John Rohlf joins diocesan communications staff

By The Message Staff

John Rohlf joined the Diocese of Evansville Communications Office Feb. 12 as Communications and Mission Promotion Manager and Assistant Editor of The Message. 

He joins the diocesan staff from Missouri’s Warren County Record, where he served as the sports editor since January 2022. In that role, he was responsible for covering three local high schools in Warren County and two school districts. He covered sports, writing articles, taking photos, designing and editing the sports section, as well as covering school boards. Rohlf also shot and edited videos for the newspaper’s YouTube channel.

John brings with him nine years of professional journalism experience, and skills including writing, editing, photography, video production and editing, design and layout.

“We are blessed and ecstatic to welcome John to the diocesan communications staff,” Megan Erbacher, Director of Communications and Editor of The Message, said. “With his wide range of skills and experience, he will be an important asset to the diocese. His presence will allow us to cover more news and events across our 12 counties in Southwestern Indiana’s Catholic community.”

“I am thankful for the opportunity to join the Diocese of Evansville's Communications team and to work in a faith-centric environment,” Rohlf said. “I look forward to telling the stories of all the great things going on in the diocese.”

He is a 2014 graduate of St. Ambrose University in Davenport, Iowa, with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and radio/TV production. The Iowa native’s experience also includes feature writing and covering county government and courts.

He and his wife Alanna have one son, Corbin.