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St. Joseph County Judicial Nominating Commission

Authority | Current Vacancy | Members | Contact

Authority

The St. Joseph County Judicial Nominating Commission consists of seven members for terms of four years: three members appointed by the Governor, three members appointed by the St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners, and one Supreme Court Justice who serves as chair. The Commission is required to evaluate candidates and submit to the Governor, five nominees who are the most highly qualified from among all the eligible individuals considered. See Indiana Code 33-33-71-29 to 33-33-71-43 to learn more about St. Joseph County's judicial selection.


Current vacancy

Vacancy resulting from the September 2021 retirement of Judge Steven L. Hostetler
Vacancy resulting from the July 2021 retirement of Judge David C. Chapleau

Members

Hon. Geoffrey G. SlaughterChair
Indiana Supreme Court
Appt'd by Chief Justice Loretta H. Rush
Term expires: 06/30/25

Dr. Theresa Cruthird
St. Joseph Regional Medical Center
Appt'd by St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners
Term expires: 05/03/25

Joseph Grabill
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices
Appt'd by St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners
Term expires: 05/03/25

Sean Hall
Heartland Environmental Associates
Appt'd by Governor Eric Holcomb
Term expires: 06/30/25

Michael Misch
Anderson Agostino & Keller, P.C.
Appt'd by Governor Eric Holcomb
Term expires: 06/30/25

James (Jamie) O'Brien
O'Brien & Telloyan, P.C.
Appt'd by St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners
Term expires: 05/03/25

Katy Wrona
Katy Wrona, Estate Planning Attorney
Appt'd by Governor Eric Holcomb
Term expires: 06/30/25


Contact

David Kuhnz, Staff Attorney
Indiana Office of Communication, Education & Outreach
317-233-3018
david.kuhnz@courts.in.gov