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Executive Director Jerry Freewalt Leaving Catholic Conference of Ohio

Oct. 12, 2022


Mr. Jerry Freewalt has resigned from his position as Executive Director of the Catholic Conference of Ohio and his resignation has been accepted by the bishops of Ohio. Mr. Freewalt has accepted the position of Director of the Office of Social Concerns with the Diocese of Columbus. The bishops of Ohio are very grateful for Mr. Freewalt’s dedicated service to the Catholic people and dioceses of Ohio and gratified that he will continue to serve the mission of the Church in his new capacity.

With Mr. Freewalt’s departure, the bishops of Ohio have asked Ms. Carolyn Jurkowitz to return as interim director of the Catholic Conference of Ohio effective immediately, and she has accepted. The bishops are grateful for her agreement to assist at this time.

The Catholic Conference of Ohio will begin a national search for a new Executive Director in the coming days.


Most Reverend Dennis M. Schnurr

Archbishop of Cincinnati

Chairman, Board of Directors,

CAtholic Conference of Ohio



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