The Office of Rural Ministries for the Yukon Kuskokwim Region has been established in the Catholic Diocese of Fairbanks to carry out the goals of the diocese and to address the needs of the twenty four rural parishes and three programs in that region. The coordinator is appointed by the bishop to coordinate the personnel, programs, policies, resources, plans, and practices for the parishes and programs. The facilitation of communication, the identification and representation of regional needs, the facilitation of appointments and permissions, and the consultation with advisory groups are activities of this office. Currently Kathy Radich, OSF serves as the Coordinator of Rural Ministries.