Human Resources

Human Resources handles the hiring of all diocesan, parish, and school employees in the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend. Human Resources also manages the diocesan safe environment program for current employees.

The Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend is a not-for-profit religious corporation empowered under Canon Law to fulfill the spiritual, educational, and charitable mission of the Catholic Church in Northeastern Indiana.

Career Opportunities

View career opportunities with the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend.

Questions regarding job postings should be directed to the appropriate parish or school.

Parish Opportunities

School Opportunities

Central Diocesan Office Opportunities

Internship Opportunities

Freelance for Today’s Catholic

Catholic Charities Opportunities

Catholic Charities is the Catholic Church’s official social service arm operating in the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend. They are independently operated from Catholic Charities USA and the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend and have separate benefits and employee policies. To learn more about the work that they do, visit


Become a local Catholic writer and/or photographer. Today’s Catholic is always accepting applications for freelance journalists and photographers to contribute to the weekly diocesan newspaper.

Freelance writers and photographers are sent opportunities for coverage on a weekly basis, which they may then request to claim. For more information about expectations, visit the freelance toolkit. Story pitches from freelancers are also welcome.

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When you serve an internship with the central diocesan offices of the Catholic Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend, you will be immersed in an atmosphere of engagement and motivation. Through this collaborative spirit of teamwork, we help advance the mission of Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades and the Catholic Church throughout the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend. 

Internship opportunities vary by semester, with the Secretariat for Communications and Human Resources accepting applications on a semesterly basis, summer included. Other departments accept interns on an as-needed basis, and applications are always welcome.

We look for students pursuing disciplines that fit with our needs: Communications, Business, English, Philosophy, Theology, Marketing, Videography, Catechetics, and Graphic Arts, to name a few possibilities. While specific requirements may vary by opportunity, all interns must:

  • Be a practicing Catholic in good standing with the Catholic Church. 
  • Possess professional communications skills. 
  • Be located in the Fort Wayne or Mishawaka, Indiana vicinity. 
  • Have an interest in or passion for promoting the Catholic faith. 

If you are interested in interning for the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend, contact Molly Gettinger: [email protected].

When you work for the central diocesan offices, you are immersed in a collaborative spirit of teamwork as you advance the mission of the Holy Spirit, working under the guidance of Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades throughout the fourteen counties of the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend.

The Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend operates out of two central diocesan office locations:

Archbishop Noll Catholic Center
915 South Clinton Street
Fort Wayne, IN 46802

St. John Paul II Center
1328 W. Dragoon Trail
Mishawaka, IN 46544

Current openings:

The mission of the Catholic Schools of the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend is to evangelize and form disciples of Jesus Christ in the Catholic Church through the ministry of education. When you join this mission, you foster a community illumined by the light of faith and enlivened by the presence of Jesus, the master teacher. For qualifications, starting salary, frequently asked questions, and more, visit our school careers webpage. 

school careers  

Find your place at one our 81 parishes, located across fourteen counties in northeast Indiana. 

Announcements for Current Employees

Annual wellbeing assessment (Completion deadline: Oct. 31, 2023)

All employees and spouses on the Diocese’s health insurance are eligible to participate in the wellbeing assessment and receive a flu shot at no cost. It’s a two-part review of your current overall wellbeing. It includes a simple biometric screening that is done onsite or at an outside lab. Employees who complete a wellbeing assessment (screening + the health & lifestyle survey) will receive a discount on their health insurance premiums of $10 per paycheck – an annual savings of $240 – starting in January 2024!

Click here for full information.

403(B) Christian Brother Services changes from Vanguard to Fidelity (July 2023)

Christian Brothers Services (CBS) made a change in their investment company. Effective July 01, 2023, CBS changed from Vanguard to Fidelity. Below is some helpful information for you with this transition.

