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Official Appointments

February 5, 2024 | Comments Off on Official Appointments

Chancellor Benjamin Roodhouse, JD, JCL, has announced that the Most Reverend W. Shawn McKnight, STD, Bishop of Jefferson City, has recently made the following appointments to provide the most effective pastoral care of the Diocese of Jefferson City:

PRIESTS

  • REVEREND MONSIGNOR GREGORY L. HIGLEY, appointed to the Fr. Augustine Tolton Regional Catholic High School Board of Directors for a term of two years, effective January 25, 2024. 
  • VERY REVEREND CHRISTOPHER L. CORDES, Vicar for Clergy, appointed to the Diocesan Pastoral Council for a term of three years, effective January 17, 2024. 
  • REVEREND SIMEON A. ETONU, JCL, appointed to the office of Judge for the Matrimonial Tribunal for a term of five years, effective January 25, 2024.

LAITY

  • MR. KEVIN DEHAAN, of St. Joseph Parish in Palmyra, appointed as a North Deanery Representative of the Diocesan Pastoral Council for a term of three years, effective January 16, 2024. 
  • MR. JIM GERKE, appointed to the National Shrine of Mary Mother of the Church Board of Directors for a term of three years, effective January 1, 2024.
  • MRS. CHERYL HERTFELDER, Executive Director of Human Resources, appointed to the Priests’ Mutual Benefit Society Board for a term of three years, effective January 1, 2024.
  • MR. JERRY KING, appointed to the National Shrine of Mary Mother of the Church Board of Directors for a term of three years, effective January 1, 2024.
  • MR. ANDREW MEAGHER, of the Cathedral of St. Joseph Parish, appointed to the Diocesan Liturgical Commission for a term of three years, effective December 11, 2023.
  • MR. CHRIS MUELLER, appointed to the National Shrine of Mary Mother of the Church Board of Directors for a term of three years, effective January 1, 2024.
  • MR. JAMES REINERT, appointed to the National Shrine of Mary Mother of the Church Board of Directors for a term of three years, effective January 1, 2024.
  • MR. MIKE SHEPHERD, appointed to the National Shrine of Mary Mother of the Church Board of Directors for a term of three years, effective January 1, 2024.
  • MR. GARY SLATER, appointed to the National Shrine of Mary Mother of the Church Board of Directors for a term of three years, effective January 1, 2024.
  • MRS. MICHELLE TRUESDALE, appointed to the Immaculate Heart of Mary Child Development Center Board of Directors for a term of three years, effective January 12, 2024.
  • MR. TOM VINCENT, appointed to the National Shrine of Mary Mother of the Church Board of Directors for a term of three years, effective January 1, 2024.
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Official Decree of Appointments

January 8, 2024 | Comments Off on Official Decree of Appointments

The Most Reverend W. Shawn McKnight, Bishop of Jefferson City, hereby makes the following appointments to provide the most effective pastoral care of the Diocese of Jefferson City:

DEACONS

  • DEACON MICHAEL S. BROOKS, to Temporary Administrator of St. Patrick Parish, Rolla, at the request ofthe Pastor, effective immediately; continuing diaconal ministry at St. Aloysius, Argyle, Holy Angels Parish, Brinktown, and Visitation Parish, Vienna.

Given at the Chancery in Jefferson City this 3rd day of January in the Year of our Lord 2024.

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Official Decree of Appointments

January 1, 2024 | Comments Off on Official Decree of Appointments

The Most Reverend W. Shawn McKnight, Bishop of Jefferson City, hereby makes the following appointments to provide the most effective pastoral care of the Diocese of Jefferson City:

Priests

  • REVEREND ANTHONY N. ONYEIHE, from associate pastor of Immaculate Conception Parish, Jefferson City to parochial administrator of Holy Cross Parish, Cuba, St. Francis Caracciolo Parish, Bourbon, and St. Michael Parish, Steelville, effective 5 January 2024. Given at the Chancery in Jefferson City this 23rd day of December in the Year of our Lord 2023.

