Staff members are listed alphabetically within their functional departments. In addition to email contacts, they can all be reached at 585-529-9530 (or 1-800-600-3628 outside of the Rochester, NY, local calling area), unless otherwise indicated.


Karen Franz, General Manager/Editor
Oversees the administrative, advertising and graphics departments, in addition to serving as the newspaper's editor in chief.

Business Department

Lynne Shelanskey, Advertising Manager

Kim WoodamsOffice Manager

Chloe LongabaughCirculation Coordinator
Takes care of our subscribers; also edits the Diocesan Directory.

Mike Voelkl, Digital Media Specialist

Editorial Department

Jennifer Ficcaglia, Assistant Editor
Manages the newsroom's day-to-day activity, supervises newsroom staff, assigns stories and edits copy.

Jennifer Burke, Staff Writer
Reports on the Finger Lakes region and eastern Monroe County.

Mike Latona, Staff Writer
Reports on the Southern Tier and western Monroe County.

Ketsia RodríguezStaff Writer
Ketsia covers central Monroe County for the Catholic Courier and has primary reporting duties for its sister publication, El Mensajero Católico. She is fully bilingual (Spanish). Call her at 585-303-8651.

Gina Capellazzi New Media Coordinator

John Haeger, Staff Photographer

Jeff Witherow, Chief Photographer

Graphics Department

Matt Saxon, Graphics Manager

Linda Rivers, Graphic Artist