Kim Metzgar, director of Archabbey and Seminary Public Relations, has bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Seton Hill University, and has directed the Archabbey and Seminary Public Relations Office since 1997. Her work for the Archabbey and Archabbey Publications in book editing and design has garnered numerous from the Catholic Press Association, including a 2006 CPA book award for design and production for Saint Vincent Basilica: 100 Years, in addition to awards for her editorial work on So We Do Not Lose Heart, a 2018 winner for “backlist beauty,” and on book award winners, Renewed Each Morning (2016), and The Sunday Homilies (2015). Always Forward, Saint Vincent Archabbey 1949-2020, edited and designed by Metzgar, received a 2021 third place in the CPA book awards program for history.
The Archabbey’s publications have received a total of fourteen national Catholic Press Awards under her direction. She also edited Saint Vincent: Past to Present: A Visual Journey. and The Saint Vincent Fire: January 28, 1963.
Heart to Heart (now Saint Vincent Monks), the magazine of Saint Vincent Archabbey, won a second place Catholic Press Association Award in 2020 for Magazine/Newsletter of the Year: Religious Order Magazines and Print Newsletters for the year 2019. This is the seventh consecutive year in which the magazine has received CPA honors. Heart to Heart also earned CPA awards for general excellence, religious order magazine, second place in 2018; third place in 2017, 2016, 2015; best cover in 2014, third place, for the Saint Vincent Fire cover designed by Jordan Hainsey; third place recognition for Best Feature Article, Religious Order Magazines in 2014; and a third place in 2006, for the best issue on the papal transition for the tribute to Pope John Paul II. Saint Vincent Monks won a 2021 CPA award for general excellence, religious order magazines.