Past Bishops of the Diocese of Des Moines
We are grateful for the dedicated and faithful service of the bishops of our diocese who built a strong foundation for a flourishing faith community.
The bishops who served our diocese and their years of service:
- 1911-1911 Bishop Austin Dowling
- 1919-1933 Bishop Thomas W. Drumm
- 1934-1948 Bishop Gerald T. Bergan
- 1948-1964 Bishop Edward C. Daly, O.P.
- 1965-1967 Bishop George J. Biskup
- 1968-1986 Bishop Maurice J. Dingman
- 1987-1993 Bishop William H. Bullock
- 1994-2007 Bishop Joseph L. Charron, C.PP.S.
- 2008-2019 Bishop Richard E. Pates
- 2019-Present Bishop William M. Joensen, Ph.D.