Sacred Heart has new president-rector

MILWAUKEE - Msgr. Ross Shecterle has been selected as the new president-rector of Sacred Heart School of Theology, the graduate seminary in Franklin. He replaces Msgr. Jan de Jong, a Sacred Heart priest and president-rector of the seminary since 2008 who is retiring at the end of June.

Msgr. Shecterle, a priest of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, will become the seminary's 19th rector. He previously served as rector of the American College of the Immaculate Conception in Louvain, Belgium, which closed last June.

He was an assistant professor at Wisconsin's St. Francis de Sales Seminary and also served as its dean of students and vice rector.

Msgr. Shecterle, who was ordained in 1986, has also served on faculty at the Pontifical North American College and the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas in Rome.

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