Directory: Schlarman Academy

Father Thomas Gibson


Born in Chicago 2/26/1964. Ordained 5/29/1993. Asst. Holy Cross, Champaign (1993) St. Thomas, Peoria Heights (1994) Asst. Chaplain St. John’s Newman ctr., Champaign (1997) Released to explore vocation to Carthusian Charterhouse, VT (1999) Sacred Heart, Moline (2000) Pastor St. Patrick, Tolono; St. Joseph Ivesdale (2001) Released discernment in religious life (2003) Parochial Vicar Sacred Heart Moline 2011; Administrator, St. Mary’s Parish, Moline and St. Mary’s Parish, East Moline 2012; Parochial vicar St. Mary Cathedral, Peoria and St. Bernard, Peoria and Sacred Heart, Peoria and St. Joe, Peoria (2015); Pastor St. Anthony, Hoopeston and chaplain team at Schlarman Academy, Danville 2017.

Father Steven Loftus


Born January 18, 1970 in Decatur Ordained August 2002 Parochial Vicar, St. Mary’s, Pontiac; St. John’s, Cullom, and St. Joseph’s, Flanagan, 2002. From assitant, St. Mary’s Parish and St. John’s Parish, Cullom, and St. Joseph’s Mission, Flanagan, to assistant St. Patrick’s Parish and St. Mary’s Parish, Ottawa, 2004; Administrator, St. John the Baptist, Rapids City; St. Mary, Hampton, 2007; Pastor St. John the Baptist, Rapids city; St. Mary, Hampton, 2008; Pastor, St. John the Baptist, Rapids City, St. Mary, Hampton, and Faculty, Alleman High School 2009. Pastor St. Mary, Rock Island; Sacred Heart, Rock Island and Chaplain at Alleman High School, 2011; Pastor Holy Family, Danville 2013; while remaining pastor of Holy Family, Danville, Chaplain team, Schlarman Academy, Danville 2017.

Father Bowan Schmitt


Born in Iowa City, Iowa on May 12, 1963. Ordained on May 24, 1997.
Parochial Vicar at St. Thomas in Peoria Heights (1997). Pastor at St. Joseph in Marseilles and St. Patrick in Ransom (2000). Pastor at St. Anthony in Hoopeston and chaplain at Schlarman High School in Danville (2005) Pastor at St. Thomas Church in Philo, Immaculate Conception in Bongard, and St. Mary in Pesotum (2010). Pastor at Holy Cross in Mendota, St. Teresa of Avila in Earlville, and Sts. Peter & Paul in Peterstown (2014). Pastor at St. Paul in Danville (2016). While remaining pastor at St. Paul in Danville to chaplain team, Schlarman Acadamy in Danville 2017.

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