Directory: Pastors

Father Michael Andrejek

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Born: Oak Lawn, Illinois
Birthday: May 26, 1970
Ordained May 23, 1998

Parochial Vicar of Sacred Heart, Moline (1998). Pastor of Holy Family, Oglesby (2005). Chaplain of Alleman High School, Rock Island (1999). Pastor of St. Joseph, Pekin (2012). Remaining Pastor of St. Joseph, Pekin; Pastor of Sacre Coeur, Creve Coeur (2013).

Current assignment: Pastor of St. Joseph, Pekin (2014) and Vicar Forane of the Pekin Vicariate (2018).

Father Scott Archer

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Born: Fort Dodge, Iowa
Birthday: June 8, 1962
Ordained May 26, 1990

Parochial Vicar of Sacred Heart, Moline (1990). Parochial Vicar of St. Philomena, Peoria (1992). Administrator of St. John the Baptist, Fairbury and St. James, Forrest (1993). Pastor of St. John the Baptist, Fairbury and St. James, Forrest (1994). Pastor of St. John the Baptist, Fairbury and St. Rose, Strawn (2001). Pastor St. John the Baptist, Fairbury, St. Rose, Strawn; Administrator Sts. Peter & Paul, Chatsworth, St. James Mission, Forest (2013).

Current assignment: Founding Pastor of St. Andrew, Fairbury (2013).

Father Joseph Baker

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Born: Peoria, Illinois
Birthday: December 24, 1986
Ordained: May 23, 2015

Parochial Vicar of St. Mary, Champaign and St. Patrick, Urbana (2015). Parochial Vicar of St. Mary, Bloomington (2016) and Chaplain team of Central Catholic High School, Bloomington (2017). While remaining on Chaplain team of Central Catholic High School, Bloomington; Parochial Vicar of Epiphany Parish, Normal (2018). Administrator of St. Ambrose, Milan and St. Patrick, Andalusia (2020).

Current assignment: Pastor of St. Ambrose, Milan and St. Patrick, Andalusia (2021); Chaplain of Alleman High School, Rock Island (6/15/22).

Father Gary Blake

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815-883-8233
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Born: Pekin, Illinois
Birthday: August 8, 1970
Ordained: May 24, 2008

Parochial Vicar of Holy Cross, Mendota and Sts. Peter & Paul, Peterstown (2008). Administrator of Holy Family, Oglesby (2012). Pastor of Holy Family, Oglesby, Sts. Peter and Paul, Leonore, Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Eagle Township (2013). Pastor of Holy Family, Oglesby; Vicar Forane of the LaSalle Vicariate (2017).

Current assignment: Vicar Forane of the LaSalle Vicariate (2017); Pastor of St. Valentine, Peru; St. Mary, Peru; and St. Joseph, Peru (01/20/2021) .

Monsignor Michael C. Bliss

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Phone:
309-655-2130
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Born: Florissant, Missouri
Birthday: May 7, 1961
Ordained: May 25, 1991

Parochial Vicar of Sacred Heart, Moline (1991).  Assistant Chaplain of St. John’s Catholic Newman Center, University of Illinois, Champaign (1993). Assistant Chaplain of OSF St. Francis Medical Center (1996). Chaplain of OSF St. Francis Medical Center (1998). Clinical Pastoral Education Residency (2001). Vicar Forane of the Peoria SE Vicariate (2003).  While remaining Chaplain, OSF St. Francis Medical Center; Chaplain to His Holiness (2007). Pastor of St. Edward, Chillicothe (2017).

Current assignment: Pastor of St. Philomena, Monticello, and St. Michael, Bement (2019).

Father Lee Brokaw

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Born: Burlington, Iowa
Birthday: January 23, 1986
Ordained: May 27, 2017

Parochial Vicar of St. Matthew, Champaign; St. Boniface, Seymour (2017). Administrator of Corpus Christi, Galesburg; Immaculate Heart of Mary, Galesburg; St. Patrick, Galesburg; and Sacred Heart, Abingdon (2020).

Current assignment: Pastor of Corpus Christi, Galesburg; Immaculate Heart of Mary, Galesburg; St. Patrick, Galesburg; and Sacred Heart, Abingdon (2021).

Monsignor Brian K. Brownsey

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Born: Streator, Illinois
Birthday: August 2, 1963
Ordained: May 25, 1996

Parochial Vicar of Sacred Heart, Moline (1996). Pastor of St. Mary, Utica (1998). Pastor of St. Peter, Peoria (2005). Rector of the Cathedral of St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception, Peoria (2005). Assistant Chaplain of Alleman High School, Rock Island (1997). Chaplain of Marquette High School (1998). Associate Vocations Director (1999). Diocesan Director of Cursillo/TEC (2000). Vocations Director (2003). Director and Chaplain of St. Joseph Newman Foundation, Bradley University (2008). While remaining Director of Vocations and Director of Bradley Newman Center, Pastor of St. Mark, Peoria (2011).

Current assignment: Pastor of St. Mark, Peoria and Chaplain/Director, St. Joseph Chapel and Newman Foundation at Bradley University (2015).

Father Deus-Dedit B. Byabato

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Born: Bukoba, Tanzania, East Africa
Birthday: November 14, 1962
Ordained: November 20, 1993

Administrator of St. Aloysius, Wataga (2009). Assistant Chaplain of OSF St. Francis Medical Center, Peoria (1999). Incardinated into the Diocese of Peoria (2002). Clinical Pastoral Education  while in residence at Epiphany, Normal (2003). Chaplain of OSF St. Mary Medical Center, Galesburg (2004).

Current assignment: Chaplain of OSF St. Mary Medical Center, Galesburg (2004) and Pastor of St. Aloysius, Wataga (2014).

Father Paul Carlson

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Born: Rock Island, Illinois
Birthday: August 12, 1981
Ordained: May 29, 2010

Parochial Vicar of St. Jude, Peoria; Chaplain of Peoria Notre Dame High School, Peoria (2010). Parochial Vicar of St. Hyacinth, LaSalle; St. Patrick, LaSalle; and Queen of the Holy Rosary Shrine, LaSalle (2012). Administrator of Nativity of Our Lord, Spring Valley and St. Mary, Utica (2016). Pastor of St. Hyacinth, LaSalle; St. Patrick, LaSalle; and Rector of Queen of the Holy Rosary Shrine, LaSalle (2017).

Current assignment: Pastor of Holy Family, Oglesby (01/20/2021).

Father Adam Cesarek

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Born: Rock Falls, Illinois
Birthday: January 31, 1984
Ordained: May 23, 2015

Parochial Vicar of St. Mary, Pontiac; St. Paul, Odell; St. Joseph, Flanagan; and St. John, Cullom (2015).  While remaining Parochial Vicar of St. Mary, Pontiac and St. Joseph, Flanagan; Parochial Vicar of St. Joseph, Chenoa; St. Mary, Lexington (2018). Administrator of St. Mary, Pontiac (2019).

Current assignment: Pastor of St. Mary, Pontiac (2020).

Father Anthony Co

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Born: St. Charles
Birthday: December 31, 1977
Ordained: May 28, 2005

Parochial Vicar of Immaculate Conception, Monmouth; St. Theresa; Alexis, and St. Andrew, Oquawka; and Chaplain of the Newman Club at Monmouth College (2005). Parochial Vicar of St. Matthew, Champaign while assisting with Hispanic Ministry at St. John’s Catholic Chapel (2006). Assistant Chaplain at St. John Newman Foundation, University of Illinois in Champaign (2009). Administrator of St. Patrick, Andalusia; Chaplain of Alleman High School, Rock Island; and sacramental care of Augustana College, Rock Island (2013). While remaining sacramental care of Augustana College, Rock Island ; Pastor of St. Patrick, Andalusia (2014). Pastor of St. Mary, Rock Island and Sacred Heart, Rock Island (2016).

Current assignment: Pastor of St. Patrick, Urbana (2019) and Pastor of St. Mary, Champaign (6/15/2022).

Father Kevin Creegan

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Born: New London, Wisconsin
Birthday: December 8, 1959
Ordained: May 26, 2001

Parochial Vicar of Immaculate Conception, Monmouth; St. Patrick, Raritan; and St. Andrew, Oquawka (2001). While remaining Parochial Vicar of Immaculate Conception, Monmouth and St. Patrick, Raritan; Parochial Vicar of St. Theresa, Alexis (2002). Administrator of St. Mary, DePue (2004) and St. Mary, Tiskilwa (2005).

