The Diocese of Des Moines
Deacons assisting refugees
April 1, 2015
Written By: Anne Marie Cox

Our deacons are involved in so many ministries. Two deacon couples recently offered to volunteer their time to Catholic Charities Refugee Resettlement program. There, Deacon Chris Rohwer and his wife, Janice, and Deacon Gregg Erickson and his wife, Ava, will work along side Catholic Charities staff to reunite refugee families ith their loved ones. They'll offer transporation and services for a family arriving from Sudan via Egypt. By helping, the refugee family will be able to live with other family members who reside outside of the regular service area. Thank you, Deacons Rohwer and Erickson, for lending a helping hand to this important outreach in our community. Save to


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