Archbishop Gregory would like to share this good news with you at the same time this announcement is being made.

From the General Secretary at the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) Secretariat of Clergy, Consecrated Life and Vocations (CCLV):

Today, May 17, 2019, the Reverend Luke Ballman, STL, a priest of the Archdiocese of Atlanta, who has served as Associate Director of CCLV since July 2016, has been appointed Executive Director, effective December 1, 2019.

Prior to his work at the Conference, Fr. Ballman served as parochial vicar, pastor, Vocations Director, and Vicar for Clergy in the Archdiocese of Atlanta, then Director of Apostolic Formation at the Pontifical North American College.

Fr. Ballman has supported seminarians in their studies, pastors in their ministry, and formators in the essential work of training priests.

His insights and experience have greatly benefitted the Secretariat, and I renew my gratitude to Most Reverend Wilton D. Gregory for allowing Fr. Ballman to serve in this capacity.

Please join me in welcoming Fr. Ballman as Executive Director of CCLV.


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