Office of Communications and Planning
Director: Rose A. Hammes, MBA Go to the Pastoral Planning Page
Assistant: Annie Nickels
The Office of Communications and Planning ensures ongoing, two-way communication between the Archbishop and the people of the Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas. The office serves as the official “voice” of the Archbishop as he fulfills his ministry as servant of the Gospel. The office also responds to concerns and questions from pastors, parishioners, the media, and others.
In everything it does, the Office of Communications and Planning serves as a conduit of the good news of God’s merciful love to Catholics and non-Catholics alike, through words of hope and encouragement, images of Christ working through His people, and truth spoken in charity (Ephesians 4:15).
The Office of Communications and Planning is responsible for two areas of Archdiocesan Administration:
- Media relations and communication from the Office of the Archbishop and the Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas
- Planning assistance for the regions and parishes of the Archdiocese.
Reporters: Rose Hammes is the primary contact for media inquiries. Contact her directly at (913) 647-0346, or by cell/text at (913) 948-3996.
The Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas covers Catholic parishes in Kansas only and is under the leadership of Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann. Churches in Missouri are in the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph, under the leadership of Bishop Finn. The communications director there is Rebecca Summers at (816) 756-1850 , ext. 256.
Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann and Pope Benedict XVI, ad limina visit 2012