The Most Reverend W. Shawn McKnight, Bishop of Jefferson City, hereby makes the following appointments to provide the most effective pastoral care of the Diocese of Jefferson City:
Reverend Thomas L. Alber, from associate pastor of St. Brendan Parish, Mexico and ministry to the Hispanic community of St. Joseph Parish, Louisiana; to associate pastor of St. Peter Parish, Jefferson City and to provide ministry to the Hispanic community of Our Lady of the Lake Parish, Lake Ozark, effective Sept. 10, 2022, with continuing ministry to the Hispanic community of Sacred Heart Parish, Columbia.
Reverend Derek J. Hooper, granted temporary leave of absence from associate pastor of Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, Columbia and assistant master of ceremonies for the bishop, effective Aug. 2, 2022.
Reverend Simon Jude Kanyike, to associate pastor of Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, Columbia, effective Sept. 13, 2022.
Reverend Jason T. Doke, to chairman of the Diocesan Building Commission, effective July 19, 2022, and continuing as pastor of St. Martin Parish, St. Martins and moderator of the curia.
Deacon Robert A. Leake, granted permission to reside outside of the Diocese of Jefferson City, effective Aug. 18, 2022.
Deacon Tyler S. McClay, granted permission to reside outside of the Diocese of Jefferson City, effective June 30, 2022.
Deacon Richard P. Telthorst, granted permission to serve as assistant chaplain for the Jefferson City Fire Department, effective Aug. 17, 2022, and continuing as director of Catholic Cemeteries and Nursing Home Ministry, Jefferson City.
Given at the Chancery this 18th day of August, 2022.
Most Reverend W. Shawn McKnight, S.T.D.
Bishop of Jefferson City
Mr. Ben Roodhouse, JD, JCL