Diocese of Ogdensburg

The Roman Catholic Church in Northern New York

The Diocesan Pastoral Council consists of various members of the Christian faithful including clergy, religious, and lay men and women. Membership is chosen so that the Council will reflect the diverse regions, social conditions, and professions of the Diocese as well as our various apostolates. All members must be active, practicing Catholics.

This Diocesan Pastoral Council has been established so that it may investigate under the authority of the Bishop those things which pertain to pastoral works, ponder them, and propose practical conclusions about them.


Ex Officio
Most Reverend Terry R. LaValley, Bishop of Ogdensburg
Reverend Joseph A. Morgan, Vicar General
Deacon James Crowley, Chancellor
Reverend Kevin J. O'Brien, Moderator of the Curia
Sister Mary Ellen Brett, SSJ, Diocesan Mission Director

Elected or Chosen Members:
Reverend Christopher J. Looby, A priest chosen by the Council of Priests
Deacon John J. Drollette, A Permanent Deacon chosen by the Council of Deacons
Sister Jennifer Votraw, SSJ, A Religious chosen by the Council of Religious
Mr. Charles Mozdzier, Adirondack Deanery
Mr. Thomas Kalinowski, Adirondack Deanery
Ms. Starr Burke, Clinton Deanery
Donald Recore, Clinton Deanery
Deacon Paul White, Essex Deanery
Mrs. Theresa White, Essex Deanery
Vacant, Franklin Deanery
Mrs. Alice Romanych, Hamilton-Herkimer Deanery
Ms. Barbara L. Winslow, Hamilton-Herkimer Deanery
Mrs. Linda Raville, Jefferson Deanery
Mr. Eugene Kleinhans
Mr. Robert Uttendorfsky, Lewis Deanery
Ms. Susan Gydesen, Lewis Deanery
Dr. William Amoriell, St. Lawrence Deanery
Ms. Julia LaShomb, St. Lawrence Deanery
Ms. Jamie Burns, Young Adult Member, Secretary
Ms. Jennifer Campbell, Young Adult Member
Vacant, Representing College Campus Ministry
Ms. Maura Maguire, Representing Diocesan Youth Ministry