Diocesan News

Clergy Appointments 2018-19

Assignments are effective June 18, 2018 unless otherwise noted.

Deans

Very Rev. Michael Houlihan, V.F. is appointed Dean of the Plattsmouth Deanery in addition to his current assignments.

Monsignor Joseph Nemec, V.F. is appointed Dean of the Lincoln Deanery in addition to his current assignments.

Pastor/Administrator

Rev. Ferdinand Boehme is appointed Pastor of St. Joseph Parish in Superior and Sacred Heart Parish in Nelson. 

Rev. Jay Buhman is appointed Pastor of St. Mary Parish in David City and Assumption Parish in David City (Appleton).  This appointment is effective on Saturday, July 14, 2018.

Rev. Scott Courtney is appointed Pastor of Sacred Heart Parish in Roseland, Assumption Parish in Roseland (Juniata), and teacher at Saint Cecilia High School in Hastings.

Rev. Jonathan Haschke is appointed Pastor of St. Mary Parish in Nebraska City, Assistant Chief Administrative Officer of Lourdes Central Catholic Schools in Nebraska City, and Chaplain to St. Mary Hospital in Nebraska City.  He is relieved of his appointment as Assistant Pro-Life Director for the Diocese of Lincoln, but retains his assignment to post-abortion healing ministry.

Rev. Bernard Kimminau is appointed Pastor of St. James Parish in Curtis, St. Joseph Parish in Farnam, and St. William Parish in Wellfleet.

Rev. BalaRaju Marneni is appointed Administrator of St. Mary Parish in Wymore, St. Joseph Parish in Barneston, and St. Mary Parish in Odell.

Rev. Michael McCabe is appointed Pastor of St. Joseph Parish in Lincoln.

Rev. Christopher Stoley is appointed Pastor of St. Joseph Parish in Harvard and Co-Director of the Spanish Speaking Apostolate in Hastings.  He retains his appointment as an Advocate on the Diocesan Tribunal.

Rev. Julius Tvrdy is appointed Pastor of St. John the Baptist Parish in Minden and Holy Family Parish in Heartwell. 

Rev. Harlan Waskowiak is appointed Pastor of St. Joseph Parish in Geneva and St. Mary Parish in Shickley.  He is also appointed Chaplain for Camp Kateri Tekakwitha in McCool Junction, and Chaplain at the Youth Rehabilitation Hospital and Treatment Center in Geneva. 

Rev. Bradley Zitek is appointed Pastor of St. James Parish in Cortland. 

Parochial Vicars

Rev. Ryan Kaup is appointed Parochial Vicar at St. Cecilia Parish in Hastings, Co-Director of the Spanish Speaking Apostolate in Hastings, and teacher at St. Cecilia High School in Hastings.  He retains his appointment as an Advocate on the Diocesan Tribunal.  He is relieved of his appointment as Co-Chaplain for Frassati.  

Rev. James Evan Winter is appointed Parochial Vicar at Cristo Rey Parish in Lincoln and Assistant Spiritual Director for the Legion of Mary.  He retains his appointments as teacher at Pius X High School and Advocate on the Diocesan Tribunal.

Special Appointments

Rev. Joseph Bernardo is appointed Priest in Residence at Cathedral of the Risen Christ in Lincoln.  He retains his appointment as Chaplain at Pius X High School in Lincoln. 

Rev. Craig Doty is appointed Director of the Lincoln Equipping Team for Prayer and Healing in addition to his current assignments.

Rev. Justin Fulton is appointed Assistant Director of Catholic Social Services in addition to his current assignments.  He is relieved of his appointment as Advocate on the Diocesan Tribunal. 

Rev. Sean Kilcawley is appointed Priest in Residence at St. John Parish in Lincoln.  He retains his appointment as Director of Family Life Office, and the Freedom from Pornography Apostolate. 

Rev. Nicholas Kipper is appointed Priest in Residence at St. Michael Parish in Lincoln and to study Ecclesial Administration and Management through the Catholic University of America.  He retains his assignments as Moderator of the Curia and Diocesan Director of Communications.

Rev. Caleb LaRue is appointed to study canon law at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C.  He is relieved of his appointment as an Advocate on the Diocesan Tribunal.

Rev. Thomas MacLean is appointed Assistant Pro-Life Director for the Diocese of Lincoln in addition to his current assignments.

Rev. Thomas McGuire is appointed Priest in Residence at St. Andrew Parish in Tecumseh.  He retains his appointment as Assistant Spiritual Advisor for the Lincoln Diocesan Council of Catholic Women. This appointment is effective June 8, 2018.

Rev. James Meysenburg is appointed Chaplain of Legatus in addition to his current assignments.

Rev. Denton Morris is appointed Diocesan Director of Scouting and Director of the Spanish Speaking Apostolate in the York Deanery in addition to his current assignments.

Rev. Mark Pfeiffer is appointed Priest in Residence at St. Wenceslaus Parish in Wahoo.

Rev. Ryan Salisbury is appointed Co-Chaplain for Frassati in addition to his current assignments.

Relieve/Retire

Monsignor Liam Barr’s request for retirement is accepted.  He is relieved of all current assignments.

Monsignor John Perkinton is relieved of his assignment as Diocesan Superintendent of Schools and retains all other assignments.  This appointment is effective, July 9, 2018. 

Rev. Matthew Zimmer is relieved of his appointment as Diocesan Director of Scouting and Advocate on the Diocesan Tribunal and retains all other current assignments.

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