OUR PRIESTS

Learn more about the priests of Jefferson City 

Abah, Rev. Joseph A.

Ordination Year: 1982 (Diocese of Idah, Nigeria)
Parish Location/City : St. Peter, Fulton; St. Jude Thaddeus, Mokane
Chancery Office/Work Assignment: Pastor
Email Address: stpeterparishoffice@stpeterfultonmo.org
Phone #: (573) 642-5562

Adejoh, Rev. Patrick O.

Ordination Year: 1992 (Diocese of Idah, Nigeria)
Parish Location/City : Harry S Truman Memorial Veterans Hospital / Columbia
Chancery Office/Work Assignment: Chaplain
Email Address: patrick.adejoh@va.gov
Phone #: (573) 819-1872

Alber, Rev. Thomas L.

Ordination Year: 1985
Parish Location/City : St. Peter, Marshall; Holy Family, Sweet Springs
Chancery Office/Work Assignment: Senior Associate Pastor
Email Address: stpeter.office@att.net
Phone #: (660) 886-7960

Anicama, Rev. César A.

Ordination Year: 2015
Parish Location/City : Service Outside the Diocese
Chancery Office/Work Assignment: Service to the Society of St. James the Apostle, Peru

Antweiler, Rev. Donald J.

Ordination Year: 1973
Parish Location/City : Immaculate Conception, Jefferson City
Chancery Office/Work Assignment: Pastor
Email Address: icchurch@icangels.com
Phone #: (573) 635-6143

Aubuchon, Rev. Christopher M.

Ordination Year: 2014
Parish Location/City : Jefferson City
Chancery Office/Work Assignment: Diocesan Director of Vocations; Director of Seminarians; Part time Chaplain at Helias Catholic High School; Associate Pastor at the  St. Thomas More Newman Center Parish, Columbia 
Email Address: vocations@diojeffcity.org
Phone #: (573) 635-9127, ext 260

Berhorst, Rev. Brad T.

Ordination Year: 2019
Work Assignment: Further studies at The Catholic University of America
Email Address: brad.berhorst@gmail.com

Boyer, Rev. Wayne M.

Ordination Year: 1987
Parish Location/City : Immaculate Conception, Owensville; St. Alexander, Belle
Chancery Office/Work Assignment: Pastor
Email Address: icchurchowensville@outlook.com
Phone #: (573) 437-3086

Brooke, Rev. Geoffrey A.

Ordination Year: 2015
Parish Location/City :
Immaculate Conception, Jefferson City
Work Assignment:
Associate Pastor
Phone #:
(573) 635-9127

Clark, Rev. Paul J.

Ordination Year: 2017
Parish Location/City: Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, Columbia
Chancery Office/Work Assignment: Associate Pastor; Diocesan Moderator of Pro-Life Ministry; part-time chaplain at Fr. Tolton Catholic High School
Email Address: office2@ourladyoflourdes.org
Phone #: (573) 445-7915

Coleman, Rev. Michael A.

Ordination Year: 1981
Parish Location/City : Holy Spirit, Centralia; Chaplain at Fr. Augustine Tolton Catholic High School
Chancery Office/Work Assignment: Pastor
Email Address: office@holyspiritcentralmo.org
Phone #: (573) 682-2815

Cordes, Rev. Christopher L.

Ordination Year: 1995
Parish Location/City : Our Lady of Lourdes, Columbia
Chancery Office/Work Assignment: Pastor
Email Address: office2@ourladyoflourdes.org
Phone #: (573) 445-7915

Corel, Rev. Joseph S.

Ordination Year: 2000
Parish Location/City : Sacred Heart, Sedalia; St. Patrick, Sedalia; St. John the Evangelist in Bahner 
Chancery Office/Work Assignment: Pastor; Vicar for Prison Ministry
Email Address: shparishsedalia@gmail.com
Phone #: (660) 827-2311

Cox, Rev. Msgr. David D.

Ordination Year: 1981
Parish Location/City : Mary Immaculate, Kirksville; St. Rose of Lima, Novinger
Chancery Office/Work Assignment: Pastor
Email Address: secretary@miparish.org
Phone #: (660) 665-2466

Culotta, Rev. Joachim (O.P.)