Current assignment: Pastor of St. Mary, DePue and St. Mary, Tiskilwa (2006).

Father John F. Cyr

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Born: Lafayette, Indiana
Birthday: March 17, 1974
Ordained: May 25, 2002

Parochial Vicar of Holy Cross, Champaign (2002). Parochial Vicar of St. Pius X , Rock Island (2004). Parochial Vicar of St. Vincent de Paul, Peoria (2005). Parochial Vicar of Holy Trinity, Bloomington (2006). Parochial Vicar of St. Patrick of Merna, Bloomington; St. Mary, Downs (2008). Administrator of St. Patrick, Tolono (2010). Pastor of St. Patrick, Tolono and St. Joseph, Ivesdale (2012). Parochial Vicar of St. Vincent de Paul, Peoria (2013). Parochial Vicar of St. Matthew, Champaign (2014).

Current assignment: Pastor of St. John the Baptist, Bradford and St. Dominic, Wyoming (2015).

Father Patrick DeMeulemeester

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Born: East Moline, Illinois
Birthday: September 8, 1964
Ordained: May 27, 1995

Parochial Vicar of Holy Family, Lincoln (1995). Pastor of St. Patrick, Elkhart; St. Thomas, Mt. Pulaski; and St. John, Middletown (1997). While remaining Pastor of St. Patrick, Elkhart; St. Thomas, Mt. Pulaski; and St. John, Middletown; Pastor of St. Columba, Mason City (2000). Pastor of St. Mary, Rock Island, and Administrator of St. Joseph, Rock Island (2003). Pastor of St. Philomena, Monticello, and St. Michael, Bement (2005).

Current assignment: Pastor of St. Patrick, Hennepin and Sacred Heart, Granville (2008).

Father Matthew Deptula

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Born: Ogdensburg, New York
Birthday: May 30, 1972
Ordained: May 23, 2015

Parochial Vicar of St. Matthew, Champaign and St. Boniface, Seymour (2015). Administrator of Holy Trinity, Bloomington; St. Patrick, Bloomington; and St. Patrick, Wapella (2017). Parochial Vicar of Blessed Sacrament, Morton (8/8/2017). Parochial Vicar of St. Paul, Macomb; St. Rose of Lima, Rushville; Assistant Chaplain of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Newman Center, Macomb (1/31/18).

Current assignment: Pastor of St. Edward, Chillicothe (2019).

Monsignor Stanley L. Deptula

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msgrdeptula@stmatt.net
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Born: Belleville, New Jersey
Birthday: April 15, 1970
Ordained: May 25, 1996

Parochial Vicar of Sacred Heart, Moline (1996). Assistant Chaplain of St. John’s Newman Center, Champaign (1999). While remaining Assistant Chaplain of St. John’s Newman Center, Champaign; Associate Director of Vocations (1999). Pastor of St. Mary, Wenona and St. John the Baptist, Lostant (2002). While remaining pastor of St. Mary, Wenona and St. John the Baptist, Lostant; Administrator of St. Patrick, Minonk (2003). Vicar Forane of the Henry Vicariate (2003). Chaplain of Newman Foundation at Bradley University and Illinois Central College, Peoria; Director, Office of Divine Worship; Vice Chancellor, (2004). Director of College Ministry (2006). While remaining Director, Office of Divine Worship; Executive Director of the Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen Cause (2008). Chaplain to His Holiness (2009). Rector of the Cathedral of St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception, Peoria; Pastor of St. Bernard, Peoria; St. Peter, Peoria (2011). While remaining Vice Chancellor, Rector of the Cathedral of St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception, Peoria and Pastor of St. Bernard, Peoria; Pastor of Sacred Heart, Peoria and St. Joseph Peoria; Director of Archbishop Fulton Sheen Foundation (2015).

Current assignment: Pastor of St. Matthew, Champaign and St. Boniface, Seymour (9/18/2018).

Father Mark DeSutter

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Born: Kewanee, Illinois
Birthday: May 25, 1955
Ordained: May 29, 1982

Member of Rock Island-Milan Cooperative Ministry (1982). Parochial Vicar of St. Pius, Rock Island (1982). Parochial Vicar of Holy Trinity, Bloomington (1985). Parochial Vicar of St. John’s Chapel and Newman Foundation, Champaign (1988). Chaplain of St. Francis Newman Center, Macomb (1993). Pastor of Blessed Sacrament, Morton (2000).

Current assignment: Pastor of Sacred Heart, Moline (2014).

Father Antonio Dittmer

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Born: Marseilles, Illinois
Birthday: May 9, 1971
Ordained: July 12, 1997

Parochial Vicar of Immaculate Conception, Monmouth (1997). Studies at North American College, Rome (1997). Assistant Pastor of Holy Cross, Champaign (1998). Chaplain at The High School of Saint Thomas More, Champaign and Consultant for Family Life Programs of the Diocese (2000). While remaining Chaplain at The High School of Saint Thomas More, Champaign to Administrator of Sacred Heart, Farmer City and St. John, Bellflower (2000). While remaining Chaplain at The High School of Saint Thomas More, to part-time Parochial Vicar at Holy Cross, Champaign (2001). Leave of absence to discern religious life (2003). Chaplain of St. Robert Bellarmine Newman Center, Normal (2005). Working outside of the Diocese (2009). Pastor of St. Hyacinth, LaSalle; St. Patrick, LaSalle; and Rector of Queen of the Holy Rosary Shrine, LaSalle (2012). Pastor of St. Anne, East Moline, and St. Mary, Moline (2017).

Current assignment: Pastor of St. Mary, Moline (2019); Vicar Forane of the Rock Island Vicariate (2022).

Father Joseph Dondanville

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Born: Moline, Illinois
Birthday: November 28, 1967
Ordained: May 27, 1995

Parochial Vicar of Holy Cross, Mendota (1995). Pastor of St. Mary, East Moline (1998). Chaplain of The High School of St. Thomas More, Champaign; and Pastor of St. Patrick, Tolono and St. Joseph’s Mission, Ivesdale (2003). Pastor of St. Patrick, Tolono, and Chaplain of The High School of St. Thomas More, Champaign (2007). Pastor of St. Mary, Kickapoo (2009) and Pastor of St. Patrick, Elmwood (2017).

Current assignment: Pastor of Holy Family, Lincoln; St. Mary, Atlanta; St. Patrick, Elkhart; St. Thomas Aquinas, Mt. Pulaski; and chaplain Lincoln Correctional Center and Logan Correctional Center in Lincoln (2021).

Father Joseph P. Donton

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Born: Florissant, Missouri
Birthday: September 11, 1965
Ordained: May 25, 1991

Parochial Vicar of Holy Family, Lincoln; and Chaplain, Lincoln Correctional Center (1991). Parochial Vicar of St. Thomas the Apostle, Peoria Heights (1992). Administrative Assistant to Bishop Myers and Vice-Chancellor (1994). Rector of the Cathedral of St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception, Peoria; Director of Vocations (1997). Vicar Forane of the Peoria SW Vicariate (2001). Pastor of St. Patrick, Washington (2003). While remaining Pastor of St. Patrick, Washington; Administrator of St. Luke, Eureka (2006). While remaining Pastor of St. Patrick, Washington; Pastor of St. Luke, Eureka (2007). Pastor of St. Patrick, Ottawa and part-time teacher at Marquette Academy, Ottawa. Pastor of St. Malachy, Rantoul and St. Elizabeth of Hungary, Thomasboro (2013).

Current assignment: Pastor of Holy Cross, Champaign (2017).

Father Michael J. Driscoll, PhD

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Born: Peoria, Illinois
Birthday: December 28, 1961
Ordained: May 23, 1992

Parochial Vicar of St. Paul, Danville (1992). Parochial Vicar of St. Pius, Rock Island (1994). Chaplain of OSF St. Francis Medical Center, Peoria (1995). Pastor of St. Mary, Tiskilwa and St. Patrick, Camp Grove (1995). Pastor of St. Patrick, Camp Grove; St. Dominic, Wyoming; and St. John, Toulon (1998). Pastor of St. Mary, Rock Island (2001). Assistant Chaplain of OSF St. Francis Medical Center, Peoria (2003).

