The diocese has a few priests with special responsibilities as assigned by the bishop.

Vicar General

Father Michael Amadeo, pastor of Our Lady's Immaculate Heart Parish in Ankeny, serves as a vicar general. He is responsible for assisting the bishop in the general administration of the diocese. He can be reached at 515-237-5039.

Judicial Vicar
Father Christopher Pisut, pastor of St. Augustin Parish in Des Moines, is the judicial vicar for the diocese. With a degree in Canon law (Church law), Father Pisut is responsible for overseeing the Tribunal and advising the bishop on issues related to Church law. He can be reached at 515-255-1175.
Vicar for Worship
Father Trevor Chicoine
Vicar for Newly Ordained Priests & International Priests
Father Dan Kirby, pastor of St. John the Apostle Parish in Norwalk and administrator of the Shrine of the Assumption in Churchville, provides support and guidance to our newly ordained priests for five years after their ordination day.
Parochial Vicar
This is a title given to a priest who assists a pastor with the pastoral and sacramental care of parishioners.