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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:

Retirements

REVEREND DONALD J. ANTWEILER, formerly pastor of Immaculate Conception Parish, Jefferson City, acceptance of request for retirement, effective 30 June 2022.

REVEREND M. BRENDAN GRIFFEY, acceptance of request for retirement from associate pastor of Immaculate Conception Parish, St. James and St. Anthony Parish, Rosati, effective 30 June 2022.

REVEREND IGNAZIO C. MEDINA, formerly pastor of Our Lady of the Lake Parish, Lake Ozark, acceptance of request for retirement, effective 30 June 2022.

DEACON RAY L. PURVIS, acceptance of request for retirement from director of Ministry & Life of Permanent Deacons, effective 30 June 2022. Continuing liturgical ministry at Immaculate Conception Parish, Jefferson City.

MRS. CONSTANCE J. SCHEPERS, formerly chancellor of the Diocese of Jefferson City, acceptance of request for retirement from Director of Child and Youth Protection, effective 30 June 2022.

Chancery appointments

DEACON MIKE W. BERENDZEN to director of Ministry and Life of Permanent Deacons, effective 1 July 2022. Continuing hospital ministry in Columbia and liturgical ministry at St. Francis Xavier Parish, Taos.

REVEREND BRAD T. BERHORST, JCL to adjutant judicial vicar in the Tribunal for a term of three years, and to head master of ceremonies for the bishop, both effective 1 August 2022.

REVEREND CHRISTOPHER L. CORDES to vicar for priests, effective 1 July 2022. Continuing as pastor of Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, Columbia.

MR. BENJAMIN H. ROODHOUSE, JD, JCL to chancellor of the Diocese of Jefferson City, and to judge in the Tribunal for a term of three years, both effective 11 May 2022. Continuing as director of Canonical Services.

Priests

REVEREND PAULINUS C. ANEKE, PhD to associate pastor of St. Thomas More Newman Center, Columbia, effective 1 July 2022.

REVEREND CESAR A. ANICAMA to associate pastor of St. Vincent de Paul Parish, Pettis County, effective 1 July 2022.

REVEREND CHRISTOPHER M. AUBUCHON, from associate pastor of St. Peter Parish in Marshall, St. Joseph Parish in Slater, and the Mission of Holy Family in Sweet Springs, to parochial administrator of St. Lawrence Parish in St. Elizabeth and St. Anthony Parish in St. Anthony, effective 1 July 2022.

REVEREND BRAD T. BERHORST, JCL, from associate pastor of Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, Columbia, to associate pastor of St. Peter Parish, Jefferson City, effective 1 August 2022.

REVEREND PAUL J. CLARK, from associate pastor of St. Thomas More Newman Center Parish, Columbia and chaplain of Fr. Tolton Regional Catholic High School, Columbia, to chaplain of Helias Catholic High School, Jefferson City and diocesan director of seminarians, effective 1 July 2022. Continuing as vocation director and moderator of youth and young adult ministry.

REVEREND JOSHUA J. DUNCAN to pastor of St. Mary Parish, Glasgow, effective 1 July 2022.  Continuing as parochial administrator of St. Joseph Parish, Fayette.

REVEREND MATTHEW J. FLATLEY, formerly pastor of Holy Family Parish, Hannibal and St. Joseph Parish, Palmyra, to pastor of Immaculate Conception, Jefferson City, effective 1 July 2022. Continuing as diocesan moderator of spiritual formation.

REVEREND ALEXANDER GABRIEL, formerly pastor of St. Andrew Parish, Tipton and Annunciation Parish, California, to pastor of Holy Family Parish, Hannibal and St. Joseph Parish, Palmyra, effective 1 July 2022.

REVEREND DEREK J. HOOPER, from associate pastor of Ss. Peter and Paul Parish, Boonville and St. Joseph Parish, Pilot Grove, to associate pastor of Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, Columbia, effective 1 July 2022. Continuing as assistant master of ceremonies for the bishop.

