Deacons

The Archdiocese of Indianapolis ordained its first permanent deacons in 2008 (and incardinated its first permanent deacon one year earlier). Here are the men who are currently serving the archdiocese as deacons.

 

  • Deacon Bradley Anderson
    • Holy Angels Parish in Indianapolis
    • St. Vincent de Paul and Intercity Outreach and Advocacy for the ministry of charity
    • Ordained: June 23, 2012
  • Deacon Kerry Blandford
    • Director of deacon formation
    • Part-time parish life coordinator, St. Andrew the Apostle Parish in Indianapolis
    • Village Oaks at Greenwood for the ministry of charity
    • Ordained: June 28, 2008
    • Learn more about this deacon...
  • Deacon Patrick Bower
    • St. Barnabas Parish in Indianapolis
    • Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis for the ministry of charity
    • Ordained: June 28, 2008
    • Learn more about this deacon...
  • Deacon Michael Braun
    • St. Simon the Apostle Parish in Indianapolis
    • Community Hospital East in Indianapolis, Community Hospital North in Indianapolis, and Holy Family Shelter in Indianapolis for the ministry of charity
    • Ordained June 23, 2012
  • Deacon John J. Chlopecki, BA
    • retired 2012
  • Deacon Daniel Collier
    • St. Malachy Parish in Brownsburg
    • Indianapolis Juvenile Correction Facility for the ministry of charity
    • Ordained: June 28, 2008
    • Learn more about this deacon...
  • Deacon Richard Cooper
    • St. Mary Parish in Lanesville
    • Hospital, nursing home and bereavement ministry for the ministry of charity
    • Ordained June 23, 2012
  • Deacon Wayne Davis
  • Deacon Donald Dearman
    • St. Bernadette Parish in Indianapolis
    • Marion County Jail #1 and Jail #2 for the ministry of charity
    • Ordained: June 28, 2008
    • Retired 2013
    • Learn more about this deacon...
  • Deacon Robert Decker
  • Deacon Michael East
    • Director of deacons
    • St. Ambrose Parish in Seymour and Our Lady of Providence Parish in Brownstown
    • Jackson County Jail for the ministry of charity
    • Ordained: June 28, 2008
    • Learn more about this deacon...
  • Deacon Emilio Ferrer-Soto
  • Deacon Lawrence French
    • St. Joseph Parish in Jennings Co., St. Ann in Jennings Co. and St. Mary in North Vernon
    • St. Vincent Hospital in North Vernon
    • Patriot Academy, Muscatatuck Urban Training Center, for the ministry of charity
    • Ordained: June 28, 2008
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  • Deacon Ronald Freyer
    • St. Louis Parish in Batesville
    • Hospital and nursing homes for the ministry of charity
    • Ordained Juner 23, 2012
  • Deacon Michael Gardner
    • Prince of Peace Parish in Madison and Most Sorrowful Mother of God Parish in Vevay; 2013 Prince of Peace, Madison, Most Sorrowful Mother of God, Vevay, and parish life coordinator St. John, Osgood and St. Mary Magdalen, New Marion.
    • Madison State Hospital for the ministry of charity
    • Ordained: June 28, 2008
    • Learn more about this deacon...
  • Deacon Steven Gretencord
    • Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish in Terre Haute
    • Ryves Youth Center of Catholic Charities Terre Haute for the ministry of charity
    • Ordained: June 28, 2008
    • Learn more about this deacon...
  • Deacon Timothy Harte
    • St. Martin of Tours Parish in Martinsville
    • Man of Mission Ministry, nursing homes and with the homebound for the ministry of charity
    • Ordained: June 23, 2012
  • Deacon David Henn
    • St. Jude Parish in Indianapolis
    • Archdiocesan Office of Worship providing assistance with episcopal liturgies.
    • Ordained: June 28, 2008
    • Learn more about this deacon...
  • Deacon Thomas Hill
    • St. Joseph Parish in Shelbyville
    • Pregnancy Care Centers of South-Central Indiana for the ministry of charity
    • Ordained June 23, 2012
  • Deacon Stephen Hodges
    • SS. Francis and Clare Parish in Greenwood
