Rural Life

Nurturing Rural Life Through Faith

The Rural Life Commission serves the mission of the Catholic Church by promoting the care of God’s creation and the welfare of the people who depend on it within the Salina Diocese.

Our Goals:

  • Foster the spiritual formation of the people relating specifically to the vocation of agriculture.
  • Promote an economic environment that sustains family farms and rural communities. 
  • Be an effective voice in the public forum for Christian values on rural issues.
  • Educate people on the social teachings of the Catholic Church as they relate to rural issues.
  • Create a structure that sustains the Rural Life Commission.

Board Members

  • Chair – David & Linda Edell
  • Moderator – Fr. Rich Daise
  • Chair-elect – Tobina & Chuck Norris
  • Past Chair – Francis Goeckel
  • Secretary – Mary Guttieri
  • Treasurer – Sr. Janet LeDuc
  • Fr. Brian Lager
  • Bill McCune
  • Karen McCune
  • Tom Whitehair
  • Michelle Schuh

Upcoming Events

St Isidore’s Day
May 15, 2024

Diocese of Salina Rural Life Commission St Isidore’s Day observance at Our Lady Queen of Angels Parish in Russell, KS, 15 May 2024. Mass at 11:00 with Bishop Vincke, followed by lunch. Blessing of Fields and Flocks (livestock) after lunch and a tour of Agrileadinc.

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