The Role of Bishop

Monday, Sep 8, 2014 - 7pm ET

Jeffrey Marc Monforton was born on May 5, 1963 in Detroit. He is the eldest of three sons. David is the middle son and Daniel is the youngest.

Bishop Jeffery Monforton attended Wayne State University after which he entered Sacred Heart Major Seminary and subsequently graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy in 1989. While residing at the North American College in Rome he received his Bachelors in Sacred Theology in 1992 and a Licentiate in Sacred Theology from the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome. Later, as a priest, he was awarded a Doctorate in Sacred Theology from the Pontifical Gregorian University. On June 25, 1994, Bishop was ordained a priest at the Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament, Detroit, by Archbishop Adam Maida.

Bishop Jeffrey Monforton was named by Cardinal Maida the twelfth rector of Sacred Heart Major Seminary on August 24, 2006. He was formally installed as rector on October 29. Since 2008, he has been a Board Member of the American Friends of the Vatican Library. Bishop Monforton concluded his six-year term as Sacred Heart's rector on May 5, 2012. He served as pastor of Saint Andrew Parish in Rochester, Michigan for only two short months before being named as the fifth Bishop of Steubenville. He was ordained and installed as bishop on September 10, 2012.

Since his appointment as Bishop of Steubenville he has also been appointed to the Board of Governors of the Pontifical North American College in Rome, as well as to the United States Conference of Bishops subcommittee on Aid to the Church in Central and Eastern Europe. He serves on the Board of Regents at Saint Vincent Semeinary in Latrobe, PA. Bishop Monfroton was awarded on May 10th, 2014 with an honorary doctorate in Sacred Theology from Franciscan University of Steubenville.

Bishop Monforton is an adjunct faculty member at Franciscan University of Steubenville. He is a regular presenter on three different Catholic radio stations heard throughout the Ohio Valley, he also tweets daily on Twitter and can be followed at @BishopMonforton.