Marriage Tribunal Staff

The Tribunal is established by canon law as the judicial office of the bishop of the diocese. It is the court system of the Church. The majority of its work involves resolving questions of marital validity; however, the Tribunal may work with other sacramental matters, as well. By interpreting and applying the laws of the Church, it protects the rights of all Church members.    

FAX: (701) 356-7995

Fr. James GoodwinFr. James Goodwin
Judicial Vicar

Phone: (701) 356-7940
Email: james.goodwin(at)fargodiocese(dot)org

Fr. Robert IrwinFr. Robert Irwin
Marriage Tribunal

Phone: (701) 356-7940
Email: robert.irwin(at)fargodiocese(dot)org

Timothy OlsonTimothy Olson
Marriage Tribunal

Phone: (701) 356-7940
Email: timothy.olson(at)fargodiocese(dot)org

Kristi ShypkowskiKristi Shypkowski
Administrative Assistant

Phone: (701) 356-7940
Email: kristi.shypkowski(at)fargodiocese(dot)org