We wear a lot of hats in the diocesan Department for Communications and Community Relations. But at our core, we’re all storytellers who love sharing the good news of Jesus Christ.
Meet the people who produce The Pittsburgh Catholic and feel free to reach out to us with story ideas or questions. We love hearing from you.
Bishop David A. Zubik
Publisher, Twelfth Bishop of the Diocese of Pittsburgh
Bishop David A. Zubik was born and raised in the Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh. Born September 4, 1949, he is the son of the late Stanley Zubik, an Ambridge green grocer, and his late wife, Susan. He attended the former Saint Stanislaus Elementary School and Saint Veronica High School, both in Ambridge, before entering Saint Paul Seminary in Pittsburgh.
Ordained a priest on May 3, 1975, he served in parish ministry for five years, and in high school ministry and spiritual direction for seven years before moving into diocesan administration in 1987. On April 6, 1997, he was ordained an auxiliary bishop of the Diocese of Pittsburgh, a position he held until Pope John Paul II named him bishop of the Diocese of Green Bay on October 10, 2003. On July 18, 2007, Pope Benedict XVI brought him back to Pittsburgh as its 12th bishop. Bishop Zubik’s motto is “Nothing is Impossible with God” and he is known for calling everyone to “learn Jesus, love Jesus and live Jesus.”
Photo credit: Justin Merriman
Jennifer oversees internal and external communications for the Diocese of Pittsburgh. She previously worked as a TV news anchor and reporter, as well as a communications consultant and wellness advocate. She has taught communications and business courses at Point Park University and currently at Saint Vincent College. She serves on advisory committees for the diocese, including the Church Healing Commission and the diocesan COVID Task Force.
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Bob De Witt
Bob has been telling stories his entire career, first over the airwaves, then for nonprofits and marketing agencies, and currently for the Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh. He served as a radio news director, anchor and reporter in New York, Michigan and Pittsburgh, worked as a freelance writer for national magazines and taught journalism at Point Park University. Bob directed communications for Our Campaign for The Church Alive! and On Mission for The Church Alive! at the diocese and has written for The Pittsburgh Catholic since 2013. An avid golfer, he’s covered professional and amateur tournaments, including five majors and a Ryder Cup.
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Writer/Digital Media Strategist
Theresa has bachelor’s degrees in English and Communications from Franciscan University and her master’s degree in English, Writing, and Digital Media from Duquesne University. She designs digital content and writes for The Pittsburgh Catholic. When she’s not writing or designing, you can find her at daily Mass, buried in a 200-year-old novel, or walking her Golden Retriever.
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Ann Rodgers is senior writer and creative strategist for the Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh and owner and lead writer of Ann Rodgers Writes, LLC. In more than three decades as a journalist specializing in the coverage of religion she won numerous awards, including the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Religion News Association. In her spare time she does ballroom dancing, gardening and Civil War re-enacting.
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Bill has more than 25 years’ experience in the public relations and communications industry, including agency and corporate positions. For the last 20 years, he has worked with the communications staff of the Diocese of Pittsburgh. His work has included writing and distributing news releases, preparing marketing materials, and research and writing for The Pittsburgh Catholic. Bill earned a master’s degree in English language and literature/letters from Auburn University and has completed all but his dissertation for a doctorate. His pastimes include reading, gardening, crafting white oak baskets and chairs, and fishing.
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Tony earned his bachelor’s degree in Communication Arts from Gannon University in Erie, PA. In addition to shooting and editing videos for The Pittsburgh Catholic, he produces and directs telecasts of diocesan Masses and services from Saint Paul Cathedral on Christian Associates TV. He also produces and directs the TV Mass, broadcast on WPXI’s subchannel 11.2, MeTV. He has worked for the diocese for more than 20 years. He and his wife Elizabeth live in Monroeville with their children, Maxwell and Lucinda.
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Chip Kelsch has served on the staff of the diocesan Department of Communications and Community Relations since 2008. After graduating from the Ivy School of Professional Art in 1974, he worked as a photographer, videographer and graphic designer. He runs the diocesan print shop and has often taken photos for The Pittsburgh Catholic and other diocesan publications.
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Administrator and Community Engagement/Views from the Pews
Dar is an administrative assistant who takes her supportive role very seriously to ensure that everything runs smoothly. She assists with administration and community engagement for The Pittsburgh Catholic as well as the Views from the Pews column. In her free time, Dar enjoys watching old classic movies with a big bowl of popcorn.
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