Welcome Pastoral Associate, Karla Hudecek

From the Pew

Fellow sisters and brothers,

You may know me as the flute player or a lector at the 10:30 Mass. Or maybe you took yoga with me during a CHRP retreat. For four years I’ve sat among you, challenged and inspired by Fr. Steve and now Fr. Michael to live Christ’s message of mercy, forgiveness and love.

Last month I stepped into a new role as pastoral associate at St. Thomas. I am excited and blessed to work with you in an even deeper way — to build community, expand faith formation for all ages, and support our outreach programs. Here’s a bit of my background.

A lifelong Catholic, I attended St. Columba school in Columbus, IN. My ministry experience spans decades — from retreat planner and leader to religious education teacher and RCIA team member. As a teenager, I served on a committee charged with redesigning my home parish’s sanctuary to reflect the spirit of Vatican II. That’s one reason I feel so at home here at St. Thomas!

Professionally, I have enjoyed a varied career. Most recently I worked in special education and with struggling middle school students in Zionsville. My teaching began in 2003 as a certified yoga instructor, including seven years at Penn State University. Originally, I worked as a reporter for 15 years, after graduating from Indiana University with a degree in journalism and Russian.

My husband, Malcolm Moran, leads the Sports Capital Journalism Program at IUPUI. Our 21-year-old twins, Katie and T.J., attend the University of Oklahoma and Indiana University, respectively. Our current home is in Zionsville.

In the brief time I’ve had in my new job, I have been touched by your warm welcome. I ask you to pray for me and our parish as we work with Fr. Michael to bring about the Kingdom of God.

In Christ’s light and love,

Karla Hudecek

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