First, he appointed a new Archbishop for the Church in Dubuque, His Excellency the Most Reverend Michael Owen Jackels, until now Bishop of Wichita.
The Archbishop-elect was born in Rapid City in 1954 and ordained a priest of the Diocese of Lincoln in 1981. He was appointed to the See of Wichita in 2005.
John Thomas Folda as Bishop of the Church in Fargo.
The Bishop-elect was born in Omaha in 1961 and was a ordained a priest of the
Update: That's two appointments from the clergy of the Diocese of Lincoln in one day.