YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Bishop David J. Bonnar, Bishop of Youngstown, has established a new communications department for the Diocese of Youngstown, effective July 1.
The new department integrates all communications and publishing operations, including internal and external communications as well as the operations and staff of The Catholic exponent and the Youngstown Catholic Telecommunications Network.
Along with the creation of the department, Bonnar announces the appointment of department staff:
Justin Huyck as communications directorohns. Huyck has served as the Diocesan Media Relations Coordinator since September 2021, and prior to that as Pastoral Associate and Director of Adult Faith Formation at St. Michael the Archangel in Canton. He holds a bachelor’s degree in public administration from Cornell University and a master’s degree in theology from the Catholic Theological Union of Chicago. point of contact with journalists.
Katie Wagner as editor of publications and associate director of communications. Wagner joins the Diocese of Youngstown with extensive experience in publishing, strategic communications and marketing. From 2015 to 2022, she was the content creator and later the senior online writer for Mount Lebanon Magazine in Pittsburgh.
Cindee case continues as minister of social media for the diocese. In her role, she develops creative content on various social media platforms, accompanies those who engage with the diocese on social media, and provides social media training to parish and school leaders. She is a graduate of Kent State University, holds a master’s degree in pastoral studies from Loyola University in New Orleans.
Robert Gavalier joins the Communications Department as the Diocese’s Senior Multimedia Production Specialist, having served the Youngstown Catholic Telecommunications Network for over 25 years, most recently as General Manager. Gavalier received his bachelor’s degree in telecommunications from Kent State University and, in addition to his work for the Church, is an active sportscaster.
Meagen Farrel joined the diocese as communications spspecialist. Farrell is an editor, author and publisher, and national trainer in adult education and instructional design. She holds a BA in Religion from Oberlin College, an MA in Divinity from John Carroll University, a Certificate in Distance Education from Penn State University, and is a doctoral student in Educational Technology at Kent. State University.
Reverend James Korda will continue to host the radio show wineskinsafter retiring as president of CTNY. wineskins is broadcast online at DOY.org and is also available on WKBN-AM 570 and WILB-FM 89.5 (Youngstown), WILB-AM 1060 and WILB-FM 94.5 (Canton) and WRQX-AM 600 (Salem).
Brother Dominic Calabro, SSP will continue to serve as a production assistant for various diocesan initiatives and event coverage. He also served CTNY for more than 25 years, in addition to contributing to the media efforts of his religious community, the Society of St. Paul.
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