OFFICE OF THE ARCHBISHOP

Barb Setter
Executive Secretary to Archbishop Lucas
402.558.3100 x3027
bjsetter@archomaha.org

OFFICE OF THE CHANCELLOR

Deacon Tim McNeil
Chancellor
402.558.3100 x3029
tfmcneil@archomaha.org

Elizabeth Sondag
Judge / Vice Chancellor
Metropolitan Tribunal
402.558.3100 x3048
easondag@archomaha.org

Amy Weindel
Manager, Communications
402.558.3100 x3047
aaweindel@archomaha.org

Jimmy Carroll
Digital Media & Content Specialist
402.558.3100 x3049
jpcarroll@archomaha.org

Michael Arbagi
Archivist
402.558.3100 x3056
mearbagi@archomaha.org

CATHOLIC SCHOOLS OFFICE

Vickie Kauffold
Superintendent of Schools
402.557.5600 x2002
vkkauffold@archomaha.org

Blair Bonczynski
Marketing & Communications Coordinator
402.557.5600 x2006
bbonczynski@archomaha.org

Katie Alitz
Secretary
402.557.5600 x2300
kaalitz@archomaha.org

Chris Nelson
Facilitator of School Leadership Development
402.558.3100 x2012
cmnelson@archomaha.org

Megan Fiedler
Facilitator of Curriculum and Assessments
402.557.5600 x2011
mjfiedler@archomaha.org

Annette Wallace
Coordinator, Music in Catholic Schools
402.557.5600 x2004
amwallace@archomaha.org

Beatriz Arellanes
Coordinator, Latino School Enrollment
402.557.5600 x2050
bearellanes@archomaha.org

Teresa Zamora
High School Transition & Retention Assistant
402.557.5570 x2053
tzamora@archomaha.org

CATHOLIC VOICE

Mike May
Editor
402.558.6611 x1805
mgmay@archomaha.org

Susan Szalewski
Feature Writer
402.558.6611 x1804
seszalewski@archomaha.org

CENTRO PASTORAL TEPEYAC

Deacon Gregorio Elizalde
Manager, Hispanic Ministry Office
402.557.5571 x2051
gelizalde@archomaha.org

Beatriz Arellanes
Coordinator, Latino School Enrollment
402.557.5600 x2050
bearellanes@archomaha.org

EVANGELIZATION & FAMILY LIFE OFFICE

Jodi Phillips
Associate Director of Evangelization and Family Life Office
402.551.9003 x2106
jmphillips@archomaha.org

John Gencarelli
Coordinator of Youth Evangelization & Discipleship
402.551.9003 x1331
jjgencarelli@archomaha.org

Reggan Simons
Event Coordinator
402.551.9003 x1300
rksimons@archomaha.org

Mariana Flores-Chávez 
Coordinator, Hispanic Marriage and Family Ministries
402.551.9003 x1303
mfloreschavez@archomaha.org

Rocio Hernandez de Adame
Assistant Coordinator, Hispanic Marriage Preparation
402.276.3064
readame@archomaha.org

FINANCE OFFICE

Jim Stolze
Chief Finance Officer
402.558.3100 x3005
jjstolze@archomaha.org

June Fritz
Bookkeeper
402.558.3100 x3002
jefritz@archomaha.org

Doug Foley
Senior Staff Accountant
402.558.3100 x3004
djfoley@archomaha.org

Stephen Carter
Controller
402.558.3100 x3001
spcarter@archomaha.org

Jeremy Smith
Senior Staff Accountant
402.558.3100 x3003
jjsmith@archomaha.org

Le Ann Moll
Benefits & Internal Audit Specialist
402.558.3100 x3046

 

FOCCUS INC. MARRIAGE MINISTRIES

Mike Koley
Executive Director
402.551.9003 x1301
mjkoley@foccusincusa.com

Sheila Simpson
Director, Information Technology & Business Operations

402.558.3100 x1411
sjsimpson@archomaha.org

Max Allen
Customer Service Specialist

402.551.9003 x1317
mrallen@foccusincusa.com

Kathy Jones
Operations Assistant

402.558.3100 x1323
kdjones@foccusincusa.com

Lizbeth Hernandez
Customer Support Representative, Bilingual
402.558.3100 x1309
lhernandez@archomaha.org

