Joshua MDiv ’13, MA ’19 and Ellen Salmi-Van Cleef, MA ’16

Co-Directors of Parish Life at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Jackson, Kentucky

After graduation from CTU and their wedding, Josh and Ellen headed to Kentucky to work within a new model of Church leadership. They are co-directors of a small rural parish, working to respond to the needs of the community in the absence of a priest. They offer the church as a whole a hopeful vision of how community is formed and missions its love back out to the rest of the world. They are redefining what we mean by lay leadership in the church.