Diaconal Ministries

We are located in the Chancery Building at
422 Washington Street
PO Box 969
Steubenville Ohio 43952-5969
740-282-3631 Fax 740-282-3327

Deacon Mark Erste, Director of  Diaconal Ministries
Email:  merste@diosteub.org

  • Primary contact person for the Diaconate
  • Director of Diaconate School of  Theology
  • Administration
  • Record keeping
  • Logistics of application process
  • Correspondence


Deacon Richard Adams, Director of  Diaconate Formation
Email: radams@diosteub.org

  • Formation and continuing education of the ordained deacons in the diocese
  • The supervision of the Human, Spiritual, and Pastoral dimensions of formation
  • Practices of spiritual exercises
  • Praying Liturgy
  • Fostering fraternity within the Diaconate
  • Integration of Spiritual dimension into formation weekends and retreats
  • Planning and scheduling formation weekends and retreats