In May I received word that Bishop Folda has chosen to name me pastor of St. Augustine Church in Fessenden, St. Boniface Church in Esmond, and St. William Church in Maddock. This gives me some mixed feelings. I am very excited to have my own parishes, and I look forward to the work I will have there. I am also a bit nervous about the responsibility I will have in my new role. And, of course, I will miss the parish of St. Joseph, St. Joseph School, and the Devils Lake community.