    • Chaplain for the Courage ministry for the ministry of charity
    • Ordained: June 28, 2008
    • Learn more about this deacon...
  • Deacon Thomas Horn
    • St. Mark the Evangelist Parish in Indianpolis
    • Student Service Learning Program at Roncalli High School in Indianapolis for the ministry of charity
    • Ordained: June 23, 2012
  • Deacon Steven House
    • Holy Trinity in Edinburgh
    • Edinburgh Correctional Facility for the ministry of charity
    • Ordained: June 23, 2012
  • Deacon Wesley Jones
    • St. Jude Parish in Indianapolis
    • Catholic Charities Indianapolis for the ministry of charity
    • Ordained: June 28, 2008
    • Retired: 2013
    • Learn more about this deacon...
  • Deacon William Jones
    • St. Bartholomew Parish in Columbus
    • Substance Addiction Ministry (SAM) for the ministry of charity
    • Ordained: June 28, 2008
    • Learn more about this deacon...
  • Deacon Marc Kellams
  • Deacon Francis C. Klauder
    • St. Thomas Parish in Fortville
    • Police chaplain, Greenfield Police Department
    • Incardinated into the Archdiocese of Indianapolis from the Archdiocese of Philadelphia
    • Ordained: June 4, 1989
  • Deacon James Miller
    • Richmond Catholic Community parishes of St. Andrew, St. Mary and Holy Family in Richmond
    • Richmond nursing homes for the ministry of charity
    • Ordained: June 23, 2012
  • Deacon Oscar Morales
    • St. Anthony and Holy Trinity parishes in Indianapolis
    • Marion County Jail #2 for the ministry of charity
    • Ordained: June 28, 2008
    • Learn more about this deacon...
  • Deacon Ronald Pirau
    • SS. Francis and Clare of Assisi Parish in Greenwood
    • Director of Mission Advancement for Catholic Charities Indianapolis and Liaison to Catholic Charities agencies
    • Johnson County Jail, and Dismas Ministry for Johnson County and the south side of Indianapolis for the ministry of charity
    • Ordained: June 23, 2012
  • Deacon Jeffrey Powell
    • Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish in New Albany
    • Our Lady of Perpetual Help parishioners at the hospital and nursing homes in Floyd County for the ministry of charity
    • Ordained: June 23, 2012
  • Deacon Ronald Reimer
  • Deacon David Reising
    • St. Vincent de Paul Parish in Bedford and St. Mary Parish in Mitchell
    • Lawrence County Jail in Bedford for the ministry of charity
    • Ordained: June 28, 2008
    • Learn more about this deacon...
  • Deacon Richard Renzi
    • St. Malachy Parish in Brownsburg
    • The Beds and Britches Etc. Program for the ministry of charity
    • Ordained: June 23, 2012
  • Deacon Frank Roberts
    • Richmond Catholic Community parishes of St. Andrew, St. Mary and Holy Family in Richmond
    • Richmond nursing homes for the ministry of charity
    • Ordained: June 23, 2012
  • Deacon Michael Slinger
    • Holy Spirit Parish in Indianapols
    • Holy Family Shelter in Indianapolis for the ministry of charity
    • Archdiocesan Metropolitan Tribunal field associate
    • Ordained: June 23, 2012
  • Deacon Michael Stratman
    • St. Patrick Parish and St. Margaret Mary Parish in Terre Haute
    • Union Hospital in Terre Haute for the ministry of charity
    • Ordained: June 28, 2008
    • Learn more about this deacon...
  • Deacon John Thompson
  • Deacon Richard Wagner
    • St. Pius X Parish in Indianapolis
    • St. Augustine Home for the Aged in Indianapolis, and Helping Our Own People (HOOP) Outreach to the homeless for the ministry of charity
    • Ordained: June 23, 2012
  • Deacon Thomas Ward
    • St. Lawrence Parish in Indianapolis
    • St. Vincent New Hope in Indianapolis for the ministry of charity
    • Ordained: June 28, 2008
    • Learn more about this deacon...
  • Deacon Russell Woodard
    • St. Anne Parish in New Castle, and St. Rose of Lima Parish in Knighstown
    • New Castle Correctional Facility in New Castle for the ministry of charity
    • Ordained: June 23, 2012

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