Chancery Locations

Downtown Chancery
1700 San Jacinto
Houston, TX 77002
(713) 659-5461



St. Dominic Chancery
2403 Holcombe Blvd.
Houston, TX 77021
(713) 741-8730



Chancery Structure

Chancellor and Moderator of the Curia
Most ReverendGeorge A. Sheltz

Vice Chancellor
Christina Deajon

(713) 659-5461
Location: Downtown Chancery

The Offices of Chancellor & Vice Chancellor act as the executive arm of the Archbishop. The functions of the offices include: coordinating the functions of the Chancery; interpreting Archdiocesan and general Church law and policies as they affect Archdiocesan operations; care of the records; the editing of the clergy newsletter; negotiating Archdiocesan insurance; providing consultation and coordination in matters affecting priests and their assignments; providing for general communication services at the discretion of the Archbishop; processing dispensations and any special permissions prior to marriage; supervising the maintenance of records and archives; and purchasing of future parish sites. The Chancellor, as Moderator of the Curia, coordinates the exercise of administrative responsibility and sees to it that the department heads fulfill the ministries entrusted to them.

Most Reverend George A. Sheltz
Secretariat Director

(713) 659-5461
Location: Downtown Chancery

The Secretariat for Administration is responsible for performing various tasks which are required to maintain and safeguard the temporal resources of the Archdiocese.

Dr. Julie Vogel
Superintendent for Catholic Schools

(713) 741-8704
Location: St. Dominic Chancery

The Secretariat for Catholic Schools serves the Catholic elementary and secondary schools in the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston by providing administrative support to pastors and principals and guidance and direction to the schools, overseeing the accreditation process, and providing leadership in curriculum and staff development programs.

Father Italo Dell'Oro, C.R.S.
Secretariat Director

(713) 652-8241
Location: Downtown Chancery

The Secretariat for Clergy Formation and Chaplaincy Services is composed of departments that provide education and formation of men for the priesthood and permanent diaconate, as well as departments that provide direct sacramental and pastoral care for persons who are outside the parish structure.

Jonah Dycus

(713) 659-5461
Location: Downtown Chancery

The Secretariat for Communications is responsible for communicating all official news and information about the Archdiocese and serves as the official "voice" of the Archdiocese on issues related to the local and universal Catholic Church. The Secretariat's mission is to share the Gospel message of God's boundless love with Catholics and non-Catholics alike, through words of hope, images of Christ's work and modern communication tools. 

David Hessel
Chief Finance Officer and Business Manager

(713) 659-5461
Location: Downtown Chancery

The Secretariat for Finance is responsible for keeping accurate financial data for the Archdiocese and for the development, coordination and implementation of programs that generate financial support for the Archdiocese.