The Most Rev. John Balthasar Brungardt serves as president and publisher of the Southwest Kansas Catholic. He was ordained the sixth bishop of Dodge City Feb. 2, 2011 at the Cathedral of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Prior to his ordination, he served as chancellor of the Wichita Diocese and pastor of St. Mark Church in St. Mark, Kan.
The editor of the Southwest Kansas Catholic is
, who is responsible for writing, photography and design and layout. Prior to his hiring in 2000, he served at various newspapers in Colorado, where he won several awards, including two first place awards from the Colorado Press Association for his humor column. He is the author of three novels and a collection of columns.
In addition to his duties as Diocesan Archivist,
serves the Catholic as advertising representative. Having served as editor for 10 years, Tim is invaluable as a contributing writer and photographer. He is the author of numerous books highlighting the history of Dodge City and the parishes of Southwest Kansas. He is the author of the diocesan history, “A Legacy of Faith,”and the diocesan necrology, “Priests on the Prairie.”