Building Commission

Purpose and Membership

The diocesan Building Commission is a body of professional members who serve to advise and oversee construction and major renovations of new and existing properties owned by the Diocese of Lexington.  Meetings are held on the second Friday of each month.

Agenda submissions can be requested up to one week prior to the scheduled meeting by contacting Debbie Swisher, DFO, via email at or phone (859) 253-1993 ext.267.

Membership consists of:

Architectural Planning and Review

  • Kevin Murphy
  • Mary Petry
  • Deacon Tim Stout

Financial Feasibility Committee

  • Debbie Swisher, Co-Chair

Liturgical Planning and Review

  • Karen Rood

Building Construction, Maintenance, and Repair

  • Deacon Tim Stout
  • John Wagner, C0-Chair
  • Karen Howard – Plant and Property

Accessibility Review

  • Mary Petry

Independent Architect – Consultant

  • Tom Cruze