Ordination Year: 1964
Parish Location/City : St. Thomas More Newman Center, Columbia
Chancery Office/Work Assignment: Senior Priest in Service
Email Address: reception@comonewman.org
Phone #: (573) 449-5424

Debo, Rev. William D.

Ordination Year: 1995
Parish Location/City : Holy Family, Freeburg; Sacred Heart, Rich Fountain
Chancery Office/Work Assignment: Pastor
Email Address: cathedralofozarks@att.net
Phone #: (573) 744-5254

Doke, Rev. Jason T.

Ordination Year: 2013
Chancery Office/Work Assignment: Moderator of Curia
Email Address: frdoke@gmail.com
Phone #: (573) 635-9127 (Ext. 222)

Dolan, Rev. Patrick G. (Retired)

Ordination Year: 1971
Parish Location/City : Volunteer Sacramental Minister of St. Mary, Milan and Mission of St. Mary, Unionville
Chancery Office/Work Assignment: Priest in Service to Hispanic Ministry

Dorn, Rev. Louis E. (Retired)

Ordination Year: 1972

Dowling, Rev. Patrick

Ordination Year: 1982
Parish Location/City : Prison Ministry, Columbia; Nursing Home and Hospital Ministry, Jefferson City

Doyle, Rev. Francis W.

Ordination Year: 2010
Parish Location/City : Sacred Heart, Columbia
Chancery Office/Work Assignment: Pastor
Email Address: sbauer@sacredheart-church.org
Phone #: (573) 443-3470

Duncan, Rev. Joshua J.

Ordination Year: 2016
Parish Location/City : St. Joseph Cathedral, Jefferson City
Chancery Office/Work Assignment: Associate Pastor; Assistant Diocesan Vocation Director; Chaplain at Helias Catholic High School (part-time); & Bishop's Master of Ceremony 
Email Address: associatepastor@cathedraljc.org
Phone #: (573) 635-7991

Ekka, Rev. Alexius

Ordination Year: 1981 (Diocese of Jashpur, India)
Parish Location/City : St. Ann, Warsaw; Ss. Peter & Paul, Cole Camp; St. Bernadette, Hermitage
Chancery Office/Work Assignment: Pastor & Administrator
Email Address: stannwarsaw1@gmail.com
Phone #: (660) 438-3844

Elskamp, Rev. Frederick (Retired)

Ordination Year: 1962

Eruo, Rev. Basil

Ordination Year: 1999 (Diocese of Orlu, Nigeria)
Parish Location/City : St. Joseph, Palmyra
Chancery Office/Work Assignment: Administrator
Email Address: office@stjoepalmyra.org
Phone #: (573) 769-3270

Etonu, Rev. Simeon A.

Ordination Year: 2015
Parish Location/City : St. Mary, Shelbina; St. Patrick, Clarence
Chancery Office/Work Assignment: Administrator
Email Address: stmaryshelbina@gmail.com
Phone #: (573) 588-4498

Fields, Rev. Robert H.

Ordination Year: 1982
Parish Location/City:
St. Michael, KahokaShrine of St. Patrick, St. Patrick: Notre Dame, LaGrange; St. Joseph, Canton; Queen of Peace, Ewing
Chancery Office/Work Assignment: Pastor & Adminstrator
Email Address: stmichel@centurytel.net
Phone #: (660) 727-3472

Finder, Rev. James (Retired)

Ordination Year: 1991
Chancery Office/Work Assignment: Volunteer Hospital Ministry, Jefferson City
Phone #: (573) 455-2888

Flanagan, Rev. Msgr. Michael T.

Ordination Year: 1965
Parish Location/City : Our Lady of Lourdes, Columbia
Chancery Office/Work Assignment: Senior Priest in Service
Email Address: frflan@socket.net
Phone #: (573) 445-7915

Flatley, Rev. Matthew J.

