Monsignor Gerald T. Ward
Born in Peoria, Feb. 23, 1953. Ordained May 26, 1979. Parochial Vicar, St. Ambrose, Milan, 1979; Holy Trinity, Bloomington, 1982; St. Matthew, Champaign, 1985. Pastor, St. Patrick, Elkhart, St. Thomas, Mt. Pulaski, St. John, Middletown, and Prison Ministry, Logan Correctional Center, Lincoln, 1988. Vicar, Lincoln Vicariate, 1989-1991. Pastor, St. Patrick of Merna, Bloomington, 1991. While remaining at Merna, adm., St. Mary, Downs, 1996-2004. While remaining pastor at Merna, pastor, St. Mary, Downs, 2008.
Pastor Blessed Sacrament, Morton (2014)