Diocese of Cleveland - Tribunal

1404 East 9th Street | Cleveland, Ohio 44114

Tribunal Staff and Contact

If you have questions about declarations of invalidity in general or specific to your own situation we highly recommend that you direct them to your local parish priest, deacon or pastoral minister.

If however, you need to contact us directly with questions or comments, please use one of the following means:


216-696-6525 Ext. 4000 (Local Cleveland number)
800-869-6525 Ext. 4000 (Toll Free – Ohio only)
800-676-4431 Ext. 4000 (Toll Free – Outside Ohio)

Office hours: 8:00am-4:00pm, Monday-Friday, excluding holidays. Voicemail may be left 24/7.

FAX: 216-696-3226


Diocese of Cleveland Tribunal
1404 East Ninth Street, 7th Floor
Cleveland, OH 44114

E-MAIL: tribunal@dioceseofcleveland.org

Tribunal Staff

Rev. Gary D. Yanus, M.Div., JCD – Judicial Vicar

Rev. Charles Strebler, M.A., M.Div., JCL – Adjunct Judicial Vicar

Ms. Lynette M. Tait, M.A., M.C.L., JCL – Judge

Mr. Vincent Gardiner, M.A., M.A., JCL – Judge

Rev. William M. Jerse, M.Div., M.C.L., JCL – Defender of the Bond / Staff Advocate

Rev. Joseph A. Bacevice, M.Div. – Defender of the Bond

Mr. Carl A. Caldwell, M.A., JCB – Defender of the Bond

Rev. Jonathan Zingales, JCL, Ed.D. – Defender of the Bond / Promoter of Justice

Rev. Richard Bona, M.A., M. Div, JCL – Auditor / Associate Judge

Mrs. Kate E. Fiala – Auditor

Mrs. Judith R. Liederbach, M.A. – Auditor

Mrs. Amy E. Riggle – Auditor

Rev. Timothy J. Roth, M.A, M.Div. – Auditor

Rev. Adam A. Zajac, M.A., M.Div. – Auditor

Mrs. Lee Ann Calvert – Office Manager

Mrs. Amanda L. Hockenberry – Administrative Support

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