Archbishop George J. Lucas
Omaha's Shepherd since 2009.
About Archbishop George J. Lucas
Archbishop Lucas, born June 12, 1949 in Saint Louis, Missouri, is the eldest son of the late George J. Lucas and Mary Catherine Kelly. He has one sister and two brothers. He completed his studies at Cardinal Glennon College and Kenrick-Glennon Seminary in Saint Louis, and was ordained a priest of the Archdiocese of St. Louis on May 24, 1975, by Cardinal John Joseph Carberry. As a priest, Lucas served as associate pastor in parishes in Sunset Hills, Florissant, St. Louis, Normandy and Kirkwood, Missouri.
Archbishop Lucas took advanced studies at Saint Louis University. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in philosophy and Master of Arts degree in history.
In the years leading to his ordination as a bishop, he served on the faculty of St. Louis Preparatory Seminary-North and St. Louis Preparatory Seminary, the chancellor and vicar general of the Archdiocese of St. Louis and rector of Kenrick-Glennon Seminary. He was named Honorary Prelate of His Holiness in 1994. He was ordained a bishop and installed as Bishop of Diocese of Springfield, Illinois, on December, 14, 1999. His installation as the fifth Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Omaha was held on July 22, 2009. In addition to serving as Archbishop of Omaha, he was appointed as Apostolic Administrator of the Diocese of Lincoln on December 13, 2019.
Archbishop Lucas currently serves on the Administrative Committee of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, and formerly served on the Subcommittee on the Catechism and also chaired the Committee on Catholic Education. He continues to serve on the board of directors of Catholic Education Partners, and also currently serves on the board of trustees of Kenrick-Glennon Seminary in Saint Louis. He recently completed two terms on the board of regents for Conception Seminary College in Conception, Missouri, as well as two terms on the board of directors of Catholic Relief Services.
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