Business and Finance

Mission Statement
The Finance office staff plans and coordinates the ongoing financial activities necessary to the operation and management of the diocese and its parishes and missions throughout Southern Colorado.

Contact Information 

Chief Financial Officer
Rev. Msgr. James E. King, VG
(719) 544-9861 ext. 1123
Fax: (719) 225-8949


Catholic Schools

Mission Statement

The Office of Catholic Schools provides consultation, direction and supervision to diocesan Catholic schools in order to assist them in achieving their mission.

Contact Information

Director of Diocesan Schools
Mr. John Brainard
(719) 544-9861 ext. 1121



The Chancellor . . .
... serves as a notary whose signature bears witness to certain juridical acts of the curia.
... ensures that curia produced documents clearly express their juridical nature.
... confirms that attestations of juridical acts have been properly recorded in writing.
... prepares juridical documents so their wording is precise and clear.



Mission Statement
The Office of Communications staff acts as the assistant to the publisher of the Today’s Catholic, maintains the diocesan website and provides technological support for the pastoral center.  This office is responsible for the internal and external communications of the diocese, serving as a liaison between the Diocese of Pueblo and the secular media.

Contact Information 

Director of Communications
Katherine Chrisman
(719) 544-9861


Human Resources

Mission Statement

To support the goals of the Diocese of Pueblo by providing services which promote a productive work environment that is characterized by fair treatment of a diverse staff, open communication, personal accountability, trust and mutual respect.

Human Resources is responsible for: benefits, compensation, employee relations, and recruitment.   In the spirit of community, we join with all employees to advance the mission of the Diocese of Pueblo.
Our office is always available to provide guidance and support to pastors, principals, and employees on any human resources related matters.


Lifelong Catechesis

An extension of the Bishop’s ministry as the chief catechist in the diocese, the Office of Lifelong Catechesis oversees, directs and moderates lifelong and authentic catechesis across the Diocese of Pueblo that is informative, formational and transforming.

Contact Information

Bishop's Pastoral Associate
Deacon Stephen Escalera
(719) 544-9861 ext. 1110



Online Education


Sister Betty Werner, OP
(719) 544-9861 ext. 1112

The Diocese of Pueblo is partnering with the University of Dayton to offer online faith formation courses for adults who wish to learn more about their faith. This kind of online learning provides people the opportunity of religious education anytime, anywhere via the internet. It supports adult faith leaders, especially youth, deacon, catechist, lay ecclesial leaders and anyone interested in learning more about their faith.


Permanent Deacons


For information about Deacon Formation, please contact:

Deacon Scott McIntosh

Associate Director:
Deacon Steve Escalera


Respect Life

As a gift from God, every human life is sacred from conception to natural death. The life and dignity of every person must be respected and protected at every stage and in every condition.

Contact Information: (719) 544-9861



To handle Canon Law cases and questions.

Handling cases for annulment, privilege cases, dispensations and Canonical questions.

Contact Information:

Rev. Msgr. Mark A. Plewka, JCL 
(719) 544-9861 ext. 1162



Vicar for Clergy


  • Monitors the pastoral care for and wellness of the clergy.
  • Coordinates clergy personnel assignments for the Diocese.
  • Coordinates the activities of the clergy assembly.
  • Oversees the maintenance of clergy personnel files.
  • Oversees the coordination of the missions appeals for the Diocese. 



Mission Statement
The Office of Worship assists the bishop, clergy, and the faithful of the Diocese of Pueblo in public and private worship, guides liturgical practice according to Catholic liturgical norms, and provides resources, education, and training for all liturgical ministers and the people of the Pueblo Diocese.

Director for Worship
Rev. Michael Chrisman
(719)544-9861 ext. 1115