Office for clergy

Office for Clergy

The Office for Clergy coordinates all matters pertaining to the ministry of priests, deacons, seminarians in the diocese and ongoing formation of priests

 

Most Rev. Greg Kelly

Auxiliary Bishop/Vicar General
Moderator of Curia/Vicar for Clergy

(214) 379-2821

Rev. Arthur Unachukwu

Associate Vicar for Clergy
(214) 379-2818

Julia Flores

Office Administrator, Vicar for Clergy Office
(214) 379-2818

 


Priests’ Ongoing Formation Board

The Priests Ongoing Formation Board exists to provide structured ongoing formation processes and programs to support the ongoing formation efforts of the priests of the diocese. The board offers processes and programs aimed at supporting priests, especially in key transitions in life and ministry: from seminary to first assignment; from Parochial Vicar to Pastor; from 1st assignment as Pastor to second.

 

Rev. Michael Forge

Chair of the Priests’ Ongoing Formation Board
Prince of Peace Catholic Church
5100 W. Plano Pkwy
Plano, TX 75093
(972) 380-2100

 


Diaconal Ministry and Formation Office

The Diaconal Ministry and Formation Office oversees and coordinates the ministry and continuing education of permanent deacons in the Diocese of Dallas as well as oversees and coordinates the recruitment and formation of candidates for the diaconate.

 

Rev. Emmett Hall, JCL

Director of Diaconal Ministry and Formation
(214) 379-2859

Deacon Leo Cortinas

Associate Director of Diaconal Ministry and Formation for Spanish Candidates
(214) 379-2861

Deacon Vince Vaillancourt

Associate Director of Diaconal Ministry and Formation for English Candidates
(214) 379-2861

 


Vocations Office

Visit office of Vocations website

The Office of Vocations promotes and raises the level of awareness in our diocese of the need to foster and nourish vocations to the priesthood and religious life for the church. The Office also provides a discernment process by which men and women can be open to the direction of the Holy Spirit in their lives and discover to which specific vocation God is calling them, and assesses and screens potential candidates for diocesan priestly ministry prior to acceptance into the seminary.

Rev. Zach Webb

Director of Seminarians
(972) 815-2511

Rev. Paul Bechter

Director of Vocations
(214) 379-2860

Tammy Grady

Associate Director of Women Vocations
(214) 379-2860

Veronica Biglen

Administrative Assistant - Vocations
(214) 379-2860