About the St. Philip Institute of Catechesis and Evangelization

Consistent with the command from the Spirit for St. Philip the Evangelist to teach the Ethiopian in the chariot, Bishop Joseph Strickland announced that the Diocese of Tyler would be "a teaching diocese." In his Constitution on Teaching the Catholic Faith, he founded the St. Philip Institute and charged it providing the parishes of the Diocese with the materials, expertise, and support to perform the mission of teaching as outlined in this Constitution. "The Spirit said to Philip, 'Go and join up with that chariot.' Philip ran up and heard him reading Isaiah the prophet and said, 'Do you understand what you are reading?' He replied, “How can I, unless someone instructs me?” So he invited Philip to get in and sit with him." –Acts 8:29-31

bish

His Excellency, The Most Reverend Joseph Edward Strickland

Founder of the St. Philip Institute of Catechesis and Evangelization
Twitter

For more information about the St. Philip Institute, read Bishop Strickland's document.

capture


Board of Directors

Most Rev. Bishop Joseph E. Strickland, J.C.L.
Very Rev. Vicar General John Gomez, J.C.L.
Rev. Father Mitch Pacwa, S.J.


Institute Staff Members

Stacy.Headshot

Stacy Trasancos, Ph.D.

Executive Director
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Phone: (903) 630-5055 ext. 114

 

fr.neu.headshot.03

Fr. Joshua Neu, S.S.L.

Director of Faith Formation
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Phone: (903) 630-5055 ext. 111

 

Deanna.Headshot

Deanna Johnston, M.A.

Director of Family Life
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Phone: (903) 630-5055 ext. 112

 

Luke.Headshot

Luke Heintschel, M.A.

Director of Communications
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Phone: (903) 630-5055 ext. 145

 

Fr.Braun.Headshot

Fr. Justin Braun

Director of Youth Formation
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Phone: (903) 630-5055

 

Mikki.Headshot

Mikki Sciba

Seasons of Infancy and Initiation Specialist
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Phone: (903) 630-5055 ext. 113

 

Nicholas.Headshot

Nicholas Willey

Cinematographer
Email: Cinematographer@StPhilipInstitute.org
Phone: (903) 630-5055 ext. 145

Zaira.Headshot

Zaira Melchor

Administrative Assistant
Email: ZMelchor@StPhilipInstitute.org
Phone: (903) 630-5055 ext. 110
 

Robert.Headshot

Robert Puschautz

Stabat Mater Art Fellow
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.