Diocese of Tyler

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Physical and Mailing Address: 1015 ESE Loop 323, Tyler, Texas 75701-9663
Main Phone: (903) 534-1077
Main Fax: (903) 534-1370
Chancery Hours: Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Closed daily from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.)
 
Chancery Staff
Diocesan Boards & Commissions
Diocesan Offices & Outside Agencies
Deaneries
 

Chancery Staff

Name Position Extension E-mail
OFFICE OF THE BISHOP      
Most Rev. Joseph E. Strickland Bishop   Contact Bishop Strickland
Terri Bolton Executive Assistant 132 tbolton@dioceseoftyler.org
Adela Hernandez Administrative Assistant 162 ajhernandez@dioceseoftyler.org
       
OFFICE OF THE VICARS GENERAL      
Very Rev. Anthony McLaughlin, JCD Vicar General & Moderator of the Curia   vgmclaughlin@dioceseoftyler.org
Very Rev. John Gomez, JCL Vicar General & Moderator of Priests   vggomez@dioceseoftyler.org 
Adela Hernandez Administrative Assistant 162 ajhernandez@dioceseoftyler.org
       
OFFICE OF THE CHANCELLOR      
Peyton Low Chancellor 154 peyton@dioceseoftyler.org
Cindy Plummer Administrative Assistant &  Archivist 133 cplummer@dioceseoftyler.org
       
OFFICE OF THE DIOCESAN TRIBUNAL      
Very Rev. Lawrence Rasaian, JCD, PhD Judicial Vicar 173 jv@dioceseoftyler.org 
Rev. Gavin Vaverek, JCL Defender of the Bond 187 frgavin@stpatslufkin.org
Very Rev. Anthony McLaughlin, JCD Tribunal Judge 172  
Very Rev. John Gomez, JCL Tribunal Judge 172  
Ver Rev. Christopher Ruggles, JCL Tribunal Judge 172  
Teresa Tiscareño Secretary 172 mtiscareno@dioceseoftyler.org
Margaret Oppenheimer Administrator 140 tribunal@dioceseoftyler.org
Rev. Msgr. John Flynn Advocate & Auditor 194  
       
OFFICE OF BUSINESS OPERATIONS      
Chad Cleckler Director of Operations 150 ccleckler@dioceseoftyler.org
Jeff Little Information Technology Manager  372 jlittle@dioceseoftyler.org
Ariseli Lara Administrative Assistant 151 alara@dioceseoftyler.org
Virginia Medrano Receptionist 130 vmedrano@dioceseoftyler.org
       
OFFICE OF FINANCE      
Laura Williams Finance Officer 138 lwilliams@dioceseoftyler.org
Cecelia Alligood Accounting Clerk (Parishes and Schools) 136 calligood@dioceseoftyler.org
Blanca Espinoza Accounting Cleark (AR and Appeal) 196 bespinoza@dioceseoftyler.org
Helen Fox Accounting Clerk (AP and Payroll) 148 payables@dioceseoftyler.org
Karen Osteen Staff Accountant (Diocesan) 135 kosteen@dioceseoftyler.org
Jennifer Osburn Staff Accountant (Parishes and Schools) 302 josburn@dioceseoftyler.org
       
OFFICE OF DEVELOPMENT      
Peter Kane Director of Development 160 pkane@dioceseoftyler.org
Elizabeth Carlson Associate Director of Development 161 ecarlson@dioceseoftyler.org 
Niki Lorenz Data Entry 308 nlorenz@dioceseoftyler.org
       
OFFICE OF CATHOLIC SCHOOLS      
Dr. Jim Klassen Superintendent 142  
Mary Elliott Administrative Assistant 142 melliott@dioceseoftyler.org
       
OFFICE OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS      
Peyton Low Director of Public Affairs 154 peyton@dioceseoftyler.org
Sue DeMatteo Public Affairs Specialist 168 sue@catholiceasttexas.com
       
CATHOLIC EAST TEXAS MAGAZINE      
Ben Fisher Editor 144 ben@catholiceasttexas.com
       
OFFICE OF ETHICS & INTEGRITY      
Rev. Gavin Vaverek, JCL Promoter of Justice & Victim Assistance Coord. 159 promoter@dioceseoftyler.org
Maria Flores Administrative Assistant 188 m.flores@dioceseoftyler.org
       
