The Holy Father has appointed Father David J. Walkowiak, a priest from the diocese of Cleveland, to be the next bishop of Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Rev. David J. Walkowiak was born on June 18, 1953 in Cleveland, and studied theology at St. Mary Seminary at Wickliffe. He was ordained a priest on June 9, 1979 and later obtained a Licentiate in Canon Law from the Catholic University of American in Washington, D.C.
Congratulations, Diocese of Grand Rapids!