KALAMAZOO —Bishop Paul J. Bradley has announced the following priest assignments, effective Wednesday, Aug. 31, unless noted otherwise.
Fr. Christopher Ankley has been appointed pastor of St. Martin Parish in Vicksburg. Fr. Ankley is currently pro-tem parochial administrator of St. Catherine of Siena Parish in Portage.
Fr. Robert Creagan has been appointed pastor of St. Catherine of Siena Parish, Portage. Fr. Creagan is currently the pastor of St. Joseph Parish in Battle Creek.
Fr. Robert Johansen has been appointed administrator of Immaculate Conception Parish in Three Rivers and its mission parish, St. Clare in Centreville. Fr. Johansen most recently has been continuing his studies at the University of St. Mary of the Lake, Mundelein, Ill., and is scheduled to receive a licentiate in sacred theology-sacramental theology and liturgical preparation next month.
Fr. Mark Vyverman has been appointed pastor of St. Joseph Parish in Battle Creek. Fr. Vyverman is currently the pastor of Immaculate Conception Parish in Three Rivers. Additionally Fr. Vyverman has been appointed the dean of the East Deanery, a position previously held by Fr. Creagan.
Fr. John Fleckenstein has been appointed pastor administrator of the Battle Creek Area Catholic Schools effective immediately. Fr. Fleckenstein is the pastor of St. Philip Parish, Battle Creek and also the vicar for education for the Diocese of Kalamazoo.
Fr. German Perez-Diaz has been appointed dean of the Southeast Deanery, a position previously held by Fr. Vyverman. Fr. Perez-Diaz is the pastor of Holy Angels Parish in Sturgis and its mission parish, St. Joseph in White Pigeon.†