HUMAN RESOURCES OFFICE

Chris Sommers
Director
402.558.3100 x3039
cmsommers@archomaha.org

Jeannette Frazer
Human Resources Generalist
402.558.3100 x3022
jmfrazer@archomaha.org

Luisa Claus
Administrative Assistant
402.558.3100 x3019
lclaus@archomaha.org

Diane Leif
Chancery Front Desk Receptionist
402.558.3100 x3073
dleif@archomaha.org

METROPOLITAN TRIBUNAL

Elizabeth Sondag
Judge / Vice Chancellor
402.558.3100 x3048
easondag@archomaha.org

Nancy O'Doherty
Secretary/Tribunal Notary
402.558.3100 x3020
ncodoherty@archomaha.org

Deacon Ron Ryan
Judge
402.558.3100 x3025
rrryan@archomaha.org

Fr. James de Anda, JCL
Tribunal Judge
402.558.3100 x3038
jrdeanda@archomaha.org

Fr. Scott Hastings, JCL
Vicar for Clergy & Judicial Vicar
402.558.3100 x3030
sahastings@archomaha.org

Luisa Claus
Bilingual Tribunal Notary
402.558.3100 x3019
lclaus@archomaha.org

OFFICE OF DIVINE WORSHIP

Dr. Michael Emmerich
Director of Liturgical Formation
402.558.3100 x5005
mjemmerich@archomaha.org


Dr. Marie Rubis Bauer, DMA
Director of Music - Archdiocese of Omaha/Cathedral Organist
402.558.3100 x5000
merubisbauer@archomaha.org

PARISH SUPPORT TEAM

Jim Jansen, M.T.S.
Director, Pastoral Services
402.557.5610 x2100
jmjansen@archomaha.org

Angie Brammer
Executive Assistant
402.558.3100 x2109
akbrammer@archomaha.org

Jen Moser
Associate Director, Parish Support & Leadership Specialist
402.557.5610 x2102
jkmoser@archomaha.org

Beth Carlson
Coach and Outreach Specialist
402.557.5610 x2101
bccarlson@archomaha.org

Andrew Dejka
Coach and Training Specialist
402.557.5610 x2104
ajdejka@archomaha.org

Calvin Mueller
Head of Coaching and Rural Engagement
605.760.1168
cjmueller@archomaha.org

Whitney Bradley
Coach and Equip Producer
402.551.9003 x1306
wabradley@archomaha.org

VOCATIONS OFFICE

Fr. Scott Schilmoeller
Director of Vocations
402.558.3101 x3011
saschilmoeller@archomaha.org

Kathie Weinfurtner
Administrative Assistant
402.558.3100 x3010
kmweinfurtner@archomaha.org

PASTORAL PLANNING OFFICE

Phil LaSala
Director of Pastoral Planning
402.558.3100 x1305
pjlasala@archomaha.org

STEWARDSHIP & DEVELOPMENT OFFICE

Shannan Brommer
Director
402.557.5650 x1900
smbrommer@archomaha.org

Patty Brudney
Secretary
402.557.5500 x1907
pnbrudney@archomaha.org

Bree Kotulak
Development Officer
402.557.5650 x1903
bmkotulak@archomaha.org

Tony LaMar
Legacy Planning Officer
402.557.5650 x1904
ajlamar@archomaha.org

Thomas Crowley
Development Officer
402.557.5650 x1912
tgcrowley@archomaha.org

Kate Minnich
Development Officer
402-557-5650 x1905
kmminnich@archomaha.org

Bonnie Nebuda
Development Officer
402-557-5650 x1917
blnebuda@archomaha.org

Joshua Pfeifer
Development Associate
402.558.3100 x1918
jdpfeifer@archomaha.org

VICTIM OUTREACH & PREVENTION OFFICE

Mary Beth Hanus
Director
402.827.3798 x1705
mbhanus@archomaha.org

Cathi Snyder
Coordinator, Safe Environment
402.558.3100 x1708
cmsnyder@archomaha.org

