The Diocese of Owensboro announces Tom Lilly as Chancellor and Chief Administrative Officer effective June 1st.
Lilly replaces Kevin Kauffeld who announced in early May his resignation from the diocese and his acceptance of a position at Independence Bank in Paducah.
Lilly, who has been President of Owensboro Catholic Schools since June 11th, 2018, formerly worked for the diocese for 15 years as the Executive Director of the Catholic Foundation of Western Kentucky and was the Diocesan Coordinator of Staff.
Lilly started the development program at Owensboro Catholic High School in 1988. He was asked to join the diocesan effort in 1991 where he helped establish the Catholic Foundation of Western Kentucky. He grew the Foundation by establishing a parish and school endowments as well as an annual diocesan appeal.
A succession plan is underway at Owensboro Catholic Schools with Lilly continuing his work there in a limited capacity until the transition is complete.