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8421 - 101 Avenue NW
Edmonton, AB T6A 0L1
780-469-1010 | Toll free: 1-844-469-1010 | Fax: 780-465-3003
Office Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m., Monday through Friday

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Archbishop of Edmonton Most Rev. Richard W. Smith  

Principal Secretary Rev. Miguel Irizar Ext. 2439
Executive Assistant
to the Archbishop
Rita Strauss Ext. 2438
Administrative Assistant Suzanne Brohier Ext. 2435
Administrative Assistant Mona Dolan Ext. 2151
Administrative Assistant Maria Baca Ext. 2137

Chancellor Rev. Adam Lech Ext. 2123
Archives Lead Lea de la Paz Ext. 2142

Mission Advancement
Senior Lead
Marion Haggarty-France  
Communications Lead
 - interim
Andrew Ehrkamp Ext. 2441
Communications Coordinator Lincoln Ho Ext. 2160
Communications Coordinator Matthew Bodnarek Ext. 2163
Webmaster Alan Schietzsch Ext. 2161
Donor Engagement Lead TO BE RECRUITED  

Mission Leadership
Senior Lead
Rev. Paul Kavanagh Ext. 2153
Mission Formation Lead
 - Clergy
Rev. Michael Schumacher 780-392-2445
Diaconal Formation Lead Deacon Lynn Pion Ext. 2152
Mission Formation Lead
 - Parish
Rev. Kris Schmidt  
Worship and Liturgy Lead Rev. Miguel Irizar Ext. 2439
Mission Vocation Lead Rev. Marc Cramer Ext. 2310

Mission Engagement
Senior Lead
Julien Hammond Ext. 2133
Volunteer Services and
Safe Environments Lead
Lucy Kaakyo Ext. 2134
Events Lead Anna Jaremko Ext. 2139

Tribunal and
Canonical Affairs
Rev. Philip Creurer, J.V. Ext. 2158
Tribunal Case Coordinator John Vizza Ext. 2173
Tribunal Case Coordinator Deacon Francis Lau  
Administrative Assistant Danielle White Ext. 2170

Mission Services
Senior Lead
Deacon Wayne Provençal Ext. 2437
Human Resources Lead Patrick Snoek Ext. 2150
Finance Lead Lorna Gawlinski
Ext. 2440
Finance Assistant Marian Fougere Ext. 2125
Finance Assistant Renee Kuang Ext. 2126
Finance Assistant Aurea Lanon Ext. 2124
Facilities Lead Andrew Papenbrock Ext. 2147
Maintenance Ciro Vergara Ext. 2148
Maintenance / Housekeeping Elijah Baig  
Housekeeper, Senior Barbara Backwick Ext. 2458
Housekeeper Ana Fuentes  
Housekeeper Fofo Zaina Ntambwe  
Housekeeper Vicenta Malana  
Information Technology Lead Joel Smith Ext. 2404
Information Technology Coordinator Armando 'Buddy' Lirag Ext. 2402


Vicar General: Rev. Jim Corrigan

Assists in the governance of the Archdiocese and acts for the Archbishop in his absence.

Judicial Vicar: Rev. Philip Creurer, J.V.

Acts in the name of the Archbishop and directs the Interdiocesan Tribunal, which assists those requesting a study of a marriage for a possible declaration of nullity. The Tribunal serves the dioceses of Edmonton, St. Paul, Grouard-McLennan and Mackenzie-Fort Smith.

Adjunct Judical Vicar: Rev. Dean Dowle

Episcopal Vicar for Clergy: Rev. Paul Kavanagh
In addition to serving as Rector of St. Joseph’s Basilica, he retains his role as Mission Leadership Senior Lead.

Archdiocesan Master of Ceremonies: Rev. Miguel Irizar

Archbishop’s Delegate for Catholic Education: Rev. Paul Kavanagh

Archbishop’s Delegate for Safe Environments & Abuse Prevention: Lucy Kaakyo

Chair of the Priests’ Education Committee: Rev. Michael Schumacher

Ecclesiastical Assistant to Catholic Social Services: Rev. Patrick Baska
In this role, he will represent the Archbishop to the Board of Directors.


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