REVEREND PASCHAL C. IHEDIOHAMMA, from associate pastor of St. Peter Parish, Jefferson City, to parochial administrator of St. Bonaventure Parish in Marceline, St. Joseph Mission in Hurricane Branch, and St. Raphael Parish in Indian Grove, and as sacramental minister of Immaculate Conception Parish, Brookfield, effective 1 July 2022.

REVEREND ROBERTO M. IKE, PhD to pastor of St. Andrew Parish, Holts Summit, effective 1 July 2022.

REVEREND SIMON JUDE KANYIKE, newly arrived mission priest from the Archdiocese of Kampala in Uganda, to associate pastor of St. Peter Parish, Jefferson City, effective 16 May and until 31 July 2022.

REVEREND IGNITIUS NIMWESIGA, from parochial administrator of St. Lawrence Parish in St. Elizabeth and St. Anthony Parish in St. Anthony, and part-time chaplain at Helias Catholic High School, to chaplain of Fr. Tolton Regional Catholic High School with residence at St. Thomas More Newman Center, Columbia, effective 1 July 2022.

REVEREND LEONARD K. MUKIIBI to pastor of St. Thomas the Apostle Parish, St. Thomas and St. Cecilia Parish, Meta, effective 1 July 2022.

REVEREND MICHAEL W. PENN, formerly pastor of St. Francis Xavier Parish, Taos; to pastor of Our Lady of the Lake Parish, Lake Ozark, effective 1 July 2022.  Continuing as the bishop’s delegate for the cause for canonization of Fr. Tolton.

REVEREND DYLAN SCHRADER, PhD, formerly pastor of St. Brendan Parish, Mexico, to pastor of St. Joseph Parish, Westphalia and St. Anthony of Padua Parish, Folk, effective 1 July 2022. Continuing as Chancery Latinist, Censor Librorum, moderator of religious education, and bishop’s delegate for the celebration of the Mass according to the 1962 Missale Romanum.

REVEREND KELECHI M. UZUEGBU, formerly pastor of St. Bonaventure Parish in Marceline, parochial administrator of St. Raphael Parish in Indian Grove, and St. Joseph Mission in Hurricane Branch, and sacramental minister of Immaculate Conception Parish, Brookfield; to pastor of St. Francis Xavier Parish, Taos, effective 1 July 2022.

REVEREND DAVID J. VEIT, formerly pastor in solidum of St. Vincent de Paul Parish, Pettis County; to pastor of St. Brendan Parish, Mexico, effective 1 July 2022.

REVEREND ANTHONY J. VIVIANO, formerly pastor of St. Joseph Parish, Westphalia and St. Anthony of Padua Parish, Folk; to pastor of St. Andrew Parish, Tipton and Annunciation Parish, California, effective 1 July 2022.  Continuing as moderator of pro-life ministry.

Deacons

DEACON PEDRO J. ALMAZAN to spiritual advisor for the Hispanic Catholic Charismatic Renewal Movement, effective 1 July 2022. Continuing diaconal ministry at St. Peter Parish in Marshall, St. Joseph Parish in Slater, and the Mission of Holy Family in Sweet Springs, and Hispanic ministry in the diocese.

DEACON J. JAMIE MEDINA to spiritual advisor for the Hispanic Catholic Charismatic Renewal Movement, effective 1 July 2022. Continuing diaconal ministry at St. Peter Parish in Marshall, St. Joseph Parish in Slater, and the Mission of Holy Family in Sweet Springs, and Hispanic ministry in the diocese.

DEACON J. AMPARO OROZCO, from diaconal ministry at St. Peter Parish in Marshall, St. Joseph Parish in Slater, and the Mission of Holy Family in Sweet Springs, to diaconal ministry at St. Vincent de Paul Parish, Pettis County, to spiritual advisor for the Hispanic Cursillo Movement, and to Hispanic ministry in the diocese, effective 1 July 2022.

Given at the Chancery this 11th day of May in the Year of our Lord 2022.



Most Reverend W. Shawn McKnight
Bishop of Jefferson City

Mrs. Bernadette M. Adams
Vice Chancellor