Mary Maguire
Safe Environment Specialist
402.558.3100 x1712
mkmaguire@archomaha.org

Suzi Peklo
Safe Environment Associate
402.827.3794
smpeklo@archomaha.org

Meet Our Staff

Office of the Archbishop

Linda Thomsen
Executive Secretary to Archbishop Lucas

402.558.3100 x3027
lmthomsen@archomaha.org

Office of the Archbishop
2222 N. 111th St.
Omaha, Nebraska 68164

Point of contact for Archbishop George J. Lucas. and Archbishop Emeritus Elden F. Curtiss, including scheduling and correspondence.
Assists the Propagation of the Faith office with Mission Coop and World Mission Sunday special collections.

Office of the Chancellor

Deacon Timothy McNeil
Chancellor 402.558.3100 x3029 tfmcneil@archomaha.org
Advises the Archbishop on matters relating to chancery administration, canon law, ecclesiastical goods, and communications.

Elizabeth Sondag
Judge / Vice Chancellor Metropolitan Tribunal
402.558.3100 x3048
easondag@archomaha.org
Reviews cases regarding marriage annulments, grants marriage dispensations and permissions. Works with female consecrated and the Deacon Mission Teams. Amy Weindel Manager Communications 402.558.3100 x3047 aaweindel@archomaha.org Jimmy Carroll Digital Media & Content Specialist 402.558.3100 x3049 jpcarroll@archomaha.org Michael Arbagi Archivist 402-558-3100 Ext 3056 mearbagi@archomaha.org Main duties are to oversee the Chancery archives and document retention policy, which are important for legal reasons and historical preservation.

Catholic Schools Office

Vickie Kauffold Superintendent of Schools 402.557.5600 x2002 vkkauffold@archomaha.org Tracey Kovar Assistant Superintendent, Student Services Advisor 402.557.5600 x2003 tlkovar@archomaha.org Blair Bonczynski Marketing & Communications Coordinator Catholic Schools Office 402.557.5600 x2006 bbonczynski@archomaha.org In charge of spreading the good news about Catholic educations via the Catholic Schools Office website (lovemyschool.com), blog and all social media channels (@ArchOmahaSchools). Provides resources to school leaders  for marketing and communications best practices as well as advise on specific tools, templates and plans. Catherine Alitz Secretary 402.557.5600 x2300 kaalitz@archomaha.org Chris Nelson Facilitator of School Leadership Development 402-558-3100, ext. 2012 cmnelson@archomaha.org Megan Fiedler Facilitator of Curriculum and Assessments 402.557.5600 x2011 mjfiedler@archomaha.org Annette Wallace Coordinator, Music in Catholic Schools 402-557-5600 ext. 2004 amwallace@archomaha.org Coordinates the MCS teachers who provide band classes to grade school students in 22 Catholic and 2 Lutheran metro grade schools. Beatriz Arellanes Coordinator, Latino School Enrollment 402.557.5600 x2050 bearellanes@archomaha.org Centro Pastoral Tepeyac 5301 S. 36th St. Omaha, Nebraska 68107 Builds strategies to increase the enrollment of Latino children in our Catholic Schools. Reaches out to Hispanic families and supports the efforts of Catholic Schools Administrators, teachers, and staff to serve better our Spanish speaking community. Ms. Areli Cardenas Gonzalez Latino School Enrollment Assistant 402.557.5570 x2053 ascardenasgonzalez@archomaha.org Centro Pastoral Tepeyac 5301 S. 36th St. Omaha, Nebraska 68107 Bi-lingual in Spanish and Engilish supports the Latino Enrollment Corrdinator in providing assistance to families enrolling in a Catholic school, promoting Catholic schools and sponsoring activities directed to increase the enrollment. At the same time, meeting the cultural needs of the Latino families in the Archdiocese of Omaha.

