Appointments

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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Decree of appointments

May 8, 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 PAULINUS C. ANEKE, PhD, from temporary associate pastor of Ss. Peter and Paul Parish, Boonville and St. Joseph Parish, Pilot Grove to parochial administrator of St. Anthony Parish, Camdenton; effective 1 July 2023.

REVEREND ANDREW A. AUER, from the Archdiocese of St. Louis to associate pastor of St. Thomas More Newman Center Parish in Columbia; effective 1 July 2023.

VERY REVEREND JASON T. DOKE, acceptance of resignation as Moderator of the Curia; continuing as Pastor of St. Martin Parish, St. Martin, Dean of the See City Deanery, and Chair of the Diocesan Building Commission; effective 1 July 2023.

REVEREND SIMEON A. ETONU, pastor of St. Joseph Parish, Edina, St. Aloysius Parish, Baring and St. John Parish, Memphis, granted leave of absence to complete studies in canon law at Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C., from 15 May and until 31 August 2023.

REVEREND DEREK J. HOOPER, from associate pastor of St. George Parish, Hermann, Church of the Risen Savior Parish, Rhineland, Immaculate Conception Parish, Owensville and St. Alexander Parish, Belle to parochial administrator of St. Joseph Parish, Martinsburg, Sacred Heart Parish, Vandalia and its mission St. John, Laddonia; effective 1 July 2023.

REVEREND PHILIP M. KANE, from parochial administrator of St. Joseph Parish, Martinsburg and Sacred Heart Parish, Vandalia and its mission St. John, Laddonia to associate pastor of St. George Parish, Hermann, Church of the Risen Savior Parish, Rhineland, Immaculate Conception Parish, Owensville and St. Alexander Parish, Belle; effective 1 July 2023.

REVEREND WALTER KISPOTTA, from previous assignment as associate pastor of St. Andrew Parish, Holts Summit and then coverage at Holy Rosary Parish, Monroe City and St. Stephen Parish, Indian Creek to temporary parochial administrator of St. Joseph Parish, Edina, St. Aloysius Parish, Baring, and St. John Parish, Memphis while the pastor is on leave for his academic studies in Washington D.C. This appointment is effective on 15 May 2023 and will last until the pastor returns on or around 1 September 2023. 

REVEREND JOSEPH LUZINDANA, from associate pastor of St. Thomas More Newman Center, Columbia to associate pastor of the Cathedral of St. Joseph Parish, Jefferson City; and Moderator of Youth and Young Adult Ministry for the Diocese of Jefferson City; effective 1 July 2023.

REVEREND DANIEL L. VACCA, from parochial administrator of St. Anthony Parish, Camdenton returning to the Diocese of Wichita; effective 1 July 2023.

Given at the Chancery in Jefferson City this 3rd day of May in the Year of our Lord 2023.

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Official appointments

March 24, 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 COLIN P. FRANKLIN, return from leave of absence for reasons of health to resume the office of pastor of St. George Parish, Linn and Our Lady Help of Christians Parish, Frankenstein, effective 3 April 2023.

REVEREND ANTHONY N. ONYEIHE, from temporary parochial administrator of St. George Parish, Linn and Our Lady Help of Christians Parish, Frankenstein to associate pastor of Immaculate Conception Parish, Jefferson City, effective 3 April 2023.

From the Office of the Chancellor,

Mr. Ben Roodhouse, JD, JCL
Chancellor

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Official appointments

March 10, 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

MONSIGNOR ROBERT A. KURWICKI, appointed to the Board of Directors of Catholic Charities of Central and Northern Missouri, effective 1 March 2023.

LAITY

MRS. COLLEEN ABBOTT, appointed as the Southwest Deanery Representative on the Diocesan Pastoral Council, effective 28 February 2023. 

MR. PAT McKINZIE, appointed to the Board of Directors for the National Shrine of Mary Mother of the Church, effective 28 February 2023.

MR. BENJAMIN H. ROODHOUSE, JD, JCL, appointed to the Board of Directors of Catholic Charities of Central and Northern Missouri, effective 1 March 2023.

MR. MIKE KELLY, appointed as Vice Chairperson of the Diocesan Finance Council, effective 6 March 2023. 

MR. GARY WILBERS, appointed as Chairperson of the Diocesan Finance Council, effective 6 March 2023.

From the Office of the Chancellor,

Mr. Ben Roodhouse, JD, JCL
Chancellor

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Official appointments

February 20, 2023 | Comments Off on Official appointments

As Chancellor 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 COLIN P. FRANKLIN, granted a leave of absence for reasons of health from pastor of
St. George Parish, Linn and Our Lady Help of Christians Parish, Frankenstein, effective 12 February
2023.
REVEREND ANTHONY N. ONYEIHE, from associate pastor of Immaculate Conception Parish,
Jefferson City, to temporary parochial administrator of St. George Parish, Linn and Our Lady Help
of Christians Parish, Frankenstein, effective 12 February 2023 and until the pastor is available to
resume his duties.
REVEREND JOSEPH LUZINDANA, from the Archdiocese of Kampala, Uganda to Associate
Pastor of St. Thomas More Newman Center Parish, Columbia, effective 13 February 2023.

From the Office of the Chancellor,

Mr. Ben Roodhouse, JD, JCL
Chancellor

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Official appointments

January 20, 2023 | Comments Off on Official 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 MARK S. SMITH, JCL, granted a leave of absence for reasons of health from pastor of Ss. Peter and Paul Parish, Boonville and St. Joseph Parish, Pilot Grove, effective immediately.

REVEREND PAULINUS C. ANEKE, PhD, from associate pastor of St. Thomas More Newman Center, Columbia to temporary parochial administrator of Ss. Peter and Paul Parish, Boonville and St. Joseph Parish, Pilot Grove, effective 12 February 2023 and until the pastor is available to resume his duties.  

Given at the Chancery in Jefferson City this 20th day of January in the Year of our Lord 2023.

Most Reverend W. Shawn McKnight, STD
Bishop of Jefferson City

Mr. Ben Roodhouse, JD, JCL
Chancellor

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Official appointments

December 6, 2022 | Comments Off on Official 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 PHILIP E. NIEKAMP to Pastor of Immaculate Conception Parish in Owensville and St.
Alexander Parish in Belle, effective immediately; continuing as Pastor of St. George Parish in Hermann,
Church of the Risen Savior Parish in Rhineland, and as Rector of the Shrine of Our Lady of Sorrows in
Starkenburg.

DEACONS

DEACON MATTHEW K. MCLAUGHLIN, from diaconal ministry at St. Aloysius Parish in Argyle and
Holy Angels Parish in Brinktown, and Visitation Parish in Vienna, to diaconal ministry at St. Anthony
Parish in Rosati and Immaculate Conception Parish in St. James; continuing diaconal ministry at St.
Patrick Parish in Rolla, effective immediately.

Given at the Chancery on the 2nd day of December the year of Our Lord 2022.

Most Reverend W. Shawn McKnight, STD
Bishop of Jefferson City

Mr. Ben Roodhouse, JD, JCL
Chancellor

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