Office of Education, Evangelization and Catechesis Personnel


Fr. Michael Whyte, Vicar for Education, Evangelization and Catechesis
Ext: 2662

OEEC vision/mission
Governance and policies
Foundation for the Advancement of Catholic Schools (FACS), Trustee
Archdiocese School Board, Ex Officio Member
Archdiocesan High School Corporations Officer
Hartford Bishops' Foundation, Advisory Council
Hartford Consortium for Higher Education, Director

Ana Maria Alstrum, Archdiocesan Director of Hispanic Catechesis
Ext: 2672

Support parishes' Hispanic faith formation programs for children and adults
Events and retreats for Hispanic communities
Hispanic Adult Confirmation

Anne T. Clubb, Director of Community Engagement
Ext: 2651

Enrollment management
School marketing/OEEC promotion
International Students
School parish collections


Kelly Henderschedt, Archdiocesan Director of Catechesis
Ext: 2663

Development of parish catechetical ministries for pre-school through confirmation aged-school children, including the faith formation of children with special needs
Catechist formation and training
Support for directors of religious education parish programs

Barbara Jean Daly Horell, Archdiocesan Director of Catholic Biblical School
Ext: 2679

Promotion of biblical education throughout the Archdiocese of Hartford

Gayle Keene, Executive Assistant to the Vicar for Education, Evangelization and Catechesis
Ext: 2662

Liaison to constituents for the Vicar
Research, management and preparation of reports/correspondence
Management of calendar/travel for Vicar

Valerie Mara, Adjunct to the Vicar for Education, Research & Policy
Ext: 2656

Design of standards-based curriculum Pk-12
Planning, implementing, and evaluation of academic programs and best practices
Professional development and curriculum training
Guidance for special education plans in Catholic schools

Maria Maynard, Interim President of Northwest Catholic High School
Ext: 2658

Intermin President & Head of School Northwest Catholic High School 

Laura McCaffrey, Advisor to the Vicar for Finance and Technology
Ext: 2664

School Finances for Elementary and Secondary Schools
Technology education and implementation
Government programs
Asbestos management

Jennifer McClintock, Administrative Assistant / Archdiocesan Coordinator of Catholic Scouting
Ext: 2675

General administrative office support
Religious Emblem Coordinator
Boy/Girl Scout support
OEEC monthly newsletter
Webmaster Assistant

Kelsey Meczywor, Administrative Assistant
Ext: 2653

International student support
Creates and maintains databases for OEEC
Asbestos compliance support
Archdiocesan School Board support

Leslie Nelson, Business Manager
Ext: 2659

Operation support to the Provost
Financial liaison to the fiscal office
Liaison to onsite IT and human resource departments
Management of school census

Lisa Orchen, Archdiocesan Director of Catechetical Initiatives
Ext: 2652

Faith formation for elementary and secondary Catholic school educators
School and Parish Catechist Formation
RCIA Team Formation & Support

Nicole Perone, Archdiocesan Director of Adult Faith Formation
Ext: 2677

ELM Leadership Formation
Archdiocesan Women's Conference
Adult Confirmation

Linda Serafin, Administrative Assistant
Ext: 2650

Administrative support for the Assistant to the Provost
Administrative support for the Director of Community Engagement
General Administrative support
Transcript requests for closed schools
Management of new teacher and principal applications
Teacher certification and verification of teacher employment


Michael Wellington, Archdiocesan Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministry
Ext: 2678

Leadership training for youth ministers
Youth Confirmation programs
Events and retreats for Youth and Young Adults
High school campus ministry
World Youth Day
Scouting Program oversight

Office of Education, Evangelization and Catechesis Other Personnel

John Egan, Commissioner, Archdiocesan Interscholastic Athletic Conference