Ordination Year: 2012
Parish Location/City : Visitation, Vienna; Holy Guardian Angels, Brinktown
Chancery Office/Work Assignment: Pastor; Diocesan Moderator of Spiritual Formation
Email Address:  flatmattley@gmail.com
Phone #: (573) 422-3950

Ford, Rev. Michail P., OP

Parish Location/City : St. Thomas More Newman Center, Columbia
Chancery Office/Work Assignment: Associate Pastor
Email Address: reception@comonewman.org 
Phone #: (573) 449-5424

Frank, Rev. Richard W. (Retired)

Ordination Year: 1972

Frank, Rev. Richard W. (Retired)

Ordination Year: 1972

Franklin, Rev. Colin P.

Ordination Year: 2012
Parish Location/City : St. Joseph, Edina; St. John, Memphis; St. Aloysius, Baring
Chancery Office/Work Assignment: Pastor
Email Address: stjoeal@marktwain.net
Phone #: (660) 397-2183

Gabriel, Rev. Alexander

Ordination Year: 1983 (Diocese of Daltonganj, India)
Parish Location/City : Sacred Heart, Eldon; Our Lady of Snows, Mary's Home
Chancery Office/Work Assignment: Pastor
Email Address: sacred540@sbcglobal.net
Phone #: (573) 392-5334

Gormley, Rev. Kevin (Retired)

Ordination Year: 1964

Griffey, Rev. M. Brendan

Ordination Year: 1974
Parish Location/City: Immaculate Conception Parish, St. James
Chancery Office/Work Assignment: Associate Pastor
Email Address: icchurch@centurylink.net
Phone #: (573) 265-7250

Groner, Rev. John W.

Ordination Year: 1971
Parish Location/City : St. Robert Bellarmine, St. Robert; St. Jude, Richland
Chancery Office/Work Assignment: Pastor
Email Address: jgroner@strobertcatholic.com
Phone #: (573) 336-3662

Hartley, Rev. Paul M.

Ordination Year: 1981
Parish Location/City : St. Mary, Glasgow; St. Joseph, Slater
Chancery Office/Work Assignment: Pastor
Email Address: glasgowcatholicchurch@yahoo.com
Phone #: (660) 338-2053

Henderson, Rev. John A.

Ordination Year: 1987
Parish Location/City : St. William, Perry; St. Frances Cabrini, Paris
Chancery Office/Work Assignment: Pastor
Email Address: stwill1901@gmail.com
Phone #: (573) 565-2852

Higley, Rev. Msgr. Gregory L.

Ordination Year: 1981
Parish Location/City : St. George, Hermann; Church of the Risen Savior, Rhineland
Chancery Office/Work Assignment: Pastor
Email Address: church@stgparish.com
Phone #: (573) 486-2723

Hoi, Rev. Joseph

Ordination Year: 1984
Parish Location/City : St. Theresa, Dixon; St. Cornelius, Crocker
Chancery Office/Work Assignment: Pastor
Email Address: st.theresa@windstream.net
Phone #: (573) 759-7521

Ike, Rev. Roberto M.

Ordination Year: 1994 (Diocese of Okigwe, Nigeria)
Parish Location/City: St. Andrew, Holts Summit & Lincoln University, Jefferson City
Chancery Office/Work Assignment: Administrator &  Diocesan Dean of International Priests
Phone #: (573) 635-4053

Jones, Rev. Stephen W.

Ordination Year: 2012
Parish Location/City : Helias High School, Jefferson City; St. Martin, St. Martins
Chancery Office/Work Assignment: President of Tolton & Administrator of Parish
Email Address: info@heliascatholic.com
Phone #: (573) 635-6139

Jones, Rev. W. Paul (Retired)

Ordination Year: 1996

Judge, Rev. Russell R. (Retired)

Ordination Year: 1978

Kaimann, Rev. Gerald J.

Ordination Year: 1970
Parish Location/City : St. Bonaventure, Marceline; Immaculate Conception, Brookfield
Chancery Office/Work Assignment: Pastor
Email Address: stbon@mcmsys.com
Phone #: (660) 376-3239

Kane, Rev. Philip M.

Ordination Year: 1988
Parish Location/City : St. Joseph, Pilot Grove; St. Joseph, Clifton City; St. John the Baptist, Clear Creek
Chancery Office/Work Assignment: Pastor
Email Address: dgerkestjoe@gmail.com
Phone #: (660) 834-5600

Korte, Rev. William L.