Current assignment: Chaplain and Director of Pastoral Care of OSF St. Elizabeth Medical Center, Ottawa (2012); Pastor of St. Mary, Utica (2016).

Father Anthony Ego

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Born: November 22, 1958
Ordained: May 25, 1985

Parochial Vicar of Sacred Heart, Moline (1985). Parochial Vicar of St. Mark, Peoria (1988). Pastor of St. Patrick, Elkhart; St. Thomas, Mt. Pulaski; and St. John, Middletown (1991). Vicar Forane of the Lincoln Vicariate (1991-1994). Pastor of St. Philomena, Monticello and St. Michael, Bement (1994). Pastor of St. Edward, Chillicothe (1996). Pastor of St. Ambrose, Milan (2001). Pastor of St. Joseph, Marseilles; St. Patrick, Ransom (2014).

Current assignment: Pastor of St. Maria Goretti, Coal Valley; Mary Our Lady of Peace, Orion (2018).

Father S. Stephen Engelbrecht

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Born: Jacksonville, Illinois
Birthday: July 26, 1973
Ordained May 27, 2000

Parochial Vicar of St. Matthew, Champaign (2000). Parochial Vicar of St. Thomas the Apostle, Peoria Heights (2002). Administrator of St. Patrick, Havana; Immaculate Conception, Manito (2004). From Administrator to Pastor of St. Patrick, Havana; Immaculate Conception, Manito (2006). Pastor of St. Malachy, Rantoul; St. Elizabeth, Thomasboro (2007). Pastor of St. Patrick, Andalusia (2009). Pastor of St. Anthony, Atkinson (2013). While remaining Pastor of St. Anthony, Atkinson; Pastor of Sacred Heart, Annawan; Vicar Forane of the Kewanee Vicariate (2014).

Current assignment: Pastor of St. Anthony, Atkinson; Sacred Heart, Annawan (01/01/2022).

Father Jeremy Freehill

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Born: Bloomington, IL
Birthday: February 6, 1985
Ordained May 25, 2013

Parochial Vicar of St. Pius X, Rock Island (2013). While remaining Parochial Vicar at St. Pius X, Rock Island; Chaplain Team at Alleman High School, Rock Island (2014). Chaplain at Alleman High School, Rock Island; Sacramental Care of Augustana College, Rock Island; in residence at St. Mary, Rock Island (2016). Coordinator of Catholic Ministries at Augustana College, Rock Island; Parochial Vicar St. Pius X, Rock Island (2018). Administrator of St. Ann, Peoria (2020).

Current assignment: Pastor of St. Ann, Peoria (2021).

Father Daniel Gifford

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stl.fr.gifford@gmail.com
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Born: Peoria, Illinois
Birthday: April 1, 1985
Ordained: May 26, 2012

Parochial of Vicar Epiphany, Normal (2012). Assistant Chaplain of St. John Catholic Newman Center, Champaign (2014). Parochial Vicar of St. Mark, Peoria and Assistant Chaplain of St. Joseph Newman Center, Peoria (2016). Administrator of St. Louis, Princeton (2017). Pastor of St. Louis, Princeton (2018).

Current assignment: Pastor of St. Malachy, Geneseo (2020).

Monsignor Jason A. Gray, J.C.D.

Email:
msgr_gray@cdop.org
Website:
http://www.jgray.org
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Born: Silvis, Illinois
Birthday: July 8, 1971
Ordained: July 12, 1997

Parochial Vicar of St. Columba, Ottawa (1997). Studies at North American College, Rome (1997). Parochial Vicar of St. Columba, Ottawa (1998). Vice Chancellor; Administrative Assistant to the Bishop; Pastor of St. Peter, Peoria (2001). Studies at Catholic University of America (2004). JCL (2006). Administrator of St. Vincent de Paul, Peoria; Adjutant Judicial Vicar and Vice Chancellor (2006). Remaining Administrator of St. Vincent de Paul, Peoria; Judicial Vicar of the Tribunal and Episcopal Vicar for Consecrated Life (2008). Pastor of St. Vincent de Paul, Peoria (2010). Released to the Congregation for the Causes of Saints in Rome (2012). Judge for the Diocesan Tribunal (2012). Pastor at St. Thomas the Apostle, Peoria Heights; Judge for the Diocesan Tribunal, and Episcopal Vicar for Consecrated Life (2015).

Current assignment: Pastor of St. Thomas the Apostle, Peoria Heights; Judicial Vicar; and Episcopal Vicar for Consecrated Life (2019).

Father Chris G. Haake

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Email:
frcgjh@gmail.com
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Born: Highland
Birthday: February 8, 1968
Ordained: May 24, 1997

Parochial Vicar of St. Philomena, Peoria (1997). Chaplain of Peoria Notre Dame High School, Peoria (1999). While remaining Chaplain at Peoria Notre Dame High School, Peoria, to Associate Director of Vocations (1999). Pastor of St. Mary, Kewanee (2002). While remaining Pastor of St. Mary, Kewanee, to Pastor of St. Francis of Assisi, Kewanee (2003). Pastor of St. Bernard, Peoria, and Spiritual Director, Cursillo/TEC program (2005). While remaining Spiritual Director, Cursillo/TEC program, to Assistant Pastor of St. Vincent de Paul, Peoria (2006). Administrator of St. Theresa, Earlville, and Chaplain of Marquette Academy, Ottawa (2006). While remaining Chaplain of Marquette Academy, Ottawa, to Pastor of St. Theresa, Earlville (2008 ). While remaining Pastor of St. Teresa, Earlville; part-time teacher at Marquette Academy, Ottawa (2011). Pastor of St. Patrick, Dwight and Sacred Heart, Campus (2013).

Current assignment: Pastor of St. Patrick, Dwight (2013) and St. Paul, Odell (2018).

Monsignor Philip D. Halfacre

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Born: East Chicago, Indiana
Birthday: October 15, 1964
Ordained: May 25, 1991

Parochial Vicar of St. Thomas the Apostle, Peoria Heights (1991). Pastor of St. Mary, Utica, and Chaplain, Marquette Academy, Ottawa (1992). Pastor of St. Patrick, Ottawa (1998). While remaining Pastor of St. Patrick, Ottawa, to Administrator of St. Mary, Naplate (2003). Pastor of St. Michael the Archangel, Streator; part-time teacher at Marquette Academy, Ottawa (2011). Pastor of St. Michael the Archangel, Streator and St. Patrick, Seneca (2012). Pastor of St. Michael the Archangel, Streator and Sts. Peter and Paul, Leonore (2017).

Current assignment: Pastor of St. Michael the Archangel, Streator and Sts. Peter and Paul, Leonore (2017); Appointed Vicar General (10/16/2019).

Father Glenn H. Harris

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Born: Peoria, Illinois
Birthday: August 7, 1966
Ordained: May 23, 1992

Parochial Vicar of Holy Trinity, Bloomington (1992) and Chaplain of Catholic Boy & Girl Scouts (1993). Parochial Vicar of St. Columba, Ottawa (1994). Pastor of St. Patrick, Bloomington (1996). Pastor of St. Joseph, Marseilles (1999). While remaining Pastor of St. Joseph; Pastor of St. Patrick, Ransom (2000). Parochial Vicar of St. Vincent de Paul, Peoria (2001). Pastor of St. Edward, Chillicothe (2003).

Current assignment: Chaplain of Catholic Boy & Girl Scouts (1993); Pastor of St. John the Baptist, Rapids City; St. Mary, Hampton (2011); Pastor of St. Anne, East Moline (2020).

Father Patrick T. Henehan

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309-243-7811
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Born: Bradford, Illinois
Birthday: July 16, 1971
Ordained May 23, 1998

Parochial Vicar of St. Vincent de Paul, Peoria (1998). Pastor of St. Mary, Utica, and Chaplain of Marquette Academy, Ottawa (2000). Chaplain of Central Catholic High School, Bloomington; Pastor of St. Mary, Downs, with residence at St. Patrick, Wapella (2003). While remaining Chaplain of Central Catholic High School, Bloomington, Pastor of St. Patrick, Wapella (2004). Pastor of St. Jude, Peoria (2010). Vocation Director of Formation (2015). Remaining Vocation Director of Formation and Pastor of St. Jude, Peoria; Pastor of St. Mary of the Woods, Princeville (2018).

Current assignment: Diocesan Vocation Director of Formation (2015) and Pastor of St. Jude, Peoria (2018).

