Diocesan Pastoral Directory

Bishops from the Diocese

+Balke, Most Rev. Victor H., D.D. Sacred Heart Church, 200 3rd Street NW, East Grand Forks, MN 56721 Cellular: (218) 289-0389 E-mail: vhbalke@crookston.org

Born: September 29, 1931. Ordained: May 24, 1958. Assistant: Cathedral, Springfield, 1958-1961. Instructor: Diocesan Seminary, Springfield, 1961. In residence: St. Joseph, Granite City, 1962. Chaplain: St. Joseph’s Home for the Aged, Springfield, 1963. Procurator: Diocesan Seminary, Springfield, 1964-1970. Rector: Diocesan Seminary, Springfield, 1970-1976. Appointed Sixth Bishop of Crookston: July 3, 1976. Ordained and installed: Crookston Diocese, September 2, 1976. Appointed Apostolic Administrator: September 28, 2007. Retired: November 30, 2007-present.

+Kemme, Most Rev. Carl A. Catholic Diocese of Wichita, 424 North Broadway Street, Wichita, KS 67202-2310 Office: (316) 269-3900 E-mail: winslowt@catholicdioceseofwichita.org Born: August 14, 1960. Ordained: May 10, 1986. Papal Honor: Prelate of Honor to His Holiness (“Monsignor”): August 23, 2002. Parochial Vicar: St. Patrick, Decatur, 1986-1989; Ss. Peter and Paul, Collinsville, 1989-1990; Blessed Sacrament, Springfield, 1990-1992. Pastor: St. Mary’s, Brussels, St. Joseph, Meppen, and St. Barbara, Batchtown, 1992-1996; Holy Family, Decatur, 1996-2002. Parochial Administrator: Our Lady of the Holy Spirit, Mt. Zion, 1996-1997. Dean: Decatur Deanery, 2001-2002. Priest-Moderator: St. James, Decatur, 2001-2003. Vicar General: 2002-2009. Moderator of the Curia: 2002-2009. Pastor: St. Peter, Petersburg, 2002-2005. St. John Vianney, Sherman, 2005-2012. Diocesan Administrator: 2009-2010. Vicar General: 2010-2014. Moderator of the Curia: 2010- 2014. Chaplain: Courage Apostolate, 2013 2014. Ordained and Installed: Bishop of Wichita, Wichita, KS, May 1, 2014.

+Vann, Most Rev. Kevin W., M.A., J.C.D. Diocese of Orange Pastoral Center, 13280 Chapman Avenue, Garden Grove, CA 92840

Office: (714) 282-3132 FAX: (714) 282-4202

Born: May 10, 1951. Ordained: May 30, 1981. Papal Honor: Chaplain to His Holiness (“Monsignor”): February 19, 2002. Assistant: Cathedral, Springfield, 1981. Graduate Studies in Canon Law: University of St. Thomas Aquinas, Rome, 1981-1985. Parochial Vicar: Blessed Sacrament, Springfield, 1985-1990. Judge, Defender of the Bond, and Procurator/Advocate: Diocesan Tribunal, 1985-1994. Judge, Metropolitan Court of Appeals for the Province of Chicago: 1985-1994. Parochial Administrator: St. Mary, Pittsfield, Holy Redeemer, Barry, and Holy Family, Griggsville, 1989-1990. Pastor: St. Benedict, Auburn, 1990-1992. Parochial Administrator: St. Mary, Pawnee, 1991. Adjutant Judicial Vicar: Interdiocesan Tribunal of Second Instance for the Province of Chicago, 1994-2005. Parochial Administrator: St. Isidore, Bethany, and Sacred Heart, Dalton City, 1995-1997; Our Lady of the Holy Spirit, Mt. Zion, 1995. Pastor: Our Lady of Lourdes, Decatur, 1992-2001; Dean: Decatur Deanery, 1996-2001. Pastor: Blessed Sacrament, Springfield, 2001-2005. Episcopal Contact for Hispanic Ministry: 1999-2005. Vicar for Priests: 2001-2005. Appointed: Coadjutor Bishop of the Diocese of Fort Worth, TX, May 2005. Ordained and installed: Bishop of Fort Worth, Ft. Worth, TX, July 13, 2005. Installed: Bishop of Orange, Orange, CA, December 10, 2012.


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