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Chancery Office

198 East Broad Street
Columbus, OH 43215
614-224-2251

The Chancery includes those offices and persons who directly assist Bishop Campbell in the pastoral and administrative governance of the Diocese of Columbus. The Chancery, on behalf of the bishop, expedites canonical matters; collects and preserves diocesan and parish records; assists parishes and priests with civil matters; maintains files on priests and parishes; collects statistical information for the Diocese; facilitates communications with other dioceses and the Vatican; handles requests for papal blessings and tickets for papal audiences; provides information on the Church or directs inquirers to appropriate sources; and oversees diocesan offices.

CHANCERY STAFF

BISHOP
Bishop Frederick F. Campbell

Bishop Frederick F. Campbell was born August 5, 1943, in Elmira, New York, the second of six children born to Edward and Dorothy Campbell.  He graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History and Foreign Language from Saint Lawrence University, Canton, New York, in 1965, and obtained an Master of Arts Degree in History in 1967 and a Doctorate in History in 1973, both from the Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio.  Prior to entering the seminary, he served as a history teacher at the Pontifical College Josephinum in Columbus, Ohio, 1967-1969, and as an assistant professor of history at California State College in San Bernardino, California, 1970-1976.  From 1976 to 1980, Campbell studied at the Saint Paul Seminary, Saint Paul, Minnesota, and was ordained a priest of the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis by the Most Reverend John R. Roach at the Cathedral of Saint Paul, Saint Paul, on May 31, 1980.  From 1980 to 1987, he served as Associate Pastor at Saint Charles Borromeo Church, Saint Anthony, Minnesota.

From 1987 to 1994, he served as Pastor at Saint John the Evangelist Church, Hopkins, Minnesota, and from 1991 to 1994, he was Canonical Administrator of John Ireland School, Hopkins.  In 1994, he was appointed Pastor of Saint Joseph Church, West Saint Paul, Minnesota, where he served through 1999. On March 2, 1999, Pope John Paul II named Father Campbell Titular Bishop of Afufenia and Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis. On May 14, 1999, he was ordained a Bishop at the Cathedral of Saint Paul, Saint Paul, by Archbishop Harry J. Flynn. As of July, 2002, Bishop Campbell began service as Rector and Vice President of the Saint Paul Seminary School of Divinity of the University of St. Thomas, St. Paul. Bishop Campbell served as Chairman of the Bishops Committee on the Diaconate from 2004 to 2006. On October 14, 2004, Pope John Paul II appointed him Bishop of Columbus. He was installed as the 11th Bishop of Columbus at St. Joseph Cathedral, Columbus, on January 13, 2005.

Presently, Bishop Campbell sits on the boards of the Columbus Coalition Against Family Violence, Mother Angeline McCrory Manor, and the Pontifical College Josephinum, where he is the Vice Chancellor of the College.

 

VICAR GENERAL
Monsignor Stephan Moloney

The Vicar General works closely with the diocesan bishop in the governance of the diocese. As such, he oversees the operation of the Chancery. The Vicar General also fulfills a wide variety of administrative duties, including overseeing priest personnel issues; clergy communications; diocesan policies and procedures; and overseeing offices in the diocesan Department for Administration, which includes the Building Superintendent, The Catholic Times, Communications Office, Information Technology Office, Development, Planning & Pastoral Services Office, Finance Office, Foundation of the Catholic Diocese of Columbus, and Printing Office. Msgr. Moloney was ordained to the priesthood on June 12, 1982, at St. Joseph Cathedral, Columbus, by Bishop Edward J. Herrmann. His first assignment was as Associate Pastor at St. Peter Church in Columbus, where he served from 1982-86. In July, 1988, he was named Vice Chancellor of the Diocese of Columbus. In January 1996, he was named Episcopal Vicar for Spiritual Life, and in November 1997 he was named Vicar General and Chancellor of the Diocese of Columbus. In September of 1998, he was named Episcopal Vicar for Administration. Msgr. Moloney holds a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in English from the Pontifical College Josephinum, and Master of Divinity and Master of Arts degrees from Mount Saint Mary Seminary in Emmitsburg, Maryland. He holds a Licentiate in Canon Law from the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas in Rome. In September 1992, Msgr. Moloney was named a Chaplain of His Holiness by Pope John Paul II and accorded the title Reverend Monsignor. In November 1999, he was named a Prelate of Honor of His Holiness.

CHANCELLOR
Deacon Thomas M. Berg, Jr.

Deacon Berg was appointed  Chancellor of the Diocese of Columbus effective May 7, 2012.  Previously he served as Vice Chancellor (2006-2012), Assistant Chancellor (2003-2006), and Director of Communications (1998-2003, 2007-2012).  Deacon Berg fulfills a variety of diocesan responsibilities, including administrative duties, preparing statistical reports, and participating as a member of consultative bodies and boards, including the diocesan Bishop's Council, the Catholic Times Board of Directors, and so forth.  A native of Longmont, Colorado, he graduated from Bishop McDevitt High School in Harrisburg, Pa.  Deacon Berg earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Indiana University of Pennsylvania; a master’s degree in journalism from Temple University in Philadelphia; and a master’s degree in pastoral studies from Loyola University-New Orleans.  Deacon Berg was ordained to the Permanent Diaconate of the Diocese of Columbus on January 29, 2005, by Bishop Frederick F. Campbell at St. Joseph Cathedral, Columbus.  Deacon Berg is assigned to parish diaconal duties at St. Andrew Church in Columbus.

 

VICAR FOR PRIESTS
Very Reverend Michael J. Lumpe 

As Vicar for Priests, Fr. Lumpe works closely with Bishop Campbell and Msgr. Moloney (Vicar General) in seeing to the various needs of the priests of the Diocese, including the coordination of services and programs that promote and support the personal, professional, spiritual, and fraternal growth, development, and care of our active and retired priests.  Prior to entering seminary, Fr. Lumpe enjoyed a successful 16-year career with a large Ohio utility in the areas of public affairs and government affairs.  Fr. Lumpe is a 1978 graduate of St. Charles Preparatory School and holds a Bachelor’s degree from John Carroll University (1982), a Bachelor’s degree from the Pontifical College Josephinum (2000), and a Master of Divinity degree from the Pontifical College Josephinum (2004).  Following his ordination to the priesthood in 2004 by Bishop James A. Griffin, Fr. Lumpe’s first assignment was Associate Pastor at St. Matthew the Apostle Church in Gahanna.  In 2005 Bishop Campbell appointed him Pastor of Christ the King Parish, and in 2007 he was appointed Pastor of St. Catharine of Siena Parish, and in 2013 he was appointed Rector of Saint Joseph Cathedral.  Fr. Lumpe also serves as Chaplain for the Joint Organization for Inner-city Needs (JOIN), Chaplain for the City of Columbus, Division of Police and Division of Fire, is a member of the Advisory Board of St. Charles Preparatory School, a member of The Catholic Foundation Pastor Advisory Council, and is an Invocation Chaplain for the Ohio General Assembly.  Fr. Lumpe previously served as a past board member of the Catholic Foundation and member of the Diocesan Liturgical Commission.

 


SECRETARY TO THE BISHOP
Julie Greer

Mrs. Greer started her new role in 2004. Mrs. Greer earned a bachelor's degree in music from the University of Dayton. She comes to the Chancery from the Columbus Symphony Orchestra, where she was the executive assistant to the executive director and Maestro Siciliani.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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