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Curriculum Vitae

Curriculum Vitae, Bishop David J. Walkowiak

  • Born: June 18, 1953, East Cleveland, Ohio
  • High School: Saint Ignatius High School, Cleveland, Ohio
  • College: University of Notre Dame, Indiana - B.A. in government and international studies, 1975
  • Theology: Saint Mary Seminary, Cleveland, Ohio - M. Div., 1979
  • Ordination to priesthood: June 9, 1979 at the Cathedral of Saint John the Evangelist, Cleveland, Ohio by James Cardinal Hickey
  • Appointed pastor of Saint Mary Parish, Lorain, Ohio, 1979
  • Graduate studies in canon law: The Catholic University of America - J.C.L., 1984, and J.C.D. in 1987
  • Assigned to faculty of Saint Mary Seminary, Cleveland, Ohio and appointed vice chancellor of the Diocese of Cleveland, Ohio, by Bishop Anthony Pilla, 1986
  • Adjutant judicial vicar, appeals court of Cincinnati, Ohio; Steubenville, Ohio and Washington, D.C., 1993
  • Appointed pastor of Saint Joan of Arc Parish, Chagrin Falls, 2006
  • Appointed bishop of Grand Rapids by Pope Francis, April 18, 2013.
  • Ordained a bishop and installed as the 12th bishop of Grand Rapids on his 60th birthday, June 18, 2013