  • We are out of the transition period so you can go to to set up your account. Click Register as a new user to set your Fidelity username and password. If you already had a Fidelity account prior to this change, use your current log-in information.
  • Set up or verify your Beneficiaries – Log on to and choose your Profile, then Beneficiaries to review or enter your information.
  • Go to your Profile and review the information under the Communication tab, make sure the email address that may/may not be on file is current and the one you want used.
  • Get to know Fidelity webinars will be held Tuesday, August 1st at 10 am ET and Thursday, August 3rd at 2 pm ET. You will need to register on the transition website at www.m fidelit CBS403b to watch these webinars.
  • If you want to start contributing to your 403(b) or make any deferral changes, these will continue to be made through the Diocese, not through Fidelity.
  • If you have any questions concerning the Diocese 403(b) Plan, please contact Cathy Bracht, Benefits Administrator, at [email protected] or direct at 260-399-1424. Diocesan benefits are a function of the Business Office.
  • If you should need assistance or have any investment questions, you can contact Fidelity at 800-343-0860.
Expanded Funeral Leave Policy (Jan. 2023)

The funeral leave policy has been expanded to allow two (2) workweeks bereavement absence for death of a spouse or child to include miscarriage or stillbirth for all part- and full-time employees of all diocesan locations.  Up to five (5) days bereavement absence will continue to be permitted in the event of a death in the immediate family (father, mother, brother, sister, grandparent, and “in-law” or “step” relatives) at the discretion of the pastor or department head. Paid funeral leave for immediate family members other than a spouse or child may be prorated for part time employees.

Please direct any questions that you may have to your supervisor and/or the business manager at your location or email [email protected].

Expanded Parental Leave Policy (Revised Jan. 2023)

Effective immediately for full-time and non-seasonal part-time employees, four workweeks of paid maternity leave are allowed for the mother and four workweeks of paid paternity leave shall be allowed to the father immediately following the birth of the child or date of adoptive placement. In addition, those mothers and fathers may accumulate unused sick days from year to year to a maximum of an additional 20 days, excluding paid sick/vacation days from the current year, to use for additional maternity/paternity leave time. Accumulated sick time will be credited to FMLA leaves for those employees who qualify.  The Catholic Schools Office may allow contracted teachers to accumulate additional unused sick days per policy.

Part-time employees may use accumulated sick time for maternity/paternity leave only. Part-time seasonal employees do not qualify for paid maternity or paternity leave.

Please direct any questions that you may have to your supervisor and/or the business manager at your location or email [email protected].

Increased Dental Coverage (Jan. 2023)

Anthem’s Dental Plan has been enhanced to include increased coverage – now $1500 per calendar year (formally $1000 per calendar year), more in–network providers, and major services covered at 50% (formerly 25%).

Employee Benefits

For all benefit-eligible employees. Laurie to send Molly any missing benefit info before publishing

Health Insurance and Prescription Coverage
Vision and Dental Insurance
Preventative Wellness (100% coverage)

Employee Benefits

Benefit Enrollment and Identification Cards

Enrollment Opportunities

Date of hire: You may enroll at the date of hire.
Open Enrollment: You may enroll or make changes during the open enrollment period each fall.
Qualifying life event: You may also enroll or make changes if you have a qualifying life event change and provide the necessary documentation. Qualifying life events include marriage, birth, adoption, death, divorce, or adding dependents.

Insurance Cards

After you have enrolled in health, dental, and/or vision insurance coverage, you will be mailed an insurance card for each type of coverage. Health, Dental, and Vision insurance cards come from Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield. For those enrolled in the Traditional Insurance plan, prescription insurance cards come from Express Scripts. For those enrolled in the HDHP, you will use your Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield card for prescriptions.

Medical Insurance and Prescription Coverage

Medical Insurance Plans

The diocese offers two different medical plans. Both plans are preferred provider organizations (PPO) through Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield. A PPO plan provides discounts on your charges, lowering your out-of-pocket expense.

  1. Traditional Plan with lower deductibles and out-of-pocket maximums.
  2. High Deductible Health Plan with a Health Savings Account (HDHP/HSA) with lower monthly premiums and a higher deductible. Includes a health savings account, to which the diocese contributes annually.