Father Timothy Hepner

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Birthday: July 9, 1986
Ordained: May 26, 2012

Parochial Vicar of Immaculate Conception, Monmouth; St. Theresa, Alexis; St. Patrick, Raritan; Chaplain of Holy Family Medical Center, Monmouth; and Chaplain of St. Augustine Newman Center, Monmouth (2012). Diocesan Vocation Director of Recruitment (2015). While remaining Diocesan Vocation Director for Recruitment, in residence at St. Mary, Bloomington (2016). Administrator of St. Louis, Princeton (2020).

Current assignment: Pastor of Immaculate Conception, Monmouth; St. Patrick, Raritan; Chaplain of St. Augustine Newman Club, Monmouth (2021).

Father Joseph T. Hogan

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Born: Cleveland, Ohio
Birthday: July 16, 1960
Ordained: May 28, 1988

Parochial Vicar of St. Thomas the Apostle, Peoria Heights (1988). Chaplain of St. John’s Chapel, Champaign (1991). Pastor of St. Philomena, Monticello, and St. Michael, Bement (1998). Pastor of St. Edward, Chillicothe (2001). Pastor of St. Anthony, Spring Valley (2003). Pastor of St. Patrick, Urbana (2004). While remaining Pastor of St. Patrick, Urbana; administrator of St. Lawrence, Penfield (2008). While remaining Pastor of St. Patrick, Urbana; Pastor of St. Mary, Champaign (2011).

Current assignment: Pastor of Our Lady of the Lake, Mahomet (2017).

Father Geoff Horton

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Phone:
217-283-6211
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Born: Norman, Oklahoma
Birthday: November 9, 1964
Ordained May 24, 2008

Rector of the Cathedral of St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception, Peoria; Parochial Vicar of St. Bernard, Peoria; St. Peter, Peoria; Faculty at Peoria Notre Dame High School, Peoria; in residence at St. Mark, Peoria (2008). Administrator of St. Anthony, Hoopeston and Chaplain at Schlarman Academy, Danville (2010). Parochial Vicar of Holy Cross, Mendota and Sts. Peter & Paul, Peterstown (2012). Parochial Vicar of St. Mark, Peoria and Assistant Chaplain of St. Joseph Newman Center, Peoria (2013). Parochial Vicar of Holy Family, Lincoln; St. Mary, Atlanta; St. Patrick, Elkhart; and St. Thomas Aquinas, Mt. Pulaski (2016). Parochial Vicar of Holy Trinity, Bloomington; St. Patrick, Bloomington; St. Patrick, Wapella; and Chaplain team of Central Catholic High School, Bloomington (2017). Chaplain of St. John Paul II Catholic Newman Center, Normal (2018). While remaining Chaplain of St. John Paul II Catholic Newman Center, Normal; Administrator of St. Patrick, Wapella and Chaplain of Central Catholic High School, Bloomington (2020).

Current assignment: Chaplain of Central Catholic High School, Bloomington (2020); Pastor of St. Patrick, Wapella (2021).

Father Gregory J. Jozefiak

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Born: Chicago, Illinois
Birthday: May 25, 1961
Ordained: May 23, 1992

Parochial Vicar of St. Vincent de Paul, Peoria (1992). Parochial Vicar of Holy Cross, Champaign (1995). Parochial Vicar of St. John’s Catholic Chapel, Champaign (1996). Pastor of St. Mary, Delavan, and St. Joseph, Hopedale (1997). Assistant Chaplain of Pekin Federal Prison (2000). Pastor of Holy Family, Oglesby (2000). Pastor of St. Mary, Rock Island, and St. Joseph, Rock Island (2005). While remaining Pastor of St. Mary, Rock Island and St. Joseph, Rock Island; Chaplain of Alleman High School (2006). While remaining Pastor of St. Mary, Rock Island and St. Joseph, Rock Island and Chaplain of Alleman H.S.; Pastor of Sacred Heart, Rock Island (2007). Pastor of St. Anne, East Moline and Our Lady of Guadalupe, Silvis (2011). Pastor of St. Mary of Lourdes, Germantown Hills (2014). While remaining Pastor of St. Mary of Lourdes, Germantown Hills; Pastor of St. Mary, Metamora (2015).

Current assignment: Pastor Holy Family, Peoria (6/15/22).

Father David M. Kipfer

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Born: Peoria, Illinois
Birthday: September 29, 1962
Ordained: May 28, 1988

Parochial Vicar of Holy Trinity, Bloomington (1988). Pastor of St. Mary, Delavan and St. Joseph, Hopedale; Associate Director of Vocations (1992). Director of Vocations; Pastor of St. Peter, Peoria; Rector of the Cathedral of St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception, Peoria (1993). Director of Vocations and Rector of the Cathedral of St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception, Peoria (1995). Pastor of St. Columba, Ottawa (1997). While remaining Pastor of St. Columba, Ottawa; Pastor of St. Mary of the Field, Grand Ridge (2000). Pastor of St. Columba, Ottawa; St. Francis of Assisi, Ottawa; and St. Patrick, Ottawa (2017).

Current assignment: Pastor of St. Mary, Metamora (6/15/2022).

Father Charles Klamut

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Born: Waukegan, Illinois
Birthday: August 4, 1973
Ordained: May 29, 1999

Parochial Vicar of St. Philomena, Peoria (1999). Chaplain of Peoria Notre Dame High School, Peoria (2002). While remaining Chaplain of Peoria Notre Dame High School, Peoria; Pastor of St. Mark, Peoria (2006). While remaining Pastor of St. Mark, Peoria; Faculty at Peoria Notre Dame High School, Peoria (2008). Assistant Chaplain at St. John Newman Center in Champaign (2011). Pastor of St. Ambrose, Milan; Chaplain Team Coordinator for Alleman High School, Rock Island (2014). Pastor of St. Ambrose, Milan and St. Patrick, Andalusia (2016).

Current assignment: Pastor of St. Anthony, Bartonville (2020).

 

Father Corey Krengiel

Position(s):
History:

Born: Lemont, Illinois
Birthday: November, 1985
Ordained: May 24, 2014

Parochial Vicar of St. Columba, Ottawa; St. Mary of the Field, Grand Ridge (2014). Parochial Vicar of St. Columba, Ottawa; St. Francis of Assisi, Ottawa; St. Patrick, Ottawa; Chaplain of Marquette Academy (2017). Chaplain of Peoria Notre Dame High School, Peoria (2019). Administrator of St. Mary of the Woods, Princeville (2021).

Current assignment: Chaplain of Peoria Notre Dame High School, Peoria (2019); Pastor of St. Mary of the Woods, Princeville (6/15/2022).

Monsignor James Kruse, J.C.L.

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History:

Born: Chicago, Illinois
Birthday: March 27, 1970
Ordained on May 25, 1996

Parochial Vicar of St. Joseph, Pekin (1996). Pastor of St. Patrick, Camp Grove, St. Dominic, Wyoming, and Administrator at St. John, Toulon (1999). Parochial Vicar of St. Joseph, Pekin (2000). Pastor of Sacred Heart, Granville and St. Patrick, Hennepin (2002). Pastor of Holy Cross, Mendota and Sts. Peter & Paul, Peterstown (2003). Vicar Forane of the LaSalle Vicariate (2003). Assistant Vocations Director (2003). While remaining Pastor at Holy Cross, Mendota and Sts. Peter & Paul, Peterstown; Pastor of St. Theresa, Earlville (2004). Canon Law Studies (2008). JCL (2010). Pastor of St. Monica, East Peoria; Vice Chancellor and Adjutant Judicial Vicar for the Diocesan Tribunal (2010). While remaining Pastor of St. Monica, East Peoria, and Adjutant Judicial Vicar; Vicar General (2011). Chaplain to His Holiness (2011). Vicar General, Judicial Vicar with residence at St. Monica, East Peoria (2012). Vicar General and Adjutant Judicial Vicar (2015). Vicar General, Judicial Vicar, Director of Canonical Affairs (2018). Adjutant Judicial Vicar, Director of Canonical Affairs (2019). Pastor St. Mary of the Woods, Princeville (2020).

Current assignment: Pastor of St. Louis, Princeton (2021).

