Official Appointments

Below are the most recent appointments of Most Reverend Stephen J. Berg. Newest are at the top. 

Office of the Chancellor
Reverend Matthew Wertin, Chancellor

January 11, 2017

Reverend Steven Murray has been appointed Dean of the La Junta Deanery. This appointment takes effect January 9, 2017.

Reverend Isaac Kariuki has been appointed Sacramental Minister of St. Joseph Parish in Grand Junction, Colorado, in conjunction with his current assignment. This appointment takes effect January 9, 2017.

December 14, 2016

Reverend Michael Papesh has been granted retirement from active ministry, effective January 9, 2017. 

Reverend John Ozella has been appointed Pastor of Christ the King Parish in Pueblo, Colorado. This appointment takes effect January 9, 2017.

Reverend Matthew Wertin has been appointed Pastor of St. Pius X Parish in Pueblo, Colorado. This appointment takes effect January 9, 2017.

Reverend Henry Wertin has been appointed Parish Administrator of Our Lady of Guadalupe/St. Patrick Parish in La Junta, Colorado, and St. Mary Parish in
Las Animas, Colorado. This appointment takes effect January 9, 2017.

July/August 2016

Rev. Carlos Alvarez has been appointed Pastor of St. Joseph's Parish in Grand Junction.  This appointment takes effect August 8, 2016.

Rev. Edmundo Valera has been appointed Pastor of St. Paul the Apostle Parish in Pueblo West.  This appointment takes effect August 8, 2016.

Rev. Msgr. Ed Nunez has been appointed Episcopal Vicar for Clergy.  This appointment is effective immediately.

After due consultation and prayerful reflection, and to provide more suitably for the care of souls, I am pleased to announce the newly elected or appointed members of the Presbyteral Council for the Diocese of Pueblo:

Msgr. Jim King, Vicar General
Msgr. Ed Nuñez, Vicar for Clergy
Rev. Matthew Wertin, Chancellor
Msgr. Jim Koenigsfeld
Msgr. Tom Adrians
Rev. Joe Vigil
Rev. Pat Valdez, CR
Rev. Steve Murray
Rev. Albiero Herrera-Ciro
Rev. Stephen Olamolu
Rev. Don Malin