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00holV[ E S SAGE SPECIAL SYNOD SECTION DECEMBER 1993 Synod implementation team begins work By PAUL R. LEINGANG Father John "Jay" David- to the diocese in 1971. He was Message editor Eighteen persons hay apPointed to *-^ , e_ been men ,,e ynod lmple- tation Team T f0Urex .... " hey and , UlfCto members of t " arrl .meet this Weekend ht: n their Work Team members a reli ..... re clergv o.vtt and 1 &apos; from vari .... ay. They come . parts of the dio- tr ages range from upper sixties. apPointees, 10 are apPointees are is a deacon. Eight are Women _ four a Franciscan e nun and represented are Jasper, Newburgh, n Vanderburgh and Work of the team P guidelines for a astoral Council. a COuncil is formed, of the Synod Ira- will in fact of a diocesan listed below members of etteher, a mem- ,,.*ary Church Ev 'ett-,- . , ans- -er Is married, of eight<. She old, a retired serves as Resource is a native of moved to the Jr,, a na- a current ely Rosary le. He moved In 1960. Cici, .he 31  36 age manager for Ompany; he is a master's de- 0gy at St. Mein- son, pastor of St. Anthony Church, Evansville, is in the 50 -- 55 age range. He was born in Evansville. He was a member of the Synod Central Planning Committee. Deacon David Franklin is single. He teaches at Memorial Catholic High School, Evans- ville. He is originally from Cleveland, Ohio, and is in the 50 -- 55 age range. He is a member of Corpus Christi Church, Evansville. He moved to the diocese in 1972. Gertrude Howard, born in Paducah, Ky., is a middle school math teacher. She is in the 43 49 age range, mar- ried, and a member of St. An- thony Church, Evansville. She moved to the diocese in 1973. Howard Kiefer is a senior project engineer. He is in the age range 37 -- 42, married, and a member of Sts. Peter and Paul Church, Haubstadt. Father Philip Kreilein is pastor of St. Ferdinand Church, Ferdinand. Father Kreilein was born in Jasper. He is in the age range 43 -- 49. Steve Lindvall, a native of San Jose, Calif., came to the diocese in 1990, and is a mem- ber of Sacred Heart Church, Vincennes. He is married, and in the age range 50-55. Lind- vall is an oil producer, and a Charismatic Renewal Leader. Sister Jane McConnell, O.S.F., is and Oldenburg Fran- ciscan who was born in Prince- ton. She is a pastoral associate at Nativity Church, Evansville. She is in the age range 43-49. Bey Mendel, a store owner, is married, in the age range 56-61. She is a native of Dubois County and a member of St. Mary Church, Ireland. Phillip Pierpont, Ph.D., is married, in the age range 50- 55, a dean and English profes- sor at Vincennes University. Pierpont, born in Baltimore, is a member of Sacred Heart Church, Vincennes. He moved a member of the Synod Central Planning Committee and chaired the writing of the "Focus on Lay Leadership" doc- ument. Lisa Provost, a therapist, is married, and in the age range 37 -- 42. She came to the diocese in 1972, and is a member of St. Benedict Church, Evansville. She served as a member of the Synod Cen- tral Planning Committee, and as co-chair of the "Living the Faith" document. James Quinn, M.D., is a retired physician and U.S. Naval officer, married, and in the age range 56-61. He was born in Paducah, Ky. "Dec" is a member of St. Francis Xavier Church, Vincennes. He served as a member of the Synod Cen- tral Planning Committee. R. David Rice is a native of North Carolina who moved to the diocese in 1985. He is mar- ried, in the age range 37 -- 42. He is a Production Planning Superintendent. Rice is a member of St. John the Baptist Church, Newburgh. He served as chairperson for the Parish Pastoral Councils Policy and Guidelines Synod Committee. Father James Sauer was born in Evansville and is in the age range 43 -- 49. He is pas- tor of St. Clement Church, Boonville. He was con-chair of the "Living the Faith" Synod Committee. Sister Geneva Stumler, O.S.B., is a Ferdinand Bene- dictine, in the age range 56-61. She was born in Borden, Ind., and moved to the diocese in 1951. She is director of reli- gious education at St. Joseph Church, Vanderburgh County. Mary Jo Wickman, single, is from Washington, Ind. She is in the age range 31-36. She is secretary at St. Mary Church, Washington. Sharon Vogler, a behavior specialist, is a member of Holy Name Church, Bloomfield. She is in the age range 31-36. She PRAYER FOR THE SYNOD Diocese of Evansville love, You sent Your Son to live among us, DU, and worship You as Your faithhfl people. lives as faithful disciples of Jesus, Your Son, felt in our midst, come to know and love You serve and worship You. Your Spirit to use fully the many gifts You have given us. plan for the Church. future, may our plans be faithful to Yours, of Southwestern Indiana, kingdom through preaching and living Your gospel. be Yours through Jesus Christ Our Lord! is a native of Jasper. The ex officio members of the Synod Implementation Team are Bishop Gerald A. Get- telfinger; Ronald Baum- gart, diocesan treasurer; Sis- ter Louise Bond, S.N.J.M., chancellor; and Msgr. Ken- neth IL Knapp, vicar general and moderator of the curia. Bishop Gettelfinger and Msgr. Knapp were members of the Synod Central Planning Committee. Sister Bond was Synod Coordinator. Bishop Gettelfinger, born in Southern Indiana, is in the age range 56-61. He came to the diocese in 1989. Baumgart, married, in the age range 37 -- 42, is a mem- ber of Holy Rosary Church, Evansville. Sister Bond, in the age range 50  55, is a native of Los Angeles, Calif.., who came to the diocese in 1991. She at- tends the University of Evans- ville Newman Center. Msgr. Knapp, in the age range 56  61, is a native of Haubstadt. Facilitating the work of the Synod Implementation team will be Sister Therese Gillman, O.S.F., one of the two consul- tants who worked with the members of the Synod Central Planning Committee and facili- tated the sessions of the Synod; and Sister Fran Rata, C.p.p.S. What implementation team members will do in the months to come The Synod Implementation Team is to carry out the work of the Synod and function as a Diocesan Pastoral Council until one is established, ac- cording to the role described in a Synod document. That document also listed the following functions: 1. To resolve any issues that the November 1993 body of delegates may refer to the Synod Implementation Team. 2. To establish a Diocesan Pastoral Council by November, 1994, using a consultative process. 3. To finalize the Diocesan Pastoral Plan and direct its implementation. 4. To develop and support a communication network for consultation with various groups throughout the diocese, in order to identify resources and ensure the smooth imple- mentation of the Diocesan Pas- toral Plan. 5. To review current Dioce- san Policy in accord with the policies and procedures adopted at the 1993 Synod. At their first meeting, Sun- day, Dec. 5, members of the Synod Implementation Team are to get to know one another; to discuss and clarify their role; to review the role of the Diocesan Policy Review Com- mittee and the Research and Development Committee and recommend members for those committees; and to discuss and develop a timeline for their meetings and the tasks they will do. Team members will also be expected to study documents and materials on Diocesan Pastoral Councils before their next meeting in January.