Ken currently serves as a pastoral staff member for the Archdiocese of Indianapolis and has been acknowledged by his peers who elected him to a term as President of the NCCL (National Conference for Catechetical Leadership). He has been blessed to learn from several bishops and additional mentors during his 20+ years of Church-related work in Pennsylvania and Indiana. In addition to being catechetical director in Indianapolis and assistant director for the Diocese of Pittsburgh, Ken has worked in development as well as sales—bringing all that experience to the table as a consultant who can help enhance your efforts.
It’s been said of Ken that even his enemies tend to like him. Put another way, he strikes a balance (by God’s grace) between zeal for the Faith and approachability in the eyes of those whose faith journey has them, temporarily at least, on a slightly different page—if not a different book! (Ken claims he can count his enemies on one hand, most of them holdovers from old CYO sports rivalries.)
Indianapolis is called the Crossroads of America, in part because it’s within a day’s drive of 60% of the US population. Ken is a dedicated husband and dad who’s very accessible to you in helping your team achieve and sustain clarity of purpose, consistency in implementation and effectiveness in mission. Invite Ken to work with your team—sharing the expertise he’s gained through years of service to our Lord and His holy people.
Ken has a B.A. in Psychology, English, and Religion, and an M.A. in Religious Education. He and his wife Melissa live in Indianapolis, IN with their three kids.
Evangelium Consulting’s assistance was invaluable in moving toward clear vision and more cohesive teams in our parishes. Our parish leadership teams were enthusiastic about the skill building that Evangelium provided – it was an overwhelmingly positive experience and most parishes are actually implementing the skills.
– Bishop Timothy Freyer, Auxiliary Bishop, Catholic Diocese of Orange
Ken's work with us was extremely helpful, in regards to mission, cohesion, organization, communication, setting priorities and making meetings more efficient and productive.
– Bishop Donald Hying, Diocese of Gary, IN
Ken was a joy to have with us. Ken is competent, enthusiastic, and very personable. He's a believer and he loves the Church. He was instrumental is providing me and my staff with good, solid tools and skills to help us build a more cohesive and trust-oriented core staff that ministers to 2000 households. I am forever grateful for his time among us and for his continued interest in our being successful.
– Fr. Francis Mossholder, Pastor, St. Andrew the Apostle Parish, Saline, MI
Ken really helped our staff re-energize, see our gifts, and help us focus on what is the specific mission of our parish in bringing about the Kingdom of God. I would highly recommend him to any parish staff or leadership team.
– Fr. Todd Goodson, Pastor, Saint Monica Catholic Church, Indianapolis, IN
In over 30 years of priesthood, I’ve been to many leadership training experiences. Ken Ogorek of Evangelium Consulting presented information and shared wisdom in a way that will be very helpful in improving the effectiveness of our parish leadership and ministry.
– Fr. Thomas Metzger, Pastor, Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, Noblesville, IN
Ken and the Evangelium Consulting Group helped move our team toward greater cohesiveness and clarity of vision--and we had fun in the process. Our school staff are continuing to apply the concepts we learned during our workshop.
– Ellen Crnkovich, Principal, Wood Rose Academy, Concord, CA
Ken helped us to better discern our gifts as individuals and as a staff in order to function more effectively for the good of God’s people.
– Fr. Bob St. Martin, Pastor, St. Mary Catholic Church, Lanesville, IN
As a facilitator, Ken was ideal in his balance of allowing our team to struggle through the processes and guiding us when it was needed. I know that we now have a stronger leadership team and will be well-equipped to lead Families First in becoming an even healthier organization.
– David Siler, LCSW, President & CEO, Families First, Indianapolis, IN
Ken’s work with our team was invaluable! We gained new insight into our team dynamics and learned how to better utilize our unique strengths to fulfill our mission. It was just the re-set button that we needed!
– Heidi Smith, Director of Refugee Services, Catholic Charities, Indianapolis, IN