Deacon Leadership Team

The Deacon Leadership Team consists of leadership from all orders (deacon, lay, priest). The team meets monthly, and splits work among seven areas of responsibility: discernment, formation, deployment, relationships, mission, growth, and continuing education. In addition to responsibility for a specific area of work, the members of the Leadership Team are a resource for individual deacons who have questions or concerns for which they would like information, advice, or support.  We are available to help you.  Team members are listed below:

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Tom Craighead—Formation

Develop and monitor formation plans for postulants. Oversee and monitor formation progress of postulants and candidates.

tgcraighead@gmail.com

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Sue Nebel—Deployment

Provide resources and support for deacons and parishes where they serve. Consult with Bishop and priests about potential assignments of deacons to faith communities.

s-hnebel@comcast.net

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Kevin Caruso—Relationships

Monitor status of deacons in parishes. Provide resources to develop and strengthen effective working relationships between deacons and rectors/vicars/priests-in-charge.

kcaruso@trinitywheaton.org

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Newt Carpenter—Mission

Monitor activities of deacons and facilitate communication about their work to deacons and to the diocese. Support and coordinate collaborative efforts in new projects.

fncarpenter3@aol.com

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Ed Bird—Growth

Initiate and coordinate efforts to increase the size and diversity of the diaconate. Provide education about diaconate to congregations.

ebirdiv@comcast.net

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Pat Moser—Discernment

Serve as a resource and support for individuals interested in the diaconate and in the discernment process. Provide orientation and ongoing support to parish discernment committees in their work.

pattmoser@att.net

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Toni Daniels—Continuing Education

Provide information and resources for continuing education for deacons. Develop and monitor reporting structure for deacons' continuing education.

antoinettedaniels421@gmail.com

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