OFFICE OF SACRAMENTAL CATECHESIS      
Rev. Gavin Vaverek, JCL Christian Initiation (Non-Catholics)   ci@dioceseoftyler.org 
Mark Knox Catechesis & Sacraments (Over 12 years old) 143 mknox@dioceseoftyler.org
Sr. Angelica Orozco, EFMS Director of Sacramental Catechesis (Up to 12 years old)
Catechist Endorseement
145 sistera@dioceseoftyler.org
  General Faith Formation Questions   ffl@dioceseoftyler.org
       
OFFICE OF HUMAN RESOURCES      
Diana Jones Human Resources Manager 156 djones@dioceseoftyler.org
       
OFFICE OF MARRIAGE & FAMILY LIFE      
 Adela Hernandez Administrative Assistant  162 ajhernandez@dioceseoftyler.org
       
OFFICE OF PERMANENT DEACONS      
Dcn. Fred Arrambidez Director of Permanent Deacons 185 farrambidez@dioceseoftyler.org
Very Rev. Anthony McLaughlin, JCD Director of Permanent Diaconate Formation   vgmclaughlin@dioceseoftyler.org
       
OFFICE OF VOCATIONS      
Rev. Justin Braun Director of Vocations 155 fatherjbraun@gmail.com
Sr. Angelica Orozco, EFMS Women Religious & Consecrated Life 145 sistera@dioceseoftyler.org
       
OFFICE OF YOUTH EVANGELIZATION      
Mark Knox Director of Youth Evangelization 143 mknox@dioceseoftyler.org

Diocesan Boards & Commissions

BUILDING BOARD CHRISTIAN INITIATION COLLEGE OF CONSULTORS
Very Rev. Anthony McLaughlin, JCD, VG
Very Rev. Dan Dower, STL, EV
Tom Deibel, Chair
Doug Cordell
Mother Susan Kennedy
Nita Meads
George Sanford
Laura Williams
Chad Cleckler
Peter Kane
Very Rev. John Gomez, JCL, VG
Linda Porter, Chair
Rev. Gavin N. Vaverek, JCL
Rev. Guillermo Gabriel-Maisonet
Dcn. Trevor Wells
Sr. Angelica Orozco, EFMS
Susan Wells
Mariela Gonzalez
Charles Goff
Denise Goff
Eric Dietel
Peggy Hammett
Very Rev. Anthony McLaughlin, JCD, VG
Very Rev. John Gomez, JCL, VG
Very Rev. Robert H. Lanik
Rev. Msgr. James E. Young
Rev. Msgr. Zach Kunnakkattuthara
Rev. Msgr. Xavier Pappu
Rev. Msgr. Ronald L. Diegel
Rev. Gavin N. Vaverek, JCL
Rev. Luis E. Larrea
     
EVANGELIZATION FINANCE COUNCIL LITURGICAL COMMISSION
Very Rev. John Gomez, JCL, VG
Dianna Braquet
Linda Porter
Melba Ragland
Vincent Meinzer
Rev. Ariel Cortes
Sr. Angelica Orozco, EFMS
Dcn. Shaun Black
Dcn. John Ragland
Very Rev. Anthony McLaughlin, JCD, VG
Very Rev. John Gomez, JCL, VG
Michael E. Mahfood, Chair
Sam Mezayek, Vice-Chair
Yvette Brunette, Vice-Chair
Peyton Low, Chancellor
Anne Saleh Duffey
Allan Hannan
Robert Johnson
Ted Green
Nancy Lamar
Joe Peacock
Marc Salitore
Misty Wages
Laura Williams, Ex Officio



To be announced.
     
