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Deacon Scott Haner

Permanent Deacon

Dcn. Scott Haner

Permanent Deacon


Deacon Scott Haner and his wife JoAnn have been married for over 37 years. Scott was ordained a Deacon in the Roman Catholic Church in 2008 after he and JoAnn completed formation classes. They have two married adult daughters, Julie (Dennis), living in Hamburg, Germany and Lauren (Josh), living just outside Cincinnati.

The Haners joined St. Patrick’s in 1989 and have been involved in many ministries, including liturgy roles, adult faith formation, youth ministry, and outreach. Scott’s diaconal focus is to help the faithful know they are loved through effective preaching and to witness to God’s love through service to those in need. Scott coordinates the Parish’s Social Ministry Committee, serves on the Worship Committee and has previously served on the School Board; both Scott and JoAnn have previously served on the Pastoral Council and are currently active with the St. Patrick Welcome Ministry. Both have received a certificate of pastoral ministry from Spalding University and have been trained in hospital ministry at Baptist East Hospital. 

Scott retired from KFC/Yum! Brands after working 23+ years in marketing, concept development and franchisee recruiting. Both Scott and JoAnn earned Bachelor of Science and Masters Degrees from Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. Scott is a graduate of St. Xavier High School. Scott is currently the Chairman of the Board for Catholic Charities of Louisville and serves on the Board of the Louisville Council of the Society of St. Vincent DePaul.  He previously served on the Boards of the International Franchise Association, Hand in Hand Ministries, Project Women, and Nazareth Farm.

Scott’s favorite bible passage sums up his philosophy: 1Peter 4:8-11a.