Chancellor Retires
Wednesday, 11 June 2014 17:25

              Most Reverend George V. Murry, S.J., Bishop of Youngstown, announced that Mrs. Nancy Yuhasz will retire as Chancellor of the Diocese of Youngstown , effective July 1, 2014, after 40 years of service. Beginning employment at the Chancery Office in 1974 as a secretary, she was appointed Chancellor in 1996 as the first lay person serving in this position in the Diocese of Youngstown. At that time, only 12 of the 189 dioceses in the United States had laywomen Chancellors.

           Bishop Murry said, “On behalf of the entire Diocese, I thank Nancy for her many years of dedicated service to the Church. She has been an excellent administrator and wise advisor to three bishops and I, personally, will miss her very much.”

            Prior to becoming Chancellor, Mrs. Yuhasz was Assistant Chancellor and administrative assistant to the late Bishop James W. Malone. Mrs. Yuhasz also worked with Bishop Thomas J. Tobin and the late Auxiliary Bishops Benedict C. Franzetta and William A. Hughes.

            In addition to her canonical responsibilities as Chancellor, Mrs. Yuhasz was also responsible for administration of the Child Protect Policy, media and public relations, human resources, and a myriad of various additional duties.

            Mrs. Yuhasz earned a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Youngstown State University and an MBA in Church Management from the Graduate Theological Foundation in Donaldson, Indiana.

            “It has been a privilege to be able to work with the clergy, parish staffs, and parishioners of our diocese for these many years,” Mrs. Yuhasz stated. “The Chancery staff has been like a second family, and I will miss these dedicated individuals with whom I’ve worked.”