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Lay Ministry

The liaison office for lay professional ministers and parish staff members in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee.

Established by Archbishop Jerome E. Listecki in January 2017, the Office for Lay Ministry is the liaison office for lay professional ministers/parish staff members in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee.  This office:

  • Oversees the recruitment of lay persons for professional ministry
  • Provides, in collaboration with local institutions of higher learning, the theological, spiritual, human and pastoral formation needed for professional ministry
  • Coordinates the certification process for lay ministers
  • Provides opportunities for leadership development for lay ministers
  • Offers opportunities for continuing formation and fellowship for professional lay ministers
  • Assists pastors and parish directors in identifying potential candidates for professional ministerial positions
  • Serves as a clearinghouse for ministerial opportunities
  • Works in collaboration with PMMA, Mareda, BAAM, ALMA and other local ministerial groups
  •  Provides pastoral care and support for professional lay ministers

Lay Ministry Continuing Formation

Continuing Formation Grant

The Archdiocese of Milwaukee has designated funds for the education and formation of professional lay ministers who serve in its parishes and other archdiocesan ministries in
paid positions. 

Scholars FundArchbishop's Scholars Fund

The Archbishop’s Scholars Fund is available to assist lay ministers within the Archdiocese of Milwaukee who meet the criteria. Funds are not guaranteed but are based on funding available.

Susan McNeil, M.Div

Rosalita Villa
Administrative Assistant

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The Archdiocese of Milwaukee

3501 South Lake Drive
PO Box 070912
Milwaukee, WI 53207-0912

Phone:  (414) 769-3300
Toll-Free: (800) 769-9373
Fax:  (414)  769-3408