Many gave ‘labor of love’ to build center

Dr. Brian B. Reynolds accepted a gift and gratitude from Archbishop Kurtz during the blessing of the new Pastoral Center, Oct. 28. Reynolds was instrumental in its planning and completion. (Record Photo by Jessica Able)

Dr. Brian B. Reynolds accepted a gift and gratitude from Archbishop Kurtz during the blessing of the new Pastoral Center, Oct. 28. Reynolds was instrumental in its planning and completion. (Record Photo by Jessica Able)

By Marnie McAllister, Record Editor

Dr. Brian B. Reynolds, chancellor and chief administrative officer of the Archdiocese of Louisville, was recognized Oct. 28 for leading the development of the Archdiocese of Louisville Pastoral venter.

During the Oct. 28 blessing and open house, Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz presented Reynolds with a framed gift to recognize his work.

“It takes a leader to plan for not what we need today, but what we’ll need in the future,” said the archbishop, adding that’s just what Reynolds accomplished.

He also acknowledged the “warm welcome” and cooperation Holy Family Church — parishioners, administrator and priests — extended to the archdiocese when the idea of locating the headquarters of the archdiocese in the parish’s old school building was proposed.

Reynolds was quick to defer his recognition to the support of others, from the contractors, subcontractors, archdiocesan staff and vendors.

In particular, Reynolds thanked Bill Zoeller, director of facilities for the archdiocese, and Nancy Marx, secretary to the chancellor.

“Bill watched every detail of this project,” Reynolds noted. “Nancy Marx oversaw the move.”

He also thanked Catholic Charities staff, who helped with the move to the new center when an elevator in the former Chancery malfunctioned.

“There were many people’s hands involved in this,” he said during an interview about the new building. “It’s a labor of love. I’m so pleased our staff came together to make it a reality.”

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