Tulsa priest named auxiliary bishop of Seattle

Bishop-elect Daniel Mueggenborg. Photo courtesy of the Diocese of Tulsa

On Thursday April 6, Pope Francis appointed Monsignor Daniel H. Mueggenborg, a priest of the Diocese of Tulsa, auxiliary bishop of Seattle.

Bishop-elect Mueggenborg, 54, a native of Okarche, OK, was ordained a priest in 1989. He is the second priest from the diocese to be appointed a bishop.

In 1984 he earned a Bachelors degree in Geology from Oklahoma State University. He attended St. Meinrad Seminary and the Pontifical North America College in Rome from 1985-89, where he also earned a Licentiate in Sacred Theology in 1990.

Besides serving in a variety of pastoral assignments, Bishop-elect Mueggenborg has served as Chaplain of The University of Tulsa Newman Center; Adjunct Professor at St. Gregory’s University/Pastoral Studies Institute; Adjunct Professor at the Gregorian University; Director of Clergy Education; Director of the Diocesan Synod; Director of Pastoral Renewal; Adjunct Professor at the Religion Department at The University of Tulsa and has served on multiple boards in the Diocese of Tulsa and Eastern Oklahoma—including the Board of Governors of Catholic Charities.

For the USCCB News Release (April 6, 2017), click here.

For the Diocese of Tulsa News Release (April 6, 2017), click here.

For the Catholic News Agency (April 6, 2017) summary, click here.