Appointments – May 7, 2015

| May 7, 2015 | 1 Comment

His Excellency, the Most Rev. John C. Nienstedt, has announced the following appointments in the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis.

Effective May 1, 2015

  • Reverend Dennis Thompson, appointed parochial administrator of the Church of Saint Margaret Mary in Golden Valley. This is a transfer from his current appointment as pastor of the Church of Saint Michael in Farmington. He succeeds Reverend Michael Sullivan, who has been serving as parochial administrator.

Effective July 1, 2015

  • Reverend James Adams, appointed pastor of the Church of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Saint Paul. This is a transfer from his current appointment to the Archdiocesan Mission in Parroquia Jesucristo Resucitado, Puerto Ordaz, Estado Bolivar, Venezuela.
  • Reverend Michael Anderson, appointed pastor of the Church of Saint Joseph in Lino Lakes. This is a transfer from his current appointment as pastor of the Church of Saint Bernard in Saint Paul.
  • Reverend David Blume, appointed Director of Vocations for the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis. This is a transfer from his current appointment as pastor of the Church of Saint Patrick in Oak Grove.
  • Reverend Michael Izen, appointed pastor of the Church of Saint Michael in Stillwater and the Church of Saint Mary in Stillwater. This is a transfer from his current appointment as pastor of the Church of Saint Raphael in Crystal.
  • Reverend Paul Jarvis, appointed pastor of the Church of Christ the King in Minneapolis. This is a transfer from his current appointment as pastor of the Church of Saint Joseph in Rosemount.
  • Reverend Paul Kammen, appointed pastor of the Church of Saint Joseph in Rosemount. This is a transfer from his current appointment as pastor of the Church of Saint Maximilian Kolbe in Delano.
  • Reverend Kevin Kenney, appointed pastor of the Church of Divine Mercy in Faribault and the Church of Saint Michael in Kenyon. This is a transfer from his current appointment as pastor of the Church of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Saint Paul.
  • Reverend Dale Korogi, appointed pastor of the Church of the Ascension in Minneapolis. This is a transfer from his current appointment as pastor of the Church of Christ the King in Minneapolis.
  • Reverend Nathan LaLiberte, appointed pastor of the Church of Saint Maximilian Kolbe in Delano. This is a transfer from his current appointment as parochial vicar of the Church of Saint Michael in Saint Michael.
  • Reverend Benjamin Little, appointed pastor of the Church of Saint Michael in Farmington. This is a transfer from his current appointment as parochial vicar of the Church of Saint Olaf in Minneapolis.
  • Reverend Luke Marquard, appointed pastor of the Church of the Good Shepherd in Golden Valley. This is a transfer from his current appointment as parochial vicar of the Church of the Epiphany in Coon Rapids.
  • Reverend Michael Miller, appointed pastor of the Church of Saint Patrick in Cedar Lake and Saint Catherine in Spring Lake. This is a transfer from his current appointment as pastor of the Church of Saint Michael in Stillwater and the Church of Saint Mary in Stillwater.
  • Reverend Brian Park, appointed pastor of the Church of the Annunciation in Minneapolis. This is a transfer from his current appointment as parochial administrator of the Church of Saint Charles Borromeo in St. Anthony.
  • Reverend James Peterson, appointed parochial vicar of the Archdiocesan Mission in Parroquia Jesucristo Resucitado, Puerto Ordaz, Estado, Bolivar, Venezuela. This is a transfer from his current appointment as parochical vicar of the Church of Saint Odilia in Shoreview.
  • Reverend Troy Przybilla, appointed pastor of the Church of Saint Charles Borromeo in St. Anthony. This is a transfer from his current appointment as Director of the Office of Vocations for the Archdiocese.
  • Reverend Andrew Stueve, appointed pastor of the Church of Saint Anne in LeSueur. This is a transfer from his current appointment as parochial vicar of the Church of the Holy Name of Jesus in Medina.
  • Reverend Mark Underdahl, appointed pastor of the Church of Saint Francis of Assisi in Lake St. Croix Beach. This is a transfer from his current appointment as pastor of the Church of Saint Joseph in Lino Lakes.
  • Reverend Joseph Whalen, appointed pastor of the Church of Saint Timothy in Blaine. This is a transfer from his current appointment as pastor of the Church of Our Lady of Peace in Minneapolis.

Effective July 15, 2015

  • Reverend Stanley Mader, appointed pastor of the Church of Saint Ambrose in Woodbury. This is a transfer from his current appointment as Pastor of the Church of Saint John the Baptist in Vermillion, the Church of Saint Mathias in Hampton, and the Church of Saint Mary in New Trier.
  • Reverend Thomas Walker, appointed pastor of the Church of Saint Michael in Prior Lake. This is a transfer from his current appointment as pastor of the Church of Saint Ambrose in Woodbury. Father Walker will serve as parochial administrator of Saint Michael in Prior Lake from July 1 – July 14, 2015.

Retirements Effective July 1, 2015

  • Reverend Charles Brambilla, released from his assignment as pastor of the Church of Saint Timothy in Blaine and granted the status of a retired priest. Father Brambilla has served the Archdiocese as a priest since his ordination in 1970.
  • Reverend Theodore Campbell, released from his assignment as pastor of the Church of the Good Shepherd in Golden Valley and granted the status of a retired priest. Father Campbell has served the Archdiocese as a priest since his arrival in 1979.
  • Reverend George Grafsky, released from his assignment as pastor of the Church of Saint Anne in Le Sueur and granted the status of a retired priest. Father Grafsky has served the Archdiocese as a priest since his ordination in 1971.
  • Reverend James Himmelsbach, released from his assignment as pastor of the Church of the Annunciation in Minneapolis and granted the status of a retired priest. Father Himmelsbach has served the Archdiocese as a priest since his ordination in 1977.
  • Reverend Jerome Keiser, released from his assignment as pastor of the Church of Saint Francis of Assisi in Lake St. Croix Beach and granted the status of a retired priest. Father Keiser has served the Archdiocese as a priest since his ordination in 1971.
  • Reverend Stephen LaCanne, released from his assignment as pastor of the Church of Saint Leonard Port Maurice in Minneapolis and as hospital chaplain and granted the status of a retired priest. Father LaCanne has served the Archdiocese as a priest since his ordination in 1976.
  • Reverend Michael O’Connell, released from his assignment as pastor of the Church of the Ascension in Minneapolis and granted the status of a retired priest. Father O’Connell has served the Archdiocese as a priest since his ordination in 1967.
  • Reverend Thomas Sieg, released from his assignment as pastor of the Church of Saint Michael in Prior Lake and granted the status of a retired priest. Father Sieg has served the Archdiocese as a priest since his ordination in 1971.
  • Reverend Orlando Tatel, released from his assignment as pastor of the Church of Saint Patrick in Cedar Lake and Saint Catherine in Spring Lake, and granted the status of a retired priest. Father Tatel has served the Archdiocese as a priest since his incardination in 1982.

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