13 Jun Pope Francis names Angelicum Alumnus as a Bishop of Salina, Kansas
The Holy Father has appointed as bishop of Salina, United States of America, Msgr. Gerald L. Vincke, of the clergy of the diocese of Lansing, currently pastor of the “Holy Family” parish.
H.E. Msgr. Gerald L. Vincke was born on 9 July 1964 in Saginaw, Michigan.
He obtained a bachelor’s degree in public relations from the “Ferris State College” in Big Rapids (1985-1986). He carried out his ecclesiastical studies at the Thomas More College in Crestview and the Athenaeum Seminary in Cincinnati. In 2015 he obtained a licentiate in spirituality from the Pontifical University of Saint Thomas Aquinas in Rome.
He was ordained a priest for the diocese of Lansing on 12 June 1999.
Since ordination he has served as deputy priest of the “Saint Thomas the Apostle” parish in Anne Arbor (1999-2001), director of the Bethany House Youth Retreat Center in Lansing (2001-2004), diocesan director of vocations and seminarians ( 2003-2010), diocesan director of formation for priests, seminarians and laity (2006-2010), spiritual director of the Pontifical North American College in Rome (2010-2015) and member of the presbyteral council and of the college of consultors. In 2012 he was named chaplain of His Holiness, and in 2016 Missionary of Mercy.
Since 2015 he has been parish priest of the “Holy Family” parish at Grand Blanc.