Office of the Archbishop


To care for the overall spiritual, pastoral and temporal needs of the people of God in the archdiocese.

Programs and Services

Much of the work of the Archbishop’s Office is in relationship with the Holy See, other dioceses, our parishes and institutions, as well as various offices, commissions and congregations. The Archbishop’s Office functions as a liaison for referrals and reports.

In the everyday dealings with the public, The Archbishop’s Office is responsible for scheduling appointments, Confirmations, archival records and sacramental record-keeping for parishes that have closed. The Archbishop’s Office also deals with marriage dispensations and requests for marriages outside the parish setting. The ultimate goal is to assist the Archbishop in the administration of the Archdiocese.

Archbishop Kurtz serves as a pastoral leader of the local church as well as a civic leader. He is responsible for setting direction and establishing priorities for the diocese. He provides support and direction for ordained clergy and all other pastoral leaders. In addition, he has numerous national responsibilities. All of these responsibilities require a tremendous amount of communication and coordination.


Most Rev. Joseph E. Kurtz, D.D., Archbishop of Louisville
Very Rev. Martin A. Linebach, Vicar General
Brian B. Reynolds, Ed.D., Chancellor/Chief Administrative Officer
Richard “Tink” Guthrie, Vice Chancellor
Connie DuPlessis, Secretary to the Archbishop
Susan O’Keefe, Secretary to Chancellor and Vicar General
Linda McLemore, Administrative Assistant
Rev. Mark M. Hamilton, Ecumenical and Interreligious Officer


Phone: (502) 585-3291
Fax: (502) 585-2466
Pastoral Center
3940 Poplar Level Road
Louisville, KY 40213-1463

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