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Fr. Gregory Ketcham

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Fr. Gregory K. Ketcham was ordained a priest in 1994 for the Diocese of Peoria, IL. He received his undergraduate degree in 1989 from St. Mary’s College in Winona, MN. He received his M. Div. from Mundelein Seminary, Mundelein, IL. He serves as Director of St. John’s Catholic Newman Center and Chaplain to Catholic students at the University of Illinois. His previous assignments include Pastor of St. Philomena’s in Peoria, Sts. Peter and Paul, Nauvoo, Sacred Heart, Dallas City, Asst. Pastor Immaculate Conception, Monmouth St. Andrew’s, Oquawka, and St. Patrick’s, Raritan.

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