Sr. Rose Marie Timmer, RSM, JCL
The Chancellor is appointed by the Diocesan Bishop and reports to him as a member of his Senior Staff. The Chancellor expedites canonical matters, records dispensations and decrees, collects and preserves other diocesan and parish records, assists parishes with sacramental records, collects statistical information for the Diocese, and facilitates communications with other dioceses and the Holy See.
The responsibility for preparing the acts and documents of the Curia as well as their preservation in the archives belongs to the Chancellor. By virtue of office, the Chancellor is an ecclesiastical notary.