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Fifteenth Bishop of the Diocese of Savannah

Appointed by His Holiness Pope Francis on July 8, 2020

Scheduled Episcopal Ordination: September 23, 2020

Bishop-Elect
Stephen D. Parkes

  • Education

    1979-1983 Massapequa High School, Massapequa, NY

    1983-1987, B.S. Business Administration/Marketing, University of South Florida, Tampa

    1992-1998, M.A. Theology/M.Div., St. Vincent de Paul Seminary, Boynton Beach

  • Employment

    Worked in Retail and Banking

  • Ordination

    05/23/98, St. James Cathedral, Orlando by Bishop Norbert Dorsey, C.P.

  • Assignments

    1998-2005, Parochial Vicar of Annunciation Catholic Church, Altamonte Springs

    2005-2011, Parochial Administrator of Most Precious Blood Catholic Church, Oviedo

    2004-2011, Campus Minister of Catholic Campus Ministry at the University of Central Florida

    2011- present, Pastor of Annunciation Catholic Church, Longwood

  • Other

    Appointed Dean (Vicar Forane) of North Central Deanery in 2008

    Spiritual Director and Board Member of The Catholic Foundation of Central Florida 2008-2020, also served on the Investment and Audit Committees as a board member

    Serves on Endowment Board of Trustees of the Basilica of the National Shrine of Mary, Queen of the Universe

    Serves on the Diocese of Orlando Real Estate Committee since 2018

    Serves on the Diocese of Orlando Seminary Admissions Committee since August 2011

    Diocese of Orlando Clergy Representative for the Board of Trustees at St. Vincent de Paul Regional Seminary since 2012

    Serves on the Priests’ Personnel Board since 2012

    Member of the College of Consultors since 2012

    Chaplain for Legatus

    Member of the Presybyteral Council since 2012

    Graduate of Good Leaders, Good Shepherds through Catholic Leadership Institute

    Participated in the three-year Institute for Priestly Formation Spiritual Direction Training Program for Diocesan Priests