Janeé Bernal accepts assistant principal position in Wichita
Janeé Bernal has resigned her position with the Dodge City Diocese as Director of Matrimony, Family Life, and NFP, as of the end of May, to accept an assistant principal position at a Catholic school in Wichita.
A letter on the diocesan website read: “Though this has been a wonderful position and has fueled her passion for evangelization, the Lord has called her and her family down another path. She has been hired as the new Assistant Principal at Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic School in Wichita.
“Janeé wants to thank the people of the Dodge City Diocese for their generosity and kindness during the past year.”
Bernal said, “The Catholic Diocese of Dodge City has been a wonderful place to grow up and to serve. It has taught me the importance of serving others as a missionary disciple. I will truly miss the rural hospitality and especially the priests and religious sisters that I’ve been able to call friends.”
Bernal was the first person to fill the new position, created through the generous donations to the Vibrant Ministries—Uniting Our Church Appeal.
Back when she was hired a year ago, she told the Catholic, “Pope Francis said that family is key to re-invigorating our Church. We must put the emphasis on the family again. That’s the only way to put families in the pews -- to make sure families are intact.”
Prior to her hiring in Dodge City, she served for six years as Assistant Professor of Education at the Newman University Western Kansas Outreach Center in Dodge City. Before that, she taught for eight years in public education in Garden City.
Janeé and Jesse have three children, JohnPaul, 7, Gabriella, 4, both of whom attended St. Dominic School, and Jude, 1.
At a staff meeting prior to her departure, Bishop John Brungardt thanked her for her service to the diocese, and for creating a strong base on which the new director will be able to build.