New bishop introduced to Marquette Diocese

Dec 18, 2013

MARQUETTE, MI--   The Diocese of Marquette has a new bishop.  

The Rev. John Doerfler
Credit Christie Bleck / Mining Journal

Pope Francis has named the Reverend John Doerfler to the post.  Doerfler was most recently the Vicar General of the Diocese of Green Bay.  He becomes the 13th bishop, following Alexander Sample, who served the diocese for seven years and was named Archbishop of Portland, Orgeon in April. 

Doerfler has been a priest for 22 years.  He was born and raised in Appleton, Wisconsin.

Doerfler will be installed as bishop February 11 at St. Peter Cathedral in Marquette.