Chancery Personnel

Bishop’s Office

Karen Brown

Administrative Assistant/Notary, Office of the Bishop
601-969-1880 | Fax: 601-960-8455 | karen.brown@jacksondiocese.org

Most Reverend Joseph R. Kopacz, DD

Bishop

Most Reverend Joseph N. Latino, DD

Bishop Emeritus (2003-2013)
601-969-1880

Chancellor Office

Mary Woodward

Chancellor, Archivist, Director, Office of Liturgy and Worship
601-969-1880 | Fax: 601-960-8455 | mary.woodward@jacksondiocese.org

Campus Ministry

Reverend Nick Adam

Director of Vocations

Child Protection Office

Jenifer Jenkins

Coordinator, Office of Protection of Children and Safe Environments
601-960-8471 | Fax: 601-812-5743 | jenifer.jenkins@jacksondiocese.org

Vocations

Reverend Nick Adam

Director of Vocations

Department of Education & Evangelization

Stephanie Brown

Assistant Superintendent, Office of Catholic Education

Jenifer Jenkins

Coordinator, Office of Protection of Children and Safe Environments
601-960-8471 | Fax: 601-812-5743 | jenifer.jenkins@jacksondiocese.org

Karla Luke

Interim Superintendent, Office of Catholic Education
601-969-1880 | Fax: 601-960-8469 | karla.luke@jacksondiocese.org

Marriage and Family Ministry

Charlene Bearden

Coordinator, Office of Family Ministry

Mississippi Catholic

Joanna King

Director of Communications, editor; Mississippi Catholic

Tereza Ma

Coordinator of Creative Services and Production

Berta Mexidor

Coordinator of Spanish Content and Administrative Assistant

Department of Faith Formation

Reverend Nick Adam

Director of Vocations

Charlene Bearden

Coordinator, Office of Family Ministry

Fran Lavelle

Director, Department of Faith Formation and Coordinator, Religious Education and Formation

Daisey Martinez

Associate Coordinator for Youth and Young Adult Ministry, Office of Intercultural Ministry

Reverend Clement “Clem” Olukunle Oyafemi

Coordinator, Intercultural Ministry

Abbey Schuhmann

Coordinator, Office of Youth Ministry

Intercultural Ministry

Daisey Martinez

Associate Coordinator for Youth and Young Adult Ministry, Office of Intercultural Ministry

Reverend Clement “Clem” Olukunle Oyafemi

Coordinator, Intercultural Ministry

Religious Education and Formation

Fran Lavelle

Director, Department of Faith Formation and Coordinator, Religious Education and Formation

Department of Stewardship-Development

Brandi Fournet

Administrative Assistant

Rebecca Harris

Director, Catholic Foundation, Catholic Service Appeal, Grant Resources, Parish & School Stewardship, Planned Giving Program
601-969-1880 | Fax: 601-960-8455 | rebecca.harris@jacksondiocese.org

Julia Williams

Assistant Development Director

Department of Temporal Affairs

Carolyn Callahan

Director
601-969-1880, Ext. 8490 | Fax: 601-960-8455 | carolyn.callahan@jacksondiocese.org

Renee Carpenter

Diocesan Payroll and Benefits Manager
769-208-6400 ext 6400 | renee.carpenter@jacksondiocese.org

Reverend Lincoln Dall

Pastor, Vicar General
601-939-3181 | Fax: 601-939-3160
Location: Pearl – St. Jude,

Victor Gray-Lewis

Diocesan Facilities Manager

Sue Junkin

ParishSoft Assistant

Vivian Lee

Accounts Payable/Receivables, Dept. of Temporal Affairs

Nancy Meyers

ParishSoft Coordinator, Dept. of Temporal Affairs

Cathy Pendleton

Administrative Assistant/Notary, Dept. of Temporal Affairs

Stephanie Russell

Payroll Coordinator, Dept. of Temporal Affairs

Melissa Smalley

Accounting Coordinator, Dept. of Temporal Affairs

Tribunal Office

Reverend Msgr. Michael Flannery

Adjutant Judicial Vicar
601-969-1880

Fabvienen Taylor

Administrative Assistant, Office of the Tribunal
601-949-6939 | Fax: 601-960-8450 | fabvienen.taylor@jacksondiocese.org

Very Reverend Jeffrey Waldrep, JCL

Judicial Vicar, Vice Chancellor, Pastor and Administrator
601-969-1880 | Fax: 601-960-8450 | jeffrey.waldrep@jacksondiocese.org
Location: Columbus – Annunciation,