PRIESTS' PERSONNEL BOARD PERMANENT DEACON COUNCIL PRESBYTERAL COUNCIL
Very Rev. Anthony McLaughlin, JCD, VG
Very Rev. John Gomez, JCL, VG
Very Rev. Daniel Dower, STL, EV
Very Rev. Robert H. Lanik, VF
Rev. Msgr. Xavier Pappu
Very Rev. Francis O'Dowd, VF
Very Rev. Gary Rottman, VF
Very Rev. Juan Carlos Sardinas, VF
Very Rev. Christopher Ruggles, JCL, VF
Very Rev. Mark Kusmirek, VF
Rev. Jorge Dinguis
Very Rev. John Gomez, JCL, VG
Dcn. Ray Vann & Fe
Dcn. Joseph Bianca & Marilyn
Dcn. Alan Stehsel & Sharon
Dcn. Larry Bate & Laura
Dcn. Shaun Black & Carol
Dcn. Bill Necessary & Sue
Dcn. Jim Boland & Bonnie
Dcn. Jerry Besze & Mary
Dcn. Allen Prendergast & Jeannie
Dcn. Steve Curry & Anita
Dcn. Luis Garza
Dcn. Fred Arrambidez, Ex Officio
Rev. Victor Hernandez, Chair
Rev. Anthony Stoeppel, STD, Secretary
Rev. Msgr. Zach Kunnakkattuthara
Rev. Jorge Dinguis
Rev. Ariel Cortes
Rev. Mark Dunne, Vice Chair
Rev. Nolan Lowry, STL
Rev. Lawrence Love
Rev. Guillermo Gabriel-Maisonet
Rev. Selvaraj Sinnappan
Very Rev. Anthony McLaughlin, JCD, VG, Ex Officio
Very Rev. John Gomez, JCL, VG, Ex Officio
Very Rev. Daniel Dower, STL, EV, Ex Officio
Very Rev. Lawrence Rasaian, JCD, JV, Ex Officio
     
PRIESTS' PENSION BOARD    
Very Rev. Daniel Dower, STL, EV
Rev. Nelson Munoz
Rev. Lawrence Love
Rev. Steve Paradis, Chair
Rev. Garry Rottman
Rev. Christopher Ruggles, JCL


 

Diocesan Offices and Outside Agencies

CAMPUS MINISTRY      
Rev. Paul Key, STL Director   frkey2007@yahoo.com
       
CATHOLIC CHARITIES - DIOCESE OF TYLER
(Web Site)
     
Kathy Shieldes Harry Executive Director 903-258-9492 kharry@cctyler.com
Pam Mings Administrative Assistant    
Alma Olivares Secretary    
       
DIOCESAN COUNCIL OF CATHOLIC WOMEN      
Sheila Cote President 903-372-7111 smcoter@gmail.com
Rev. Gavin Vaverek, JCL Moderator   frgavin@stpatslufkin.org
       
HOLY CHILDHOOD ASSOCIATION      
Very Rev. Anthony McLaughlin, JCD Diocesan Director    
       
PRISON MINISTRY      
Very Rev. Gary Rottman, VF Director 307 prisonministry@dioceseoftyler.org
       
SANCTITY OF LIFE PROGRAM      
Rev. Gavin Vaverek, JCL Coordinator   frgavin@stpatslufkin.org
Rev. Nolan Lowry, STL Assistant Coordinator    
Jan Wood, Gabriel Project Coordinator   janco808@email.com
Shelia Cote, TDCCW President   smcoter@gmail.com
       
SCOUTING      
Gordon George Chair   CCS@dioceseoftyler.org
Rev. Francis O'Dowd Chaplain    
       
SOCIETY FOR THE PROPOGATION OF THE FAITH      
Very Rev. Anthony McLaughlin, JCD  Diocesan Director    
       
SOCIETY OF ST. VINCENT DePAUL
(Web Site)
     
Tom Mittler   903-521-8166 cicsocialserv@suddenlinkmail.com

Deaneries

NORTHWEST DEANERY WEST CENTRAL DEANERY
Very Rev. Juan Carlos Sardinas, VF
Rev. Anthony Stoeppel, Assistant Dean
Very Rev. Robert H. Lanik, VF
Rev. Nolan Lowry, STL, Assistant Dean

PARISHES
Clarksville - St. Joseph
Emory - St. John the Evangelist
Mineola - St. Peter the Apostle
Mt. Vernon - Sacred Heart
Paris - Our Lady of Victory
Sulpher Springs - St. James
Wills Point - St. Luke
Winnsboro - St. Ann

MISSIONS
Cooper - St. Clare
Grand Saline - St. Celestine

AGENCIES AND INSTITUTIONS
Paris - St. Joseph's Community Foundation
Winnsboro - Clyde Johnston Unit (TDC)

PARISHES
Tyler - Cathedral of Immaculate
Tyler - Our Lady of Guadalupe
Tyler - St. Joseph the Worker
Tyler - St. Peter Claver
Athens - St. Edwards
Canton - St. Theresa
Flint - St. Mary Magdalene
Frankston - St. Charles Borromeo
Gun Barrel City - St. Jude
Jacksonville - Our Lady of Sorrows
Lindale - Holy Family
Malakoff - Mary, Queen of Heaven
Whitehouse - Prince of Peace

