2017 clergy assignments / transfers

Bishop Boyea announces the following clergy assignments, effective Wednesday, June 28, 2017 unless otherwise noted: 

Rev John Bosco - from Pastor of St Mary Parish, Morrice to Senior Priest status;

Rev Mr Joseph Campbell – to Parochial Vicar of St Patrick Parish, Brighton after priesthood ordination on June 10, 2017;

Rev George Daisy – from theological reviewer at FAITH Catholic to the Diocese of Lansing Tribunal, continues weekend ministry to Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish, Lansing;

Rev Thomas Firestone - to Pastor of Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish, Flint.  Fr Firestone continues as Pastor of St John Vianney Parish, St Mary Parish, St Matthew Parish, and St Michael Parish, all in Flint;

Rev David Fons – from Parochial Vicar of St Gerard Parish, Lansing to Canon Law studies at the Angelicum University, Rome;

Rev Roy Horning - to Pastor of St Mary Parish, Mt Morris. Fr Horning continues as Pastor of Holy Rosary Parish, Flint;

Rev David Hudgins - returning from studies in Rome to become Adjunct Judicial Vicar, with residence at St Mary Cathedral, Lansing.

Rev Gary Koenigsknecht - from Parochial Vicar of Holy Family Parish, Grand Blanc to Parochial Vicar of St Thomas Aquinas Parish / St John Church and Student Center, East Lansing;

Rev Todd Koenigsknecht – from Parochial Vicar of St Thomas the Apostle Parish, Ann Arbor to Parochial Vicar of St John the Evangelist Parish, Fenton;

Rev Daniel Kogut – from Chaplain of  Fr Luke M Powers Catholic High School, Flint to Pastoral Administrator of St Mary Parish, Pinckney;

Rev Kurian Kollapallil, MSFS, Administrator of St Joseph, Adrian, has been assigned by his religious community to their missions in East Africa;

Deacon Stan Kukla to remain as administrator of St. Joseph, Ypsilanti;

Rev James Lothamer, PSS - to Pastoral Administrator of St. Mary Parish, Morrice, for one year;

Rev Zachary Mabee - from Parochial Vicar of St John Vianney, Flint to Chaplain of Camp Sancta Maria, Gaylord (until August 20, 2017). In late September, Father Mabee will return to the Gregorian University in Rome to finish his STL;

Rev Thomas Murphy, OSFS - Pastor of St. Mary of Good Counsel, Adrian, is also named Pastor of St. Joseph, Adrian

Rev Tom Nenneau - from Pastor of St Mary Parish, Mt Morris to Senior Priest status;

Rev Karl Pung - from Pastor of St Patrick, Brighton to Rector of St Mary Cathedral, Lansing;

Rev Bernard Reilly - from Rector of St Mary Cathedral, Lansing to Senior Priest status;

Rev Vincent Richardson – from Parochial Vicar of St Patrick Parish, Brighton to Parochial Vicar of St Gerard Parish, Lansing;

Rev James Rolph – from Parochial Vicar of St. John the Evangelist Parish, Fenton to Chaplain of  Fr Luke M Powers Catholic High School, Flint and weekend assistance to the Catholic Community of Flint;

Rev Mr Anthony Smela - to Parochial Vicar of St Thomas the Apostle Parish, Ann Arbor after priesthood ordination on June 10, 2017;

Rev Mathias Thelen – from the faculty of Sacred Heart Major Seminary, Detroit to Pastoral Administrator of St Patrick Parish, Brighton;

Rev Pieter vanRooyen - returning from studies in Rome to the Faculty of Sacred Heart Major Seminary, Detroit and weekend sacramental ministry to St. Joseph, Ypsilanti;

Rev William Wegher - to Parochial Vicar of Holy Rosary Parish, Flint and St Mary Parish, Mt Morris;

Rev. Daniel Westermann – returning from studies in Moral Theology at the Angelicum University, Rome to Parochial Vicar of Holy Family Parish, Grand Blanc.