Salina Catholic Schools Announces New Development Director

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Feb 13, 2023

The Catholic Diocese of Salina is proud to announce that Joel Bicknell has joined the Salina Catholic Schools team as Development Director. Joel, a ’91 Sacred Heart High School alumni, has served as a principal and head of school for private schools in Oklahoma and Texas. He has experience with capital campaigns, annual campaigns, fundraising events, and operations of schools with his most recent role as Head of School at St. Andrew’s Episcopal School in Amarillo, TX. Joel and his wife Regina have been married for 22 years and have four children, Olivia, Delaney, Jillian, and Collier. 

“I am excited to reconnect with the Catholic community of Salina and the schools that helped shape me into the person I am today. Returning home after 32 years to support the mission and vision of Salina Catholic Schools and the good work of our educators on behalf of our children is a dream come true.”

No matter the type of event, Joel is looking forward to being in the stands and audiences with friends and family supporting the students and faculty of Sacred Heart Jr. Sr. High School and St. Mary’s Grade School. 

“I love a good story, both hearing and telling one and Salina Catholic Schools has an exciting story to tell! I look forward to hearing what people love about our schools.”