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Decree of appointments

December 11, 2023 | Comments Off on Decree of appointments

The Most Reverend W. Shawn McKnight, Bishop of Jefferson City, hereby makes the following appointments to provide the most effective pastoral care of the Diocese of Jefferson City:

PRIESTS

  • VERY REVEREND CHRISTOPHER L. CORDES, from Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, Columbia to Pastor of St. Andrew Parish, Holts Summit, effective 22 January 2024 and continuing as Vicar for Priests. 
  • VERY REVEREND ROBERTO M. IKE, Ph.D., returning from leave of absence for sabbatical with Lincoln University, to Pastor of Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, Columbia and continuing as Dean of Missionary Priests, effective 22 January 2024.
  • REVEREND ALEJANDRO (CESAR) ANICAMA, from Associate Pastor of Mary Immaculate Parish, Kirksville and sacramental ministry at St. Mary Parish, Milan and the Mission of St. Mary, Unionville to temporary medical leave of absence, effective immediately. 
  • REVEREND SIMEON A. ETONU, from temporary Parochial Administrator of St. Andrew Parish, Holts Summit to full-time service at the Tribunal with residence at St. Michael Rectory, Russellville and priest-coverage as assigned by the Vicar for Priests, effective 22 January 2024.
  • REVEREND WALTER KISPOTTA, from priest-coverage as assigned by the Vicar for Priests with residence at St. Joseph Rectory, Pilot Grove to temporary sacramental ministry at St. Mary Parish Milan and the Mission of St. Mary, Unionville with residence at St. Joseph Rectory, Edina, effective immediately. 

Given at the Chancery in Jefferson City this 1st day of December in the Year of our Lord 2023.

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Official Appointments

December 11, 2023 | Comments Off on Official Appointments

I am pleased to announce that the Most Reverend W. Shawn McKnight, Bishop of Jefferson City, has recently made the following appointments to provide the most effective pastoral care of the Diocese of Jefferson City:

LAITY

MR. ERICK CHINCHILLA, Pastoral Ministry Assistant, appointed as Executive Secretary of Diocesan Stewardship Council, effective December 5, 2023.

MR. MIKE KELLY, re-appointed as a Trustee of the Diocese of Jefferson City Fund for a term of three years, effective November 28, 2023.

MRS. PATRICIA LUTZ, Director of Stewardship, appointed as Chair of the Diocesan Stewardship Council, effective December 5, 2023.

MS. BARBARA REICHART, re-appointed as a Trustee of the Diocese of Jefferson City Fund for a term of two years, effective November 28, 2023.

MS. ARLENE VOGEL, re-appointed as a Trustee of the Diocese of Jefferson City Fund for a term of one year, effective November 28, 2023.

From the Office of the Chancellor,

Mr. Benjamin Roodhouse, JD, JCL
Chancellor

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Decree of Appointments

October 16, 2023 | Comments Off on Decree of Appointments

The Most Reverend W. Shawn McKnight, Bishop of Jefferson City, hereby makes the following appointments to provide the most effective pastoral care of the Diocese of Jefferson City:

PRIESTS

  • REVEREND STEPHEN W. JONES, from Director of Stewardship to pastor of the Cathedral of St. Joseph Parish, Jefferson City and to Moderator of the Stewardship Office, effective 13 November 2023.
  • REVEREND LOUIS M. NELEN, from the Cathedral of St. Joseph Parish, Jefferson City to pastor of St. Pius X Parish, Moberly, effective 13 November 2023 and continuing on the Diocesan Building Comission.
  • REVEREND JOBY P. THOMAS, gratefully acknowledging his service to the Diocese of Jefferson City, and recognizing that he has been asked to return to his home diocese by Archbishop Mathew Moolakkatt, will conclude his parochial care of St. Pius X Parish, Moberly, effective 12 November 2023.

Given at the Chancery in Jefferson City this 6th day of October in the Year of our Lord 2023.

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Decree of Appointments

September 11, 2023 | Comments Off on Decree of Appointments

The Most Reverend W. Shawn McKnight, Bishop of Jefferson City, hereby makes the following appointments to provide the most effective pastoral care of the Diocese of Jefferson City:

PRIESTS

  • REVEREND MONSIGNOR GREGORY L. HIGLEY, acknowledging with gratitude the completion of his term of office as Judicial Vicar upon the expiration of the dispensation granted by the Apostolic Signatura as of 6 October 2023, continuing as Judge in the Tribunal of the Diocese of Jefferson City and Pastor of Sacred Heart Parish, Columbia.
  • VERY REVEREND ROBERTO M. IKE, PhD, granting his request for a sabbatical with Lincoln University and a leave of absence from all diocesan service, effective 9 October 2023 and until January 2024, at which time he will resume his duties as Dean of Mission Priests and receive a new parish assignment.
  • REVEREND CESAR ANICAMA, from Associate Pastor of St. Vincent de Paul Parish, Pettis County, to Associate Pastor of Mary Immaculate Parish, Kirksville, with sacramental ministry at St. Mary Parish, Milan and the Mission of St. Mary, Unionville, effective 16 October 2023.
  • REVEREND BRAD T. BERHORST, JCL, from Adjutant Judicial Vicar to Judicial Vicar for a term of 3 years, effective 7 October 2023; and from Associate Pastor of St. Peter Parish, Jefferson City to Associate Pastor of St. Vincent de Paul Parish, Pettis County, continuing as the Bishop’s Master of Ceremonies, effective 16 October 2023.
  • REVEREND SIMEON A. ETONU, to temporary Parochial Administrator of St. Andrew Parish, Holts Summit, continuing as Advocate in the Tribunal of the Diocese of Jefferson City, effective 9 October 2023.

