Office of Stewardship and Development
To foster an environment in which stewardship
is understood, accepted and practiced throughout
the Diocese of Lincoln.
Stewardship is a “way of life” or a
lifestyle. This lifestyle encourages us to live
as Disciples of Christ. It is a commitment to be
Christ-centered rather than self-centered. It is
a lifestyle of responsibility and
accountability. Each of us are called to discern
the gifts we’ve been given and share them
responsibly and generously in a way that brings
glory to God and expands His Kingdom. Because we
are His body and hands on earth, stewardship
calls us to develop an intimate relationship
with Christ, allowing Him to live within us and
Very Reverend Liam M. Barr V.F.
Stewardship and Development
Father Liam M. Barr was ordained for the
Diocese of Lincoln, Nebraska, in 1974 and has an
extensive background in administration. Fr. Barr
has served as a Pastor, High School President,
and Director of the Office of Diocesan and
Social Development. He has been involved in
leading capital campaigns and endowment drives
within the Diocese, which over a period of 20
years has generated in excess of $40 million.
Fr. Barr holds a Master of Theology from the
Pontifical College Josephinum in Columbus, Ohio,
and bachelor’s degrees in Philosophy and
Theology from the Pontifical Lateran University
in Rome. He is presently Pastor of St. Joseph
parish in Lincoln.
Contact him at 402-483-2288.
Kris Lanik, Assistant Director of Parish Stewardship
Kris graduated from Nebraska Wesleyan University with a Bachelor of Sciences degree. She also earned a Master of Arts degree in adult and continuing education from University of Nebraska - Lincoln.
Kris states, "Stewardship is a way of living every day aware of all the blessings God has given to us. We are all being constantly called and challenged to follow Christ. Learning to live a life of stewardship is a key element of my personal spiritual journey."
Kris and her husband, Doug, are active members of St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church in Wahoo. They also devote a great deal of time, effort and energy to various programs of Bishop Neumann Jr. / Sr. High School and the community of Wahoo.
What We Do
Our goal is to assist in educating and
implementing stewardship as a “way of life”
throughout the diocese, parish by parish. We
provide this assistance through many different
- 1-1 consultation with pastors
- Jumpstarting intense study of the
U.S. Bishops’ Pastoral Letter
Stewardship: A Disciple's Response
- Assistance in development of a
parish Stewardship Action plan
- Presentation/Education to
stewardship committees, leaders, and
- Ongoing consultation with
stewardship committee and pastor
- Collect, maintain and distribute
- Develop Diocesan stewardship network
For additional information or to obtain copies of
Stewardship: A Disciple's Response, contact Kris Lanik at 402-488-0921 or firstname.lastname@example.org
For information on stewardship institutes and
As each one has received a gift, use it to serve one another as good stewards of God’s varied grace.
(1 Peter 4:10)
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