MISSIONS
Alto - Ven. Antonio Margil
Chandler - St. Boniface
New Summerfield - Our Lady of Guadalupe
Rusk - Sacred Heart

CHAPELS
Tyler - Chapel of Sts. Peter & Paul (Cathedral Parish)
Tyler - CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Francis Health System Chapel
Tyler - Louis & Peaches Owen Heart Hospital Chapel

AGENCIES AND INSTITUTIONS
Rusk - Jerry H. Hodge Unit (TDC)
Rusk - Skyview Unit (TDC)
Tyler - Catholic Charities Diocese of Tyler
Tyler - Instituto Santa Mariana de Jesus
Tyler - Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Immaculate Conception Conference
Tyler - The Franciscan Friary
Tyler - The Missionaries of St. Francis de Sales
Tyler - Catholic School Foundation

   
NORTHEAST DEANERY SOUTHWEST DEANERY
Very Rev. Francis O'Dowd, VF
Rev. George Elliott, Assistant Dean
Very Rev. Gary Rottman, VF
Rev. Matthew Stehling, Assistant Dean

PARISHES
Atlanta - St. Catherine
Daingerfield - Our Lady of Fatima
Mt. Pleasant - St. Micheal
New Boston - St. Mary of Cenacle
Pittsburg - Holy Cross
Texarkana - Sacred Heart

AGENCIES AND INSTITUTIONS
New Boston - Telford Unit (TDC)
Texarkana - CHRISTUS St. Michael Health Care ArK-La-Tex
Texarkana - CHRISTUS St. Michael Rehab. Hosp.
Texarkana - Federal Correctional Institution

PARISHES
Buffalo - Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha
Centerville - St. Leo the Great
Crockett - St. Francis of the Tejas
Fairfield - St. Bernard of Clairvaux
Madisonville - St.Elizabeth Ann Seton
Palestine - Sacred Heart
Trinity - Most Holy Trinity

MISSIONS
Hilltop Lakes - St. Tomas More
Teague - St. Mary

AGENCIES AND INSTITUTIONS
Atlanta - CHRISTUS St. Michael Hospital
Crockett - Crockett State School
Groveton - Hope Center Wildersness
Lovelady - Eastham Unit - TDC
Madisonville - Madison St. Joseph Health Center
Palestine - Beto I Unit (TDC)
Palestine - Louie C. Powledge (TDC)
Palestine - Hermitage
Palestine - Prayer Mountain Hermitage
Teague - Boyd Unit (TDC)
Tennessee Colony - Coffield Unit (TDC)
Tennessee Colony - Gurney Unit (TDC)
Tennessee Colony - Michael Unit (TDC)

   
EAST CENTRAL DEANERY SOUTHEAST DEANERY
Very Rev. Mark Kusmirek, VF
Very Rev. Dan Dower, STL, EV, Assistant Dean
Very Rev. Christopher Ruggles, JCL, VF
Rev. Jose Luis Vidarte, Assistant Dean

PARISHES
Carthage - St. William of Vercelli
Gilmer - St. Francis of Assisi
Gladewater - St. Theresa of the Infant Jesus
Henderson - St. Jude
Holly Lake - Holy Spirit
Jefferson - Immaculate Conception
Kilgore - Christ the King
Longview - St. Anthony
Longview - St. Mary
Longview - St. Matthew
Marshall - St. Joseph

MISSIONS
Hallsville - Our Lady of Grace
Overton - Our Lady, Queen of Angels
Tatum - San Pedro the Fisherman
Waskom - St. Lawrence of Brindisi

STATION
Linden - St. Paul of Tarsus

AGENCIES AND INSTITUTIONS
Henderson - Bradshaw Unit (TDC)
Longview - Cath. School Endowment Fund
Overton - B. M. Moore Pre-Release

PARISHES
Center - St. Therese
Diboll - Our Lady of Guadalupe
Hemphill - St. Pius I
Lufkin - St. Patrick
Lufkin - St. Andrew the Apostle
Nacogdoches - Sacred Heart

MISSIONS
Chireno - Our Lady of Lourdes
Moral - Immaculate Conception
Nacogdoches - Our Lady of Guadalupe
San Augustine - St. Augustine
Timpson - Epiphany

CHAPELS
Nacogdoches - St. Mary Chapel

AGENCIES AND INSTITUTIONS
Lufkin - Monastery of the Infant Jesus
Nacogdoches - SFA Catholic Student Center