For information on plans that are offered, click here to view “Benefit Details at a Glance.”

Prescription Coverage

  1. With the Traditional Plan, prescription coverage is through Express Scripts. There are co-pay amounts depending on if your prescription is filled with a generic or a name-brand drug. If you are on a maintenance drug, you can fill at the retail pharmacy three times, and then you must do a 90-day mail order.
  2. Under the HDHP, coverage is through Anthem and the charges are applied to your deductible. Once satisfied, you pay 20% at the retail pharmacy or 20% for mail order. Mail order coverage is through Ingeniorx.


Q: How do I find a provider?
A: To find a provider through your internet browser, visit Anthem also offers the Sydney Health App, making it easy to find doctors near you, get important information about benefits and claims, track your progress toward health goals, and more: Available in the App Store and Google Play.

Q: Is there a discount for employees who participate in an annual health screening?
A: Eligible employees who are enrolled in one of the diocesan medical insurance plans may participate in an annual CHC Wellness Benefit, which consists of an annual wellness screening. Participating employees are given a yearly incentive of $240 off their premium. All screening information is confidential. Health coaching, financial well-being, webinars, and nutrition trackers are all available once enrolled through CHC Wellbeing.

Q: Am I covered nationally and internationally with these health insurance plans?
A: Yes.

Dental and Vision Insurance


The diocese offers dental insurance through Anthem Dental Essential Choice. Click here to view a summary of benefits. For information on how to find a dental provider, click here.


The diocese offers vision insurance through Anthem Blue View Vision. Click here to view a summary of benefits.


Q: With dental and vision plans, do I have to choose a provider in a network?
A: Anthem Dental PPO and Dental Blue View Vision work like the medical PPO plans, so staying in-network will provide lower out-of-pocket expenses for covered charges.

Retirement – 403B Contribution Plan

Q: What is a 403B and who administers it?
A: This is a 403b tax-deferred annuity for non-profit organizations. It is administered by Fidelity.

Q: What does the diocese contribute?
A: The diocese contributes 2% of your gross wages every pay period. Employees also have the option of contributing a percentage of their pay. If the employee contributes at least 3%, the diocese will contribute another 1% to the account

Q: Can I control where my salary deferral and employer contribution are invested?
A: Yes

Q: Can I roll other approved accounts into this 403B?
A: Yes

Q: Does the money remain mine if I leave employment with the diocese?
A: Yes

Flexible Spending Accounts – Health and Dependent Care

Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account

A Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account allows you to set aside pre-tax dollars to pay for eligible dependent care out-of-pocket expenses. This includes traditional daycare, before and after-school programs, day camps for children under age 13, and adult daycare. The plan runs January-December, and funds expire at the conclusion of the plan year. Maximum account amounts are shown under each category on the benefits enrollment platform at the time of enrollment.

Medical Flexible Spending Account

A Health Savings Account is offered in conjunction with a HDHP health insurance plan and allows you to contribute pre-tax money from your regular earnings to pay for qualified medical expenses for you and your family members. The diocese contributes $1400 per year for those enrolled in an “Employee Only” HDHP/HSA plan. The diocese contributes $2400 per year for those enrolled in a HDHP/HSA plan with a spouse, child, or as a family. Employees choose any additional funds to contribute.

Complimentary Insurance Benefits

The following benefits are at no cost to the employee and cannot be declined.

Long-term disability insurance

Long-term disability insurance is offered at no cost to the employee. You must be completely disabled from performing the job that you were hired to do. There is 180 day waiting period before benefits begin. The benefit is 60% of your monthly earnings.

Accidental Death insurance

Accidental Death insurance is offered at no cost to the employee. The benefit is up to one times the employee’s annual earnings. Benefits are payable when covered injuries result in loss within 365 days after the date of the accident.

General Liability Insurance

General Liability Insurance protects all teachers from acts performed within the scope of their duties and is offered at no cost to the employee. This includes damage to property and bodily injuries.

