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New pastoral appointment announced

Bishop Walkowiak announces the following pastoral appointment:

Rev. Ronald D. Hutchinson is appointed full time to the position of diocesan Director of Priestly Vocations effective July 1, 2016.  He will continue to serve in his role as Director of Continuing Formation for Clergy.  Father Hutchinson has been serving in these positions part-time while remaining as pastor of Holy Redeemer Parish in Jenison.  His term as pastor of Holy Redeemer Parish will conclude on June 30, 2016.

Father Hutchinson was appointed as Director of Priestly Vocations in 2006 and for the past ten years has established a very effective program for promoting priestly vocations and a process to assist men in discerning a call to the priesthood.  In this role he will also continue to oversee the formation programs for our seminarians.
T. Edward Carey, Jr., interim diocesan director of communications
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