Given at the Chancery in Jefferson City this 7th day of September in the Year of our Lord 2023.

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Official Appointments

September 11, 2023 | Comments Off on Official Appointments

I am pleased to announce that the Most Reverend W. Shawn McKnight, Bishop of Jefferson City, has recently made the following appointments to provide the most effective pastoral care of the Diocese of Jefferson City:

PRIESTS

  • REV. MONSIGNOR MARION J. MAKAREWICZ, reappointed to the Diocesan School Advisory Council, effective 2 August 2023.
  • REVEREND R. WILLIAM PECKMAN, appointed to the Diocesan School Advisory Council, effective 2 August 2023.
  • REV. MONSIGNOR ROBERT A. KURWICKI, V.G., appointed to the College of Consultors, effective 1 September 2023.
  • REV. MONSIGNOR GREGORY L. HIGLEY, appointed to the College of Consultors, effective 1 September 2023.
  • REV. MONSIGNOR DAVID D. COX, appointed to the College of Consultors, effective 1 September 2023.
  • REV. MONSIGNOR MARION J. MAKAREWICZ, appointed to the College of Consultors, effective 1 September 2023.
  • REVEREND CHRISTOPHER L. CORDES, appointed to the College of Consultors, effective 1 September 2023.
  • REVEREND P. GREGORY OLIGSCHLAEGER, appointed to the College of Consultors, effective 1 September 2023.
  • REVEREND JASON T. DOKE, S.T.L., appointed to the College of Consultors, effective 1 September 2023.
  • REVEREND MICHAEL W. PENN, appointed to the College of Consultors, effective 1 September 2023.

LAITY

  • MS. GINA BAILEY, appointed to the Diocesan Retirement Committee, effective 1 July 2023.
  • MR. CRAIG HUSTING, appointed to the Diocesan Retirement Committee, effective 1 July 2023.
  • MR. TIM PETERS, appointed to the Diocesan Retirement Committee, effective 1 July 2023.
  • MR. RON VOSSEN, appointed to the Diocesan Retirement Committee, effective 1 July 2023.
  • MR. ANTHONY ARNOLD, appointed to the Diocesan School Advisory Council, effective 2 August 2023.
  • MS. CONNIE HESSE, reappointed to the Diocesan School Advisory Council, effective 2 August 2023.
  • MRS. ANGELA KOLB, reappointed to the Diocesan School Advisory Council, effective 2 August 2023.
  • MR. ALAN LAMMERS, reappointed to the Diocesan School Advisory Council, effective 2 August 2023.
  • MS. ERIN POLSON, appointed to the Diocesan School Advisory Council, effective 2 August 2023.
  • MRS. KELLY ROHRBACH, reappointed to the Diocesan School Advisory Council, effective 2 August 2023.
  • MR. ROBERT HACKMAN, appointed Executive Secretary of the Diocesan Finance Council, effective 17 August 2023.
  • MS. BARBARA REICHART, reappointed to the Diocesan Finance Council, effective 17 August 2023.
  • MR. MATTHIAS TOLKSDORF, reappointed to the Diocesan Finance Council, effective 17 August 2023.
  • MS. ARLENE VOGEL, reappointed to the Diocesan Finance Council, effective 17 August 2023.

From the Office of the Chancellor,

Mr. Benjamin Roodhouse, JD, JCL
Chancellor

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Decree of Appointments

August 21, 2023 | Comments Off on Decree of Appointments

The Most Reverend W. Shawn McKnight, Bishop of Jefferson City, hereby makes the following appointments to provide the most effective pastoral care of the Diocese of Jefferson City:

PRIESTS

REVEREND MONSIGNOR ROBERT A. KURWICKI, from pastor of St. Michael Parish, Russellville to pastor of St. Peter Parish, Jefferson City and continuing as Vicar General and Chaplain to the House of Representatives, State of Missouri, effective 20 September 2023.

REVEREND MONSIGNOR MARION J. MAKAREWICZ, as sacramental minister for St. Mary Parish, Milan and the Mission of St. Mary, Unionville, continuing as Dean of the North Deanery and as Pastor of Mary Immaculate Parish, Kirksville together with its mission St. Rose of Lima, Novinger, effective immediately.

