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June 16, 2023

Clergy Appointments

Most Reverend Stephen D. Parkes, Bishop of the Diocese of Savannah, has announced the following clergy changes effective July 1, 2023:

Very Reverend Scott Winchel, VF, appointed a Vicar General of the Diocese of Savannah. He will share the responsibilities of this office with Very Reverend Daniel F. Firmin, JCL, VG. Fr. Winchel will continue in his appointment as Pastor of St. Anne Church, Columbus.

Reverend Brett Brannen, appointed Vicar for Priestly Life and Vocations. In this developing role Fr. Brannen will assist in the implementation of priorities (pertaining to Priests) for the Clergy and Consecrated Life Area of Focus as outlined in the December 2023 Pastoral Letter Magnify and Rejoice: Our Call to Discipleship. Fr. Brannen will also assume his appointment as Pastor of St. Michael Church, Tybee Island.

Please join me in thanking Reverend Pablo Migone for his years of service leading the Office of Vocations, most recently as Director of Seminarians. He will continue in his appointment as Chancellor of the Diocese of Savannah and Pastor of Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Port Wentworth and Corpus Christi Church, Pooler. Reverend Drew Larkin, Coordinator of Vocations Promoters, and previously appointed Vocations Promoters in each Deanery will continue in their roles.

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