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New clergy assignments for 2018 begin July 1

PASTOR APPOINTMENTS FOR SIX-YEAR TERM
Father Gerald Leise, pastor of Sacred Heart Parish in Emerson and St. John the Baptist Parish in Pender, takes on additional duties as pastor of St. Mary Parish in Hubbard. 
 
Father Bede Tam Van Nguyen, Congregation of the Mother of the Redeemer (CRM), to pastor of Our Lady of Fatima Parish at St. Peter Church in Omaha, with residence at St. Peter.
 
Father James Netusil, pastor of St. Francis Borgia Parish in Blair and St. John the Baptist Parish in Fort Calhoun, to pastor of St. Francis Borgia Parish.
 
Father Patrick Nields, associate pastor of St. Columbkille Parish in Papillion, to pastor of St. Francis of Assisi Parish in Neligh and Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish in Tilden, with duties at Pope John XXIII Central Catholic High School in Elgin. 
 
Father Andrew Sohm, pastor of St. Peter Parish in Newcastle and St. Joseph Parish in Ponca, takes on additional duties as pastor of St. Patrick Parish in Jackson, with residence in Jackson. 
 
Father Joseph Wray, pastor of St. Joseph Parish in Wisner and Holy Cross Parish in Beemer, with duties at Guardian Angels Central Catholic in West Point, to pastor of St. Pius X Parish in Omaha.
 
ADMINISTRATORS
Father Stephen Gutgsell, senior associate pastor of St. John the Baptist Parish in Fort Calhoun and St. Francis Borgia Parish in Blair, to administrator of St. John the Baptist Parish in Fort Calhoun, with continuing chaplain duties at Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital in Omaha.
 
Father Vincent Sunguti, associate pastor of St. Margaret Mary Parish in Omaha, to administrator of St. Joseph Parish in Wisner and Holy Cross Parish in Beemer, with duties at Guardian Angels Central Catholic in West Point.
 
ASSOCIATE PASTORS
Father Thomas Greisen, from his sabbatical after concluding his duties as servant minister with residence at St. John Vianney Parish in Omaha, to senior associate pastor of St. Columbkille Parish in Papillion. 
 
Father Marcus Knecht, associate pastor of St. Patrick Parish in O’Neill and St. Joseph Parish in Amelia, with duties at St. Mary School in O’Neill, to associate pastor of St. James Parish in Omaha. 
 
Father Tobias Letak, associate pastor of St. James Parish in Omaha, to associate pastor of St. Margaret Mary Parish in Omaha. 
 
Father Mark McKercher, senior associate pastor of St. Stephen the Martyr Parish in Omaha, to senior associate pastor of St. Robert Bellarmine Parish in Omaha.
 
Father Joseph Sund, associate pastor of St. Vincent de Paul Parish in Omaha, to associate pastor of St. Patrick Parish in O’Neill and St. Joseph Parish in Amelia, with duties at St. Mary School in O’Neill.
 
Father Taylor Leffler, newly ordained, to associate pastor of St. Wenceslaus Parish in Omaha. 
 
Father Patrick Moser, newly ordained, to associate pastor of St. Patrick Parish in Elkhorn.
 
Father Padraic Stack, newly ordained, to associate pastor of St. Stephen the Martyr Parish in Omaha.
 
SPECIAL
Father Michael Eckley, pastor of St. Pius X Parish in Omaha, to servant minister, with residence at Our Lady of Lourdes-St. Adalbert Parish in Omaha. 
 
Father Scott Hastings, vicar for clergy and judicial vicar, from residence at St. Bernadette Parish in Bellevue, to residence at St. Thomas More Parish in Omaha. 
 
Father Francis Nigli, associate pastor of St. Wenceslaus Parish in Omaha, to chaplain of the Poor Sisters of St. Clare in Elkhorn, and visitation duties at CHI Health Lakeside and Methodist Women’s Hospital in Omaha, with residence at St. Stephen the Martyr Parish in Omaha. 
 
Father Christopher Onuoha, pastor of St. Francis of Assisi Parish in Neligh and Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish in Tilden, to visitation duties at Via Christe, the University of Nebraska Medical Center and Clarkson Hospital, with residence at Holy Name Parish, all in Omaha.
 
Father Damien Wee, pastor of St. Rose of Lima Parish in Hooper and St. Lawrence Parish in Scribner, with teaching duties at Archbishop Bergan Catholic School in Fremont, to additional duties and residence half time at St. Patrick Parish in Fremont.
 
RETIREMENT
Father Paul Albenesius, pastor of St. Patrick Parish in Jackson and St. Mary Parish in Hubbard.
 
RECALLED TO RELIGIOUS COMMUNITY
Father Patrick Mac Tran, CRM, pastor of Our Lady of Fatima in Omaha, recalled to the Congregation of the Mother of the Redeemer for service to his religious community.

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