Sharing Church management best practices in the Catholic Church
One philosophy regarding to whom the HR department reports is that the director should report to the CEO (or, in our case, bishop), the ultimate decisionmaker in setting the vision and direction for…Continue
This might be a little bit of a stretch, but bear with me. A job description is like a birth certificate. It's the foundational document of your life as an employee. catch me to ask me about position…Continue
Dear Father:Congratulations on becoming a pastor for the first time! Did you know that you are now also an employer? Have you considered that what we refer to as “Gospel values” also apply in an…Continue
In my email today was an email from one of the professional sources to which I subscribe. The final paragraph was:The bottom line for employers-and everyone else-is that the ACA is valid and will…Continue
I am the Director of Employment Services & Benefits for the Diocese of Knoxville, TN, responsible for starting up the function. In addition to traditional human resources and benefits matters, I coordinate immigration-related matters for foreign priests and sisters serving in the diocese and for our foreign seminarians. I also coordinate the diocese's Safe Environment program. I have been here for almost eight years.
Prior to this, I worked as a human resources consultant. I have also worked in the high-tech industry, nonprofit sector and government.
I have a bachelor's degree in English and French from Indiana University, a master's degree in management from Tusculum College and senior certification in human resources from the Human Resources Certification Insititute, affiliated with the Society for Human Resource Resource Management. I am a trained mediator and a member of the National Association of Church Personnel Administrators.
I am married with two grown children and one grandchild. I belong to St. Albert the Great parish in Knoxville, where I am on the Finance Council. I am thankful to my pastor for tapping my talents to serve the parish years ago and helped me see how I could use my professional skills to serve the church.