Gerald Andrew Gettelfinger
|Gerald Andrew Gettelfinger|
|In office||April 11, 1989— April 26, 2011|
|Predecessor||Francis Raymond Shea|
|Successor||Charles C. Thompson|
|Ordination||May 7, 1961|
|Born||October 20, 1935
Gerald Andrew Gettelfinger (born October 20, 1935) was the fourth Bishop of Evansville, Indiana and currently administers for the Diocese.
Gettelfinger was born in Ramsey, Indiana, the fourth of eight children of Gerald and Mary Gettelfinger. He attended St. Meinrad High School, graduating in 1953 before attending Saint Meinrad School of Theology where he graduated in 1957. He was ordained a priest on May 7, 1961. Gettelfinger earned a MS Ed from Butler University in 1969.
Gettelfinger served as Chancellor of the Archdiocese of Indianapolis from 1980–1988 and Vicar General of the Archdiocese of Indianapolis from 1988 to 1989.
|Reference style||The Most Reverend|
|Spoken style||Your Excellency|
Gettelfinger was consecrated Bishop of Evansville on April 11, 1989.
Boy Scouts of America
Since 1998, Gettelfinger has served as bishop liaison to the National Catholic Committee on Scouting (NCCS). He was a chaplain at the 2001 National Scout Jamboree and has trekked at the Philmont Scout Ranch as part of the NCCS Saint George Trek. Gettelfinger received the Silver Buffalo Award in 2005.
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- Roman Catholic Diocese of Evansville Home Page
- Bishop Gettelfinger's Biography
- Page from Catholic Hierarchy
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Francis Raymond Shea
|Bishop of Evansville
1989 – 2011
Charles C. Thompson
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