Director of Pastoral Formation – Diocese of Cheyenne

The Catholic Diocese of Wyoming stands as a beacon of faith and community across the vast expanse of the state. Encompassing the entire state of Wyoming, the Diocese is led by Bishop Steven R. Biegler and has 63 parishes, 39 priests, 28 deacons, six Catholic schools, and numerous mission-driven ministries. Spanning diverse landscapes and cultures, the diocese is deeply rooted in the rich traditions and teachings of the Catholic church. Parishes serve as centers of spiritual nourishment and support for Catholics. With a strong emphasis on pastoral care, evangelization, and social justice, the Diocese is committed to embodying the Gospel values of love, compassion, and service to others. Guided by Bishop Biegler and supported by dedicated clergy, religious, and laity, the Diocese of Wyoming is a vibrant and welcoming community where all are invited to encounter the transformative power of God’s grace. Find out more about this amazing Diocese here. The Diocese of Cheyenne seeks the ideal candidate for the position of Assistant to the Diocesan Bishop in Pastoral Formation. The office is seeking a dedicated individual to collaborate closely with the Bishop in the development and direction of pastoral formation within its vibrant communities. At the heart of the Diocese of Cheyenne, the Office of Pastoral Formation stands as a guiding force, dedicated to nurturing and strengthening the spiritual fabric of parishes, missions, and schools. With a steadfast commitment to accompanying ministers on their journey of service to the People of God, this office provides unwavering support and resources to empower leaders in their roles. By offering guidance in planning and direction-setting for ministries, the Office of Pastoral Formation ensures that its communities thrive in their mission to spread the Gospel. Moreover, the office joyfully celebrates the mysteries of God alongside its pastorates, fostering moments of spiritual renewal through retreats, and communal gatherings that inspire praise and worship. Together, the Director and the office build vibrant and faith-filled communities where all are welcomed, supported, and uplifted on their faith journey. As the Director of Pastoral Formation, an ideal candidate will possess a profound understanding of the Catholic faith and demonstrate the ability to work harmoniously with various stakeholders, including clergy, diocesan personnel, parish members, and the public. Maintaining confidentiality and respecting the rural nature of our diocese are essential aspects of this role, along with proficiency in English and Spanish, with a preference for candidates who understand Hispanic cultures. As a candidate, the person will bring experience, including at least five years in pastoral ministry or a related field, along with managerial experience. Experience in leading parish faith formation ministries, particularly among Latino communities, is highly valued. An M.Div., M.A. in Theology, a graduate degree in a related field, or equivalent education and experience is preferred. Reporting to the Executive Director of Parish Services, key responsibilities will include directing the Office of Pastoral Formation, supervising associate directors, managing budgets, and writing grant requests. You will also play a crucial role in the ongoing formation of directors and coordinators of faith formation, marriage formation, and accompaniment, as well as ensuring unified formation experiences across the diocese. In collaboration with parish leaders, you will design and implement formation opportunities aligned with the priorities of Vision 2030. This includes facilitating lay leaders’ retreats, providing ministerial certification, and supporting ongoing adult formation. Furthermore, you will assist in implementing Formation for Marriage and Marriage Accompaniment, initiate synodal processes, and promote the training of Natural Family Planning educators. You will collaborate closely with ministry leaders to align diocesan resources, prepare candidates for sacraments, coordinate annual institutes, and provide training for parish directors. Additionally, you will maintain a resource database and keep stakeholders informed through monthly newsletters. If you are a passionate and dedicated individual, eager to contribute to the spiritual growth and development of our diocesan community, we invite you to apply for this impactful role. This is an immediate opportunity. Application Procedure To apply, please submit the following four documents, confidentially and as separate PDF attachments, to Scott Brogan, Partner, at

  • Letter of Interest expressing what draws you to this exciting and unique leadership opportunity in Wyoming and how your experiences have prepared you to serve in this role.
  • Current resume with all appropriate dates included.
  • List five references with names, relationships, phone numbers, and email addresses.
  • References will not be contacted without your knowledge and approval.
  • Please include the “Diocese of Cheyenne” in the subject field.
Scott Brogan, Partner
Partners in Mission School Leadership Search Solutions, LLC
(407) 497-1806






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