Institute Staff

Jason Shanks, President

Jason ShanksJason Shanks is President of the OSV Institute. Prior to OSV, Jason served as Chief Executive Officer of Catholic Charities of Southeast Michigan (CCSEM).  Here he successfully combined and reorganized five separate county-based Catholic social service agencies into one regional service agency that assists more than 20,000 people annually for the Archdiocese of Detroit.

Prior to Catholic Charities of Southeast Michigan, Jason was Secretariat Leader of Evangelization and Parish for the Diocese of Toledo.  Earlier in his career, his involvement in Youth Ministry and Business and Pastoral Administration provided him with strong parish experience.

Jason has a Bachelor's degree in Education from Miami University, Oxford, OH; a Master's degree in Theology from Pontifical College Josephinum, Columbus, OH; and a Master's degree in Nonprofit Administration from Mendoza College of Business of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN.  He also holds a Certificate in Fund Raising Management from Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, Indianapolis, IN.

Listen to an interview with Jason about the Institute from EWTN's Encounter show.

Jerome Kearns, Executive Director

Jerome KearnsJerome B. Kearns, a graduate of the University of Notre Dame,  was appointed Executive Director of Our Sunday Visitor Institute in January 2009.  Prior to accepting this position, Mr. Kearns had been President of two South Bend, Indiana banks and Director of Development for the Brothers of Holy Cross, Notre Dame, IN.  He also serves on the Diocesan Finance Committee for the Diocese of Ft. Wayne-South Bend and is a member of the South Bend-Elkhart Legatus Chapter.



Michelle Hogan, Executive Assistant and Administrator of the OSV Institute

Michelle HoganMichelle Hogan has been with Our Sunday Visitor since 1997. She is the executive assistant and administrator of the OSV Institute.