By The Message staff
Bishop Joseph M. Siegel has named Megan Erbacher Farris to serve as the Diocese of Evansville’s Director of Communications and Mission Promotion, and Editor of The Message. Megan replaces the retiring Tim Lilley. Tim’s last day on the staff is Dec. 19; Megan will assume her duties Dec. 20.
She has served as Assistant Director of Communications and Assistant Editor of The Message since 2018. She joined the diocesan staff from the Evansville Courier and Press, where she served six years as a staff reporter – including five years as the paper’s lead education reporter.
Bishop Siegel said, “I am grateful that Megan has accepted my invitation to serve as Director of Communications and Mission Promotion. I am confident that she has the faith commitment, experience and skills necessary to build on the strong foundation established by Tim Lilley over the past several years. I look forward to collaborating with her and her team in continuing to share with parishioners and the wider community the good news of the ministries and life of our diocesan Church as we fulfill our mission of evangelization.”
Diocese of Evansville Chancellor Dean Happe said, “Megan is well-suited to continue the high standards of reporting and communications for the diocese, as well as to lead our efforts in evolving the channels and strategies for sharing and promoting the work and word of the Church with our Catholic faithful. We are extremely pleased to have her on board as we thank Tim Lilley for his tremendous commitment to the Catholic Diocese of Evansville over the last 10 plus years."
Megan said, “I’m humbled and blessed to continue my journey in the diocesan communications office. I look forward to continuing to share the stories of our brothers and sisters in Christ across the diocese, and utilizing my talents to spread God’s word. Please keep me and my family in your prayers as I transition into this new phase of life.
Megan is a daughter of St. Matthew Parish in Mount Vernon and a 2011 graduate of Indiana University with a bachelor’s degree in journalism. As an undergraduate, she worked at public broadcasting outlets WFIU Radio and WTIU-TV. The Mount Vernon native also covered high school sports for her hometown newspaper, The Mount Vernon Democrat. She and her husband Steve live in Princeton.