Father Steven Loftus

Position(s):
Email:
steveloftus@catholic.org
History:

Born: Decatur, Illinois
Birthday: January 18, 1970
Ordained: August 2002

Parochial Vicar of St. Mary, Pontiac; St. John, Cullom; and St. Joseph, Flanagan (2002). Parochial Vicar of St. Patrick, Ottawa and St. Mary, Ottawa (2004). Administrator of St. John the Baptist, Rapids City and St. Mary, Hampton (2007). From Administrator to Pastor of St. John the Baptist, Rapids City and St. Mary, Hampton (2008). While remaining Pastor of St. John the Baptist, Rapids City and St. Mary, Hampton; Faculty of Alleman High School (2009). Pastor of St. Mary, Rock Island; Sacred Heart, Rock Island; Chaplain of Alleman High School (2011). Pastor of Holy Family, Danville (2013). While remaining Pastor of Holy Family, Danville; Chaplain Team of Schlarman Academy, Danville (2017).

Current assignment: Pastor of St. Anthony, Hoopeston (6/15/2022).

Father Ryan Mattingly

Position(s):
History:

Born: Fort Walton Beach, Florida
Birthday: January 9, 1990
Ordained: May 26, 2018

Parochial Vicar of St. Michael the Archangel Parish, Streator and Sts. Peter and Paul Parish, Leonore (2018). Chaplain Marquette Academy, Ottawa (2019). Administrator of St. Luke, Eureka; St. Joseph, Roanoke; and Chaplain of Salve Regina Newman Center, Eureka (2021).

Current assignment: Chaplain of Salve Regina Newman Center, Eureka (2021). Pastor of St. Luke, Eureka and St. Joseph Roanoke (6/15/2022).

Father Michael Menner

Position(s):
Email:
slcpenfield@gmail.com
Phone:
217-595-5620
History:

Born: Chicago, Illinois
Birthday: September 30, 1957
Ordained: May 29, 1993

Parochial Vicar of Sacred Heart, Moline (1993). Chaplain of Motherhouse of Daughters of St. Francis of Assisi, Lacon, and St. Joseph’s Nursing Home, Lacon; assisting with Chaplain services at King’s House, Henry (1996). Administrator of Immaculate Conception, Lacon (1997). Pastor of St. Theresa, Alexis and St. Aloysius, Wataga (1998). Pastor of Sacred Heart, Warsaw and St. Mary, Hamilton (2002).

Current assignment: Pastor of St. Lawrence, Penfield; Holy Trinity, Rankin; and St. Charles Borromeo, Homer (2009).

Monsignor Mark J. Merdian, STL

Position(s):
Email:
msgrmerdian@gmail.com
History:

Born: Peoria, Illinois
Birthday: November 13, 1966
Ordained: May 29, 1993

Parochial Vicar of St. Matthew, Champaign (1993). Administrative Assistant to Bishop Myers and Vice-Chancellor (1997). While remaining Administrative Assistant to Bishop Myers and Vice-Chancellor; Administrator, St. Peter, Peoria (1998). While remaining Administrative Assistant to Bishop Myers and Vice-Chancellor; Pastor of St. Peter, Peoria (1999). Pastor of St. Mary, Metamora and St. Elizabeth, Washburn (2001). While remaining Pastor of St. Mary, Metamora and St. Elizabeth, Washburn; Admininstrator of St. Joseph, Roanoke and St John, Benson (2001). While remaining Pastor of St. Mary, Metamora and St. Elizabeth, Washburn; Pastor of St. Joseph, Roanoke and St. John, Benson (2002). Pastor of St. Matthew, Champaign (2003). Knight of the Holy Sepulchre (2003). Episcopal Vicar of Junior Clergy (2006). Chaplain to His Holiness (2009). Episcopal Vicar for Healthcare (2010). While remaining Episcopal Vicar for Young Clergy and Episcopal Vicar for Healthcare; President of Peoria Notre Dame High School, Peoria (2012). Pastor of St. Pius X, Rock Island; Vicar Forane of the Rock Island Vicariate (2014).

Current assignment: Pastor of St. Columba, Ottawa; St. Francis of Assisi, Ottawa; St. Patrick, Ottawa; St. Mary Shrine, Naplate; and Vicar Forane of the Ottawa Vicariate (6/15/2022).

Father William T. Miller

Position(s):
History:

Born: Harvey
Birthday: May 12, 1959
Ordained: May 12, 1984

Rector of Rosmini House and Novice Master (1991). Provincial Superior (2001). Administrator of Corpus Christi, Galesburg; St. Patrick, Galesburg; Sacred Heart, Abingdon (2002). From Administrator to Pastor of Corpus Christi, Galesburg; St. Patrick, Galesburg; Sacred Heart, Abingdon (2004). Pastor of Corpus Christi, Galesburg; St. Patrick, Galesburg, Sacred Heart, Abingdon; Immaculate Heart of Mary, Galesburg (2018).

Current assignment: Rector of the Cathedral of St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception, Peoria; Pastor of St. Bernard, Peoria; Sacred Heart, Peoria (2020).

Father Mark Miller

Position(s):
Phone:
217-453-2428
History:

Born: Davenport, Iowa
Birthday: August 9, 1963
Ordained: May 28, 2005

Parochial Vicar of St. Vincent de Paul, Peoria (2005). Parochial Vicar of Sacred Heart, Moline (2006). Parochial Vicar of St. Patrick, Washington and St. Luke, Eureka (2007). Parochial Vicar of St. Matthew, Champaign (2008). Parochial Vicar of Sts. Peter & Paul, Nauvoo; Sacred Heart, Dallas City; St. Mary, Hamilton; Sacred Heart, Warsaw; and Immaculate Conception, Carthage (2010). Administrator of Sacred Heart, Annawan; St. Patrick, Sheffield; and St. Mary, Hooppole (2012). Administrator of St. Patrick, Sheffield (2014).

Current assignment: Pastor of St. Patrick, Sheffield (2015).

Father John Bosco Mujuni

Position(s):
History:

Born:
Birthday: January 6, 1968
Ordained: 1997 (Uganda)

Parochial Vicar of St. Patrick, Andalusia and St. Ambrose, Milan (2016). Administrator of St. John XXIII, Henry; Immaculate Conception, Lacon; and Chaplain of St. Joseph Nursing Home, Lacon (2017).

Current assignment: Chaplain of St. Joseph Nursing Home, Lacon (2017); Pastor of Immaculate Conception, Lacon and St. John XXIII, Henry (2019).

Father Gregory E. Nelson

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Position(s):
History:

Born: Peoria, Illinois
Birthday: October 25, 1967
Ordained: May 24, 1997

Parochial Vicar of Holy Trinity, Bloomington (1997). Pastor of St. Philomena, Monticello and St. Michael, Bement (2001). Pastor of St. Paul, Danville (2005). Vicar Forane of the Danville Vicariate (2013).

Current assignment: Pastor of St. Mary, Bloomington (2016).

Monsignor Timothy Nolan

Position(s):
Email:
msgr_nolan@cdop.org
History:

Born: Wenona, Illinois
Birthday: November 6, 1956
Ordained: May 23, 1992

Parochial Vicar of St. Patrick, Urbana (1992). Parochial Vicar of St. Joseph, Pekin (1994). Diocesan Spiritual Director, Cursillo-TEC (1996). Pastor of St. Joseph, Pekin (2000). Vicar Forane of the Pekin Vicariate (2003). Pastor of St. Joseph, Pekin and Sacre Coeur, Creve Coeur (2005). Pastor of St. Joseph, Pekin (2006). Pastor of St. Mary, Delavan; St. Joseph, Delavan; Episcopal Vicar for the Diaconate (2012).

Current assignment: Episcopal Vicar for the Permanent Diaconate (2012); Pastor of St. Mary, Canton; St. Matthew, Farmington; and St. Michael, St. David (2022).

Father Patrick K. O’Neal

Position(s):
Phone:
309-694-2061
History:

Born: Quebec, Canada
Birthday: September 11, 1963
Ordained: May 26, 1990

Parochial Vicar of Holy Trinity, Bloomington (1990). Parochial Vicar of Epiphany, Normal (1991). Pastor of Sacred Heart, Granville; St. Francis Xavier, Bureau, and St. Mary, Tiskilwa (1993). Vicar Forane of the Henry Vicariate (1996). Pastor, St. Mary, Ottawa (1998). Pastor of St. Patrick, Bloomington (2003). While remaining Pastor of St. Patrick, Bloomington; Pastor of St. Mary, Atlanta (2004). Leave of Absence (2007). Parochial Vicar of St. Monica, East Peoria (2010). Full time teacher at Peoria Notre Dame High School, Peoria and in residence at St. Philomena, Peoria (2011). Administrator of St. Anthony, Hoopeston; Chaplain of Schlarman Academy, Danville (2012). While remaining Chaplain of Schlarman Academy; Pastor of St. Anthony, Hoopeston (2014). Pastor St. Augustine, St. Augustine, St. Bernard, Bushnell (2017).

