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

Reverend Maurice J. Nutt, C.Ss.R., D.Min.

Reverend Maurice J. Nutt, C.Ss.R., D.Min.

Director

Joyful, Energetic, Bible-Fed and Spirit-Led – these are but a few words that describe the Reverend Maurice J. Nutt!  Born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri. Read More

Dr. Kirk P. Gaddy

Dr. Kirk P. Gaddy

Associate Director – Th. M. Degree Program

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.

Associate Director for Continuing Education and Enrichment Programs

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

Mrs. Loretta DeVille-Salomon

Mrs. Loretta DeVille-Salomon

Administrative Assistant – IBCS Office

I am Interested in Meditating, Spending time with family especially my grandchildren, Cooking, Movies, Reading, Going to a nice park
Meeting people, Enjoying quiet time with a cup of hot tea with my little dog by my side. Read More