• on April 19, 2021

Clergy Appointments

Bishop David Bonnar of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Youngstown has made the following clergy appointments:

  • Reverend Leo Wehrlin, pastor of Holy Trinity, East Liverpool effective June 1, 2021.
  • Reverend Scott Kopp, Director of Seminarians and pastor of St. Thomas the Apostle Parish, Vienna, effective June 1, 2021.
  • Reverend John Michael Lavelle, Vicar for Missionary Discipleship, and pastor of St. Michael Parish, Canfield, effective July 1, 2021.
  • Reverend David Misbrener, Diocesan Curator of Patrimony, effective July 1, 2021.  He will remain pastor of St. Jude Parish, Columbiana and Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, East Palestine.
  • Reverend John Jerek, pastor of St. Christine Parish, effective July 1, 2021.  He will remain pastor of Our Lady of Sorrows Parish, Youngstown.  Bishop Bonnar has also appointed him Diocesan Director of the Permanent Diaconate Formation, effective July 1, 2021.
  • Reverend Michael Balash, Vicar for Clergy, effective July 1, 2021.  He will remain pastor of St. William Parish, Champion and Director of the Office of Worship.
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