Directory: Pastors

Father Witold Adamczyk, OFM Conv.

Position(s):
History:

Born: Glucholazy, Poland
Birthday: December 19, 1972
Ordained: June 2, 2001

Current assignment:
While remaining Pastor of Sacred Heart, Rock Island and St. Mary, Rock Island; Pastor of St. Pius X, Rock Island (2023).

Past assignments:
Pastor of Sacred Heart, Rock Island and St. Mary, Rock Island (2022).

Father Michael Andrejek

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Position(s):
History:

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

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

Past assignments:
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).

Father Scott Archer

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Position(s):
History:

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

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

Past assignments:
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).

Father Joseph Baker

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Position(s):
History:

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

Current assignment:
Pastor of St. Mary, Pontiac (2023).

Past assignments:
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).
Pastor of St. Ambrose, Milan and St. Patrick, Andalusia (2021).
While remaining Pastor of St. Ambrose, Milan and St. Patrick, Andalusia; Chaplain of Alleman High School, Rock Island (6/2022).

Father Gary Blake

Position(s):
Phone:
815-883-8233
History:

Born: Pekin, Illinois
Birthday: August 8, 1970
Ordained: May 24, 2008

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

Past assignments:
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).

Monsignor Michael C. Bliss

Position(s):
Phone:
309-655-2130
History:

Born: Florissant, Missouri
Birthday: May 7, 1961
Ordained: May 25, 1991

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

Past assignments:
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).

Father Lee Brokaw

Position(s):
History:

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

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

Past assignments:
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).

 

Monsignor Brian K. Brownsey

Position(s):
History:

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

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

Past assignments:
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).

Father Deus-Dedit B. Byabato

Position(s):
History:

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

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

Past assignments:
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).

Father Paul Carlson

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Position(s):
History:

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

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

Past assignments:
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).

Father Adam Cesarek

Position(s):
History:

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

Current assignment:
Pastor of Blessed Sacrament, Morton (2023).

Past assignments:
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).
Pastor of St. Mary, Pontiac (2020).

Father Anthony Co

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Position(s):
History:

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

Current assignment:
Pastor of St. Patrick, Urbana (2019).

Past assignments:
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).
Pastor of St. Mary, Champaign (2022).

Father Kevin Creegan

Position(s):
History:

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

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

Past assignments:
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).

Father John F. Cyr

Position(s):
History:

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

Current assignment:
Pastor of St. Paul, Danville and Chaplain of Schlarman Academy, Danville (4/2023).

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

Father Patrick DeMeulemeester

Position(s):
History:

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

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

Past assignments:
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).

Father Mark DeSutter

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Position(s):
History:

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

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

Past assignments:
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).

Father Antonio Dittmer

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Position(s):
History:

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

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

Past assignments:
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 the Evangelist, 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).

Father Joseph Dondanville

Position(s):
History:

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

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).

Past assignments:
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).

Father Michael J. Driscoll, PhD

Position(s):
History:

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

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

Past assignments:
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).

Father Anthony Ego

Position(s):
History:

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

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

Past assignments:
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).

Father S. Stephen Engelbrecht

Position(s):
History:

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

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

Past assignments:
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).

Father Jeremy Freehill

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Position(s):
History:

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

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

Past assignments:
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).

Father Daniel Gifford

Location(s):
Position(s):
Email:
stl.fr.gifford@gmail.com
History:

Born: Peoria, Illinois
Birthday: April 1, 1985
Ordained: May 26, 2012

Current assignment:
Pastor of St. Malachy, Geneseo (2020). Vicar Forane of the Kewanee Vicariate (2023).

Past assignments:
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).

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

Email:
msgr_gray@cdop.org
Website:
http://www.jgray.org
History:

Born: Silvis, Illinois
Birthday: July 8, 1971
Ordained: July 12, 1997

Current assignment:
Pastor of St. Thomas the Apostle, Peoria Heights; Judicial Vicar; Episcopal Vicar for Consecrated Life (2019); Executive Director of the Archbishop Fulton Sheen Foundation (2023).