Youth Ministry

Abbey Schuhmann

Coordinator, Office of Youth Ministry

Department of Communications

Joanna King

Director of Communications, editor; Mississippi Catholic

Tereza Ma

Coordinator of Creative Services and Production

Berta Mexidor

Coordinator of Spanish Content and Administrative Assistant

Community Residences

Reverend Jack Kurps, SCJ

Sacred Heart Southern Missions, Inc. Executive Director
662-781-1360 | jkurps@gmail.com

Deacons

Deacon Jeff Artigues

Deacon
662-323-2257 | Fax: 662-323-2258
Location: Starkville – St. Joseph,

Deacon David J. Gruseck

Deacon
662-328-2927 | Fax: 662-329-8270 | annunchr@bellsouth.net
Location: Columbus – Annunciation,

Deacon Denzil Lobo

Deacon and Ecclesial Minister
601-948-8867 | Fax: 601-856-2849
Location: Jackson – Christ the King,

Deacon John A. McGinley

Deacon
662-323-2257 | Fax: 662-323-2258
Location: Starkville – St. Joseph,

Deacon John T. McGregor

Deacon, Director of the Permanent Diaconate; Director of Operations and Director of Human Resources
601-939-3181 | Fax: 601-939-3160 | john.mcgregor@jacksondiocese.org
Location: Pearl – St. Jude,

Deacon Ted Schreck

Deacon
662-342-1073 | Fax: 662-342-7733
Location: Southaven – Christ the King,

Ecclesial Minister

Deacon Denzil Lobo

Deacon and Ecclesial Minister
601-948-8867 | Fax: 601-856-2849
Location: Jackson – Christ the King,

Sister Carol Ann Prenger, SSND

Lay Ecclesial Minister
(662) 993-8862
Location: Ripley – St. Matthew,

Sister Jane Wand, SSND

Lay Ecclesial Minister
(662) 728-7509
Location: Booneville – St. Francis of Assisi,

Lay Ecclesial Minister

Lorenzo Aju

Lay Ecclesial Minister

Marvin Edwards

Lay Ecclesial Minister

Paula Fulton

Lay Ecclesial Minister

Pamela Minninger

Lay Ecclesial Minister
601-856-2054 | Fax: 601-856-2029 | pam@stjosephgluckstadt.com
Location: Gluckstadt – St. Joseph,

Sister Lael Niblick, CSA

Lay Ecclesial Minister
662-256-8392 | Fax: 662-256-8392 (Notify before faxing) | sthelenchurch@gmail.com
Location: Amory – St. Helen,

Sister Carol Ann Prenger, SSND

Lay Ecclesial Minister
(662) 993-8862
Location: Ripley – St. Matthew,

Mr. Kirby Rivere

LEM

Janice Stansell

Lay Ecclesial Minister

James Tomek, PhD

Lay Ecclesial Minister
662-846-7136
Location: Rosedale – Sacred Heart,

Sister Jane Wand, SSND

Lay Ecclesial Minister
(662) 728-7509
Location: Booneville – St. Francis of Assisi,

Pastors

Reverend Xavier Amirtham, OPraem

Pastor
601-362-1888 | Fax: 601-362-1134

Reverend John Bohn

Pastor and Canonical Pastor
601-366-2335 | Fax: 601-366-0438 | staff@saintrichard.com
Location: Gluckstadt – St. Joseph, Jackson – St. Richard,

Reverend Kent Bowlds

Pastor, Vicar for Clergy
662-846-6273 | Fax: 662-846-6270 | olvcc@att.net
Location: Cleveland – Our Lady of Victories,

Reverend Lincoln Dall

Pastor, Vicar General
601-939-3181 | Fax: 601-939-3160
Location: Pearl – St. Jude,

Reverend Robert Dore

Pastor
601-636-3445 | Fax: 662-636-3534 | office@stmichaelvicksburg.org
Location: Vicksburg – St. Michael,

Reverend Scott Dugas

Pastor

Reverend Nick Hien Nguyen, SVD

Pastor
601-353-1339

Reverend Gerard Hurley

Pastor
601-992-9547 | Fax: 601-992-9972 | office@saintpaulcatholicchurch.com
Location: Flowood – St. Paul,

