SAGINAW - Bishop Joseph R. Cistone announced today that he has named Father David J. Jenuwine, associate pastor at Most Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish in Mount Pleasant, as administrator for St. Joseph the Worker Parish in Beal City, effective December 3.
Jenuwine will continue to offer sacramental and educational assistance at Sacred Heart parish and school.
The appointment follows the previously announced transfer of Father Thomas J. McNamara from pastor at St. Joseph the Worker to rector at the Cathedral of Mary of the Assumption, which took effect today.
Jenuwine, 47, was ordained to the priesthood on June 5 by Archbishop Robert J. Carlson at St. Stephen Church in Saginaw.
A native of Detroit, he pursued careers as a researcher at General Motors and as a linguist for the U.S. Navy before he answered God's call to the priesthood following a discernment retreat at Sacred Heart Seminary in Detroit in 2001.
He holds both a bachelor's and master's degrees in electrical engineering from the former General Motors Institute in Flint and Indiana's Purdue University, respectivly. In addition, he also has a master's degree in Christian ministry and theology from Franciscan University in Steubenville, Ohio, and a master's degree in divinity from St. Paul Seminary in St. Paul, Minn.