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2020 Spring Pastoral Appointments

Archbishop Jerome E. Listecki, in consultation with the Priest Placement Board of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, has appointed the following priests for ministry in the Archdiocese.


  • REVEREND ROBERT BETZ, from temporary administrator, to part-time administrator, St. James Parish, Franklin, effective January 10, 2020

  • VERY REVEREND JAVIER GUATIVA, from shared pastor, St. Lucy, Racine, and St. Sebastian, Sturtevant, to administrator, LaSagrada Familia, Dominican Republic, effective October 1, 2020

  • REVEREND MARK DANCZYK, from shared pastor, St. Francis de Sales, Lake Geneva, and St. Benedict, Fontana, to pastor, St. Benedict, Fontana, effective June 16, 2020

  • REVEREND KEVIN MCMANAMAN, from pastor, St. Joseph Parish, Big Bend, to pastor, St. Alphonsus Parish, Greendale, effective June 16, 2020

  • REVEREND ARUL PONNAIYAN,  from shared pastor, St. Paul, Milwaukee, and Sacred Heart of Jesus, St. Francis, to pastor, Holy Apostles, New Berlin, effective June 16, 2020

Parochial Vicars
  • REVEREND MATTHEW WIDDER, from shared pastor, St. Dominic, St. Clement, Holy Name of Jesus, Sheboygan, to shared parochial vicar, St. John Neumann, St. Joseph, St. Mary, St. William, Waukesha, effective June 16, 2020



  • REVEREND MATTHEW JACOB (Diocese of Miao, India), from associate, Lumen Christi, Mequon to administrator, Lumen Christi Parish, Mequon, effective June 16, 2020

Associate Pastors
  • REVEREND THOMAS NAIDU (Diocese of Tiruchirappalli, India), from shared associate, Holy Family, Fond du Lac, Our Risen Savior, Eldorado, Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, North Fond du Lac, to associate pastor, LaSagrada Familia, Dominican Republic, effective April 24, 2020

Updated: 3/10/2020 - Additional assignments will be posted in the upcoming weeks.

Vicar for Ordained and Lay Ecclesial Ministry

Very Rev. Jerry Herda
Vicar for Clergy

Jodi Bowers
Administrative Assistant

Minister to Priests

Rev. Alan Veik, OFMCap
House of Peace Community
1702 W Walnut St
Milwaukee, WI 53205

Personnel and Placement Office

Rick Tank
Director of Priest and Lay Ecclesial Personnel and Placement

RoseAnn Gnadt
Administrative Secretary

Priest Placement Board

Rick Tank

Services for Senior Priests

Very Rev. James Lobacz
Vicar For Senior Priests

Deacon Services

Deacon Michael Chmielewski
Associate Director of Deacon Services

Continuing Formation of Clergy

Deacon Alfred Lázaga
Phone: 414-769-3489
Fax: 414-769-3408

Office of Lay Ministry

Susan McNeil, M.Div

Rosalita Villa
Administrative Assistant

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