Ordination Year: 1983
Parish Location/City : St. Joseph, Louisiana; Mission of Mary Queen of Peace, Clarksville
Chancery Office/Work Assignment: Administrator
Phone #: (573) 754-4757

Kramer, Rev. George (Retired)

Ordination Year: 1962

Kurwicki, V.G., Rev. Msgr. Robert A.

Ordination Year: 1985
Parish Location/City : St. Michael, Russellville
Chancery Office/Work Assignment: Pastor; Vicar for Clergy
Email Address: vicorgeneral@diojeffcity.org
Phone #: (573) 782-3171

Lammers, P.A., Rev. Msgr. Donald W. (Retired)

Ordination Year: 1966
Parish Location/City : Cathedral of St. Joseph, Jefferson City (in residence)
Chancery Office/Work Assignment: Retired Priest in Residence
Email Address: info@cathedraljc.org
Phone #: (573) 635-7991

Litzau, Rev. Richard F. (O.P.)

Ordination Year: 2005
Parish Location/City : St. Thomas More Newman Center, Columbia
Chancery Office/Work Assignment: Pastor
Email Address: reception@comonewman.org
Phone #: (573) 449-5424

Lueckenotte, Rev. Daniel I.J.

Ordination Year: 1990Parish Location/City: Holy Cross, Cuba; St. Francis Caracciolo, Bourbon; & St. Michael, Steelville
Chancery Office/Work Assignment: Pastor
Email Address: hccccuba@gmail.com
Phone #: (573) 885-3520

Maher, Rev. J. David (Retired)

Ordination Year: 1971

Makarewicz, Rev. Msgr. Marion J.

Ordination Year: 1987
Parish Location/City : Our Lady of the Lake, Lake Ozark
Chancery Office/Work Assignment: Pastor
Email Address: ourladylake@sbcglobal.net
Phone #: (573) 964-6122

McCorkle, Msgr. Louis (Retired)

Ordination Year: 1953

McGrath, Rev. Thomas (Retired)

Ordination Year: 1977

Means, Rev. David A.

Ordination Year: 1981 (Archdiocese of St. Louis)
Parish Location/City : Most Pure Heart of Mary, Chamois; Assumption, Morrison
Chancery Office/Work Assignment: Administrator
Email Address: mphsec@mostpureheart.org
Phone #: (573) 763-5345

Medina, Rev. Ignazio C.

Ordination Year: 1978
Parish Location/City : St. Stanislaus, Wardsville; St. Margaret of Anitoch, Osage Bend
Chancery Office/Work Assignment: Pastor
Email Address: ststansec@socket.net
Phone #: (573) 636-4925

Merz, S.L.D., Rev. Daniel J.

Ordination Year: 1998
Parish Location/City : St. George, Linn; Our Lady Help of Christians, Frankenstein
Chancery Office/Work Assignment: Pastor; Diocesan Director of the Permanent Diaconate
Email Address: stgeorgeparish@att.net
Phone #: (573) 897-2293

Meystrik, Rev. Gregory C.

Ordination Year: 1990
Parish Location/City: St. Patrick, Rolla; St. Anthony, Rosati; Immaculate Conception, St. James 
Chancery Office/Work Assignment: Pastor; Chair of the Diocesan Building Commission
Email Address: receptionist@stpatsrolla.org
Phone #: (573) 364-1435

Miller, Rev. Mark (C.PP.S.)

Ordination Year: 1971
Parish Location/City : Sacred Heart, Sedalia; St. Patrick, Sedalia; St. John the Evangelist, Bahner
Chancery Office/Work Assignment: Pastor
Email Address: shparishsedalia@gmail.com
Phone #: (660) 827-2311

Mukiibi, Rev. Leonard

Ordination Year: 2005 (Archdiocese of Kampala, Uganda)
Parish Location/City: St. Thomas the Apostle, St. Thomas & St. Cecilia, Meta
Chancery Office/Work Assignment: Administrator
Email Address: stthomasoffice@embarqmail.com
Phone #: (573) 477-3315

Murphy, Rev. Michael P.

