The bishops

The Conference’s Board of Directors consists of the Archbishop and Bishops of the four Roman Catholic dioceses in Kentucky (the Archdiocese of Louisville and the Dioceses of Covington, Lexington, and Owensboro).

Most Reverend Joseph E. Kurtz, Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Louisville Most Reverend Joseph E. Kurtz, Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Louisville

His Holiness Benedict XVI appointed Most Reverend Joseph E. Kurtz, D.D., as the fourth Archbishop and ninth bishop of the Archdiocese of Louisville on June 12, 2007. He was installed as Archbishop of Louisville on August 15, 2007. Before coming to Louisville, Archbishop Kurtz served as Bishop of Knoxville from 1999 to 2007.

For more information on Bishop Kurtz and the archidoicese, visit the Archdiocese of Louisville’s website.

Most Reverend Roger J. Foys, Bishop of the Diocese of Covington Most Reverend Roger J. Foys, Bishop of the Diocese of Covington

Msgr. Foys was appointed Bishop of Covington on May 31, 2002, and was ordained and installed at the Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption on July 15, 2002. During his priestly ministry he also served as pastor of a number of parishes. He was Director of Vocations and always showed a great interest in promoting vocations.

For more information on Bishop Foys and the diocese, visit the Diocese of Covington’s website.

Most Reverend William F. Medley, Bishop of the Diocese of Owensboro Most Reverend William F. Medley, Bishop of the Diocese of Owensboro

Bishop Medley was ordained as the fourth bishop of the Diocese of Owensboro on February 10, 2010. Bishop Medley served in a variety of positions in the Louisville Archdiocese, including on the College of Consultors, the Priests’ Council, the Planning Commission of the Archdiocese, the Priests’ Health Panel, and Priests’ Personnel Board.

For more information on Bishop Medley and the diocese, visit the Diocese of Owensboro’s website.

Most Reverend John Stowe, OFM Conv., Bishop of the Diocese of Lexington

On May 5, 2015, Bishop Stowe was ordained as the third Bishop of Lexington by. Bishop Stowe served in Texas as a pastor, Moderator of the Curia, and eventually as Chancellor for the Diocese of El Paso. In 2010, he was elected Vicar Provincial of the Province of Our Lady of Consolation and became Pastor and Rector of the Basilica and National Shrine of Our Lady of Consolation in Carey, OH.

For more information on Bishop Stowe and the diocese, visit the Diocese of Lexington’s website.

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