The Most Reverend Kevin C. Rhoades has announced the appointment of Fort Wayne native Jennifer Simerman as the new Secretary for Communications for the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend.
Simerman’s responsibilities include marketing and communication activities for the diocese, business management of Today’s Catholic, coordination of the weekly TV Mass and management of 7th Floor Productions.
In 2001, Simerman obtained a bachelor’s degree in communication from Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne with a concentration in interpersonal communication and a Spanish minor. She has more than 15 years of experience in the fields of marketing, communications, multimedia and public relations for both for-profit and nonprofit organizations. Most recently, she was the marketing director for a civil engineering firm with four office locations serving communities across the state of Indiana.
A lifelong Catholic, Simerman is formerly a freelance writer for Today’s Catholic newspaper. She graduated from Bishop Luers High School, at which she continues to volunteer, and is active at her family’s parish of St. Aloysius, Yoder.
Of her new position, Simerman said she feels “blessed to be a part of an amazing communications team whose commitment and love for their faith shines through their daily interactions and creative process.”