Who’s your new pastor?

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Arlington Bishop Paul S. Loverde announced clergy assignments last weekend. See the full list on page 2.

Father Ronald J. Gripshover Jr.

Father Ronald J. Gripshover Jr. will become parochial administrator of St. Lawrence Church in Alexandria.

He was born in Lansing, Mich., March 16, 1966. He is the eldest of seven children.

Father Gripshover graduated from King George High School in 1984. He graduated from Mary Washington College with a bachelor's in physics in 1988.

He entered Mount St. Mary's Seminary in Emmitsburg, Md., in 1991. He was ordained to the diaconate May 27, 1995, and was assigned as a deacon to St. Mary Church in Alexandria. He was ordained to the priesthood May 18, 1996, by Arlington Bishop John R. Keating. His first assignment was as parochial vicar at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church in Lake Ridge (1996-99).

Father Gripshover served as parochial vicar of St. Bernadette Church in Springfield (1999-2000); the Cathedral of St. Thomas More in Arlington (2000-02); St. Louis Church in Alexandria (2002-04); St. John the Beloved Church in McLean (2004-08); St. Leo the Great Church in Fairfax from (2008-09); St. Patrick Church in Fredericksburg (2009-2012); and Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Arlington (2012-15).

Father Edward C. Hathaway

Father Edward C. Hathaway will become pastor of St. Mary Church in Alexandria.

He was born Jan. 5, 1961, to Charles and Marie Hathaway in Oakland, Calif. One of seven children, he attended Oak View Elementary School and James W. Robinson High School in Fairfax. He graduated from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville in 1983 and studied at Cambridge University in England, 1983-84.

He worked as a technical recruiter for Essex Human Resources and Metier International, and as a mortgage bank recruiter with Hunter Search before entering St. Charles Borromeo Seminary in Wynnewood, Pa.

He was ordained May 18, 1991, by Arlington Bishop John R. Keating. His first assignment was as parochial vicar of St. Michael Church in Annandale (1991-95).

Father Hathaway served as parochial vicar of St. Andrew the Apostle Church in Clifton (1995-99) and the Cathedral of St. Thomas More in Arlington (1999-00). He was pastor of St. John the Beloved Church in McLean (2000-05); St. John the Baptist Church in Front Royal (2005-07); and St. Veronica Church in Chantilly (2007-2015).

Father John D. Kelly

Father John D. Kelly will become pastor of Blessed Sacrament Church in Alexandria.

He was born in Washington, Pa., July 13, 1958, one of three children of John and Josephine Kelly. He graduated from Hinton High School in Hinton, W.Va., in 1976. After one year studying at Concord State College in Athens, W.Va., he entered the Slavic Studies Department at the University of California in California, Pa.

Accepted as a seminarian for the Diocese of Greensburg in 1979, he spent a year at St. Mark's Seminary in Erie, Pa., before transferring to the Seminary of St. Pius in Erlanger, Ky., where he earned his bachelor's degree in 1982. After joining the Arlington Diocese in 1982, he went to Mount St. Mary's Seminary in Emmitsburg, Md., where he earned a master's degree in theology in 1985.

He was ordained May 10, 1986, by Bishop John R. Keating. His first assignment was as parochial vicar of St. Agnes Church in Arlington (1986-90). He served as parochial vicar of Queen of Apostles Church in Alexandria (1990-92); St. James Church in Falls Church (1992-95); and St. Luke Church in McLean (1996-98). He served for a brief time as administrator of Blessed Sacrament Church in Alexandria before serving as administrator of Sacred Heart of Jesus Church in Winchester (1998-99).

Father Kelly served as pastor of St. Leo the Great Church in Fairfax from (1999-2007); St. Veronica Church in Chantilly (June-Nov. 2007); and St. Andrew the Apostle Church in Clifton (2007-15).

Father Dennis W. Kleinmann

Father Dennis W. Kleinmann will become pastor of St. Veronica Church in Chantilly.

He was born in Milwaukee July 22, 1959, the oldest of eight children of William and Luvina Kleinmann.

After graduating from Beaver Dam High School, he attended Bryant and Stratton College in Milwaukee to study accounting. He worked for eight years as an office manager at a Wisconsin car dealership before discerning a vocation to the priesthood.

He attended the Pontifical College Josephinum in Columbus, Ohio and Mount St. Mary's Seminary in Emmitsburg, Md. He was ordained May 15, 1993, by Bishop John R. Keating. His first assignment was as parochial vicar of St. Michael Church in Annandale (1993-96). He served as parochial vicar of Sacred Heart Church in Winchester (1996-2002). He served as administrator of St. Mary Church in Alexandria (2002-04) before being named pastor in 2004.

Father Christopher J. Mould

Father Christopher J. Mould will become pastor of St. Andrew the Apostle Church in Clifton.

He was born Dec. 1, 1959, the fourth of seven children of John and Catherine Mould. He attended St. John School in McLean and graduated from Bishop O'Connell High School in Arlington in 1978.

In 1982, he graduated from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville with a bachelor's degree in chemistry.

Accepted as a seminarian for the Arlington Diocese in 1982, he later completed his theological studies at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary in Wynnewood, Pa. As a seminarian, he served at St. Charles Borromeo Church in Arlington, St. John the Apostle Church in Leesburg and St. Timothy Church in Chantilly.

He was ordained in May 21, 1988, by Bishop John R. Keating. His first assignment was as parochial vicar of St. Mary Church in Alexandria (1988-92). He served as parochial vicar of St. Thomas à Becket Church in Reston (1992-95); Church of the Nativity in Burke (1995-97); and St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Church in Fredericksburg (1997-2001). He served as administrator of St. Lawrence the Martyr Church in Alexandria (2002-04) before becoming pastor in 2004.

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