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Bishop Walkowiak announces additional pastoral appointments

Bishop Walkowiak announces two additional new appointments as follows:

Image: Headshot, Father Ron Hutchinson

Rev. Ronald D. Hutchinson is appointed administrator of the Basilica of St. Adalbert-St. James Parish and St. Mary Parish, Grand Rapids, effective July 9, 2018. This appointment is in addition to his current assignment as director of Priestly Vocations and Continuing Formation for Clergy.
Image: Headshot, Father Stephen Durkee


Rev. Stephen J. Durkee is appointed associate director of Priestly Vocations, effective immediately. This appointment is in addition to his current assignment as parochial vicar at Our Lady of Consolation Parish, Rockford.
 

 

Bishop Walkowiak announces the following pastoral appointments effective July 6, 2018, unless otherwise noted: 

Image: Headshot, Father Mark Peacock

Rev. Mark E. Peacock, pastor of St. Patrick Parish, Parnell, is appointed pastor of the Parish of the Holy Spirit, Grand Rapids.
Image: Headshot Father John Vallier

Rev. John F. Vallier, pastor of the Parish of the Holy Spirit, Grand Rapids, is appointed pastor of St. John Vianney Parish, Wyoming.
Image: Headshot, Father Tom Cavera

Rev. Thomas J. Cavera, parochial vicar of St. Jude Parish, Grand Rapids, is appointed administrator of St. Patrick Parish, Parnell.
Image: Headshot, Father Steven Geerling
Rev. Steven W. Geerling, parochial vicar of St. John Vianney Parish, Wyoming, is appointed administrator of St. Bartholomew Parish, Newaygo and St. Joseph Parish, White Cloud.
Image: Headshot, Deacon Michael Steffes Jr

Deacon Michael M. Steffes Jr., to be ordained to the priesthood June 2, 2018, is appointed parochial vicar of the Parish of the Holy Spirit, Grand Rapids.

Image: Headshot, Father Peter Schafer

​Rev. Peter C. Schafer, pastor of St. Michael Parish, Brunswick (and Christ the King Mission, Hesperia), is also appointed pastor of All Saints Parish, Fremont, effective May 28, 2018.
Image: Headshot, Father Phil Shangraw ​Rev. Philip A. Shangraw, is appointed administrator of Sacred Heart Parish, Muskegon Heights, and St. Thomas the Apostle Parish, Muskegon Township, effective May 29, 2018.
In addition, Bishop Walkowiak announces the following:​ ​
Image: Headshot, Rev. Msgr. R. Louis Stasker

​Rev. Monsignor R. Louis Stasker, rector of the Basilica of St. Adalbert/St. James Parish, Grand Rapids, and administrator of St. Mary Parish, Grand Rapids, is granted senior priest status.

​Rev. Anthony Aduaka, concluded his assignment as chaplain at Spectrum Health Hospital effective April 10, 2018.
 

Please pray for and offer your support to our priests and priest-to-be as they prepare for and make these new transitions!

Contact:

Annalise Laumeyer, director of communications
Phone: 616-551-5629 | 616-307-3474 cell
Email: alaumeyer@dioceseofgrandrapids.org