The Office of the Permanent Diaconate, under the direction of the Archbishop, invites, forms, and supports deacons, who are called to serve the Church in Northeast Kansas through the threefold ministry of the Word, the altar and, above all, charity. 

“For the Son of Man did not come to be served but to serve and to give his life as a ransom for many.”

Resources for those who are in active ministry as permanent deacons in the Archdiocese, or who are seeking information about current deacons. 

Resources for those who are in formation to become permanent deacons, or who are interested in learning more about the permanent diaconate.

Upcoming events in the Deacon Community.


Leon Suprenant


Father Gary Pennings


Father Greg Hammes

Associate Director

Curtis Keddy

Associate Director of Formation

Kelly Kmiecik

Administrative Assistant