Presbyteral Council

The Presbyteral Council is the main consultative board in place to assist Archbishop Allen H. Vigeron in his pastoral care and governance of the archdiocese. The body includes 34 priests, including vicars, vicariate representatives, religious order priests, senior priests, associate pastors and priests of specialized ministry.

Half the board is appointed by the archbishop and those members elect remaining members at their discretion.

The Presbyteral Council consults the archbishop on pastoral matters and the well-being of leaders throughout the archdiocese. The board meets nine times per year.

Reverend Paul Ballien 
St. John Neumann Parish

Msgr. Michael Hrydziuszko
St. Andrew Parish

Rev. John Phelps, C.Ss.P
St. Peter Claver Parish

Rev. Michael Woroniewicz
Divine Grace Parish

Reverend Douglas Bignall 
St. Hubert Parish

Msgr. H. Thomas Johnson 
St. Kieran Parish

Reverend Edward Prus 

Reverend Matthew Hood
Divine Child Parish

Reverend Robert Blondell

Reverend James Kean
St. Damien of Molokai Parish

Reverend Walter Ptak
St. Sebastian Parish

Mr. Michael Trueman, Chancellor

Monsignor John Budde 
St. Mary Parish

Rev. Alex Kratz, O.F.M.
St. Moses the Black Friary

Reverend Anthony Richter 
Christ the Good Shepherd Parish

Rev. David Buersmeyer 
St. Regis Parish

Reverend Shafique Masih +2020
St. Jude Parish

Reverend Paul Snyder 
St. Mary Parish

Reverend James Commyn
St. Lucy Parish

Reverend Timothy Mazur
St. John Vianney Parish

Reverend Robert Spezia (ex offic.)
Director, Clergy and Consecrated Life

Reverend Jeffrey Day (ex officio)
Vicar General / Moderator of the Curia

Reverend Christopher Muer 
Our Lady of the Lakes Parish

Rev. Edward Prus
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Reverend Marc Gawronski 
St. Gabriel Parish

Reverend Roman Pasieczny 
St. Lawrence Parish

Rev. David Tomaszycki
Our Lady of Good Counsel Parish

Reverend Patrick Gonyeau
Corpus Christi Parish

Rev. Salvatore Palazzolo
Holy Trinity Parish

Monsignor Daniel Trapp 
St. Augustine - St. Monica Parish

Reverend Joseph Horn
Director, Office of Priestly Vocations

Rev. Philip Paxton, C.P.
St. Paul of the Cross Retreat Center

Reverend Richard Treml
SS. Peter and Paul Parish