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Clergy Appointments

Bishop Ronald A. Hicks has made the following appointments, which are effective on July 1, 2022, unless otherwise noted. (Appointments were first announced on May 10, 2022 and updated on June 21, 2022)

Clergy Appointments

Pastors / Administrator

  • Rev. William DeSalvo as Pastor of Visitation, Elmhurst
  • Rev. James Dvorscak as Pastor of St. Dennis, Lockport
  • Rev. Stephen Eickhoff as Pastor of St. Anne, Oswego
  • Rev. Peter Infanger as Pastor of St. Thomas the Apostle, Naperville
  • Rev. Michael Kearney as Pastor of Our Lady of Mercy, Aurora
  • Rev. Nestor Lopez, IIC as Pastor of St. Dominic, Bolingbrook (effective April 29, 2022)
  • Rev. Burke Masters as Pastor of St. Isaac Jogues, Hinsdale
  • Rev. Jesus Oliveros as Pastor of St. Alexis, Bensenville
  • Rev. John Ouper as Pastor of St. Daniel the Prophet, Wheaton
  • Rev. Jerry Rogers as Administrator of St. Philip the Apostle, Addison (effective April 17, 2022)
  • Rev. Greg Skowron as Administrator of St. Mary, Park Forest & St. Liborius, Steger
  • Rev. Jeffery Smialek, O.Carm as Pastor of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, Darien
  • Rev. Keith Wolfe as Pastor of St. James the Apostle, Glen Ellyn

Parochial Vicars

  • Rev. Ryan Adorjan at Chesterton Academy full-time/reside at Sts. Peter & Paul, Naperville
  • Rev. Ivan Carrillo, IIC at Benet Academy 50% & St. Dominic, Bolingbrook 50%
  • Rev. Jose Cerna at Immaculate Conception, Elmhurst
  • Rev. Shaun Cieslik at St. Mary, Downers Grove
  • Rev. Santiago Corona at St. Matthew, Glendale Heights
  • Rev. Michael Groth at St. Joseph, Downers Grove
  • Rev. Gregory Houck, O.Carm at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, Darien
  • Rev. Jose Artistides Menjivar Larios, O.Carm, Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, Joliet (effective Feb. 1, 2022)
  • Rev. Sergio Morales at St. Dominic, Bolingbrook (effective May 1, 2022)
  • Rev. Leslaw Prebendowski, S.Chr. at St. Petronille, Glen Ellyn
  • Rev. Nestor Sanchez at Sts. Peter & Paul, Naperville
  • Rev. Binu Varghese O.Praem at St. Walter, Roselle

Newly Ordained

  • Rev. Greg Alberts at Visitation, Elmhurst
  • Rev. Brian Geary at Holy Family, Shorewood
  • Rev. Thomas Logue at St. Raphael, Naperville

Second Term Pastors

  • Very Rev. William Dewan at Sacred Heart, Joliet
  • Rev. Scott Huggins at St. Elizabeth Seton, Naperville
  • Rev. James Murphy at St. Isidore, Bloomingdale
  • Rev. Augustin Ortega Ruiz at Divine Savior, Downers Grove
  • Very Rev. Thomas Paul at Immaculate Conception, Elmhurst

Special Assignments

  • Rev. Matthew Nathan at Benedictine College, Kansas, studying for Masters in School Leadership (effective August 7, 2022)
  • Very Rev. Grzegorz Podwysocki appointed Diocese of Joliet Judicial Vicar along with remaining Pastor, Our Mother of Good Counsel, Homer Glen (effective August 1, 2022)

Senior Status

  • Rev. Phillip Danaher
  • Rev. David Hankus
  • Rev. Donald McLaughlin
  • Rev. Joseph Tapella