Past assignments:
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).

Monsignor Philip D. Halfacre

Position(s):
History:

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

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

Past assignments:
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).

Father Glenn H. Harris

Position(s):
History:

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

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).

Past assignments:
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).

Father Patrick T. Henehan

Phone:
309-243-7811
History:

Born: Bradford, Illinois
Birthday: July 16, 1971
Ordained May 23, 1998

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

Past assignments:
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).

Father Timothy Hepner

Position(s):
History:

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

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

Past assignments:
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).

Father Joseph T. Hogan

Position(s):
History:

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

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

Past assignments:
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).

Father Geoff Horton

Position(s):
Phone:
217-283-6211
History:

Born: Norman, Oklahoma
Birthday: November 9, 1964
Ordained May 24, 2008

Current assignment:
Pastor of St. Mary, Delavan and St. Joseph, Hopedale (2023).

Past assignments:
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).
Pastor of St. Patrick, Wapella (2021).

Father Ghislain Inai, SMA

Position(s):
History:

Born: Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast)
Birthday: October 8, 1973
Ordained: June 26, 2004 in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast)

Current assignment:
Pastor of Saint John Paul II, Kewanee; St. John the Apostle, Woodhull; St. John the Evangelist, Galva; St. John Vianney, Cambridge (2023).

Past assignments:
Parochial Vicar of St. Patrick, Seneca; St. Theresa, Earlville; St. Mary, Grand Ridge; St. Joseph, Marseilles; St. Patrick, Ransom (2018).
While remaining St. Patrick, Seneca; St. Mary, Grand Ridge; St. Joseph, Marseilles; St. Patrick, Ransom (2021).
Parochial Vicar of Corpus Christi, Galesburg; Immaculate Heart of Mary, Galesburg; St. Patrick, Galesburg; Sacred Heart, Abingdon (2022).

Father Gregory J. Jozefiak

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Position(s):
History:

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

Current assignment:
Pastor Holy Family, Peoria (2022).

Past assignments:
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).

Father David M. Kipfer

Location(s):
Position(s):
History:

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

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

Past assignments:
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).

Father Charles Klamut

Position(s):
History:

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

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

Past assignments:
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).

Father Corey Krengiel

Position(s):
History:

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

Current assignment:
Pastor of St. Mary of the Woods, Princeville (2022). Further graduate studies (1/2023).

Past assignments:
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).
While remaining Chaplain of Peoria Notre Dame High School, Peoria; Administrator of St. Mary of the Woods, Princeville (2021).
While remaining Chaplain of Peoria Notre Dame High School, Peoria; Pastor of St. Mary of the Woods, Princeville (2022).

Monsignor James Kruse, J.C.L.

Location(s):
Position(s):
History:

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

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

Past assignments:
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).

Father Donald L. Levitt

Position(s):
History:

Born: Kankakee, Illinois
Born: July 28, 1953
Ordained: May 26, 1979

Current assignment:
Pastor of Christ the King, Moline (1998).

Past assignments:
Parochial Vicar of St. Philomena, Peoria (1979).
Parochial Vicar of St. Columba, Ottawa (1983).
Parochial Vicar of St. Vincent de Paul, Peoria (1988).
Pastor of St. Mary, East Moline (1989).

Father Steven Loftus

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

Born: Neenah, Wisconsin
Birthday: January 18, 1970
Ordained: August 3, 2002

Current assignment:
Pastor of Holy Family, Danville (2017).

Past assignments:
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).
While remaining Pastor of Holy Family, Danville; Chaplain Team of Schlarman Academy, Danville; Pastor of St. Anthony, Hoopeston (2022).

Father Ryan Mattingly

Position(s):
History:

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

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

Past assignments:
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).

Father Michael Menner

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

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

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

Past assignments:
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).

Monsignor Mark J. Merdian, STL

Email:
msgrmerdian@gmail.com
History:

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

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 (2022).

