For implementation of the Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People.
Graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 1985, and then spent two years in Brooklyn, New York serving with the Jesuit Volunteer Corps: East (1985-1987), completed the M.Div. degree at the University of Notre Dame in 1990. Has worked in Campus Ministry at the University of Notre Dame for 20 years. Mother of four children. Member of Saint Joseph Parish, South Bend.
Msgr. Michael Heintz, Ph.D.
Holds Doctorate in Historical Theology (Latin and Greek Patristics) from the University of Notre Dame. Rector of Saint Matthew Cathedral. Former chaplain and teacher at Saint Joseph High School, South Bend and Bishop Dwenger High School, Fort Wayne. Serves as Director of M Div. Program at the University of Notre Dame.
Joseph Incandela, Ph.D.
Graduate of the University of Notre Dame. Holds a doctorate in Religion from Princeton University. Professor and former chair of the Department of Religious Studies at Saint Mary’s College, Notre Dame, Indiana. Teaches courses in Catholic ethics and philosophical theology. Father of two children. Member of Saint Joseph Parish, South Bend.
Graduate of Purdue University. Long time Youth Minister at Sacred Heart Parish in Warsaw. An Account Manager for Lighthouse Catholic Media and Word on Fire. Past board member and officer for Heartline Pregnancy Center in Warsaw. Past adult mentor of the Teens for Life division of Kosciusko County Right to Life. Graduate of Education for Ministry Program of Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend. Wife, mother of four, grandmother of nine. Member of Sacred Heart Parish, Warsaw.
Graduate of the University of Notre Dame with degrees in theology, education, and school administration. Teacher and former chair of the Theology Department at Bishop Dwenger High School, Fort Wayne. Currently serves as the principal of Marian High School, Mishawaka. Father of four boys. Member of Saint Matthew Cathedral, South Bend.
Robert Raster, MD
Graduate of the University of Notre Dame, Wayne State University, and Northwestern University. Currently Medical Director of Michiana Behavioral Health Center in Plymouth. Father of seven children. Member of Saint Joseph Parish, South Bend.
Stephen Ross, PsyD
Dr. Ross graduated from St. Meinrad Seminary, the University of Dayton, and the Illinois School of Professional Psychology. He is a clinical and forensic psychologist practicing in Fort Wayne and the president of Clinical & Forensic Psychological Services, PC. He regularly conducts forensic evaluations for state and federal courts. He and his wife have 3 children and are members of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Church.
Donald J. Schmid
Graduate of the University of Michigan and the University of Notre Dame. Mr. Schmid was an adjunct professor at Notre Dame Law School and taught criminal justice policy at the University of Auckland, New Zealand. Currently Assistant U.S. Attorney. Father of three children. Member of Saint Monica Parish, Mishawaka.
Susan Steibe-Pasalich, Ph.D.
Graduate of The Catholic University of America with a doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Ottawa, Canada. Currently Director of the University Counseling Center at University of Notre Dame. Mother of one child. Member of Saint Joseph Parish, South Bend. Member of the National Review Board.
Non-Members Who Assist the Review Board
Msgr. Bruce Piechocki, JCL, Promoter of Justice Graduate of the University of Notre Dame and St. Meinrad Seminary with a licentiate in canon law from The Catholic University of America. Pastor of Saint Monica Parish, Mishawaka.
Msgr. Robert Schulte, Assistance Coordinator Graduate of St. Meinrad Seminary. Vicar General/Chancellor for the Diocese. Founding pastor of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, Fort Wayne. Currently Rector of Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Fort Wayne.
Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades, DD, STL, JCL Diocesan Bishop. Graduate of St. Charles Borromeo Seminary, Wynnewood, Pennsylvania. Bachelor of Sacred Theology and advanced degrees in Dogmatic Theology and Canon Law from Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome. As Bishop of Fort Wayne-South Bend Diocese, he attends all Diocesan Review Board meetings.
Graduate of University of Notre Dame and Creighton University with degrees in biology, business administration and Christian spirituality. Has worked for the Church in parish and diocesan positions, healthcare administration and university residence life. Began work as Safe Environment Coordinator in March 2007. Mother of three children. She and her family are members of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, Fort Wayne.
Graduate of the University of St. Francis with a degree in Social Work and from the University of Dayton with an MA in Pastoral Theology. Mary has served the diocese in different capacities for over 25 years including as pastoral associate of St. John the Baptist Church, Fort Wayne and as an adjunct instructor in Theology at the University of St. Francis. Currently Mary is the Division Director (Secretary) for the Secretariat of Evangelization and Special Ministries.
Updated: September 12, 2012