New Sulpician Provincial and Consultors (l. to r.): Rev. Hy Nguyen, Rev. Daniel Moore, Rev. John Kemper, Rev. Richard Gula and Rev. Anthony Pogorelc.
Rev. John C. Kemper, P.S.S. was elected Provincial Superior of the U.S. Province of the Society of Saint-Sulpice by the Provincial Assembly that met at the Center for Continuing Formation at St. Mary’s Seminary & University, Baltimore, from January 3-9, 2015. Fr. Kemper’s term of office begins July 1, 2015.
Elected Provincial Consultors are: First Consultor, Father Daniel F. Moore, P.S.S.; Second Consultor,Father Richard Gula P.S.S.; Third Consultor, Father Anthony Pogorelc, P.S.S.; and Fourth Consultor, Father Hy Nguyen, P.S.S.
Father Kemper, 57, a priest of the Diocese of Harrisburg, PA and a member of the Society of St. Sulpice, is a graduate of Mt. St. Mary’s Seminary in Emmitsburg and holds a doctorate in Pastoral Ministry from Pacific School of Religion (GTU), Berkeley CA. He has served on the faculties of St. Joseph College Seminary, Mt. View, CA, SS. Cyril & Methodius Seminary, Michigan, Oblate School of Theology, San Antonio, TX. Most recently Fr. Kemper served as the Executive Director of St. Mary’s Spiritual Center & Historic Site, Baltimore. Father Kemper also served as a Provincial Consultor for the past twelve years.
The Sulpicians are a society of diocesan priests dedicated to the formation and education of priests and future priests. In 1791 in Baltimore, the Sulpicians founded St. Mary’s, the first Catholic seminary in the United States. The Province staffs seminaries and continuing formation programs for the clergy in the Archdioceses of Baltimore, San Antonio, San Francisco, Washington, DC, and Zambia, Central Africa. In addition, Sulpicians minister in other forums throughout the United States and Zambia.
The new Provincial Council begins its term of office July 1, 2015. For further information, please contact Father Daniel F. Moore, P.S.S., Director of Communications (410-323-5070).