Ordination Year: 1989
Parish Location/City : St. Joseph, Salisbury; St. Mary of the Angels, Wien
Chancery Office/Work Assignment: Pastor
Email Address: saintjosephcatholicchurch@hotmail.com
Phone #: (660) 388-5590

Nelen, Rev. Louis M.

Ordination Year: 2012
Parish Location/City : Cathedral of St. Joseph, Jefferson City
Chancery Office/Work Assignment: Pastor
Email Address: info@cathedraljc.org
Phone #: (573) 635-7991

Niekamp, Rev. Philip E.

Ordination Year: 2005
Parish Location/City : St. Pius X, Moberly
Chancery Office/Work Assignment: Pastor
Email Address: stpiusxchurch@mcmsys.com
Phone #: (660) 263-5243

Nwosu, Rev. Benjamin E.

Ordination Year: 2001 (Diocese of Okigwe, Nigeria)
Parish Location/City : Immaculate Conception, Macon; Sacred Heart, Bevier
Chancery Office/Work Assignment: Pastor
Email Address: icchurchmacon@gmail.com
Phone #: (660) 385-3792

Nzabonimpa, Rev. Boniface Kasiita

Ordination Year: 2002 (Diocese of Kampala, Uganda)
Parish Location/City : St. Boniface, Brunswick; St. Raphael, Indian Grove; St. Joseph, Hurricane Branch
Chancery Office/Work Assignment: Administrator
Email Address: stboniface@centurylink.net
Phone #: (660) 548-3267

Offutt, Rev. J. James (Retired)

Ordination Year: 1962

Okoli, Rev. Augustine Azubuike

Ordination Year: 2001 (Diocese of Aba, Nigeria)
Parish Location/City : Immaculate Conception, Montgomery City; St. Patrick, Jonesburg; St. Joseph, Martinsburg; Church of the Resurrection, Wellsville
Chancery Office/Work Assignment: Pastor
Email Address: imm-con@sbcglobal.net
Phone #: (573) 564-2375

Okoroji, Rev. Callistus C.

Ordination Year: 2002 (Diocese of Okigwe, Nigeria)
Parish Location/City : Immaculate Conception, Loose Creek; St. Louis of France, Bonnots Mill
Chancery Office/Work Assignment: Pastor
Email Address: icparish1845@gmail.com
Phone #: (573) 897-2922

Oligschlaeger, Rev. P. Gregory

Ordination Year: 1993
Parish Location/City : Holy Rosary, Monroe City; St. Stephen, Indian Creek
Chancery Office/Work Assignment: Pastor
Email Address: hrosarymc@gmail.com
Phone #: (573) 735-4718

Peckman, Rev. R. William

Ordination Year: 1997
Parish Location/City : Ss. Peter & Paul, Boonville; St. Joseph, Fayette
Chancery Office/Work Assignment: Pastor
Email Address: ssppchurch@socket.net
Phone #: (660) 882-6468

Penn, Rev. Michael W.

Ordination Year: 2003
Parish Location/City : St. Francis Xavier, Taos
Chancery Office/Work Assignment: Pastor
Email Address: sfxchurch1@embarqmail.com
Phone #: (573) 395-1104

Porterfield, J.C.L., Rev. Mark A.

Ordination Year: 1994
Parish Location/City :
St. Martin/Jefferson City
Phone #:
(573) 893-2923

Quinn, Rev. Michael F.

Ordination Year: 1970
Parish Location/City : Holy Family, Hannibal
Chancery Office/Work Assignment: Pastor & Dean of Hannibal Deanery
Email Address: miller@myholyfamily.com
Phone #: (573) 221-1078

Reid, Rev. Nicholas J.

Ordination Year: 2011
Parish Location/City : Active Outside the Diocese
Chancery Office/Work Assignment: Service to the Archdiocese for the Military Services

Rinaldo, Rinaldo, Rev. Anthony R.