Reverend Jason Johnston

Pastor

Reverend Brian Kaskie – Deceased

Pastor
601-684-5648 | Fax: 601-684-1924 | stalphonsusmccomb@gmail.com

Reverend Joseph Le

Pastor

Reverend Thomas McGing

Pastor
601-924-6344 | Fax: 601-924-6344 | holysavior@att.net
Location: Clinton – Holy Savior,

Reverend Odel Medina, ST

Pastor and Parochial Vicar

Reverend Thomas Mullally, SVD

Pastor Emeritus and Sacramental Minister

Reverend Timothy Murphy

Pastor

Reverend Sebastian Myladiyil, SVD

Pastor

Reverend Joseph Chau Nguyen, SVD

Pastor
601-636-0115
Location: Vicksburg – St. Mary,

Reverend Michael O’Brien

Pastor
601-859-3749 | Fax: 601-859-8011 | office@sacredheart1.comcastbiz.net
Location: Canton – Sacred Heart,

Reverend Anthony Okwum, SSJ

Administrator

Reverend Anthony Claret Onyeocha

Pastor

Reverend Augustine Palimattam Poulose

Pastor

Reverend José de Jesús Sánchez

Pastor

Reverend Arokia Stanislaus Savio

Pastor and Sacramental Minister

Reverend Darnis Selvanayakam

Pastor and Sacramental Minister

Reverend Mario Solórzano

Pastor and Sacramental Minister

Reverend Joachim Studwell, OFM

Pastor

Reverend Vijaya Manohar Reddy Thanugundla

Pastor

Reverend Suresh Reddy Thirumalareddy

Pastor

Reverend Scott Thomas

Pastor

Reverend Joseph Tonos

Pastor
662-234-6073 | Fax: 662-234-6079 | office@stjohnoxford.org
Location: Bruce – St. Luke the Evangelist, Oxford – St. John,

Reverend Albeenreddy Vatti

Pastor

Reverend Rusty Vincent

Pastor
662-323-2257 | Fax: 662-323-2258
Location: Vicksburg – St. Paul,

Very Reverend Jeffrey Waldrep, JCL

Judicial Vicar, Vice Chancellor, Pastor and Administrator
601-969-1880 | Fax: 601-960-8450 | jeffrey.waldrep@jacksondiocese.org
Location: Columbus – Annunciation,

Reverend Guy Wilson, ST

Pastor

Pastoral Minister

Sister Mary Anne Poeschl RSM

Pastoral Minister, Holy Child Jesus, Canton

Sister Carol Ann Prenger, SSND

Lay Ecclesial Minister
(662) 993-8862
Location: Ripley – St. Matthew,

Joan Shell

Pastoral Associate
662-862-2239 | Fax: 662-862-2239 | christking@nexband.com
Location: Fulton – Christ the King Mission,

Sister Jane Wand, SSND

Lay Ecclesial Minister
(662) 728-7509
Location: Booneville – St. Francis of Assisi,

Pastoral Team

Reverend Sleeva Mekala

Administrator

Reverend Sebastian Myladiyil, SVD

Pastor

Sister Carol Ann Prenger, SSND

Lay Ecclesial Minister
(662) 993-8862
Location: Ripley – St. Matthew,

Reverend Cesar Sanchez-Fermin

Parochial Vicar

Sister Jane Wand, SSND

Lay Ecclesial Minister
(662) 728-7509
Location: Booneville – St. Francis of Assisi,

Reverend Jesuraj Xavier

Administrator and Sacramental Minister

Priests

Reverend Nick Adam

Director of Vocations

Reverend Gustavo Amell, ST

Reverend Xavier Amirtham, OPraem

Pastor
601-362-1888 | Fax: 601-362-1134

Reverend Panneer Selvam Arockiam

Administrator
662-746-1680 | Fax: 662-746-1146 | saintmarycc@att.net
Location: Belzoni – All Saints, Yazoo City – St. Mary,

Reverend John Bohn

Pastor and Canonical Pastor
601-366-2335 | Fax: 601-366-0438 | staff@saintrichard.com
Location: Gluckstadt – St. Joseph, Jackson – St. Richard,

Reverend Kent Bowlds

Pastor, Vicar for Clergy
662-846-6273 | Fax: 662-846-6270 | olvcc@att.net
Location: Cleveland – Our Lady of Victories,

Reverend Charles Bucciantini

Retired Feb. 2016

Reverend Alfred Camp

Deceased

Reverend Brian Carroll

Retired Jan. 2015

Reverend Antony Chakkalakkal

Chaplain

Reverend Juan Chavajay

Administrator

Reverend Francis Cosgrove

Retired Feb. 2016

Reverend William Cullen

Retired

Reverend P. J. Curley

Retired

Reverend Lincoln Dall

Pastor, Vicar General
601-939-3181 | Fax: 601-939-3160
Location: Pearl – St. Jude,