Past assignments:
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).

Father William T. Miller

Position(s):
History:

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

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

Past assignments:
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).

Father Mark Miller

Position(s):
History:

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

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

Past assignments:
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).

Father John Bosco Mujuni

Position(s):
History:

Born: Bushenyi, Uganda
Birthday: January 6, 1968
Ordained: August 17, 1997 in Uganda

Current assignment:
Pastor of St. Patrick, Dwight and St. Paul, Odell (2023).

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

Father Gregory E. Nelson

Location(s):
Position(s):
History:

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

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

Past assignments:
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).

Monsignor Timothy Nolan

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

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

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

Past assignments:
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).

Father Patrick K. O’Neal

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

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

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

Past assignments:
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).

Father Thomas Otto

Position(s):
History:

Born: Peoria, Illinois
Birthday: February 15, 1987
Ordained: May 25, 2013

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

Past assignments:
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).

Father James Pankiewicz

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

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

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

Past assignments:
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).

Father Joel Phelps

Email:
fatherphelps@gmail.com
History:

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

Current assignment:
Pastor of St. Malachy, Rantoul; St. Elizabeth of Hungary, Thomasboro; Vicar Forane of the Champaign Vicariate (2018). Administrator of St. Mary, Champaign (2023).

Past assignments:
While remaining Pastor of St. Malachy, Rantoul; St. Elizabeth of Hungary, Thomasboro; Vicar Forane of the Champaign Vicariate; Administrator of St. Matthew, Champaign and St. Boniface, Seymour (3/2023).
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).

Father Peter Pilon

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

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

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

Past assignments:
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).

Father Scott Potthoff

Position(s):
History:

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

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

Past assignments:
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).

Monsignor Eric S. Powell, JCL

Position(s):
History:

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

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

Past assignments:
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).

Father Eugene A. Radosevich

Position(s):
History:

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

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

Past assignments:
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).

Father Robert Rayson

Position(s):
History:

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

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

Past assignments:
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).

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

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

Past assignments:
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).

Father David Sabel

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

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

Current assignment:
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).
Vicar Forane of the Pontiac Vicariate (2013).

Past assignments:
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).

Father Timothy J. Sauppe

Position(s):
History:

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

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

Past assignments:
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).

Father Bowan Schmitt

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

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

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

Past assignments:
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).

Father Dustin Schultz

Position(s):
History:

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

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

Past assignments:
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).

Father Thomas W. Shaw

Position(s):
History:

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

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

Past assignments:
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).

Father Johnathan Steffen

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

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

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

Past assignments:
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).

Father Adam Stimpson

Email:
fatherstimpson@gmail.com
History:

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

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).

Past assignments:
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).

Father Jeffrey D. Stirniman

Position(s):
History:

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

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

Past assignments:
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).

Father John Thieryoung

Position(s):
History:

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

Current assignment:
Pastor of St. Mary Magdalene Parish, Mercer County (2022).

Past assignments:
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).

Father Binh K. (Thaddeus) Tran

Position(s):
History:

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

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

Past assignments:
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).

Father Anthony J. Trosley

Position(s):
History:

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

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).

Past assignments:
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).

 

Father John M. Verrier

Position(s):
History:

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

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

Past assignments:
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).

Father Keith A. Walder

Position(s):
History:

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

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

Past assignments:
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).

Father John G. Waugh

Location(s):
Position(s):
History:

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

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

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

Father Stephen A. Willard

Position(s):
History:

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

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

Past assignments:
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).

Father Johndamaseni Zilimu, Ph.D.

Position(s):
Email:
frjohn@saintjohnpaulii-kewanee.org
History:

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

Current assignment:
Pastor of St. Matthew, Champaign (2023).

Past assignments:
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).
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).
While remaining Pastor and Chaplain; Vicar Forane of the Kewanee Vicariate (01/01/2022).

Father Peter Zorjan

Position(s):
History:

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

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

Past assignments:
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).

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