocesan periodicals and pamphlets.
  • 1400 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis, IN 46202-2367
  • 317-236-1570
  • E-mail: criterion@archindy.org
  • Most Rev. Joseph W. Tobin, C.Ss.R., Publisher
  • Greg Otolski, Associate Publisher,317-236-1585
  • Michael A. Krokos, Editor, The Criterion, 317-236-1598
  • John Shaughnessy, Assistant Editor, 317-236-1554
  • Brandon A. Evans, Online Editor, 317-236-1577
  • Natalie Hoefer, Reporter, 317-236-1486
  • Sean Gallagher, Reporter, 317-236-1574
  • Ron Massey, Business Manager (part time), 317-236-1454
  • Mary Ann Klein, Executive Assistant, 317-236-1585

Website: www.archindy.org/criterion


Ecumenism, Office of

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

  • 2421 S. Seventh St., Terre Haute, IN 47802-3503, 812-240-0315
  • Very Rev. Richard M. Ginther, VF, Director

Fatima Retreat House, Our Lady of

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, spriitual enrichment, reflection, relaxation, and creative thinking.

  • 5353 E. 56th St., Indianapolis, IN 46226
  • 317-545-7681
  • Fax: 317-545-0095
  • E-mail: fatima@archindy.org
  • Father James M. Farrell, Director
  • Mary Schaffner, Associate Director-Spirituality Ministries
  • Sandy Pasotti, Associate Director-Guest Services and Operations
  • Cheryl McSweeney, Associate Director-Program Manager
  • Mary Lechtanski, Office Manager

Website: www.archindy.org/fatima


Human Resources

Controls, plans, directs, coordinates, and administers all phases of archdiocesan human resources programs and activities, including but not necessarily limited to wage and salary administration, benefits, employment and placement, training, health and safety services, grievance resolution, policies and procedures, and regulatory/statutory compliance.

  • 1400 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis, IN 46202-2367
  • 317-236-1594
  • 1-800-382-9836 ext. 1594
  • Fax: 317-261-3389
  • E-mail: hr@archindy.org
  • Edward P. Isakson, PHR, Director 317-236-1549
  • Courtney Mitchell, Human Resources Specialist  317-236-7314
  • Kristen Leffler, Human Resource Specialist  317-236-1594

Website: www.archindy.org/hr


Information Systems

This office is responsible for personal computers, voice communications, and data communications for all offices in the Archbishop Edward T. O'Meara Catholic Center. This office is outsourced through DAST Consulting, an Indianapolis-based information technology service provider.

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

317-236-1420

Troy Sipes, DAST Consulting help desk Coordinator/Network Support


Lay Ministry, Office of

The Office of Lay Ministry is responsible for supporting the professional development and spiritual growth of lay ministers in the archdiocese.

  • 1400 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis, IN 46202-2367
  • 317-236-7325
  • 800-382-9836, ext. 7325
  • E-mail: laymin@archindy.org
  • Annette "Mickey" Lentz, Executive Director
  • Edward P. Isakson, Director
  • Cathy Mayer, Executive Assistant

Website: www.archindy.org/layministry


Management Services, Office of

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

  • 1400 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis, IN 46202-2367
  • 317-236-1452
  • Eric Atkins, AIA, Director
  • Helen Baar, Administrative Assistant
Maintenance
  • John Wahl, Associate Director of Management Services 317-236-1473
  • Richard Dildine
  • Martin A. Jones
  • Danny Wyrick
Mailroom
  • Reechelle Brooks Carter, Mail Center Coordinator 317-236-1509
  • Marlene Conn, Edie Wahl and Helen James, Receptionists 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
  • 317-236-1485, Fax: 317-236-1434
  • Very Rev. Gerald Kirkhoff, VE, Director
  • Sr. Maria Loretto Chinyere Emenogu, DMMM, Mission Educator
  • Dana Danberry, Office Manager

Website: www.archindy.org/mission


Multicultural 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
  • 317-236-1562, 1-800-382-9836, ext. 1562, Fax: 317-236-1401
  • Br. Moises Gutierrez, OFM, Director
  • Rev. L. Sam Cunningham, SVD, Psy.D., Coordinator Hispanic Ministry
  • Julie Paavola, Coordinator, Spiritual Direction Program
  • Sr. Jannette Marie Pruitt, OSF, Coordinator for Black Catholic Ministry
  • Gloria Guillen, Administrative Assistant

Website: www.archindy.org/multicultural


Planning and Organizational Development, Office of Parish

The Office of 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
  • 317-236-7325
  • 1-800-382-9836 ext. 7325
  • E-mail: ppod@archindy.org
  • Annette "Mickey" Lentz, Director
  • Cathy Mayer, Executive Assistant

Pro-Life and Family Life, Office of

The office recognizes that the family has a special role to play throughout the life of its memebers from the moment of conception until natural death. The office provides educational, pastoral, and advocacy programs to support the family and promote the dignity of each human person. Programs include Birthline (assistance to pregnant women), Project Rachel (post-abortion healing), Healing Ministries (bereavement support, and divorced/separated support), and Health Ministries.

