NADD promotes communication and the exchange of information and resources among deacon directors, vicars for deacons, and others responsible for the formation of candidates and the ongoing development of deacons in the United States. It seeks to develop professional expertise among members though research, dialogue, formation and self-evaluation procedures. NADD proposes ways and means for effective implementation of solutions of national and regional issues relating to the diaconate. The Association was founded in 1976 and is incorporated in the State of Illinois. Its National Office was moved from Rockford to Columbus in 2008 at the invitation of the Institute for the Formation and Ministry of the Permanent Diaconate at the Pontifical College Josephinum.
NDICE began in 1974 to provide a national center for continuing education and spiritual formation of deacons and wives of deacons. The Institute is located on the campus of Notre Dame University (Indiana), within the University's Center for Continuing Education. It convenes annually, usually at the end of July and/or the first week of August. The Institute is incorporated under the laws of Illinois.
Deacon Don Warner
Deacon Rigoberto Leyva
Rev. Carmen Mele, OP