Bishop names new diocesan director of Office of Religious Education


Bishop Malooly has announced the appointment of Colleen L. Lindsey as the new director of the Office of Religious Education, effective July 1.

Bishop Malooly welcomed Lindsey noting, “Catechetical formation remains one of my four priorities for our diocese. I am grateful to have this position filled by a leader who shares this vision.”

Lindsey joins the Catholic Education Department of the diocese after serving as director of religious education at Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish in Norristown, Pa., where she worked in both the school and parish settings with a total of more than 1,000 children in both programs.

Lindsey was also the parish Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults coordinator, Pre-Jordan coordinator, and children’s liturgy coordinator.

Colleen.Lindsey, new Diocesan Director of Religious Education
Colleen Lindsey, new Director of the Office of Religious Education

This past year she served as a board member for the Philadelphia Directors/Coordinators/Administrators of Religious Education.

Louis De Angelo, head of the diocese’s Catholic Education Department, said Linsdey wrote on her application for the post that, “I have a fervent love for the Catholic faith, and my dream is to share the love of Christ with others and bring them to the fullness of him,”

Lindsey holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Immaculata University and a master‘s degree in religious studies with a concentration in moral theology from St. Charles Borromeo Seminary in Wynnewood, Pa.

Lindsey succeeds Deacon Michael Stankewicz in the role of director of the diocesan Office of Religious Education.