Casey Lopata, one of two planning-group liaisons for the Diocese of Rochester, will be retiring on July 9. Lopata has served in this position since 2000.
As part of the pastoral-planning process, the parishes and faith communities in the diocese are divided into 36 planning groups. Lopata serves as an advocate for 17 of the planning groups, working with them and providing a link between them and the diocese.
William Pickett, director of pastoral planning for the diocese, began advertising Lopata’s position in May and hopes to have a replacement in place by July 1. In the event that a replacement hasn’t been hired by the time Lopata leaves, Pickett said that he would step in and work with the groups that Lopata is responsible for until a replacement is found.
For more information or to view the job posting, visit the Diocese of Rochester’s pastoral-planning Web site at www.dor.org/planning.