In its mission, the universal Church has responded to the mandate of Christ to “go out and teach all nations.” The Clergy Advisory Committee helps to support a disciple’s response to this mission on the local level.

The Archbishop annually appoints a committee of no fewer than five to no more than ten priests in staggered terms to serve as clergy advisors to the Office of Stewardship and Development.


  • Father Rich Warsnak - Sacred Heart - Emporia


  • Father John Schmeidler, OFM Cap. - St. John the Evangelist - Lawrence
  • Father Brandon Farrar - Annunciation - Baldwin City and St. Francis of Assisi - Lapeer
  • Father John Pilcher - St. Bernard - Wamego, St. Joseph - Flush, Holy Family - Alma and Sacred Heart - Paxico
  • Father Thomas Aduri - Mother Teresa of Calcutta - Topeka
  • Father James Ludwikoski - Good Shepherd - Shawnee
  • Father Patric Riley - Holy Family - Eudora


  • Father John Riley – Chancellor
  • Lesle Knop – Executive Director
  • Jerry Mayne – Chief Financial Officer
  • Stacy Niedbalski - Annual Appeal Specialist