Regional Coordinators

Diocesan Offices

Very Reverend Roger K. Arnsparger, VE
Phone: 704-370-3210
Fax: 704-370-3291 / 704-370-3380
Mr. Christopher A. Beal
Phone: 704-370-3247
Fax: 704-370-3380
Kay Jordan
Phone: 704-370-3244

Asheville-Central Region

Regional Coordinator:

Christopher A Beal
Office of Faith Formation
1123 South Church Street
Charlotte, NC 28203
Phone: 704-370-3247

The Asheville – Central Region includes four Vicariates:
  1. Asheville
  2. Boone
  3. Gastonia
  4. Hickory

Northern Region


Regional Coordinator:

Sister Betty Paul, SP
The Franciscan Center
233 North Greene Street
Greensboro, NC 27401
Phone/Fax: 336-271-2917

The Northern Region includes two Vicariates:

  1. Greensboro
  2. Winston-Salem

2022-2023 NROFF Calendar Updated 11-21-22

Catechist Formation Opportunities:
The Northern Region Office of Faith Formation sponsors workshops for catechist certification.  Information will be post for each event when available.


2022-2023 Day-Long Catechist Formation Events


2022-2023 Evening Catechist Formation Events



The Northern Regional Office has a small resource library of videos/dvds in Spanish and English that are loaned to parishes/missions. The coordinator builds community with the various parish catechetical leaders and youth ministers in the region by holding meetings; strengthening catechetical endeavors by organizing ongoing catechetical training in the region; assessing catechetical needs and educational materials. She advises parishes regarding diocesan catechetical and sacramental policies. She facilitates adult faith formation, sacramental prep catechesis, and confirmation program workshops and retreats in various settings.

Smoky Mountain Region

Regional Coordinator:

Deacon Matthew A. C. Newsome, MTh
WCU Catholic Student Center
PO Box 2766
197 Forest Hills Rd
Cullowhee, NC 28723
Phone: 828.293.9374
Cell: 828.508.0789

 The Region includes the twelve parishes and missions of the Smoky Mountain Vicariate:

Holy Redeemer, Andrews; Prince of Peace Mission, Robbinsville; Saint Francis of Assisi, Franklin; Our Lady of the Mountains Mission, Highlands; Saint John the Evangelist in Waynesville; Immaculate Conception Mission, Canton; Saint Joseph, Bryson City; Our Lady of Guadalupe Mission, Cherokee; Saint Margaret of Scotland, Maggie Valley; Saint Mary, Mother of God in Sylva; Saint William, Murphy; Immaculate Heart of Mary Mission, Hayesville.

Southern Region

Regional Coordinator:

Mr. Christopher Beal
Office of Faith Formation
1123 South Church Street
Charlotte, NC 28203
Phone: 704-370-3247
Fax: 704-370-3380

The Southern Region Includes three vicariates:

  1. Albemarle
  2. Charlotte
  3. Salisbury