Office of Chancellor

Mr. Benjamin Roodhouse, JD, JCL
573-635-9127, ext. 241

Vice Chancellor
Bernadette Adams
573-635-9127, ext. 236

Senior Administrative Assistant
Jordan Newham
573-635-9127, ext. 216

Fax: 573-635-2286

Alphonse J. Schwartze
Memorial Catholic Center
2207 West Main St
Jefferson City, MO 65109-0914


The Chancellor is the chief record-keeper for the diocese. As such, the chancellor oversees the Archives & Safe Environment record-keeping.

List of credibly accused clergy

On Dec. 16, 2018, the Diocese of Jefferson City provided information on clergy and religious brothers credibly accused of sexual abuse of minors. This was an update from the original list, which was published Nov. 8, 2018. A name was added on Aug. 1, 2019, due to information provided by the Archdiocese of St. Louis.

Oct. 12, 2020 report

Dec. 16, 2018 report

Nov. 8, 2018 report

Report Abuse

If you or someone you know has been abused or victimized by someone representing the Catholic Church, believe in the possibility for Hope, Help and Healing. Please contact:

  • Attorney general form to report clergy abuse
  • The Missouri Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline: 1.800.392.3738
  • The Missouri Adult Abuse and Neglect Hotline: 1.800.392.0210
  • Your local civil authorities
  • Diocese of Jefferson City Victim assistance coordinator: Jacqueline Baldwin at 573.694.3199

Visit the State of Missouri for information, regarding reporting Child Abuse and Neglect.