Birthline Assistance, maternal assistance to pregnant and recent mothers, 317-635-4808

Project Rachel, post-abortion healing for women and men, 317-452-0054

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  • 1400 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis, IN 46202-2367
    317-236-1521, Fax: 317-236-1401
    Rebecca Niemerg, Director, 317-236-1569
  • Elizabeth Ricke, Program Coordinator, 317-236-1551
  • Scott Seibert, Marriage and Family Enrichment Coordinator, 317-236-1527
  • Jena Hartman, Birthline Coordinator, 317-236-1433
  • Joan LeBeau, RN, Health Ministries Coordinator, 317-236-1475
  • Deb VanVelse, Healing Ministries Coordinator, 317-236-1586
  • Keri Carroll, Office Assistant, 317-236-1521
  • Website: www.archindy.org/prolife

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
  • 317-236-1451
  • Stephen M. James, Director

Website: www.archindy.org/purchasing


St. Elizabeth Catholic Charities

This agency provides support to women and families experiencing crisis pregnancies through residential, counseling, and material assistance and is a licensed adoption agency in Indiana and Kentucky. It is the administrator of the Court Appointed Special Advocates volunteer service for Floyd and Washington counties and also provides counseling services, supervised visitation services, and supported living for the developmentally delayed.

  • 601 E. Market St., New Albany, IN 47150, 812-949-7305
  • Mark Casper, Agency Director

Website: www.StElizabethCatholicCharities.org


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
  • 317-236-1425, Fax: 317-236-4066
  • Jolinda Moore, Director of Stewardship and Development 317-236-1462
  • Ron Greulich, Director of Stewardship Education 317-236-1426
  • Rosemary O’Brien, Director of Corporate and Foundation Development 317-236-1568
  • Deacon Ron Pirau, Director of Mission Advancement for Catholic Charities Indianapolis and Liaison to Catholic Charities agencies, 317-236-3379
  • Dana Townsend, Director of Donor Services 317-236-1498
  • Michael C. Kirk, Associate Director of Annual Major Giving 317-236-1546
  • Anna Breen, Data Entry Specialist 317-592-1567
  • Vacant, Reconciliation Specialist, 317-261-3363
  • Barbara Clemons, Data Entry Specialist 317-592-4062
  • Melanie Johnson, Stock Gift Specialist 317-236-1459
  • Cindy Riley, Coordinator of Stewardship Education and Corporate Development, 317-236-1415
  • Barbara Samsel, Administrative Assistant 317-236-1590
  • Cyndy Taber, Parish Services Coordinator 317-236-1591

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
  • 317-236-1425, 1-800-382-9836, ext. 1427
  • Ellen M. Brunner, Director of Catholic Community Foundation 317-236-1427
  • Melanie Johnson, Finance Administrator/Stock Gift Specialist 317-236-1459
  • Annie Riddick, Administrative Assistant 317-236-1482

Website: www.archindy.org/ccf


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
  • 317-236-1460
  • Very Rev. Stanley Pondo, JD, JCD, Vicar Judicial
  • Rev. James R. Bonke, JCL, Defender of the Bond/Promoter of Justice
  • Rev. Joseph L. Newton, JCL, Adjunct Vicar Judicial
  • Ann Tully, BS, MTS, Judge Instructor/Assessor
  • Mary Ellen Hauck, BA, Judge Instructor /Assessor
  • Nancy Thompson, Advocate
  • Sr. Paula Modaff, SP, JCL, Auditor
  • Kay Summers, BA, Notary/Administrative Assistant
  • Roseanne Huckleberry, BA, Notary/Administrative Assistant
  • Swiden Torres-Torrijos, Notary/Administrative Assistant
  • Patti Peirce, Typist (part time)
  • Other Staff (Part-time Volunteers):
  • 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. J. Nicholas Dant, MDiv, STL, Archdiocesan Judge
  • Rev. Vincent Lampert, MDiv, Archdiocesan Judge
  • Rev. Clifford Vogelsang, STB, MDiv, Archdiocesan Judge
  • Rev. Patrick Cooney, OSB, JCL, Defender of the Bond
  • Lynda Robitaille, JCD, Defender of the Bond
  • Pat Jeffers, Deputy Defender of the Bond

Website: www.archindy.org/tribunal


Victims 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.

  • 1400 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis, IN 46202
  • 317-236-1548
  • Carla Hill, Victim Assistance Coordinator
  • Cathy Mayer, Executive Assistant
  • Review Board
  • Eileen Ahrens, chair
  • Ed Haskins, PhD
  • Mary Catherine Horty
  • Ida Lamberti
  • Mary Ann Ransdell
  • Rev. Msgr. Anthony R. Volz

Website: www.archindy.org/abuse


Worship, Office of

This office fosters the renewal and growth of liturgy in the archdiocese. It offers consultation services, training programs, 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
  • 317-236-1483
  • E-mail: worship@archindy.org
  • Rev. Patrick J. Beidelman, STL, Executive Director for Spiritual Life and Worship
  • Andy Motyka, Director of Archdiocesan and Cathedral Liturgical Music
  • Christina M. Tuley, Executive Assistant

Website: www.archindy.org/worship


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 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 teritory. Evangelization of fallen away Catholics and non-Catholics will be a priority of this ministry as "no soul should ever be lost" Hebrews 3:12-13.

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

317-236-1436, 1-800-382-9836, ext. 1436, Fax: 317-261-3364

  • Matthew Faley, Director
  • Katie Sahm, Program Coordinator, Young Adult Ministry 317-236-4067

 

 


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