Reverend Thomas Delaney

Senior Priest and Sacramental Minister
601-892-1717 | Fax: 601-892-0746 | stjohncatholic@msn.com
Location: Crystal Springs – St. John,

Reverend Robert Dore

Pastor
601-636-3445 | Fax: 662-636-3534 | office@stmichaelvicksburg.org
Location: Vicksburg – St. Michael,

Reverend Scott Dugas

Pastor

Reverend Joseph Dyer

Sacramental Minister

Reverend Monsignor Patrick Farrell

Retired

Reverend Msgr. Michael Flannery

Adjutant Judicial Vicar
601-969-1880

Reverend Daniel Gallagher

Retired

Reverend William Henry

Pastor
662-335-5251 | Fax: 662-332-1178 | parish@stjosephgreenville.org

Reverend Nick Hien Nguyen, SVD

Pastor
601-353-1339

Reverend Gerard Hurley

Pastor
601-992-9547 | Fax: 601-992-9972 | office@saintpaulcatholicchurch.com
Location: Flowood – St. Paul,

Reverend Camillus Janas, OFM

Parochial Vicar
662-453-0623 | Fax: 662-453-9060
Location: Greenwood – St. Francis of Assisi,

Reverend Howard W. Johnson

Deceased

Reverend Jason Johnston

Pastor

Reverend Brian Kaskie – Deceased

Pastor
601-684-5648 | Fax: 601-684-1924 | stalphonsusmccomb@gmail.com

Most Reverend Joseph R. Kopacz, DD

Bishop

Reverend Jack Kurps, SCJ

Sacred Heart Southern Missions, Inc. Executive Director
662-781-1360 | jkurps@gmail.com

Reverend Thomas Lalor

Retired
601-636-3445 | Fax: 601-636-3534 | stpaulvick@att.net

Most Reverend Joseph N. Latino, DD

Bishop Emeritus (2003-2013)
601-969-1880

Reverend Joseph Le

Pastor

Reverend Jose’ Lopez

Retired

Reverend Raju Macherla,

Pastor

Reverend Thomas McGing

Pastor
601-924-6344 | Fax: 601-924-6344 | holysavior@att.net
Location: Clinton – Holy Savior,

Reverend Odel Medina, ST

Pastor and Parochial Vicar

Reverend Sleeva Mekala

Administrator

Reverend Samuel Messina

Retired

Reverend Thomas Mullally, SVD

Pastor Emeritus and Sacramental Minister

Reverend Timothy Murphy

Pastor

Reverend Sebastian Myladiyil, SVD

Pastor

Reverend Andrew Nguyen

Parochial Vicar

Reverend Joseph Chau Nguyen, SVD

Pastor
601-636-0115
Location: Vicksburg – St. Mary,

Reverend Thomas Niemira

Retired

Reverend Michael O’Brien

Pastor
601-859-3749 | Fax: 601-859-8011 | office@sacredheart1.comcastbiz.net
Location: Canton – Sacred Heart,

Reverend David O’Connor

Retired
601-445-5616 | Fax: 601-445-9631 | stmarybasilica@cableone.net

Reverend Anthony Okwum, SSJ

Administrator

Reverend Anthony Claret Onyeocha

Pastor

Reverend Augustine Palimattam Poulose

Pastor

Reverend Liam Pentony

Retired

Reverend Noel Prendergast

Retired

Very Reverend Anthony Quyet

Retired
601-969-3125 | Fax: 601-969-3130 | info@cathedralsaintpeter.org

Reverend José de Jesús Sánchez

Pastor

Reverend Cesar Sanchez-Fermin

Parochial Vicar

Reverend Arokia Stanislaus Savio

Pastor and Sacramental Minister

Reverend Darnis Selvanayakam

Pastor and Sacramental Minister

Reverend Henry Shelton

Retired

Reverend Mark Shoffner

Parochial Vicar

Reverend Matthew Simmons

Rector

Reverend Kevin Slattery

Sacramental Minister and Priest Supervisor

Reverend Mario Solórzano

Pastor and Sacramental Minister

Reverend Joachim Studwell, OFM

Pastor

Reverend Adolfo Suarez-Pasillas

Parochial Vicar

Reverend Monsignor Elvin Sunds

Administrator

Reverend Vijaya Manohar Reddy Thanugundla

Pastor

Reverend Suresh Reddy Thirumalareddy

Pastor

Reverend Pradeep Kumar Thirumalreddy

Administrator

Reverend Scott Thomas

Pastor

Reverend Joseph Tonos

Pastor
662-234-6073 | Fax: 662-234-6079 | office@stjohnoxford.org
Location: Bruce – St. Luke the Evangelist, Oxford – St. John,

