Recently, our Cardinal Jean-Marie Lustiger Fellow of Parish Life, Bobby Angel, interviewed Fr. Jonathan Meyer, a priest of the Archdiocese of Indianapolis, on the topic of parish mergers and how these painful situations can be opportunities for creativity and growth.
Ordained a priest in 2003, Fr. Meyer has been involved in the formation of youth and young adults through speaking, leading retreats, and promoting World Youth Day initiatives. Tasked with managing several parish mergers, he has led this renewal through creative and innovative ministry. All the while, Fr. Meyer maintains a presence on the internet with homilies regularly posted on YouTube and coaches track and cross country at public schools.
Bobby Angel: Hi, Fr. Meyer. Can you give me a quick rundown of your vocation story and the kinds of pastoral assignments you’ve been given?