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Diocesan Deacon Named to Position in Archdiocese of Washington, DC

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Deacon Bert L’Homme, Ph.D., a Deacon in the Diocese of Raleigh, has been named Superintendent of Schools for the Archdiocese of Washington. Deacon L’Homme, who served in ministry at Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic Church in Louisburg and in prison ministry at the Butner federal facility prior to moving to Washington in 2009, has more than 30 years of education experience. He began his teaching career in Washington, DC, before moving to North Carolina, where he eventually became superintendent for the Franklin County Schools. He currently serves as interim chief operating officer and the director of education policy for the Children’s Defense Fund.

As superintendent of schools for the archdiocese, Dr. L’Homme will have responsibility for the oversight of 64 archdiocesan pre-school, elementary and secondary schools and coordination with nearly three dozen independent Catholic schools in Washington, DC, and suburban and southern Maryland.

“I extend sincere congratulations to Deacon L’Homme on being appointed by Archbishop Donald W. Wuerl as the Superintendent of Catholic Schools for the Archdiocese of Washington,” said the Most Reverend Michael F. Burbidge. “The appointment is a recognition of Deacon L’Homme’s deep love for the Lord, His Church and Catholic Education. While we continue to miss him in the Diocese of Raleigh, I am happy to know that Deacon L’Homme will be offering his service to the Church in such a new and exciting way. I assure him of my prayerful support.”