By Vatican News Staff Reporter
Pope Francis has named Bishop Daniel Henry Mueggenborg as the new Bishop of Reno, USA. Bishop Mueggenborg succeeds Bishop Randolph Roque Calvo, whose resignation from the pastoral governance of the diocese was accepted by the Holy Father.
The Diocese of Reno is comprised of 70,852 square miles in the State of Nevada and has a total population of 734,093, of which 89,838 are Catholic.
Biography of Bishop Daniel Mueggenborg
Daniel H. Mueggenborg was born in Okarche, Oklahoma, 15 April 1962, and was formerly a priest of the Diocese of Tulsa, Oklahoma.
He received a Bachelor of Science degree in geology from Oklahoma State University in 1984, studied pre-theology at St. Meinrad Seminary in Indiana (1984-1985); and earned degrees in theology and biblical theology from the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome (1985-1990).
Following his priestly ordination on 14 July 1989, in Tulsa, at Holy Family Cathedral, Fr Mueggenborg undertook various offices in the diocese, including: Parochial Vicar at Saint Mary Parish in Tulsa (1989); St John Parish in Bartlesville (1990-1991), and St Pius X Parish in Tulsa (1991-1994); Chaplain of Bishop Kelley High School (1991-1994); Parochial Administrator of St Cecilia Parish in Claremore (1995-1996); Pastor of the Church of the Madalene, Tulsa; Chaplain of the St Philip Neri Catholic Newman Center at the University of Tulsa (1998-2001); Pastor of St Clement Parish in Bixby (2001-2005); Director of the office of the Diocesan Synod (2002-2005); Assistant Director of Formation at the Pontifical North American College in Rome (2005-2006); and Vice-Rector for Administration at the same Pontifical College (2006-2011); and Pastor of Christ the King Parish, Tulsa (2011-2017)
He was appointed Auxiliary Bishop of Seattle by Pope Francis on 6 April 2017, and was ordained by Archbishop J. Peter Sartain on 31 May 2017. From 2017, he also served as Vicar General and Moderator of the Curia of the Metropolitan Archdiocese of Seattle.