We are a small, dedicated team at the Diocesan Vocations Office, who work together to support discerners, help promote a culture of vocation across the Archdiocese of Birmingham and administer the Clergy Training Fund.
For general enquiries, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or you can contact a specific member of our team using the details below.
Diocesan Vocations Office
St. Mary's College, Oscott
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Meet Our Team
Fr. Craig Szmidt
0121 321 5142
Fr. Craig joined the Vocations Office in July 2021, having previously been a parish priest in Wolverhampton and Birmingham.
Assistant to the
& Guild of St. Stephen Administrator
0121 321 5144
Kathryn has been at the Vocations office since 2016. Prior to that, she was a Senior Learning Mentor at one of our diocesan schools. She is married and has four children and one grandchild.
Deacon Owen Gresty
0121 321 5135
Deacon Owen is a permanent deacon of the archdiocese (ordained 2018) whose background is in teaching. He is married with two sons.
Clergy Training Fund Administrator
0121 321 5137
Kathie worked for the NatWest Bank for 15 years. She left to care for her daughters, and after they reached school age, she joined the Diocesan Vocations Office, being involved in the CTF.
0121 321 5139
Tharushi is married and has a baby daughter. Her background is in engineering and supply chain management. She particularly enjoys her work in promoting vocations within the Church.
Gift Aid Administrator
0121 321 5136
Ann is married with 7 children and 12 grandchildren and is a parishioner of St. Nicholas, Boldmere. She previously worked in the Civil Service and joined the Diocesan Vocations Office and Clergy Training Fund in 1980.