Official Decree of Appointments


The Most Reverend W. Shawn McKnight, Bishop of Jefferson City, makes the following appointments:


Reverend Monsignor Gregory L. Higley, from Adjutant Judicial Vicar to Judicial Vicar of the Diocese of Jefferson City, and continuing as Pastor of St. George Parish, Hermann and Church of the Risen Savior Parish, Rhineland, as well as Rector of the Diocesan Shrine of Our Lady of Sorrows, Starkenburg.

This appointment is effective October 27, 2020.

Reverend Christopher M. Aubuchon, from Director of Seminarians and residence at Our Lady of Good Counsel rectory, Kansas City, to residence at Our Lady of Lourdes rectory, Columbia and continuing on medical leave.

This assignment is effective November 1, 2020.


Deacon Fred F. Schmitz, from Parish Life Collaborator at St. Margaret of Antioch Parish, Osage Bend to retirement.

This appointment is effective December 31, 2020.


Given at the Chancery this 27th day of October 2020.

Most Reverend W. Shawn McKnight, S.T.D.

Bishop of Jefferson City

Mrs. Constance Schepers