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Official Decree of Appointments

I am pleased to announce 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 CHRISTOPHER A. HOFFMANN, newly ordained, to Associate Pastor of Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, Columbia and to assist Hispanic Ministry at Sacred Heart Parish, Columbia, effective 1 July 2024.

DEACONS

  • REVEREND MISTER GREGORY J. CLEVER, newly ordained, to the Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministry, effective immediately until 31 July 2024. Thereafter, to Helias Catholic High School, Jefferson City, effective 1 August 2024 until 30 June 2025. Furthermore, to Assistant Master of Ceremonies for the Diocesan Bishop, effective immediately. Residence assigned at St. Peter Parish, Jefferson City, effective immediately.
  • DEACON CHRISTOPHER KORTE, of Mary Immaculate Parish, Kirksville, re-appointed to the Board of Directors of Catholic Charities of Central and Northern Missouri for a term of three years, effective 1 July 2024.

LAITY

  • MS. MEGAN BRUCE, of Immaculate Conception Parish, Jefferson City, appointed to Youth Council of the Diocese of Jefferson City as a representative of the See City Deanery, effective immediately. 
  • MS. SOPHIA FENNEWALD, of St. Joseph Parish, Martinsburg, appointed to Youth Council of the Diocese of Jefferson City as a representative of the Central Deanery, effective immediately. 
  • MR. KAYL GOUGH, of St. Mary Parish, Shelbina, appointed to Youth Council of the Diocese of Jefferson City as a representative of the North Deanery, effective immediately. 
  • MRS. JAN HECKEMEYER, of St. Thomas the Apostle Parish, St. Thomas, re-appointed to the Board of Directors of Catholic Charities of Central and Northern Missouri for a term of three years, effective 1 July 2024.
  • MS. ELLISE KIRCHNER, of Ss. Peter and Paul Parish, Boonville, appointed to Youth Council of the Diocese of Jefferson City as a representative of the Southwest Deanery, effective immediately.
  • MS. PAOLA PACHECO, of St. Peter Parish, Marshall, appointed to Youth Council of the Diocese of Jefferson City as a representative of the Central Deanery, effective immediately. 
  • MS. LILLIAN PETERS, of St. Peter Parish, Jefferson City, appointed to Youth Council of the Diocese of Jefferson City as a representative of the See City Deanery, effective immediately.
  • MR. SCOTT THRASHER, of Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, Columbia, re-appointed to the Board of Directors of Catholic Charities of Central and Northern Missouri for a term of three years, effective 1 July 2024.
  • MR. LUKE WOLF, of Our Lady of the Lake Parish, Lake Ozark, appointed to Youth Council of the Diocese of Jefferson City as a representative of the Southwest Deanery, effective immediately.