Consultatory Bodies

Most Reverend Daniel E. Thomas
Bishop of Toledo

Office of the Bishop

 


Reverend Monsignor William J. Kubacki, VG
Vicar General and Moderator of the Curia

Serving as Moderator of the Curia, Msgr. Kubacki chairs the Senior Staff and coordinates the activities of the Diocesan senior directors as well as the operations of the Pastoral Center. On behalf of the bishop, he coordinates issues involving temporalities throughout the diocese such as property, construction, and insurance. In addition to this, Msgr. Kubacki advises the bishop on parish matters and diocesan personnel appointments.

 


Reverend Monte J. Hoyles, JCL
Chancellor

As Chancellor, Fr. Hoyles serves as senior director of the Office of Chancellor and the Department of Diocesan Pastoral Services. This position includes responsibility for the preparation and notarization of official curial documents and their preservation in the diocesan archives. As delegate of the bishop, the Chancellor also grants dispensations, marriage sanations, and clergy faculties for the Diocese.

 

 


Reverend Monsignor Marvin G. Borger, JCL
Senior Director of Clergy, Consecrated Life & Vocations

As senior director of the Department of Clergy, Consecrated Life & Vocations, Msgr. Borger provides special pastoral services on behalf of the Bishop of Toledo for the priests, deacons and religious in the Diocese, including clergy formation, continuing education, faculties, sabbaticals, retreats, convocations, study days, senior status clergy and chairing the Priest Personnel Board and the Deacon Personnel Board.

 


Deacon Joseph N. Malenfant
Senior Director of Discipleship & Family Life

Dcn. Malenfant is responsible for strategic leadership of the Department of Discipleship & Family Life to serve parishes by providing resources, training and specialized expertise so that parishes can develop specific programs and events to reach their parish faith communities.

 

 


Mr. Walter J. Nevolis, CPA, CIA
Chief Financial Officer

As senior director of the Department of Finance, Mr. Nevolis provides oversight of all financial and accounting issues for Pastoral Center activities as well as a financial resource supporting parishes and schools in ensuring sound financial processes and procedures. He also has responsibility in ensuring accurate and timely reporting in all financial matters in accordance with accounting standards, governmental regulations and canon law.

 


Mrs. Teresa Richardson, M.S.Ed.
Interim Senior Director of Catholic Education

As interim senior director, Mrs. Richarson is responsible for maintaining the day-to-day duties and responsibilities of the Department of Catholic Education and ensuring a smooth transition for the next Senior Director of Catholic Education.

 

 


Mr. Rodney O. Schuster, MBA
Executive Director of Catholic Charities Diocese of Toledo

As senior director of the Department of Catholic Social Services, Mr. Schuster is responsible for strategic planning, vision and oversight of Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Toledo, including the development of outreach initiatives focusing on care for God's creation, human trafficking and immigration.

 

 


Ms. Kelly Donaghy
Senior Director of Communications

The senior director of the Department of Communications is responsible for the development and implementation of external and internal marketing/communications strategies and plans for the Diocese. He/she also guides the media relations and messaging of the Diocese to effectively convey and support the pastoral and administrative priorities of the Office of the Bishop of Toledo, the vision and mission of the Diocese and the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church.








 

This is my Commandment: Love one another as I have loved you. (John 15:13)

God’s presence is found and reflected in our love for him and for one another. It is through faith and love that the mission of the Church—to preach the Gospel—is accomplished. When we are in conflict with each other, and with entities that seek to serve the common good, there is a fundamental spiritual and social need to resolve such conflict.

The Office of Conciliation and Arbitration serves individuals and entities that are in conflict, but who seek reconciliation in a manner fitting for disciples, in keeping with the Scriptures, the principles of Catholic social teaching, and the Church’s canonical norms governing hierarchical recourse.

In fulfilling its mission, the Office of Conciliation and Arbitration recognizes four key principles of Catholic teaching: the value and dignity of the human person, the common good, participation, and justice. By applying these principles, we seek to restore a harmonious relationship among individuals and organizations.

In seeking to resolve conflicts, the Office of Conciliation and Arbitration encourages all participants in these processes:

  1. To acknowledge and call upon God in this process, in discourse and in prayer:

  2. To be respectful in speech and manner of acting;

  3. To open their hearts to the needs and voices of others, in the spirit of good will and justice;

  4. To recognize that no law can be as compelling as Christ’s commandment to love one another; and

  5. To recognize that the ultimate goal is to find Christ and His Love for us through a process of reconciliation with each other.

The Office of Conciliation and Arbitration offers its services as a simple and readily accessible response to human conflicts with the hope that it will help the people of the Diocese of Toledo to live as true disciples of Christ in a manner that gives witness to the Kingdom of God.

Conciliation and Arbitration Procedural Manual

Conciliation and Arbitration Petition and Agreements