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Clergy appointments

The Most Reverend Paul S. Loverde, Bishop of Arlington, has announced the following clergy appointment effective on Thursday, January 21, 2016:

Pastor

Reverend Frederick H. Edlefsen — from Parochial Administrator of the Church of Saint Agnes in Arlington to Pastor of the Church of Saint Agnes in Arlington.

The Most Reverend Paul S. Loverde, Bishop of Arlington, has announced the following clergy appointments which unless otherwise noted, are effective on Jan. 6, 2016.

Parochial administrator

Reverend Edward R. Horkan — from Parochial Vicar at the Church of Saint James in Falls Church to Parochial Administrator of the Church of Our Lady of the Valley in Luray.

Parochial Vicar 

Reverend Brian G. Bashista — from Chaplain and Director of Campus Ministry to Chaplain and Director of Campus Ministry at Marymount University in Arlington to Parochial Vicar at the Church of St. James in Falls Church. 

Reverend Christopher P. Christensen — from Parochial Vicar at the Church of St. John the Apostle in Leesburg to Parochial Vicar at the Cathedral of St. Thomas More in Arlington, effective Nov. 18, 2015. 

Chaplain

Reverend Thomas M. Yehl, Y.A. — from Assistant Chaplain at George Mason University Catholic Campus Ministry in Fairfax to Chaplain and Director of Campus Ministry at Marymount University in Arlington, while continuing in residence at the Youth Apostles Institute in McLean. 

Retirement 

Reverend Joseph J. Clark — to medical retirement with residence at Brandywine Senior Living at Seaside Pointe in Rehoboth, Delaware, effective Dec. 1, 2015

Religious Personnel Assigned Outside the Diocese

Reverend Christopher Lemme, T.O.R. — from Pastor of the Church of Our Lady of the Valley in Luray to ministry outside the diocese. 

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