The Director of the Metropolitan Tribunal works closely with and under the direction of the Judicial Vicar. The Director coordinates and oversees the processing of all marriage cases submitted to the Metropolitan Tribunal, in both first and second instance, to ensure the effective and efficient administration of justice for the faithful of the Archdiocese of Atlanta.
The Director is also responsible for (but not limited to) organizing and supervising the work of all tribunal judges, defenders of the bond, promoters of justice, auditors, and court experts in the first and second instance.
JCL Degree (JCD preferred) in Canon Law from a recognized Pontifical University
Must be an expert in marriage law, dispensations, and at least a master of all other areas of Canon Law.
Five (5) years of full-time experience in a Latin Church Tribunal as a Judge and/or a Defender of the Bond
Three (3) years of supervisory experience
Ability to personally identify with and be committed to the mission, beliefs, and values of the Catholic Church with the ability to articulate these to diverse audiences.
Additional Salary Information: Interested candidates are asked to provide a cover letter, which includes salary expectations
About The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta
ABOUT the Archdiocese of Atlanta
The Archdiocese of Atlanta encompasses the northern half of Georgia covering 21,445 square miles. Specifically, it includes the 69 counties north of and including the following counties: Lincoln, McDuffie, Warren, Hancock, Baldwin, Putnam, Jasper, Monroe, Upson, Meriwether and Troup.
The Archdiocese of Atlanta is a vibrant, diverse and rapidly growing Catholic community. As of 2020, there are 102 parishes and missions, 293 diocesan and religious priests, 46 seminarians, 18 archdiocesan Catholic schools, 1.2 million Catholics, and 7.5 million people in north central Georgia.
The History of the Archdiocese goes back the late 1700s. Originally part of the Diocese of Savannah, Atlanta was made a Diocese in 1956 and made an Archdiocese in 1962. The Province of Atlanta is comprised of five dioceses.
The Most Reverend Gregory John Hartmayer, OFM, Conv. is the Archbishop of Atlanta.
The Most Reverend Joel M. Konzen S.M. is a Auxiliary Bishop of Atlanta.
The Most Reverend Bernard E. Shlesinger III is a Auxiliary Bishop of Atlanta.
We, the faithful of the Archdiocese of Atlanta, are a people of prayer, love and joy who ...are dedicated to the salvation of all. As disciples and believers in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, we proclaim the good news and grow in faith, hope, love and service to others. We are unified in our commitment to sacramental life, pastoral care and life-long formation in our Roman Catholic faith. We express our love through evangelization, fellowship, Catholic education, social services and charity in the full pursuit of effective discipleship.