The Catholic Voice

Michael May Editor 402.558.6611 x1805 mgmay@archomaha.org Susan Szalewski Feature Writer 402.558.6611 x1804 seszalewski@archomaha.org

Centro Pastoral Tepeyac

Deacon Gregorio Elizalde Manager, Hispanic Ministry Office 402.557.5571 x2051 gelizalde@archomaha.org Making possible the integration and participation of the Spanish-speaking faithful in the Archdiocese of Omaha. Beatriz Arellanes Coordinator, Latino School Enrollment 402.557.5600 x2050 bearellanes@archomaha.org Builds strategies to increase the enrollment of Latino children in our Catholic Schools. Reaches out to Hispanic families and supports the efforts of Catholic Schools Administrators, teachers, and staff to serve better our Spanish speaking community. Ms. Areli Cardenas Gonzalez Latino School Enrollment Assistant 402.557.5570 x2053 ascardenasgonzalez@archomaha.org Bi-lingual in Spanish and Engilish supports the Latino Enrollment Corrdinator in providing assistance to families enrolling in a Catholic school, promoting Catholic schools and sponsoring activities directed to increase the enrollment. At the same time, meeting the cultural needs of the Latino families in the Archdiocese of Omaha.

Evangelization & Family Life Office

Ms. Jodi Phillips Associate Director of Evangelization and Family Life Office 402-551-9003 X2106 jmphillips@archomaha.org Serves Parish Directors of Religious Education and Sacramental Coordinators by providing formative events for leaders, curriculum standards and guidelines and coaching in best practices. Mr. John Gencarelli Coordinator of Youth Evangelization & Discipleship 402-551-9003 x1331 jjgencarelli@archomaha.org Serves Parish and School Youth Ministry Leaders and Pro-Life Coordinators by providing formative events for leaders, coaching in best practices, and coordinating youth events such as Steubenville, NCYC, Totus Tuus and the March for Life. Reggan Simons Event Coordinator 402.551.9003 x1300 rksimons@archomaha.org Available to answer general questions about Family Life Office ministries and information on LoveEd and NFP. Mariana Flores-Chávez  Coordinator, Hispanic Marriage and Family Ministries 402.551.9003 x1303 mfloreschavez@archomaha.org Oversees Spanish Marriage Preparation, Marriage and Family Enrichment, and FOCCUS registration and facilitator training for spanish speakers. Rachael Tvrdy Coordinator, Marriage Preparation and Enrichment 402.551.9003 x1312 rltvrdy@archomaha.org Oversees Marriage a Journey for Life retreats, marriage preparation and enrichment, and FOCCUS registration and facilitator training. Rocio Hernandez de Adame Assistant Coordinator, Hispanic Marriage Preparation 402.276.3064 readame@archomaha.org Oversees Spanish Marriage Preparation, Marriage and Family Enrichment, and FOCCUS registration for Spanish speakers in the rural areas.

Finance Office

James Stolze Chief Finance Officer 402.558.3100 x3005 jjstolze@archomaha.org Oversees Archdiocesan accounting, property & casualty and health insurance, and investment program. Oversees parish auditing, reviews and capital improvements. Manages the Deposit and Loan. June Fritz Bookkeeper 402.558.3100 x3002 jefritz@archomaha.org Douglas Foley Senior Staff Accountant 402.558.3100 x3004 djfoley@archomaha.org Provides support for QuickBooks, Paycor, Form 1095, and accounting assistance. Stephen Carter Controller 402.558.3100 x3001 spcarter@archomaha.org Manager of accounting, budgeting, and financial reporting for the Archdiocese and its parishes and schools. Jeremy Smith Senior Staff Accountant 402.558.3100 x3003 jjsmith@archomaha.org Assists with special projects, setting up dashboards for departments, and performs backup duties for Controller.

FOCCUS Marriage Ministries USA

Mike Koley Executive Director 402.551.9003 x1301 mjkoley@foccusincusa.com Sheila Simpson Director, Information Technology & Business Operations 402.558.3100 x1411 sjsimpson@archomaha.org Max Allen Specialist 402.551.9003 x1317 mrallen@foccusincusa.com  Mrs. Kathy Jones FOCCUS Operations Assistant 402-558-3100 x1323 kdjones@foccusincusa.com ACCUS Business Operations to include planning, implementing and analysis of ongoing products and events. Specific areas of operations are analysis of pre-marriage formation and marriage enrichment data and materials. Creation and updating of supporting documentation, and data in FOCCUS website. Assists Facilitators and engaged couples in administering the FOCCUS and REFOCCUS inventories.

