Human Resource Services

The Human Resource Services Division is organized into two offices:

  • Personnel and Benefits
  • Wellness/Safety and VIRTUS.

Personnel and Benefits
Human Resources:  Personnel and Benefits Director is the personnel director for the lay employees working for the parishes, institutions and offices of the Diocese of Helena, including the diocesan offices. The director provides personnel coordination for all supervisors (pastors, administrators, principals, diocesan directors) and the Bishop for lay employees; additionally, the director assists parishes, institutions and diocesan offices with hiring, firing and training, reviews, job descriptions and proposed salaries, and administers benefits

Wellness/Safety and VIRTUS
Human Resources: Wellness and Safety Director is responsible for administering all wellness and safety programs, providing resources for wellness and safety education throughout the diocese, promoting wellness opportunities at all sites and serves as a resource in the areas of wellness and safety.

The Safe Environment Compliance office provides and tracks education in Safe Environment for Children & Young People as mandated by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. This includes VIRTUS training, background checks and compliance reporting.

Human Resources: Director of
Personnel and Benefits
Carmae Fawaz
406-389-7061 (direct)


Administrative Assistant
Terri Woodring

Human Resources: Director of Wellness/Safety and VIRTUS
Tom Cherry
406-389-7056 (direct)