Presbyteral Council & Vicars Forane
The Presbyteral Council is a group of priests chosen to advise the bishop in the governance of the diocese. Required by Church law, the council represents all priests in the diocese and is “like a senate of the bishop” (Code of Canon Law 495 §1), with about half the members elected by the priests and others appointed by the bishop.
|President||Most Reverend Peter J. Jugis|
|Chairman||Rev. Benjamin Roberts|
|Vice Chairman||Rev. W. Christian Cook|
|Secretary||Rev. Matthew Codd|
|Treasurer||Very Rev. John Putnam, J.V.|
|Term Began||Term Ends||Member||Position|
|2021||2024||Rev. Brian Becker||Elected|
|2021||2024||Rev. Cory Catron||Appointed|
|2021||2024||Rev. Casey Coleman||Appointed|
|2021||2024||Rev. Paul Gary||Elected|
|2021||2024||Rev. Stephen Hoyt||Appointed|
|2021||2024||Rev. John Michalowski, S.J.||Elected|
|2021||2024||Rev. Benjamin Roberts||Elected|
|2022||2025||Rev. Matthew Codd||Elected|
|2022||2025||Rev. Elias Correa, O.S.B.||Elected|
|2022||2025||Very Rev. Christopher Gober, V.F.||Appointed|
|2022||2025||Rev. Mark Lawlor||Appointed|
|2022||2025||Rev. Richard Sutter||Elected|
|2022||2025||Rev. Jean-Pierre Swamunu||Elected|
|2023||2026||Rev. Peter Ascik||Appointed|
|2023||2026||Rev. Paul Buchanan||Elected|
|2023||2026||Rev. Patrick Cahill||Elected|
|2023||2026||Rev. W. Christian Cook||Appointed|
|2023||2026||Rev. David McCanless||Elected|
|2023||2026||Rt. Rev. Abbot Placid Solari, O.S.B.||Elected|
Ex Officio Members
|Very Rev. Roger Arnsparger, Vicar for Education: For Catechetical Formation|
|Very Rev. Julio Dominguez, Vicar for Hispanic Ministry|
|Very Rev. John Putnam, Judicial Vicar|
|Very Rev. Timothy Reid, Vicar for Education: For Catholic Schools|
|Rev. Msgr. Patrick Winslow, Vicar General|
Sometimes called a dean, a vicar forane is a priest appointed by the bishop to promote a common pastoral activity in a region of the diocese and to provide spiritual and pastoral counsel to the other priests in that region, according to Church law. The Diocese of Charlotte has 10 vicariates:
Very Reverend Peter Shaw, V.F.
Very Reverend Adrian Porras, V.F.
Reverend Stephen Hoyt, V.F.
Very Reverend Herbert Burke, V.F.
Very Reverend John Hanic, V.F.
Very Reverend John F. Starczewski, V.F.
Very Reverend John Eckert, V.F.
Very Reverend Peter L. Fitzgibbons, V.F.
Reverend Monsignor Anthony Marcaccio, V.F.
Very Reverend Christopher M. Gober, V.F.