About IBCS

A Catholic Theological Institute, at Xavier University of Louisiana, having 2 program divisions (Master Degree & Continuing Education and Enrichment) that educate non-ordained laity & clergy persons for Catholic ministry within U.S. Black Catholic communities.

IBCS Staff

Rev. Manuel B. Williams, C.R., CFRE, Th.M.

Rev. Manuel B. Williams, C.R., CFRE, Th.M.

Interim Director

Fr. Manuel Williams professed first vows on May 30, 1982 and was ordained on May 23, 1987 as a member of the Congregation of the Resurrection.  Read More 

Dr. Kirk P. Gaddy

Dr. Kirk P. Gaddy

Interim Director

Fund raising for scholarships for African American males, mentoring youth, visiting family,Oblate Sisters of Providence, Cause for the canonization of Mother Mary Lange, Hosting events Read More

Sister Eva Marie Lumas, SSS, D.Min.

Sister Eva Marie Lumas, SSS, D.Min.

Interim Director

Sister Eva Marie Lumas has served as an Assistant Professor of Catechesis and Culture at the Franciscan School of Theology, Berkeley, and a Catechetical Consultant for the (Arch) dioceses of Los Angeles and Oakland.. Read More

Gwendolyn J. Young

Gwendolyn J. Young

Community Life Coordinator

Enjoys cooking, eating out, and spending time with family and friends. She believes that the answer to a good life is love of God, Community and Family. Read More

Deacon Lawrence C. Houston

Deacon Lawrence C. Houston

Community Life Assistant

Through the intercessions of Fr. Thaddeus Posey, former director of Xavier University Institute of Black Catholic Studies, Deacon Houston found a home at Xavier, majoring in Music. Read More