Reverend Albeenreddy Vatti

Pastor

Reverend Rusty Vincent

Pastor
662-323-2257 | Fax: 662-323-2258
Location: Vicksburg – St. Paul,

Very Reverend Jeffrey Waldrep, JCL

Judicial Vicar, Vice Chancellor, Pastor and Administrator
601-969-1880 | Fax: 601-960-8450 | jeffrey.waldrep@jacksondiocese.org
Location: Columbus – Annunciation,

Reverend Aaron Williams

Reverend Guy Wilson, ST

Pastor

Reverend Jesuraj Xavier

Administrator and Sacramental Minister

Reverend Alexis Zuniga Velasquez, ST

Missionary

Chaplain

Reverend Antony Chakkalakkal

Chaplain

Reverend Raju Macherla,

Pastor

Priest In Charge/Administrator


Retired Priests

Reverend Charles Bucciantini

Retired Feb. 2016

Reverend Alfred Camp

Deceased

Reverend Brian Carroll

Retired Jan. 2015

Reverend Francis Cosgrove

Retired Feb. 2016

Reverend William Cullen

Retired

Reverend P. J. Curley

Retired

Reverend Joseph Dyer

Sacramental Minister

Reverend Monsignor Patrick Farrell

Retired

Reverend Msgr. Michael Flannery

Adjutant Judicial Vicar
601-969-1880

Reverend Daniel Gallagher

Retired

Reverend William Henry

Pastor
662-335-5251 | Fax: 662-332-1178 | parish@stjosephgreenville.org

Reverend Howard W. Johnson

Deceased

Reverend Thomas Lalor

Retired
601-636-3445 | Fax: 601-636-3534 | stpaulvick@att.net

Most Reverend Joseph N. Latino, DD

Bishop Emeritus (2003-2013)
601-969-1880

Reverend Jose’ Lopez

Retired

Reverend Samuel Messina

Retired

Reverend Thomas Niemira

Retired

Reverend David O’Connor

Retired
601-445-5616 | Fax: 601-445-9631 | stmarybasilica@cableone.net

Reverend Liam Pentony

Retired

Reverend Noel Prendergast

Retired

Very Reverend Anthony Quyet

Retired
601-969-3125 | Fax: 601-969-3130 | info@cathedralsaintpeter.org

Reverend Henry Shelton

Retired

Sacramental Minister

Reverend Thomas Delaney

Senior Priest and Sacramental Minister
601-892-1717 | Fax: 601-892-0746 | stjohncatholic@msn.com
Location: Crystal Springs – St. John,

Reverend Thomas Mullally, SVD

Pastor Emeritus and Sacramental Minister

Reverend Darnis Selvanayakam

Pastor and Sacramental Minister

Reverend Kevin Slattery

Sacramental Minister and Priest Supervisor

Reverend Mario Solórzano

Pastor and Sacramental Minister

Reverend Joachim Studwell, OFM

Pastor

Reverend Scott Thomas

Pastor

Reverend Jesuraj Xavier

Administrator and Sacramental Minister

Vacant


Parochial Vicar (Associate)

Reverend Camillus Janas, OFM

Parochial Vicar
662-453-0623 | Fax: 662-453-9060
Location: Greenwood – St. Francis of Assisi,

Reverend Joseph Le

Pastor

Reverend Odel Medina, ST

Pastor and Parochial Vicar

Reverend Andrew Nguyen

Parochial Vicar

Reverend Mark Shoffner

Parochial Vicar

Vicar General

Reverend Nick Adam

Director of Vocations

Reverend Lincoln Dall

Pastor, Vicar General
601-939-3181 | Fax: 601-939-3160
Location: Pearl – St. Jude,

Joann Foret

Receptionist

Debbie Gibson

Receptionist, Office of Vicar General
601-969-1880

Cindy Wood

Administrative Assistant/Notary, Office of Vicar General
601-969-1880 | Fax: 601-960-8455 | cindy.wood@jacksondiocese.org