Office of Parish Stewardship
As part of the Office of Family Life and Evangelization, the mission of the Office of Parish Stewardship is to help mature disciples of Christ understand the true meaning of stewardship as a way of life.
Very Reverend Liam M. Barr V.F.
Vicar for Development
Father Liam M. Barr was ordained for the Diocese of Lincoln, Nebraska, in 1974 and has an extensive background in administration. Fr. Barr has served as a Pastor, High School President, and Director of the Office of Diocesan and Social Development. He has been involved in leading capital campaigns and endowment drives within the Diocese, which over a period of 20 years has generated in excess of $40 million. Fr. Barr holds a Master of Theology from the Pontifical College Josephinum in Columbus, Ohio, and bachelor’s degrees in Philosophy and Theology from the Pontifical Lateran University in Rome. He is presently Pastor of St. Joseph parish in Lincoln.
Kris Lanik, Director of Parish Stewardship
Kris graduated from Nebraska Wesleyan University with a Bachelor of Sciences degree. She also earned a Master of Arts degree in adult and continuing education from University of Nebraska - Lincoln.
Kris states, "Stewardship is a way of living every day aware of all the blessings God has given to us. We are all being constantly called and challenged to follow Christ. Learning to live a life of stewardship is a key element of my personal spiritual journey."
Kris and her husband, Doug, are active members of St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church in Wahoo. They also devote a great deal of time, effort and energy to various programs of Bishop Neumann Jr. / Sr. High School and the community of Wahoo.