Directory: Assistant Chaplains

Father Fredi Gomez-Torres

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History:

Born: Toluca, Mexico
Birthday: November 3, 1969
Ordained: August 3, 2002

Parochial Vicar of St. Mary, Metamora; St. Elizabeth, Washburn; St. John, Benson; and St. Joseph, Roanoke (2002). Parochial Vicar of St. Mary, Kewanee and St. Francis of Assisi, Kewanee (2003). Parochial Vicar of Holy Cross, Mendota (2005). Administrator of Holy Cross, Mendota; Sts. Peter & Paul, Peterstown (2008). Pastor of Holy Cross, Mendota; Sts. Peter and Paul, Peterstown (2009). While remaining Pastor of Holy Cross, Mendota; Sts. Peter and Paul, Peterstown; Pastor of St. Teresa of Avila, Earlville (2013). Pastor of St. Mary, Moline; St. Mary, East Moline; St. Anne, East Moline; Our Lady of Guadalupe, Silvis (2014). Pastor of St. Mary, Moline; St. Mary, East Moline; St. Anne, East Moline (2015). Pastor of St. Mary, Champaign; St. Joseph, Ivesdale; St. Patrick, Tolono (2017).

Current assignment: Assistant Chaplain of OSF Health Care Saint Francis Medical Center, Peoria (6/15/22).

Father Matthew Hoelscher

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History:

Born: Amarillo, Texas
Birthday: May 22, 1982
Ordained: May 24, 2014

Parochial Vicar of St. Matthew, Champaign; St. Boniface, Seymour; Chaplain of The High School of St. Thomas More, Champaign (2014).  Chaplain of Alleman High School, Rock Island (2018) and Sacramental Care of Augustana College, Rock Island (2020). Parochial Vicar of Corpus Christi, Galesburg; Immaculate Heart of Mary, Galesburg; St. Patrick, Galesburg; and Sacred Heart, Abingdon (2021).

Current assignment: Assistant Chaplain of St. John Newman Center at University of Illinois (6/15/22).

Father Alexander Millar

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History:

Born: Urbana, Illinois
Birthday: February 25, 1987
Ordained: May 23, 2015

Parochial Vicar of Cathedral of St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception, Peoria; Sacred Heart, Peoria; and St. Bernard, Peoria (2015). From Parochial Vicar to Administrator of Cathedral of St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception, Peoria; Sacred Heart, Peoria; and St. Bernard, Peoria (2018). From Administrator to Rector of Cathedral of St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception, Peoria; From Administrator to Pastor of Sacred Heart, Peoria and St. Bernard, Peoria (2019). Pastor of St. Patrick, Seneca; St. Joseph, Marseilles; St. Mary of the Field, Grand Ridge; St. Patrick, Ransom; and St. Theresa, Earlville (2020). Pastor of St. Patrick, Seneca; St. Joseph, Marseilles; St. Mary of the Field, Grand Ridge; St. Patrick, Ransom (2021).

Current assignment: Assistant Chaplain of St. John Catholic Newman Center at University of Illinois, Champaign (2022).

Father Jeffery A. Small

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History:

Born: Racine, Wisconsin
Birthday: November 13, 1964
Ordained: May 29, 1993

Parochial Vicar of St. Stephen, Streator (1993). Pastor of Immaculate Conception, Carthage and St. Mary, West Point (1997). Leave of absence (2003). Parochial Vicar of Holy Family, Oglesby; Sts. Peter and Paul, Leonore; Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Eagle Township (2013). Assistant Chaplain at OSF St. Francis Medical Center, Peoria (2015).

Current assignment: Parochial Vicar of St. Joseph, Peru; St. Mary, Peru; and St. Valentine, Peru (2019).

Father Dennis Spohrer

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History:

Born: Urbana, Illinois
Birthday: July 13, 1967
Ordained: May 24, 2003

Parochial Vicar of St. Vincent de Paul, Peoria (2003). Parochial Vicar of St. Matthew, Champaign (2004). Parochial Vicar of Holy Cross, Champaign (2005). Administrator of St. Theresa, Alexis and Chaplain of OSF Holy Family Medical Center, Monmouth. While remaining Chaplain of OSF Holy Family Medical Center Monmouth; from Administrator to Pastor of St. Theresa, Alexis (2010). Parochial Vicar of St. Patrick, Urbana and St. Mary, Champaign (2012).

Current assignment: Assistant Chaplain at OSF St. Francis Medical Center, Peoria (2013).

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