D+E+I & Ordo Praedicatorum
What is the connection?
D+E+I is a teaching ministry and educational outreach of the Dominican Friars of the Province of St. Albert the Great.
D+E+I was founded in 1996, by Fr. Michael Demkovich, OP and was a collaboration between the Dominican Friars, the Archdiocese of Santa Fe, and the Laity. The goal was to assist in fostering adult faith formation in the Archdiocese of Santa Fe and the vision was to do this with engaging educational opportunities open to all who wished to participate, public discourse, and theological research and/or writing out of the Catholic tradition and in ecumenical dialogue.
In 1998 D+E+I was for two years governed by a provisional set of By-Laws which were translated into a permanent set of By-Laws in 2000, followed two years later with an amended set of By-Laws and Articles of Incorporation in 2002. In 2013 the By-Laws were amended once again, this time to merge the Board of Trustees and Board of Members into a single Board of Directors with an Executive Committee comprised of the Chair, Vice-Chair, Treasurer, and Secretary. All members of the Board of Directors serve three year terms and attest to having no conflict of interest while serving. In 2014 D+E+I was granted charitable status and designated a 501 (c) 3 charity with the capacity to accept charitable donations. The Board of Directors is currently served by a Chief Administrator who oversees the daily affairs of D+E+I, prepares and executes the yearly Tactical Plan and Annual Report, and with the Board of Directors prepares and executes the yearly Strategic Plan.
D+E+I is today an Archdiocesan resource actively engaged within the Catholic community through our programs and events at the Catholic Center, parishes, organizations, and other local outlets. Actively seeking out new ways of engagement, D+E+I is open to creative opportunities to build up our community. We do this by active listening, insightful questioning, and deliberate action. As an active and dynamic ministry in the 21st century D+E+I uses many forms of modern communication as it seeks to fulfill its mission to foster adult Christian formation.