Most Reverend Jeffrey R. Haines
Auxiliary Bishop of Milwaukee
Most Reverend Jeffrey R. Haines was born October 6, 1958. He attended Holy Apostles Parish and Grade School, New Berlin, and graduated from New Berlin West High School in 1977. He began his college studies at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, before transferring and graduating from Marquette University in 1981 with a degree in theology. Bishop Haines attended Saint Francis de Sales Seminary for graduate theological studies from 1981-1985, earning a Masters of Divinity degree. He was ordained to the priesthood on May 17, 1985, by Archbishop Rembert G. Weakland, O.S.B.
After ordination, Bishop Haines was appointed Associate Pastor of St. Nicholas, Milwaukee. In 1987, he was given additional responsibilities as Associate Pastor of Holy Redeemer Church, Milwaukee. In 1991, he was appointed Associate Pastor of St. Eugene Parish, Fox Point. In 1996, he was appointed Pastor of St. Frances Cabrini Parish, West Bend.
In 2002, he was granted temporary leave to study canon law at Catholic University. However, he returned within the year to become Temporary Administrator of St. Patrick Parish, Whitewater. In 2003, he returned as Pastor of St. Frances Cabrini Parish, West Bend, and was given additional responsibility as Assisting Priest of Immaculate Conception/St. Mary’s, West Bend in 2004. In 2011, he was appointed Rector of the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist, Milwaukee.
Most Reverend Haines was named Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee by Pope Francis on January 25, 2017.
Additionally, Bishop Haines was three times elected moderator of the Archdiocesan Council of Priests of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, and currently is a member of the College of Consultors. He also served on the Archdiocesan Synod Preparatory Commission and the Archdiocesan Synod Implementation Commission. He is respected by fellow clergy and parishioners alike for his pastoral and leadership skills.
Born in Milwaukee to his parents, Jim and Maureen (“Mo”) Haines, Bishop Haines has three siblings, John (Mary), Rick (Donna) and Anne (Sean) Haines Carroll.
In addition to his responisbilities as an auxillary bishop, Bishop Haines serves as Rector of the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist in downtown Milwaukee.
As both a parish and the Mother Church of the Archdiocese, the Cathedral serves as a beacon of faith, a patron of the arts and a haven and advocate for people who are poor and marginalized.