Beeler Joins Diocesan Staff as Appeal Manager

TYLER – Bishop Joseph E. Strickland has hired Killian Beeler as Manager of the Bishop’s Appeal.

Beeler, 22, is a native of Bryan-College Station and a recent graduate of the University of Dallas with a degree in history.

He is a son of Ricky and Pam Beeler and has two siblings – a brother, Paul, and a sister, Cesare.

The Beelers are converts to Catholicism.

He is engaged to wed Selena Puente, whom he met while both were students at UD, in December.

Beeler said he is excited to join the chancery staff and is looking forward to serving the people ofEast Texas.

“I found out about the job opportunity through the University of Dallas,” he said, “The missionary aspect of the (Diocese of Tyler) and the creative ways it has chosen to evangelize really attracted me.”

“I’m from a small town,” he said. “I grew up with a lot of similar experiences to the people of East Texas. I’m looking forward to living here and helping the church in East Texas grow.”

Beeler can be reached at the chancery, at 903-534-1077, ext. 304, or by email at

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