Admissions and Scrutinies


  • Establishes, in collaboration with the Bishop and the Director of the Office of the Permanent Diaconate, criteria and standards for admission into the formation program.
  • Assists the Director in implementing, coordinating and measuring the candidate interview and pre-admission processes.
  • Provides recommendations to the Bishop regarding applicants for admission.

Deacon Edward Giblin, Office of the Permanent Diaconate (chair)

Dr. Matthew Kuhner, Mr. Matt Brown, St. Bernard’s School of Theology & Ministry

Rev. Louis Sirianni — Canonical Consultant

Deacon Mark & Marcia Bovenzi

Deacon Bob & Pam Colomaio

Deacon Peter & Patti Dohr

Deacon Greg & Elena Kiley (Deacon Perceiver examiner)

Deacon Ed & Pam Knauf

Deacon John & Susan Payne (Deacon Perceiver examiner)

Deacon Nick & Judi Valvo (Deacon Perceiver examiner