Human Resources Office

Christine Sommers Director 402.558.3100 x3039 cmsommers@archomaha.org Consultation to Archdiocese managers and employees, parish and school administrators in Human Resources related issues, including: employment, staffing and terminations of employment; employment policies, compliance with all state and federal laws and regulations; employee relations, improvement plans and employee discipline.  Jeannette Frazer Human Resources Generalist 402-558-3100 Ext 3022 jmfrazer@archomaha.org Ms. Luisa Claus Administrative Assistant Administrative Assistant in the Human Resources Office, Benefit Enrollment, Onboarding, Terminations, Verification of Employment, offers assistance to curia and parish employees. Beverly Oswald Chancery Front Desk Receptionist 402-558-3100 Ext 3073 baoswald@archomaha.org The Front Desk Receptionist is the primary point of contact for welcoming and greeting all visitors who come into the Chancery, and announces all visitors to the proper individual or department. Answers all incoming calls on the Chancery's main phone number, takes messages, and directs calls the the appropriate office or individual. Diane Leif Chancery Front Desk Receptionist 402-558-3100 Ext 3073 dleif@archomaha.org

Metropolitan Tribunal

Elizabeth Sondag Judge / Vice Chancellor 402.558.3100 x3048 easondag@archomaha.org Reviews cases regarding marriage annulments, grants marriage dispensations and permissions. Works with female consecrated and the Deacon Mission Teams. Nancy O'Doherty Secretary/Tribunal Notary ncodoherty@archomaha.org 402.558.3100 x3020 Deacon Ronald Ryan Judge 402.558.3100 x3025 rrryan@archomaha.org Reviews cases regarding marriage annulments, grants marriage dispensations and permissions. Eileen McKinstra Legal Secretary 402.558.3100 x3021 epmckinstra@archomaha.org Fr. James de Anda Tribunal Judge 402.558.3100 x3038 jrdeanda@archomaha.org St. Bernard Parish (Omaha) 3601 N 65th St Omaha, Nebraska 68104 Reviews cases regarding marriage annulments, grants marriage dispensations and permissions. Fr. Scott Hastings, JCL Vicar for Clergy & Judicial Vicar 402.558.3100 x3030 St. Joseph Parish (Springfield) 102 S 9th St Springfield, Nebraska 68059 Fr. Hastings is Archbishop Lucas’ delegate for all matters pertaining to clergy. He is also the director of the Metropolitan Tribunal and collaborates with Archbishop Lucas and the Office of the Chancellor in day-to-day diocesan administration. Ms. Luisa Claus Bilingual Tribunal Notary 402.558.3100 x3019 lclaus@archomaha.org Administrative Assistant in the Human Resources Office, Benefit Enrollment, Onboarding, Terminations, Verification of Employment, offers assistance to curia and parish employees. Member of the Curia Events Committee. Bilingual notary for Spanish cases in the Marriage Tribunal Office.

Divine Worship Office

Dr. Michael Emmerich Director of Liturgical Formation Dr. Marie Rubis Bauer DMA Director

Parish Support Team

James Jansen, M.T.S. Director, Pastoral Services 402.557.5610 x2100 jmjansen@archomaha.org Jim never goes anywhere without a white board and specializes in helping parish leaders in aligning all the pieces of their ministry together into a cohesive culture that embodies the vision and priorities of the Archdiocese of Omaha. Angie Brammer Executive Assistant 402.558.3100 ext 2109 akbrammer@archomaha.org Works under supervision of Director of Pastoral Services in advancing the Pastoral Vision Jen Moser Associate Director, Parish Support & Leadership Specialist 402.557.5610 x2102 jkmoser@archomaha.org Supports pastors and forms lay leaders for effective parish evangelization, which includes oversight of the Mentorship Program for Lay Leaders. Beth Carlson Coach and Outreach Specialist 402.557.5610 x2101 bccarlson@archomaha.org Assists in coordinating the Mentorship Program and youth events (Steubenville and Camp Virtus). Responsible for administrative tasks for the Office of Evangelization & Catechesis. Andrew Dejka Coach and Training Specialist 402.557.5610 x2104 ajdejka@archomaha.org Calvin Mueller Head of Coaching and Rural Engagement 605.760.1168 cjmueller@archomaha.org Helps pastors and parish leaders with all things pertaining to vision, mission, and evangelization efforts. Whitney Bradley Coach and Equip Producer 402.551.9003 x1306 wabradley@archomaha.org

