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
    • St. Mary Parish in Greensburg
    • St. Vincent de Paul and Intercity Outreach and Advocacy for the ministry of charity
    • Ordained: June 23, 2012
  • Deacon David J. Bartolowits
    • St. John the Evangelist Parish in Indianapolis
    • Ordained: June 24, 2017
  • Deacon Joseph J. Beauchamp
    • St. Ann Parish in Indianapolis
    • Ordained: June 24, 2017
  • Deacon Robert J. Beyke
    • St. Monica Parish in Indianpolis
    • Ordained: June 24, 2017
  • Deacon Gary M. Blackwell
    • Holy Name of Jesus Parish in Beech Grove
    • Ordained: June 24, 2017
  • Deacon Kerry Blandford
    • Director of deacon formation
    • St. Andrew the Apostle Parish in Indianapolis
    • Village Oaks at Greenwood for the ministry of charity
    • Ordained: June 28, 2008
  • Deacon Patrick Bower
    • St. Barnabas Parish in Indianapolis
    • Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis for the ministry of charity
    • Ordained: June 28, 2008
  • Deacon Michael Braun
    • St. Simon the Apostle Parish in Indianapolis
    • Prison Ministry, Indianapolis Re-Entry Education Facility for ministry of charity
    • 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
  • Deacon Richard Cooper
    • St. Mary Parish in Lanesville
    • Hospital, nursing home and bereavement ministry for the ministry of charity
    • Ordained June 23, 2012
  • Deacon John D. Cord
    • St. Ambrose Parish in Seymour
    • Ordained: June 24, 2017
  • Deacon Wayne Davis
    • St. Michael Parish in Greenfield
    • Hancock Regional Hospital for the ministry of charity
    • Ordained: June 28, 2008
  • Deacon Wilfredo R. de la Rosa
    • Holy Angels Parish in Indianapolis
    • Ordained: June 24, 2017
  • Deacon Donald Dearman
    • Retired 2013
  • Deacon Robert Decker
    • All Saints Parish in Dearborn County for the ministry of charity to the homebound and ill
    • Ordained: June 28, 2008
  • Deacon Michael East
    • Director of deacons
    • St. Ambrose Parish in Seymour
    • Jackson County Jail for the ministry of charity
    • Ordained: June 28, 2008
  • Deacon Emilio Ferrer-Soto
    • St. Patrick Parish in Indianapolis
    • Eskenazi Hospital in Indianapolis for the ministry of charity
    • Ordained: June 28, 2008
  • Deacon Paul F. Fisherkeller
    • St. Mark the Evangelist Parish in Indianapolis
    • Ordained: June 24, 2017
  • 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
  • Deacon Ronald Freyer
    • St. Louis Parish in Batesville
    • Hospital and nursing homes for the ministry of charity
    • Ordained June 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
    • Madison State Hospital for the ministry of charity
    • Ordained: June 28, 2008
  • Deacon Charles J. Glesting
    • St. Susanna Parish in Plainfield
    • Ordained: June 24, 2017
  • 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
  • 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, Indianapolis
    • Archdiocesan Office of Worship providing assistance with episcopal liturgies.
    • Ordained: June 28, 2008
  • 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. Peter and Paul Cathedral in Indianapolis
    • Pastoral Associate, SS. Peter and Paul Cathedral
    • Chaplain for the Courage ministry for the ministry of charity
    • Ordained: June 28, 2008
  • Deacon Thomas Horn
    • Our Lady of Lourdes Parish in Indianpolis
    • Student Service Learning Program at Roncalli High School in Indianapolis for the ministry of charity
    • Ordained: June 23, 2012
  • Deacon John E. Hosier
    • Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ in Indianapolis
    • Ordained: June 24, 2017
  • Deacon Steven House
      Moved to Annapolis, MD 2016
    • Ordained: June 23, 2012
  • Deacon Martin Ignacio
    • St. Mary Parish in New Albany
    • Ordained: June 24, 2017
  • Deacon Oliver L. Jackson
    • St. Rita Parish in Indianapolis
    • Ordained: June 24, 2017
  • Deacon John Jacobi
    • St. Michael Parish in Bradford
    • Ordained: June 24, 2017
  • Deacon Wesley Jones
    • Retired 2013
  • Deacon William Jones
    • St. Bartholomew Parish in Columbus
    • Substance Addiction Ministry (SAM) for the ministry of charity
    • Ordained: June 28, 2008
  • Deacon Marc Kellams
    • St. Charles Borromeo Parish in Bloomington
    • Ordained: June 28, 2008
  • Deacon Francis C. Klauder
    • Retired: 2017
  • Deacon Anthony E. Lewis
    • St. Thomas the Apostle Parish in Forville
    • Ordained: June 24, 2017
  • Deacon Jerome R. Matthews
    • St. Barnabas Parish in Indianapolis
    • Ordained: June 24, 2017
  • Deacon John R. McShea
    • St. Monica Parish in Indianapolis
    • Ordained: June 24, 2017
  • Deacon James Miller
    • Richmond Catholic Community at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish in Richmond
    • Richmond nursing homes for the ministry of charity
    • Ordained: June 23, 2012
  • Deacon Oscar Morales
    • St. Anthony Parish in Indianapolis
    • Marion County Jail #2 for the ministry of charity
    • Ordained: June 28, 2008
  • Deacon Reynaldo Nava
    • Our Lady of the Greenwood Parish in Greenwood
    • Ordained: June 24, 2017
  • 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 Juan Carlos Ramirez
    • St. Bartholomew Parish in Columbus
    • Ordained: June 24, 2017
  • Deacon Ronald Reimer
    • St. Rose of Lima Parish in Franklin
    • Johnson County Jail for the ministry of charity
    • Ordained: June 28, 2008
  • 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
  • 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 at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish in Richmond
    • Richmond nursing homes for the ministry of charity
    • Ordained: June 23, 2012
  • Deacon Matthew T. Scarlett
    • St. Vincent de Paul Parish in Bedford
    • Ordained: June 24, 2017
  • Deacon Nathan C. Schallert
    • SS. Peter and Paul Cathedral Parish in Indianapolis
    • Ordained: June 24, 2017
  • 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 Kenneth C. Smith
    • St. Paul Parish in Tell City
    • Ordained: June 24, 2017
  • 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
  • Deacon John Thompson
    • St. Augustine Parish and Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish in Jeffersonville
    • Clark County Jail for the ministry of charity
    • Ordained: June 28, 2008
  • Deacon Steven C. Tsuleff
    • St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross Parish in Bright
    • Ordained: June 24, 2017
  • 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
  • Deacon Russell Woodard
    • Holy Trinity Parish in Edinburgh
    • Edinburgh Correctional Facility in Edinburgh for the ministry of charity
    • Ordained: June 23, 2012

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