Parish and School Planning
Topeka Region


May 2, 2014

Lesle Knop 





The Reid Group consultants:

John Reid

Karen Castellon


Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas

12615 Parallel Parkway

Kansas City, Kansas 66109


Core Team Update #17


Dear Core Team Members:


Today is the deadline for Cluster core team secretaries to submit their Cluster materials electronically to Lesle Knop.  Material to be sent includes: 

  • One electronic copy of the Cluster Evaluation Form (Yellow Tab 3, pp. 4-19)
  • One electronic copy of the Cluster Suggestion Form (Yellow Tab 3, pp.25-26)
  • Individual parish evaluation forms (blue or green forms, Tab 2)
  • Individual Parish Input forms (Green, Tab 2 p. 71 of 82)
  • Individual Parish Communication Checklists (Green, Tab 3 p. 20 of 28)
  • Individual Parish Data Verification Forms 

For your information . . .

Here are some  reminders for the Core teams:  

  1. A new timeline, revised as of May 1, has been posted on the archdiocesan web site:  
  2. The Regional Planning Commission will meet next week to review the Cluster suggestions and formulate Preliminary Recommendations with rationales.  These will be sent to the Clusters by May 12. 
  3. Information generated at the Catholic School Summit has been posted on the archdiocesan web site ( under the heading Proclaim Cafe.
  4. School core team evaluations should have already been sent to Rose Hammes.  If you have not done so, please send them to Lesle Knop as soon as possible.
  5. Parish facilitators are ready to serve you as you move through the Cluster phase of the process.  Just contact either John or Karen to make arrangements.  Remember, there is no cost to you for this service.   
  6. Prayers for the Easter season have been posted in English and Spanish on the archdiocesan web site (  



Thank you again for all your good work. Please do not hesitate to call on one of your Reid Group team members if you have questions.