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Communcations Office

307.638.1530 or 866.790.0014
Fax: 307.637.7936

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Diana Waggener, Director of Communications

With more than 20 years as a public relations professional at the University of Wyoming, Diana brings experience in intentional communications, writing, editing, graphic design, event planning, and board management.

A Wyoming native, Diana earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism with emphases in English and French (UW 1997) and a master’s degree (with thesis) in communication and mass media (UW 2008). Diana taught public speaking and interpersonal communication for seven years at Laramie County Community College—Albany County Campus, and she has taught public relations in the UW Department of Communication and Journalism.

Diana is the mother of three adult children: Olivia Dyanne with husband Tony; Salvador Antone with fiancée Courtney; and Carmella Faith with husband Paul and granddaughter Isabella Luna. Diana and her husband, John—also a Wyoming native—enjoy traveling, hiking, working out, and being together.


Deacon Mike Leman, Legislative Liaison

As Legislative Liaison, Deacon Mike serves as a point of contact between the leadership and faithful of the Diocese of Cheyenne and representatives of the local, state and federal governments, giving voice to the Catholic perspective on issues of public policy and encouraging political engagement which reaches beyond party affiliation or partisanship, with an emphasis on mutual recognition of common moral principles.

A native of Wyoming and U.S. Army veteran, Deacon Mike worked as a firefighter in Fort Collins, CO for 13 years before he began working at the Diocese. He has been serving in his diaconal vocation at Holy Trinity in Cheyenne since 2012.

Deacon Mike and his wife Jennifer were married in 2000, and they have two daughters, Sophie and Lily.


Legislative Liaison website

Denise Hawkins,Communcations Specialist & Interim Editor, Wyoming Catholic Register

Denise is a Wyoming native with a background in graphic design, website design, art and photography. Her education includes associate's degrees in both Fine Art and Drafting, as well as a bachelor's degree in Marketing. She is a member of the Jesuit honor society, Alpha Sigma Nu (Regis University). She owned and operated a small design business for six years before joining the Chancery staff.

Along with a dedicated small group of volunteer Chancery staff, Denise produces the quarterly Wyoming Catholic Register, runs the social media channels for the Diocese, and works on the development and maintenance of diocesan websites.

Denise and husband Mark are the parents of two children; Daniel of Chandler, Arizona, and Lauren of Laramie, Wyoming. She enjoys backroad photography adventures, hiking, traveling, and spending time with her family.