Phil Labadie is founder of Labadie Communications, a Marketing and Creative Services Agency in Bellevue, Nebraska.

His work in promoting Vocations to the Priesthood began with a request from the then-Vocation Director and University of Nebraska Campus Minister of the Newman Center to design a brochure to help promote Vocations in the Diocese of Lincoln. This was the beginning of Phil’s call to raise awareness about the vocations and help supplement the funds needed to educate seminarians in the Diocese of Lincoln.

Over the past Eight years Labadie Communications has dedicated 100% of its time to the work of Vocation Awareness for dioceses and religious communities around the country.

Phil resides in Bellevue, just south of Omaha, with his wife Julie. He has four children. He is a parishioner at St. Mary in Bellevue, in the Archdiocese of Omaha, and is a member of the Omaha Serra Club. He also has his 3rd degree in the Knights of Columbus. Phil has a Bachelor of Journalism degree from the University of Nebraska in Lincoln. His other professional memberships and affiliations include the National Conference of Diocesan Vocation Directors (NCDVD), Institute On Religious Life, USCCB and several other Catholic Organizations including Vocation Boom.

"You are priests, not social or political leaders." -St. John Paul II