Associate Paul Hartz holds a distinction within the Viatorian Community: He is the only
police officer in the group, working for the Las Vegas Public Safety Department, while also teaching at the Southern Desert Regional Police Academy.
Yet, as much as he fights crime in the city of Las Vegas, he devotes himself to building up the spiritual lives of young people, away from work.
Hartz and his wife, Associate Rosy Hartz first became associated with Viatorians when Rosy accepted the role of youth minister at St. Viator Catholic Community in Las Vegas, in 2001.
“It was at St. Viator where I truly understood what a faith community is,” Paul says.
The couple married in 2003 at St. Viator and within four years, they began the discernment process to become associates. They made their first commitments as Viatorian Associates in 2009 and they haven’t looked back.
They accompany a delegation of young people every year to the Viatorian Youth Congress and in 2012, they established the campus ministry program at St. Viator Catholic School.
“We aim to draw young people closer to the Viatorian Community,” Paul says, “and to their faith.”