Basic Life Insurance

The diocese offers benefit-eligible employees term life insurance at no cost to the employee. This is one times the employee’s annual earnings. Upon leaving the diocese, this can be converted to a single policy. This must be done within 30 days.

Voluntary Insurance Benefits

Supplemental Life Insurance

Supplemental life insurance is offered at one times the employee’s annual earnings. The employee pays a small premium for coverage – you can calculate this using your contract amount x .000153, x 12 months, divide by 24 – that will be the amount per pay deducted from your check for this coverage. If you do not enroll in this when you are hired, you will need to wait until open enrollment and an Evidence of Insurability (EOI) will need to be completed and approved. Supplemental Life Insurance is provided by UNUM.

Short-term Disability Insurance

Short-term disability insurance is a voluntary benefit offered to employees. Coverage amount is 60% of your weekly income up to a maximum benefit of $1,500 per week. You are eligible if a covered illness or injury keeps you from working. There is a 14-day elimination period. You can receive payments up to 24 weeks if you remain disabled. Supplemental Life Insurance is provided by UNUM.

Legal Insurance

Legal Insurance is a voluntary benefit. You will have access to a national network of attorneys with exceptional experience that are matched to meet your needs. There is in and out-of-network coverage. Coverage includes a concierge to help navigate common individual or family legal issues. Legal Insurance is provided by LegalEASE.

Identity Theft Protection

Identity Theft Protection is a voluntary benefit that offers two levels of coverage – employee or employee/family. Includes comprehensive identity monitoring, fraud remediation and restoration, and identity theft reimbursement. Identity Theft Protection is provided by Allstate.

Worker’s Compensation and Unemployment

Worker’s Compensation covers work-related injuries, and any medical charges incurred are paid at 100%. This does not get filed with your medical carrier. Employees are to report any work-related injury immediately to your supervisor even if you do not seek medical attention. No injury is too small to report.

Unemployment is offered to any employee whose position was eliminated through no fault of their own. Teachers are not eligible to apply for unemployment during the summer months because as a teacher, that is a normal break in your work schedule.

Payroll and W2

Q: When am I paid?
A: Employees are paid bimonthly on the 15th and last day of the month. These days are adjusted to the business day before should these dates fall on a weekend or holiday.

Q: How am I paid?
A: All pay is distributed via direct deposit to the account information provided by the employee. Upon deposit, a record of the direct deposit is sent via email.

Q: When will I receive my W2?
A: W2s are issued by the diocese via mail by January 31 of each year.

Payroll is managed by the Business Office. Additional questions can be directed to Sheryl Lee, Payroll Administrator, at [email protected] or 260-399-1430

Health and Wellbeing Resources and Discounts

The Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend has partnered with the YMCA and Beacon Health and Wellness to offer gym memberships to all part-time and full-time employees at a discounted rate. Payment for discounted memberships will be deducted from your paycheck and/or billed directly by the gym.

YMCA Gym Membership
Beacon Health and Fitness Gym Membership

Quick Links and Instructional Toolkits

Forms, policies, resources, and how-to guides for diocesan parishes and schools.

Instructional Toolkits and Guides
Safe Environment Training Program
Quick Links for Current Employees

Questions? Contact us!

The Human Resources team includes Human Resources and Safe Environment staff.

Laurie Haverty, MSCM, SHRM-SCP

Director of Human Resources

[email protected]

Marci Rittmanic, SHRM-CP

Senior Human Resources Assistant

[email protected]

Lisa Castleman

Human Resource Assistant

[email protected]

Joseph Garcia, MA

Ministry Specialist for Victims Assistance and Safe Environment

[email protected]

Babette Zielinski

Safe Environment Program Database Specialist

[email protected]

Payroll and Benefit Questions

Questions related to payroll and benefits can be directed to the Business Office, which is a separate department.

Cathy Bracht

Benefit Administrator

[email protected]
Phone: 260-399-1424
Fax: 260-888-1181

Sheryl Lee

Payroll Administrator