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Official Priest Appointments: Effective July 1, 2022

Here’s a list of all the new priest assignments for the Archdiocese of Denver, including pastor and parochial vicar reassignments, parish administrators and chaplains. These appointments are effective July 1, 2022, unless noted otherwise.

Pastors Renewed for an Additional Six Years (or one year) at the Same Parish:

Christ on the Mountain, Lakewood- Rev. David Allen

St. Scholastica, Erie- Rev. Robert Wedow

St. Theresa, Frederick- Rev. Hernan Florez

Our Lady of Loreto, Foxfield- Rev. David Bluejacket

Notre Dame, Denver- Msgr. Edward Buelt

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Spirit of Christ, Arvada- Rev. Christopher Renner

St. Joan of Arc, Arvada- Rev. Nathan Goebel

Sacred Heart of Jesus, Boulder- Rev. Mark Kovacik

Good Shepherd, Denver- Rev. James E. Fox (one year)

Presentation of Our Lady, Denver- Rev. Ed Poehlmann (one year)

St. Michael the Archangel, Aurora- Rev. Terry Kissell (one year)

Pastors Changing Parishes and New Pastor Assignments for Six Years:

St. Jude, Lakewood- Rev. Jason Thuerauf

Sts. Peter and Paul, Wheat Ridge- Rev. James Goggins

St. Mary, Greeley- Rev. Wojciech Gierasimczyk

St. Paul, Idaho Springs; Our Lady of the Assumption, Central City; Our Lady of Lourdes, Georgetown- Rev. John Green

Our Lady of the Plains, Byers- Rev. Jeffrey Wilborn

Blessed Sacrament, Denver- Rev. John Ludanha

St. Anthony of Padua, Denver- Rev. Arturo Chagala

St. John the Evangelist, Loveland- Rev. Shannon Thurman

St. Thomas More, Centennial- Rev. Randy Dollins (in addition to his obligations as Vicar General)

Holy Ghost, Denver- Rev. Paul Nguyen, O.M.V. (until his ministry here is complete)

Parochial Vicars:

St. Thomas More, Centennial- Rev. Christopher Marbury

St. Mary, Greeley- Rev. Crispin Kibambe

St. Peter, Greeley- Rev. Donatian Kaigoma

Queen of Peace, Aurora- Rev. Mauricio Bermudez

St. Gianna Beretta Molla, Denver- Rev. Vincent Bui

Immaculate Heart of Mary, Northglenn- Rev. Tadeusz Kopczynski

Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception, Denver; St. Elizabeth of Hungary, Denver- Rev. John-James Arcidiacono, C.S.J.

St. Helena, Fort Morgan; St. Francis of Assisi, Weldona; Our Lady of Lourdes, Wiggins- Rev. Joseph Oiye, I.M.C.

St. Anthony of Padua, Denver- Rev. Miljenko Pavkovic

Other Assignments:

Missio ad gentes in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania- Rev. Fernando Londoño

Mission to Orlando, Florida, serving with the Neocatechumenal Way- Rev. Franklin Sequeira

Vice-Rector of Saint John Vianney Theological Seminary- Rev. John Nepil (in addition to his obligations as Housefather and Professor)

Director for Vocations– Rev. Jason Wallace

Chaplain at Annunciation Heights- Rev. Ryan O’Neill

Housefather and Professor at St. John Vianney Theological Seminary- Rev. Daniel Eusterman

Housefather at St. John Vianney Theological Seminary- Rev. Adam Bradshaw

Spiritual Director at St. John Vianney Theological Seminary- Rev. James Thermos


Msgr. Thomas Fryar

Msgr. Robert Kinkel

Rev. Stephen Adams

Rev. Chrysostom Frank

Priests Leaving the Archdiocese of Denver:

Rev. Christopher Uhl, O.M.V.


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