Vocations Office

Fr. Andrew Roza Director of Vocations 402.558.3100 x3011 ajroza@archomaha.org St. John Paul II Newman Center (Omaha) 1221 S. 71st St. Omaha, Nebraska 68106 Oversees the Office of Vocations for the Archdiocese. Kathie Weinfurtner Administrative Assistant 402.558.3100 x3010 kmweinfurtner@archomaha.org

Stewardship & Development Office

Shannan Brommer Director 402.557.5650 x1900 smbrommer@archomaha.org Patty Brudney Secretary 402.557.5500 x1907 pnbrudney@archomaha.org Serves members of the Archbishop’s Committee for Development (ACD). Assists with the Archbishop’s Dinner for Education. Does research and answers donor’s questions regarding the Archbishop’s Annual Appeal. Bree Kotulak Development Officer 402.557.5650 x1903 bmkotulak@archomaha.org Oversees the Archbishop’s Annual Appeal and communications for the Stewardship & Development Office. Tony LaMar Legacy Planning Officer 402.557.5650 x1904 ajlamar@archomaha.org Manages the Living Legacy Circle and assists members of the Archdiocese in how to remember the Archdiocese or one of its parishes, schools or ministries in their estate plans. Works to assist pastors, parishes and schools of the Archdiocese with their legacy planning programs. ArchOmaha.org/legacy ArchOmahaLegacy.org Thomas Crowley Development Officer 402.557.5650 x1912 tgcrowley@archomaha.org Oversees the Archbishop’s Annual Appeal, Major Gift Prospect Development, Capital Campaign Impact Reporting and donor follow-up, High School Tuition Assistance Program support, (includes grant writing, support for family foundations and oversight of the Black Student Catholic Scholarship Fund newsletter), Parish Campaign Consulting and Parish Stewardship Coaching. Kate Minnich Development Officer 402-557-5650 x1905 kmminnich@archomaha.org Manages the Stewardship & Development Office's Education & Network Series (professional development workshops, seminars & networking events), the Archbishop's Dinner for Education and the Archbishop's Committee for Development (ACD). Bonnie Nebuda Development Officer 402-557-5650 x1907 blneduba@archomaha.org Manages the Catholic Futures Foundation of Northeast Nebraska. Joshua Pfeifer Development Associate 402-558-3100 Ext 1918 jdpfeifer@archomaha.org Provides operational and administrative support to the Stewardship and Development Office of the Archdiocese of Omaha. Project assistant to SDO program managers. Programs include major fundraising actvities and events, educational conferences, and scholarship and grant management. These efforts invite people into the life-giving work of the Archdiocese of Omaha, ensuring it fulfulls its vision and mission.

Victim Outreach & Prevention Office

Mary Beth Hanus Director 402.827.3798 x1705 mbhanus@archomaha.org Oversees Safe Environment efforts and provides supportive care of persons who report to have been abused by clergy and other employees/volunteers working in the name of the Church. Cathi Snyder Coordinator, Safe Environment 402.558.3100 x1708 cmsnyder@archomaha.org Provides assistance with the Safe Environment process, background check questions, and training information Suzi Peklo Victim Outreach and Prevention Administrative Assistant 402.558.3100 x1711 smpeklo@archomaha.org Provides assistance with the Safe Environment process, background check questions, and training information. Mary Maguire Safe Environment Specialist 402.558.3100 x1712 mkmaguire@archomaha.org Provides assistance with the Safe Environment process, background check questions, and training information.