Current assignment: Pastor of St. Joseph, Ivesdale and St. Patrick, Tolono (2022).

Father Thomas Otto

Position(s):
History:

Born: Peoria, Illinois
Birthday: 1987
Ordained: May 25, 2013

Parochial Vicar of Holy Cross, Mendota; St. Theresa, Earlville; and Sts. Peter and Paul, Peterstown (2013). Parochial Vicar of Immaculate Conception, Monmouth and St. Patrick, Raritan; Chaplain of the St. Augustine Newman Club at Monmouth College. (2015). Parochial Vicar of St. Hyacinth, LaSalle and St. Patrick, LaSalle (2019).

Current assignment: Pastor of St. Hyacinth, LaSalle and St. Patrick, LaSalle; Rector of Queen of the Holy Rosary Shrine, LaSalle (2021).

Father James Owusu-Yeboah, SMA

Position(s):
History:

Born:
Birthday:
Ordained:

From assignment with his community to Parochial Vicar of St. John Paul II, Kewanee; St. John the Apostle, Woodhull; St. John the Evangelist, Galva; and St. John Vianney, Cambridge (2021).

Current assignment: Pastor of Sacred Heart, Farmer City; St. John, Bellflower; and St. John the Baptist, Clinton (6/15/2022).

Father James Pankiewicz

Position(s):
Phone:
309-673-6317
History:

Born: St. Joseph, Missouri
Birthday: November 24, 1980
Ordained: May 29, 2010

Parochial Vicar of St. Joseph, Pekin (2010). While remaining Parochial Vicar of St. Joseph, Pekin; Parochial Vicar of Sacre Coeur, Creve Coeur (2012). Assistant Chaplain of St. John Catholic Newman Center, University of Illinois, Champaign (2013). Parochial Vicar of the Cathedral of St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception, Peoria; St. Bernard, Peoria; and Sacred Heart, Peoria (2016). Administrator of St. Mary, Kickapoo and St. Patrick, Elmwood (2021).

Current assignment: Pastor of St. Mary, Kickapoo and St. Patrick, Elmwood (6/15/2022).

Father Joel Phelps

Position(s):
Email:
phelps.joel@gmail.com
History:

Born:
Birthday: September 3, 1984
Ordained: May 26, 2012

Parochial Vicar of St. Patrick, Urbana and St. Mary, Champaign (2012). Parochial Vicar of Holy Cross, Mendota; St. Theresa, Earlville; and Sts. Peter and Paul in Peterstown (2015). Administrator of St. Malachy, Rantoul and St. Elizabeth of Hungary, Thomasboro (2017).

Current assignment: Pastor of St. Malachy, Rantoul; St. Elizabeth of Hungary, Thomasboro; Vicar Forane of the Champaign Vicariate (2018).

Father Peter Pilon

Position(s):
Phone:
217-935-9242
History:

Born: Silver Spring, Maryland
Birthday: August 13, 1965
Ordained: May 27, 2000

Parochial Vicar of Holy Cross, Mendota and Sts. Peter & Paul, Peterstown (2000). Chaplain of Marquette Academy, Ottawa (2003). While remaining Chaplain of Marquette Academy, Ottawa; Parochial Vicar of St. Mary (2003). While remaining Chaplain of Marquette Academy, Ottawa; Hispanic Ministry in Streator; in residence at St. Stephen, Streator (2004). Pastor of St. Patrick, Wapella and Chaplain of Central Catholic High School, Bloomington (2010). Pastor of Holy Cross, Mendota; Sts. Peter & Paul, Peterstown; and St. Theresa, Earlville (2016). Pastor of Holy Cross, Mendota and Sts. Peter and Paul, Peterstown (2017).

Current assignment: Pastor of Holy Cross, Mendota; Sts. Peter and Paul, Peterstown; and St. Theresa, Earlville (2021).

Father Scott Potthoff

Position(s):
History:

Born: Princeton, Illinois
Birthday: December 30, 1986
Ordained: May 25, 2013

Parochial Vicar of St. Joseph, Pekin and Sacre Coeur, Creve Coeur (2013). Parochial Vicar of St. Joseph, Pekin (2014). Parochial Vicar of St. Pius X, Rock Island (2016). Administrator of Nativity of Our Lord, Spring Valley (2018).

Current assignment: Pastor of Nativity of Our Lord, Spring Valley (2019).

Monsignor Eric S. Powell, JCL

Position(s):
History:

Born: Baltimore, Maryland
Birthday: September 18, 1963
Ordained: June 10, 1990

Graduate studies, Rome (1990). STL, Pontifical Athenaeum of St. Anselm, Rome (1991). Chaplain and religion teacher at Marquette Academy, Ottawa (1991). Pastor of St. Mary, Utica (1992). Administrative Assistant to Bishop Myers (1992). Released for service at the Congregation for Eastern Churches, Vatican City (1994). JCL, Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas, Rome (1997). Chaplain of Honor to His Holiness (1999). Pastor of St. Mary, Kickapoo (1999). Associate Judge, Marriage Tribunal (1999). Pastor of Epiphany, Normal (2002). While remaining Pastor of Epiphany, Normal; Pastor, St. Mary, Downs (2004).

Current assignment: Pastor of Epiphany, Normal (2007).

Father Eugene A. Radosevich

Position(s):
History:

Born: Peoria, Illinois
Birthday: October 19, 1960
Ordained: May 26, 1990

Parochial Vicar of St. Paul, Danville (1990). Pastor of St. Patrick, Camp Grove; Diocesan Tribunal (1992). Pastor of St. Patrick, Havana and Immaculate Conception, Manito (1995). Pastor of St. John, Woodhull and St. John, Galva (2000). While remaining Pastor of St. John, Woodhull and St. John, Galva; Pastor of St. John Vianney, Cambridge (2003). Pastor of St. Stephen, Streator and St. Patrick, Ransom (2005). Pastor of St. Mary, Downs (2007). Pastor of St. Luke, Eureka and Chaplain of Salve Regina Newman Center, Eureka College (2008). While remaining Pastor of St. Luke, Eureka and Chaplain of Salve Regina Newman Center, Eureka College; Pastor of St. Joseph, Roanoke and St. John, Benson (2016).  Remaining Pastor of St. Luke, Eureka and St. Joseph, Roanoke and Chaplain of Salve Regina Newman Center, Eureka; relinquishing duties as Pastor of St. John the Baptist, Benson (10/1/2018). Assistant Chaplain at OSF Healthcare Saint Francis Medical Center, Peoria (2021).

Current assignment: Pastor of St. Bernard, Bushnell and St. Augustine, St. Augustine (6/15/2022).

Father Robert Rayson

Position(s):
History:

Born: Gary, Indiana
Birthday: May 22, 1969
Ordained: May 29, 1999

Parochial Vicar of Sacred Heart, Moline (1999). Parochial Vicar of Holy Trinity, Bloomington (2001). Administrator of St. Dominic, Wyoming and St. Patrick, Camp Grove (2001). Pastor of St. Dominic, Wyoming and St. Patrick, Camp Grove and Administrator of St. John, Bradford (2002). While remaining Pastor of St. Dominic, Wyoming and St. Patrick, Camp Grove; from Administrator to Pastor of St. John, Bradford (2003). Pastor at Resurrection, LaSalle; St. Hyacinth, LaSalle; St. Patrick, LaSalle; Queen of the Holy Rosary, LaSalle; Sacred Heart, Dimmick (2006). Pastor of St. Hyacinth, LaSalle; St. Patrick, LaSalle; and Rector for Queen of the Holy Rosary Shrine, LaSalle (2007). Pastor of St. Thomas More, Dalzell and St. Benedict, Ladd (2009). Pastor of St. Matthew, Champaign and St. Boniface, Seymour (2012). While remaining Pastor of St. Matthew, Champaign and St. Boniface, Seymour; Vicar Forane of the Champaign Vicariate (2016).

