Longtime Diocesan chancellor retiring

YOUNGSTOWN

For Nancy Yuhasz, no two work days have been alike in her 40-year career in the Diocese of Youngstown.

The chancellor’s last day on the job will be Friday; her official retirement date is July 1.

She takes with her many memories ... many happy, some sad, but mostly satisfying. “Knowing I was able to help people,” she said is the greatest reward. “Faith played a part in it ... I wouldn’t have been able to do the work I did.”

Yuhasz was the first lay person to serve as chancellor in the diocese, where she started as a secretary in 1974. “I heard about an opening by word of mouth,” she said.

While working at the diocese, she studied at Youngstown State University and earned a bachelor’s degree in elementary education though she never taught. Yuhasz received a master’s of business administration in church management from the Graduate Theological Foundation in Donaldson, Ind.

“Getting that degree was one of the best things I did,” Yuhasz said. “I learned so much about ‘church work’ in classes but also from other participants who were from all faiths.”

Read more about her work and her plans for retirement in Thursday's Vindicator or on Vindy.com.

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