Ordination Year: 2013
Parish Location/City : Annunciation, California; St. Andrew, Tipton
Chancery Office/Work Assignment: Pastor
Email Address: sac_rectory@outlook.com
Phone #: (660) 433-2162

Ryan, Rev. C. Duane (Retired)

Ordination Year: 1954 (Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph)

Schmitz, Rev. John J.

Ordination Year: 1991
Parish Location/City : St. Patrick, Laurie; St. Philip Benizi, Versailles
Chancery Office/Work Assignment: Pastor
Email Address: parishsecretary@shrineofstpatrick.com
Phone #: (573) 374-7855

Schrader, Rev. Dylan

Ordination Year: 2010
Parish Location/City : St. Brendan, Mexico
Chancery Office/Work Assignment: Pastor; Diocesan Moderator of Youth/Young Adults and Religious Education; Delegate for the Extraordinary Form Mass; Chaplain to Home School Families
Email Address: pastor@saintbrendans.org
Phone #: (573) 581-4720

Secrist, Rev. Jeremy A.

Ordination Year: 2004
Parish Location/City : St. Peter, Jefferson City
Chancery Office/Work Assignment: Pastor
Email Address: parish@saintpeterjc.org
Phone #: (573) 636-8159

Smith, J.C.L., Rev. Mark S.

Ordination Year: 1996
Parish Location/City : St. Peter, Marshall; Holy Family, Sweet Springs
Chancery Office/Work Assignment: Canonical Administrator
Email Address: stpeter.office@att.net
Phone #: (660) 886-7960

Steinhauser, Rev. Kenneth B. (Retired)

Ordination Year: 1970

Thomas, Rev. Joby P.

Ordination Year: 2000 (Archdiocese of Kottayam, India)
Parish Location/City : St. Lawrence, St. Elizabeth; St. Anthony of Padua, St. Anthony
Chancery Office/Work Assignment: Administrator
Email Address: stlawrencegridiron@hotmail.com
Phone #: (573) 493-2301

Tigga, Rev. Basil

Ordination Year: 1992 (Diocese of Gumla, India)
Parish Location/City : St. Peter, Jefferson City
Chancery Office/Work Assignment: Associate Pastor
Email Address: parish@saintpeterjc.org
Phone #: (573) 636-8159

Ussher, Rev. Henry

Ordination Year: 1999 (Diocese of Wiawso, Ghana)
Parish Location/City: St. Clement, St. Clement; Sacred Heart, Vandalia; & St. John, Laddonia
Assignment: AdministratorEmail Address: stclementparish@gmail.com
Phone #: (573) 324-5545

Uzuegbu, Rev. Kelechi

Ordination Year: August 22, 2009
Parish Location/City: St. Joseph, Salisbury
Work Assignment: Temporarily Assigned 
Email Address: saintjosephcatholicchurch@hotmail.com
Phone #: (660) 388-5590

Vacca, Rev. Daniel L.

Parish Location/City: St. Anthony, Camdenton & Our Lady of Snows, Climax Springs
Chancery Office/Work Assignment: Pastor
Email Address: stanthonysadmoffice@gmail.com
Phone #: (573) 346-2716

Veit, Rev. David J.

Ordination Year: 1998
Parish Location/City: Sacred Heart, Sedalia; St. Patrick, Sedalia; St. John the Evangelist in Bahner 
Chancery Office/Work Assignment: Pastor
Email Address: cshparishsedalia@gmail.com
Phone #: (660) 827-2311

Viviano, Rev. Anthony J.

Ordination Year: 2012
Parish Location/City : St. Joseph, Westphalia; St. Anthony of Padua, Folk
Chancery Office/Work Assignment: Pastor; Diocesan Moderator of Marriage and Family Life
Email Address: parishoffice@stjosephwestphalia.org
Phone #: (573) 455-2320

Wiederholt, Rev. Clarence E. (Retired)

Ordination Year: 1955

Wilbers, Msgr. Michael J. (Retired)

Ordination Year: 1972

Yebra, Rev. (Capt.) Bernardino

Ordination Year: 1988
Parish Location/City : Ft. Leonard Wood, MO
Chancery Office/Work Assignment: Catholic Chaplain
Email Address: nongyebra@hotmail.com
Phone #: 573-596-7870, or 573-596-2127