Current assignment: Pastor of St. Mary, El Paso and St. John the Baptist, Benson (10/1/2018).

Father David P. Richardson

Location(s):
Position(s):
Email:
frdprichardson@aol.com
History:

Born: Red Bank, New Jersey
Birthday: December 11, 1973
Ordained: May 24, 2003

Parochial Vicar of St. Matthew, Champaign (2003). Parochial Vicar of St. Philomena, Peoria (2006). Diocesan Assistant Vocation Director (2007). While remaining Diocesan Assistant Vocation Director; Administrator of St. Philomena, Peoria (2008). From Administrator to Pastor of St. Philomena in Peoria (2009).

Current assignment: Pastor of St. Philomena, Peoria (2009); Episcopal Vicar of Junior Clergy (2014).

Father David Sabel

Position(s):
Email:
nutgolf@mchsi.com
History:

Born: Rock Island, Illinois
Birthday: May 2, 1953
Ordained: May 23, 2009

Parochial Vicar of St. Mary, Pontiac. St. Joseph, Flanangan; St. John, Cullom (2009). From Parochial Vicar to Administrator of St. Mary, Pontiac. St. Joseph, Flanangan; St. John, Cullom (2012). From Administrator to Pastor of St. Mary, Pontiac. St. Joseph, Flanangan; St. John, Cullom; St. Paul, Odell and Vicar Forane of the Pontiac Vicariate (2013). While remaining Vicar Forane of the Pontiac Vicariate and Pastor of St. Mary, Pontiac and St. Joseph, Flanagan; Pastor of St. Joseph, Chenoa; St. Mary, Lexington (2018).

Current assignment: Vicar Forane of the Pontiac Vicariate(2013); Pastor of St. Joseph, Flanagan; St. Joseph, Chenoa; and St. Mary, Lexington; Pastor of Sts. Peter and Paul, Chatsworth, with residence at St. Mary, Pontiac (2019).

Father Timothy J. Sauppe

Position(s):
History:

Born: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Birthday: July 17, 1957
Ordained: December 19, 1992

Parochial Vicar of Immaculate Conception, Monmouth; St. Andrew, Oquawka; and St. Patrick, Raritan (1992). Chaplain of Alleman High School, Rock Island (1994). While remaining Chaplain of Alleman High School, Rock Island; Parochial Vicar of St. Pius X, Rock Island (1995). Pastor of Sacred Heart, Annawan and St. Mary, Hooppole (1997). While remaining Pastor of Sacred Heart, Annawan and St. Mary, Hooppole; Pastor of St. Patrick, Sheffield (2004).

Current assignment: Pastor of St. Mary, Westvile (2008) and St. Issaac Jogues, Georgetown (2013).

Father Bowan Schmitt

Position(s):
Phone:
217-684-5107
History:

Born: Iowa City, Iowa
Birthday: May 12, 1963
Ordained: May 24, 1997

Parochial Vicar of St. Thomas, Peoria Heights (1997). Pastor of St. Joseph, Marseilles and St. Patrick, Ransom (2000). Pastor of St. Anthony, Hoopeston and Chaplain at Schlarman High School, Danville (2005). Pastor of St. Thomas, Philo; Immaculate Conception, Bongard; and St. Mary, Pesotum (2010). Pastor of Holy Cross, Mendota; St. Teresa, Earlville; and Sts. Peter & Paul, Peterstown (2014). Pastor of St. Paul, Danville (2016). While remaining Pastor at St. Paul, Danville; Chaplain Team at Schlarman Acadamy, Danville (2017).

Current assignment: Pastor of St. Patrick, Seneca and St. Patrick, Ransom (6/15/2022).

Father Dustin Schultz

Position(s):
History:

Born: Moline, Illinois
Birthday: December 12, 1979
Ordained: May 24, 2008

Parochial Vicar of St. Vincent de Paul, Peoria (2008). Parochial Vicar of St. Michael the Archangel, Streator and Chaplain at Marquette Academy, Ottawa (2011). Parochial Vicar of St. Matthew, Champaign and St. Boniface, Seymour (2013). Parochial Vicar of St. Vincent de Paul, Peoria (2014). Administrator of St. Patrick, Wapella; and Chaplain of Central High School, Bloomington (2016). While remaining Pastor of St. Patrick, Wapella, and Chaplain of Central Catholic High School, Bloomington; Pastor of St. Patrick Church of Merna, Bloomington, and St. Mary, Downs. (2017).

Current assignment: Pastor of St. Patrick of Merna, Bloomington and St. Mary, Downs; Vicar Forane of the Bloomington-Lincoln Vicariate (2017).

Father Thomas W. Shaw

Position(s):
History:

Born: Brooklyn, New York
Birthday: November 24, 1949
Ordained: May 26, 2001

Parochial Vicar of St. Columba, Ottawa (2001). Parochial Vicar of St. Patrick, Elkhart and St. Thomas Aquinas, Mount Pulaski (2003). From Parochial Vicar to Administrator of St. Patrick, Elkhart and St. Thomas Aquinas, Mt. Pulaski; Chaplain of Logan Correctional Center and Lincoln Correctional Center (2004). While remaining Chaplain of Logan and Lincoln Correctional Centers; from Administrator to Pastor of St. Patrick, Elkhart and St. Thomas Aquinas, Mt. Pulaski (2007).

Current assignment: Pastor of St. John the Evangelist, Walnut and Immaculate Conception, Ohio (2011).

Father Johnathan Steffen

Position(s):
Email:
jsteffen@pcj.edu
History:

Born: Fairbury, Illinois
Birthday: July 27, 1972
Ordained: May 26, 2012

Parochial Vicar of St. Patrick, Washington and St. Monica, East Peoria (2012). Parochial Vicar of St. Patrick of Merna, Bloomington and St. Mary, Downs; Sacramental Team member at St. John Paul II Newman Center, Normal (2014). Administrator of St. Mary, El Paso and Chaplain at St. John Paul II Newman Center, Normal (2016). Pastor of St. Mary, El Paso and Chaplain of St. John Paul II Newman Center, Normal (2017). Pastor of St. Mary, El Paso; St. Patrick, Washington; and St. Monica, East Peoria (2018).

Current assignment: Pastor of St. Patrick, Washington and St. Monica, East Peoria (10/1/2018).

Father Adam Stimpson

Email:
fatherstimpson@gmail.com
History:

Born: Rock Island, Ilinois
Birthday: September 17, 1980
Ordained: May 23, 2009

Parochial Vicar of St. Patrick, LaSalle; St. Hyacinth; LaSalle; and Queen of the Holy Rosary Shrine, LaSalle (2009). Parochial Vicar of St. Jude, Peoria; Chaplain, Peoria Notre Dame High School, Peoria (2012). Chaplain of Peoria Notre Dame High School, Peoria, with residence at St. Philomena, Peoria (2015). Administrator of St. Paul, Macomb (January 2017).

Current assignment: Pastor of St. Paul, Macomb; St. Rose, Rushville; and Chaplain of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Newman Center, Macomb (2017); Vicar Forane of the Macomb Vicariate (2022).

Father Jeffrey D. Stirniman

Position(s):
History:

Born: Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Birthday: October 12, 1964
Ordained: August 5, 1995

Parochial Vicar of St. Philomena, Peoria (1995). Parochial Vicar of St. Pius X, Rock Island and Chaplain of Alleman High School, Rock Island (1997). Pastor of St. Patrick, Bloomington (1999). Pastor of St. Louis, Princeton and St. Mary, Tiskilwa (2003). Remaining Pastor of St. Louis, Princeton (2005). Administrator of Holy Trinity, Bloomington; St. Patrick, Bloomington; and St. Patrick, Wapella (2017).

Current assignment: Pastor of Holy Trinity, Bloomington and Historic St. Patrick, Bloomington (2020).

Father John Thieryoung

Position(s):
History:

Born: Cleveland, Ohio
Birthday: January 6, 1960
Ordained: May 25, 1996

Parochial Vicar of Immaculate Heart of Mary, Galesburg (1996). Administrator of St. John, Bradford (1997). Pastor of St. John, Bradford, and St. Mary, Tiskilwa (1998). Pastor of St. Catherine, Aledo; St. Anthony, Matherville; St. John, Viola; and St. Mary, Keithsburg (2002).

Current assignment: Pastor of St. Mary Magdalene Parish, Mercer County.