VERY REVEREND JASON T. DOKE, STL, to pastor of St. Michael Parish, Russellville and continuing as pastor of St. Martin Parish, St. Martins, and continuing as Dean of the See City Deanery and Chair of the Diocesan Building Commission, effective 20 September 2023.

REVEREND SIMEON A. ETONU, return from studies at The Catholic University of America in Washington D.C. to Advocate in the Tribunal of the Diocese of Jefferson City and priest-coverage as assigned by the Vicar for Priests, with residence at St. Andrew Parish at Holts Summit, effective 20 September 2023.

REVEREND WALTER KISPOTTA, from temporary administrator of St. Joseph Parish, Edina and St. Aloysius Parish, Baring to priest-coverage as assigned by the Vicar for Priests, with residence at St. Joseph Parish, Pilot Grove, effective 20 September 2023.

REVEREND BONIFACE K. NZABONIMPA, from pastor of St. Joseph Parish, Salisbury, St. Boniface Parish, Brunswick, and St. Mary of the Angels Parish, Wien to pastor of St. Joseph Parish, Edina and St. Aloysius Parish, Baring, and as chaplain of Kirksville Newman Center, and to assist Reverend Monsignor Marion Makarewicz with sacramental ministry, effective 20 September 2023.

REVEREND JEREMY A. SECRIST, from pastor of St. Peter Parish, Jefferson City to pastor of St. Joseph Parish, Salisbury, St. Boniface Parish, Brunswick, and St. Mary of the Angels Parish, Wien and continuing as Bishop’s Delegate for Church Pipe Organs, effective 20 September 2023.

DEACONS

DEACON BURDETT WILSON, from St. Joseph Parish, Salisbury and St. Mary of the Angels Parish, Wien to St. Peter Parish, Fulton and St. Jude Thaddeus Parish, Mokane, effective immediately.

Given at the Chancery in Jefferson City this 18th day of August in the Year of our Lord 2023.

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Official Appointments

August 7, 2023 | Comments Off on Official Appointments

I am pleased to announce that the Most Reverend W. Shawn McKnight, Bishop of Jefferson
City, has recently made the following appointments to provide the most effective pastoral care of
the Diocese of Jefferson City:

PRIESTS

  • REVEREND JASON T. DOKE, STL, appointed to the Diocesan Stewardship Council, effective 20 June 2023.
  • REVEREND STEPHEN W. JONES, appointed to the Board of Directors of Immaculate Heart of Mary Child Development Center, effective 5 July 2023.
  • REVEREND LOUIS M. NELEN, appointed to the Diocesan Building Commission, effective 1 August 2023.

DEACONS

  • DEACON MICHAEL S. BROOKS, appointed as the Southeast Deanery Representative on the Diocesan Stewardship Council, effective 20 June 2023.

LAITY

  • MR. MIKE AULBUR, appointed as the Central Deanery Representative on the Diocesan Stewardship Council, effective 20 June 2023.
  • MRS. KYLE CLARK, appointed as the North Deanery Representative on the Diocesan Stewardship Council, effective 20 June 2023.
  • MRS. ANNE HACKMAN, appointed as the See City Deanery Representative on the Diocesan Stewardship Council, effective 20 June 2023.
  • MRS. THERESA KREBS, appointed as the Southwest Deanery Representative on the Diocesan Stewardship Council, effective 20 June 2023.
  • MR. KENT MONNIG, appointed as the Central Deanery Representative on the Diocesan Stewardship Council, effective 20 June 2023.
  • MRS. BARBARA PRASAD, appointed as the See City Deanery Representative on the Diocesan Stewardship Council, effective 20 June 2023.
  • MRS. MARY BETH STRASSNER, appointed as the Southeast Deanery Representative on the Diocesan Stewardship Council, effective 20 June 2023.
  • MRS. JULIE MALMSTROM, appointed to the Board of Directors of Immaculate Heart of Mary Child Development Center, effective 5 July 2023.
  • MR. ZACHARY ROCKERS, appointed to the Board of Directors of Immaculate Heart of Mary Child Development Center, effective 5 July 2023.
  • MRS. GINA BAILEY, appointed to the Board of Directors of Immaculate Heart of Mary Child Development Center, effective 5 July 2023.
  • MRS. KATHY SMITH, appointed to the Board of Directors of Immaculate Heart of Mary Child Development Center, effective 5 July 2023.
  • MR. BENJAMIN ROODHOUSE, JD, JCL, appointed to the Board of Directors of Diocese of the Jefferson City Real Estate Corporation, effective 25 July 2023.
  • MR. PHILIP MACIAS, CPA, appointed as the Chief Financial Officer of the Diocese, effective 1 August 2023.

From the Office of the Chancellor,
Mr. Ben Roodhouse, JD, JCL
Chancellor

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