Catholic Conference of Ohio Learn more about Associate Director for Education, Tom Rhatican

Friday, April 19, 2024

Get to Know: Tom Rhatican

Associate Director, Education

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My Responsibilities: As part of the public policy arm of the Catholic Church in Ohio, my role is to represent the Church and advocate for our Bishops, our Catholic schools and all families seeking a Catholic education. I work collaboratively with Diocesan school superintendents and principals, elected officials, education professionals, and other advocacy groups to improve opportunities for all children to pursue a quality education, find the Lord, and encourage one another in their faith.  

A Little Bit About Me: I am a retired Army Aviation officer and attorney. I began my career in private practice and then worked for many years in senior legislative and executive branch roles in Wisconsin. We moved to Columbus to be closer to family and I very much appreciate the opportunity to help the Church spread the Good News of our faith. We have four adult children (one in seminary) and one at Saint Charles Prep. I’ve enjoyed coaching baseball and basketball for many years and proudly support and promote religious vocations in our church and diocese.

Contact Me If You Have Questions About: Advocacy for Catholic Schools, EdChoice, Education Public Policies, or Catholic Cemeteries.

I can be reached at [email protected] or 614.224.7147