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Most Rev. Jerome Listecki 

Nonprofits and Education
Archdiocese of Milwaukee | Milwaukee 

The Most Rev. Jerome Listecki is archbishop of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, an ecclesiastical territory that covers 10 southeastern Wisconsin counites, comprises roughly 190 parishes, and is responsible for the spiritual care of over 500,000 registered Catholics. With prominent representation of Catholic schools in the city’s school choice landscape, the archdiocese’s authority also extends to 100 schools in the metro area, serving roughly 27,000 students. 

Education: Bachelor’s, Loyola University; J.D., DePaul University College of Law; master’s of Divinity, University of St. Mary of the Lake Seminary; doctorate in Canon Law, University of St. Thomas Aquinas, Rome 

Favorite destinations: “Besides all of the 189 Catholic parishes in the archdiocese, I love to visit Rome, the Holy Land and Poland.” 

Favorite Wisconsin restaurant and order: “The Packing House, and an order of veal oscar.”  

Biggest recent success: “The growth of enrollment at Saint Francis de Sales Seminary to the point that we are now one of the fastest-growing seminaries in the country with nearly 80 men studying for the priesthood.” 

Toughest challenge you’ve ever faced: “Navigating a Chapter 11 reorganization that allowed for just compensation for survivors of clergy sexual abuse of minors and allowed the Catholic Church to continue its spiritual, pastoral, charitable and educational mission in the community.” 

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