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.

Debra Kleinow, Office Manager
Handles advertising accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll and board relations.

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

Advertising Department

Lynne Shelanskey, Advertising Manager

Fonda Gaines, Advertising Sales Associate 

Editorial Department

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

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

Gina Capellazzi New Media Coordinator

John Haeger, Staff Photographer

Annette Jiménez Staff Writer
Annette 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.

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

Jeff Witherow, Staff Photographer

Graphics Department

Matt Saxon, Graphics Manager

Linda Rivers, Graphic Artist