New Coordinators of Campus Ministry and Lay Ministry Formation

Bishop Boyea is pleased to announce his appointment of two new ministry coordinators in the Diocesan Central Service Offices.

Katie Diller joins the staff as Diocesan Coordinator of Campus Ministry. She will establish a vision for campus ministry in the Diocese of Lansing while encouraging networking and sharing of best practices between our campus outreach programs, diocesan vocations team and evangelization ministries.

Katie continues to serve as Director of Campus Ministry serving Michigan State University at St. John Catholic Church & Student Center. She graduated from MSU with a degree in Biology from Lyman Briggs College. She received a Master of Education from the University of Notre Dame after two years as a volunteer chemistry teacher with the Alliance for Catholic Education. She received a Master of Science in Cell Biology from Yale University and a Master of Arts in Theological Studies from the University of Dayton.

Roberta (Bert) Schomberger is the Coordinator of Lay Ministry Formation. She will be overseeing both the Siena Heights University undergraduate program as well as the numerous students currently enrolled in graduate programs at various universities.

Bert joined the Church in 1984, a journey that has led her from volunteer gardener into many other ministries and marvelous places, such as Africa and India. She has been married to George for 38 years and they have two young adult sons. Bert has been a member of St. Joseph Parish in Howell since 1985, where she has worked as a secretary, Lead Catechist, volunteer coordinator, fundraiser and a gardener! She is a graduate of the Siena Heights Theological Studies program, was the RCIA coordinator for St. Mary and St. Ann in Charlotte and is on the staff at St. Francis Retreat Center in Dewitt part-time.

She is a teacher and interviewer for the Catherine of Siena Institute’s “Called and Gifted” program and is entering the second year in the Institute for Spiritual Direction’s course to become a trained Spiritual Director.