The Most Reverend Barry C. Knestout, Bishop of the Diocese of Richmond, has announced the following appointments, effective Monday, July 1, 2019, unless otherwise noted:

Pastoral Center Administration

Father Michael G. Boehling from Vicar General and Moderator of the Curia, and Vicar for Vocations to Vicar General and Moderator of the Curia.

Father Brian Capuano from Associate Director and Promoter of Vocations to Vicar for Vocations and continuing as Pastor of St. Joseph, Petersburg.

Father Nicholas E. Redmond from Parochial Vicar of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, Newport News, to Associate Director and Promoter of Vocations, and Parochial Vicar of St. Joseph, Petersburg.

Diocesan Tribunal

Father Joseph H. Metzger III from Pastor of Blessed Sacrament, Norfolk, to Ecclesiastical Notary in the Office of the Chancellor and in the Tribunal, and Assessor in the Tribunal.

Rector

Father Anthony E. Marques from Pastor of St. Benedict, Richmond, to Rector of the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, Richmond.

Pastors

Father Eric J. Ayers from Pastor of Church of the Holy Family, Virginia Beach, to Pastor of Blessed Sacrament, Norfolk.

Father W. Daniel Beeman from Pastor of Holy Trinity, Norfolk, to Pastor of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, Newport News.

Father James M. Cowles from Pastor of St. Therese, Gloucester, to Pastor of Church of the Redeemer, Mechanicsville.

Father James M. Glass from Chaplain of the Catholic Campus Ministry serving the College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, to Pastor of Holy Trinity, Norfolk.

Msgr. Patrick D. Golden from Rector of the Cathedral of Sacred Heart, Richmond, to Pastor of Our Lady of Nazareth, Roanoke.

Father Gregory R. Kandt from Pastor of Incarnation, Charlottesville, to Pastor of St. Therese, Gloucester.

Father Herman Katongole from Pastor of St. Timothy, Tappahannock, to Pastor of St. Joseph, Woodlawn; Risen Lord, Stuart; and All Saints, Floyd.

Msgr. Timothy E. Keeney from Pastor of St. Bede, Williamsburg, to Pastor of Incarnation, Charlottesville.

Msgr. Joseph P. Lehman from Pastor of Our Lady of Nazareth, Roanoke, to Pastor of St. Bede, Williamsburg.

Father Gerald F. Musuubire from Pastor of Sts. Peter and Paul, Palmyra, to Pastor of St. Timothy, Tappahannock.

Father John David Ramsey from Pastor of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, Newport News, to Pastor of St. Benedict, Richmond.

Father David Martin Ssentamu from Administrator of St. Joseph, Woodlawn, to Pastor of Sts. Peter and Paul, Palmyra, and St. Joseph’s Shrine of St. Katharine Drexel, Columbia.

Father John J. Wagner from Pastor of Church of the Redeemer, Mechanicsville, to Pastor of Holy Rosary, Richmond.

Chaplain

Father Matthew A. Kiehl from Parochial Vicar of St. Andrew, Roanoke, and Chaplain and Teacher at Roanoke Catholic School to Chaplain of the Catholic Campus Ministry serving the College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, and Rector of the National Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham, Williamsburg.

Administrators

Father Eric Anokye from Parochial Vicar at St. Joseph, Hampton, to Administrator of the Holy Family Parishes: St. Mary, Richland; St. Joseph, Grundy; St. Theresa, Tazewell; and St. Elizabeth, Pocahontas.

Father Francis Kwaku Boateng from Parochial Vicar of St. Bede, Williamsburg, to Administrator of Church of the Holy Family, Virginia Beach.

Father Peter Naah from Parochial Vicar of St. Bede, Williamsburg, to Administrator of St. Matthew, Virginia Beach.

Parochial Vicars

Father John R. Baab from Parochial Vicar at Church of the Ascension, Virginia Beach, to Parochial Vicar of St. Bede, Williamsburg.

Father John R. Christian from Parochial Vicar at St. Bridget, Richmond, to Parochial Vicar of St. Andrew, Roanoke.

Father Jose Miguel Melendez Jr. from Parochial Vicar of Blessed Sacrament, Harrisonburg, to Parochial Vicar of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, Newport News. 

Newly Ordained Priests/Parochial Vicars

         The following appointments were effective Saturday, June 1, 2019:

Father Tochi Iwuji, ordained on June 1, Parochial Vicar of St. Bridget, Richmond.

Father Christopher Masla, ordained on June 1, Parochial Vicar of Blessed Sacrament, Harrisonburg.

Father Daniel Molochko, ordained on June 1, Parochial Vicar of St. Mary Star of the Sea, Ft. Monroe, and St. Joseph, Hampton.

Father Kyle O’Connor, ordained on June 1, Parochial Vicar of St. Bridget, Richmond. His appointment will end upon his return to complete graduate studies at the Pontifical University of Saint Thomas Aquinas, Rome, in October.

Father Cassidy Stinson, ordained on June 1, Parochial Vicar of St. Bede, Williamsburg.

Retired

 Father David J. Stanfill from Pastor of Holy Rosary, Richmond, to Retired Status.