Father Binh K. (Thaddeus) Tran

Position(s):
History:

Born:
Birthday: March 15, 1956
Ordained: May 23, 1992

Parochial Vicar of St. Edward, Chillicothe (1992). Parochial Vicar of Blessed Sacrament, Morton (1993). Parochial Vicar of St. Pius X, Rock Island (1994). Pastor of St. Anthony, Matherville and St. John, Viola (1995). Pastor of St. John, Walnut and Immaculate Conception, Ohio (1996). Leave of absence (2005). Administrator of St. Bernard, Bushnell and St. Augustine, St. Augustine (2006). Pastor of Sts. Peter & Paul, Chatsworth and St. James, Forrest (2007). Sabbatical for service in Florida parishes (2013). Parochial Vicar of St. Patrick, Washington; St. Monica, East Peoria; St. Mary, El Paso (2018). Parochial Vicar of St. Patrick, Washington and St.. Monica, East Peoria (10/1/2018).

Current assignment: Pastor of St. Patrick, Arlington; Holy Trinity, Cherry; and St. Thomas More, Dalzell (2021).

Father Anthony J. Trosley

Position(s):
History:

Born:
Birthday: November 6, 1951
Ordained: May 27, 1978

Parochial Vicar of Holy Cross, Champaign (1978). Parochial Vicar of St. Thomas the Apostle, Peoria Heights (1981). Assistant Chaplain, OSF St. Francis Medical Center (1986). Parochial Vicar of St. Paul, Danville (1988). Pastor of St. Thomas, Philo and Immaculate Conception, Bongard (1990). Spiritual Director at Immaculate Heart of Mary Seminary, Winona, Minnesota (1992). Pastor of Holy Family, Oglesby (1995). Pastor of St. Matthew, Champaign (1998). Pastor of Sts. Peter & Paul, Nauvoo; Sacred Heart Mission, Dallas City; Immaculate Conception, Carthage; and St. Mary Mission, West Point (2003).

Current assignment: Pastor of Sts. Peter and Paul, Nauvoo; Sacred Heart, Dallas City; Immaculate Conception, Carthage; St. Mary, West Point; Sacred Heart, Warsaw; and St. Mary, Hamilton (2009).

Father John M. Verrier

Position(s):
History:

Born: Boston, Massachusetts
Birthday: December 16, 1962
Ordained: May 27, 1995

Parochial Vicar of St. Vincent de Paul, Peoria (1995). Pastor of Immaculate Conception, Lacon (1998). While remaining Pastor of Immaculate Conception, Lacon; Pastor of St. Mary, Henry and Administrator of St. Joseph, Henry (2000). Vicar Forane of the Henry Vicariate (2001).. While remaining Pastor of Immaculate Conception, Lacon and St. Mary, Henry, and Administrator of St. Joseph, Henry; Executive Director of King’s House Retreat Center, Henry (2002). Pastor of St. Mary, Metamora and St. Elizabeth, Washburn (2003).

Current assignment: Pastor of St. Joseph, Brimfield and St. James, Williamsfield (2008).

Father Keith A. Walder

Position(s):
History:

Born: Peoria, Illinois
Birthday: September 27, 1976
Ordained: May 24, 2003

Parochial Vicar of St. Columba, Ottawa and St. Mary of the Field, Grand Ridge (2003). Administrator of St Thomas, Philo; Immaculate Conception, Bongard; St. Joseph, Pesotum; and St. Mary, Pesotum (2005). From Administrator to Pastor of St. Thomas, Philo; Immaculate Conception, Bongard; St. Joseph, Pesotum; and St. Mary, Pesotum (2007). Pastor of St. Anne, East Moline; St. Mary, East Moline; and Our Lady of Guadalupe, Silvis (2008). Pastor of St. Edward, Chillicothe (2011).

Current assignment: Pastor of St. Thomas, Philo and St. Mary, Pesotum (2017).

Monsignor Gerald T. Ward

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Email:
jward@bscmorton.org
History:

Born: Peoria, Illinois
Birthday: February 23, 1953
Ordained: May 26, 1979

Parochial Vicar of St. Ambrose, Milan (1979). Parochial Vicar of Holy Trinity, Bloomington (1982). Parochial Vicar of St. Matthew, Champaign (1985). Pastor of St. Patrick, Elkhart; St. Thomas, Mt. Pulaski; St. John, Middletown; Chaplain of Logan Correctional Center, Lincoln (1988). Vicar Forane of the Lincoln Vicariate (1989-1991). Pastor of St. Patrick of Merna, Bloomington (1991). While remaining Pastor of St. Patrick of Merna, Bloomington; Administrator of St. Mary, Downs (1996-2004). While remaining Pastor of St. Patrick of Merna, Bloomington; from Administrator to Pastor of St. Mary, Downs (2008).

Current assignment: Pastor of Blessed Sacrament, Morton (2014).

Father John G. Waugh

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Born: Peoria, Illinois
Birthday: August 7, 1929
Ordained: May 29, 1955

Parochial Vicar of Visitation, Kewanee (1955). Parochial Vicar of Holy Cross, Champaign (1960). Pastor of St. Patrick, Arlington (1967).

Current assignment: Pastor of St. Joseph, Wedron and Chaplain of Sheridan Correctional Center (1969).

Father David Whiteside

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Born: Peoria, Illinois
Birthday: May 31, 1971
Ordained: May 24, 1997

Parochial Vicar of Holy Family, Oglesby; St. Anthony, Spring Valley; and Sts. Peter & Paul, Spring Valley (1997). Parochial Vicar of Holy Family, Oglesby (1998). Parochial Vicar of St. Pius X, Rock Island (1998). Leave of absense (2001). Parochial Vicar of St. Joseph, Pekin (2002). Administrator of St. Patrick, Bloomington; Assistant Chaplain at St. Robert Bellarmine Newman Center, Normal (2007). While remaining Assistant Chaplain at St. Robert Bellarmine Newman Center, Normal; Pastor of St. Patrick, Bloomington (2008). Pastor of St. Patrick, Havana and Immaculate Conception, Manito (2010).

Current assignment: Pastor of St. Patrick, Havana (2010); Immaculate Conception, Manito (2010); and St. Mary, Lewistown (2017).

Father Stephen A. Willard

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Born: Peoria, Illinois
Birthday: September 9, 1966
Ordained: May 29, 1993

Parochial Vicar of Holy Trinity, Bloomington (1993). Pastor of St. Mary, Downs, and Chaplain of Central Catholic High School, Bloomington, with residence at St. Patrick, Bloomington (1997). Pastor of St. Thomas, Philo, and Immaculate Conception, Bongard (2003). While remaining Pastor of St. Thomas, Philo, and Immaculate Conception, Bongard; Pastor of St. Mary, Pesotum and St. Joseph, Pesotum (2004). Pastor of Holy Cross, Champaign (2005). Pastor of St. Patrick, Washington, and St. Monica, East Peoria (2013).

Current assignment: Pastor of St. Vincent de Paul, Peoria (2018) and Vicar Forane of the Peoria Vicariate (2019).

Father Johndamaseni Zilimu, Ph.D.

Email:
frjohn@saintjohnpaulii-kewanee.org
History:

Born: Karagwe, Tanzania, East Africa
Birthday: January 31, 1965
Ordained: August 13, 1995

Campus Ministry with residence at St. John Catholic Newman Center, Champaign (2000). Parochial Vicar of Epiphany, Normal (2009). Parochial Vicar of St. Matthew, Champaign (2010) and St. Boniface, Seymour (2012). Administrator of St. Mary, Kewanee (2013).

Current assignment: Pastor of Saint John Paul II, Kewanee; Chaplain of OSF St. Luke Medical Center, Kewanee, (2014) and Pastor of St. John the Apostle, Woodhull; St. John the Evangelist, Galva; St. John Vianney, Cambridge (2021). Vicar Forane of the Kewanee Vicariate (01/01/2022).

Father Peter Zorjan

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Born: Maywood
Birthday: August 4, 1980
Ordained: May 26, 2007

Parochial Vicar of St. Pius X, Rock Island (2007). Administrator of St. Patrick, Bloomington; Chaplain of John Paul II Newman Center, Normal (2011). Parochial Vicar of St. Mary, Pontiac; St. Joseph, Flanagan; St.. John, Cullom; and St. Paul, Odell (2013).

Current assignment: Pastor St. Patrick, Colona and Our Lady of Guadalupe, Silvis (2015).

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